With up to 33% of questions around the Algebra topics in the exam, a good mastery of the more challenging topics is vital if students are going to achieve grades 7 to 9. This webinar will focus on how to systematically work your way through demanding Algebra questions that will leave students feeling empowered through development of their transferable skills.


  • Give students confidence and simple starting points when facing high level multi-step Algebraic GCSE questions
  • Give students methods to un pick higher level Algebraic questions that promote resilience.
  • Linking topics together support learning and memory recall
  • Includes coverage of, Algebraic fractions; both simplifying and solving of higher level GCSE questions
COURSE DATE Online | Tuesday 01 December 2020
  • Higher GCSE students
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


4.00 – 4.05  pm Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.25 pm:  Percentages

  • Quick non calculator methods
  • Using decimal equivalences for calculator questions, including increase and decrease and compound interest
  • Reverse percentage questions

4.25 -4.45pm: Ratio and worded proportion questions  

  • Introduction to a ratio table
  • Examples of different kinds of ratio questions and why the wording is important
  • Seeing worded fraction questions as ratio problems
  • Practical ratio questions eg recipes, speed and density

4.50 – 5pm: Hidden proportion questions                                                                             

  • Proportion in geometry – scales, similarity, trig and units




Stephen Readey

Stephen Readey is an experienced maths teacher, an accredited Maths Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader in Education.   Stephen is an accomplished and very experienced leader with 25 years getting the most out of students, the last 15 years getting the very best out of students studying GCSE maths.   He has published Teaching and Learning material that comes highly recommended by the DFE.  Stephen has spent many years as a Head of Maths and a Senior Leader in schools and was nominated for an award by the SSAT and GMT for outstanding leadership of maths under extreme circumstances having raised attainment systematically year on year from a starting point of 14.2% up to a staggering 58%.