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Category: GCSE

GCSE Maths Exams Explained
Feb 15, 2024
GCSE Maths Exams Explained

Along with English and Science, GCSE maths remains a compulsory exam for all students in England and Wales. A strong per...

How to Revise for English Literature GCSE
Jan 26, 2024
How to Revise for English Literature GCSE

There’s no sugar-coating that the English literature GCSE is going to require a lot of revision. You’re going to need to...

How to Revise GCSE Maths
Jan 19, 2024
How to Revise GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths is an important qualification that is required for university and many jobs beyond. As such it demands thorou...

The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision
Jan 04, 2024
The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision

The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision GCSEs are a pivotal moment for students as they enter a new phase of academic challe...

How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?
Dec 20, 2023
How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?

How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?Achieving all 9s in your GCSEs is an exceptionally impressive achievement. It demonstr...

Useful Revision Tips for the Christmas Holidays
Dec 01, 2023
Useful Revision Tips for the Christmas Holidays

Whilst we can’t pretend that telling your children they have to study over Christmas will make you as popular as Santa, ...

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...

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...

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 ...