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Online GCSE Tutoring by UK Qualified and Highly Experienced Teachers

At Performance Tutors, we tailor each student's needs and academic requirements with the most appropriate tutor from our extensive pool of experienced, UK qualified online teachers, who can offer exceptional GCSE tuition in student specific subjects. All of our tutors have experience of teaching Key Stage 4 pupils and GCSE exam preparation during their teaching careers, and are experts in their specialist subjects.

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*Fees for one to one online tuition start from £30*

Why Choose Performance Tutors?

We support students at all education levels and abilities to perform to their very best, reach their goals and achieve success in academics, creativity and confidence.

Qualified Teachers

All of our tutors are qualified teachers who have significant classroom experience and up-to-date knowledge of the national curriculum.

Pupil-Tutor Matching Guarantee

We listen to all your requirements and introduce you to the right tutor to match all your child's needs. If you are not entirely happy then simply let us know and we will arrange an alternative tutor.

Expert Customer Support

With decades of experience in education, our customer service is both expert and personal, giving you the comfort and confidence to contact us at anytime to discuss any aspect of your child's education.

Online GCSE Tutoring by UK Qualified and Highly Experienced Teachers

What are GCSEs?

The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) an academic qualification, in a particular subject, taken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Students begin preparing for their GCSEs in years 10 and 11 (ages 14 - 16), choosing their GCSE options in year 9 and exams held at the end of year 11.


There is an element of freedom when it comes to which subjects are studied at GCSE. Three core subjects of English, maths and science are compulsory, with all other subjects being optional. How many subjects are taken at GCSE varies amongst schools and can be as many as 12 or as little as 7, and aside from the compulsory subjects of English, maths and science, students choose from the remaining subjects in year 9 and may include the following:

  • The arts (art and design, music, dance, drama and media arts).

  • Physical education (PE)

  • Religious Studies (RE)

  • Design and Technology (electronics, food technology, graphics, resistance materials, systems and control, textiles and product design).

  • The humanities (geography and history).

  • Modern foreign languages (French, Spanish and German).


What do GCSEs Mean for the Future?

Whilst GCSEs provide students with a structured set of skills and knowledge that can enhance their understanding of how the world works, including transferrable skills, subjects chosen can also have a bearing on a student's future. This could include a demonstration of aptitudes to prospective employers or in support of applications to further education. Whatever the path, our GCSE tutors at Performance Tutors can also support and provide guidance in making the right choices that suit each student and their chosen path.

How are GCSEs Graded?

Previously, GCSE students were awarded grades between A* (highest grade) to G (lowest grade). However, that's in the past, and has been replaced with levels from 9 (highest level) to 1 (lowest level). Here is how the current level system compares to the old grading system:

  • Grade 9 – The top mark is even higher than the old A*

  • Grade 8 – Below an A* but above an A

  • Grade 7 – Slightly below an A but only just

  • Grade 6 – Slightly better than a B

  • Grade 5 – Below a B but above a C. Also called a ‘strong pass’

  • Grade 4 – Equivalent of a C. Also called a ‘standard pass’

  • Grade 3 – Below a D but above an E

  • Grade 2 – Between an E and an F

  • Grade 1 – Between an F and a G

  • Ungraded - The lowest mark possible. As in the old system, a U denotes a fail

How Can Online Tuition Support GCSE Studies?

There are many reasons for a student to receive online tuition for their GCSE preparations, from absences in school, teaching styles not suiting the student to overwhelming pressures of examinations and so forth. However, at Performance Tutors, GCSE online tutoring is ready and waiting, providing a path for any student to overcome these limitations at a pace that suits them and fully prepares them for their GCSE exams. Our specialist online GCSE tutors can create bespoke lesson plans to match the strengths and weaknesses of the individual student.

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How do I Arrange Online KS4 and GCSE Tuition with Performance Tutors?

Finding just the right tutor can be a confusing and time consuming task, where, after hours of internet trawling, you may be left with more questions than answers and a long list of tutor profiles to dissect. At Performance Tutors, we take that stress away from you. Simply contact us and explain your child’s requirements, and our expert staff will match an appropriate teacher with each student's exacting needs.


Naturally, there may be occasions when students and their tutor don’t ‘click’, however you can always request an alternative tutor or cancel at any stage. It is important to us that a strong and trusting student-tutor relationship is built, especially for key times in education such as exam preparations.

In fact, our thorough hiring process ensures that only the best tutors with accredited teaching qualifications and classroom and examination process experience work at Performance Tutors. Therefore, you can be at ease in the knowledge that the tutor we select to work with each student will be a great match for all your requirements. 

Insightful and Professional Feedback

Here at Performance Tutors, we understand the importance of regular contact between you and your child’s tutor. Therefore, all our tutors provide a written response to every lesson so that you can track your child’s progress. Lessons can also be recorded at your request for students to refer back to at their leisure.

*Fees for one to one online tuition start from £30*

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