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Category: A Level

Exam Preparation: Say goodbye to cramming!
Mar 15, 2023
Exam Preparation: Say goodbye to cramming!

Preparing for academic examinations can be a highly stressful time for any student. But what if there was a way to prepa...

UCAS Personal Statements - Changes Taking Place In 2024 with Sarah McWatters
Feb 07, 2023
UCAS Personal Statements - Changes Taking Place In 2024 with Sarah McWatters

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) announced on 13th January that the personal statement, a key ele...

Why the last year has proved the value of one-to-one tuition?
Jul 07, 2021
Why the last year has proved the value of one-to-one tuition?

With the recent announcement of Covid-19 easing in the UK and the approach of the end of another school year, now feels ...

Subject Selection for your GCSEs, A Levels and IB: advice from Dr Caroline Watkinson
Apr 22, 2021
Subject Selection for your GCSEs, A Levels and IB: advice from Dr Caroline Watkinson

Fresh from discussing UK university admissions and entrance into sixth form via the 16+, the indefatigable Caroline Watk...

Entry into Sixth Form with Dr Caroline Watkinson
Apr 15, 2021
Entry into Sixth Form with Dr Caroline Watkinson

In this, our latest webinar, Dr Caroline Watkinson joined us once more to talk about entrance into sixth form (16+ entry...

Consistency in an Age of Uncertainty: How to best Prepare for GCSEs, A Levels, and the IB
Mar 04, 2021
Consistency in an Age of Uncertainty: How to best Prepare for GCSEs, A Levels, and the IB

A few months ago, we wrote about what the 2021 lockdown meant for GCSE, A-level and IB students. Now that the picture is...

5 ways to spice up your home learning
Apr 23, 2020
5 ways to spice up your home learning

With many schools running online lessons and tutors moving their work onto Zoom et al, it might be easy to think that l...

How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead
Apr 06, 2020
How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead

In this blog we look at how students in years 11 and 13 can handle the cancellation of their exams. We outline the rece...

5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university
Feb 18, 2020
5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university

For Year 12 students, now is a good time to think properly about university applications. Some of you will still have to...

Replying to UCAS University Offers
Jan 22, 2020
Replying to UCAS University Offers

Now that the main UCAS deadline has passed, we spoke with our brilliant university entrance consultant, Camilla Smiley, ...

Summer reading suggestions
Jul 29, 2019
Summer reading suggestions

Whether it be by the beach, on the plane, to while away long afternoons at home, or as a gap-filler between museums and ...