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Impress any University with Your Personal Statement

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Applying for university? Unsure how to write your personal statement? Fear not! Instead, think of it as your sales pitch where you explain why YOU, why THIS course.  Interestingly, here at 121 Home Tutors in Manchester, we come across many students keen to go to Uni in the North West. For that reason alone, competition […]

The Big Mystery Explained! How to Choose A Levels

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hot on the heels of our recent post, ‘Are you cut out for A Levels?‘ let’s explore the truth behind making A level choices. This decision gets most students in a spin every year as so much seems to ride on it. A Level choices … where to start Do you want to go to […]

Are you cut out for A Levels?

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Do you struggle to self-study? Do you find lots of extra reading hard work? Do you often miss deadlines? A Levels open an incredible door to lifelong opportunity, but for some it’s not the best route. If you are currently doing GCSEs, it can be hard to decide on a career. A Levels can offer […]

Ever considered a vocational career path to success?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Academic career routes such as A Levels don’t suit everyone. If you know what you want to do already and fancy pursuing a practical course equivalent to three A Levels, then a T Level could be right up your street. T Levels are technical qualifications which blend in-class study with work experience. Launched to 16-19 […]

Study History To Open Up Your Career Choices

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

How do you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and A Level? Which could yield the best career opportunities? Surprisingly, perhaps, History offers endless career options. History’s transferable skills include research, critical thinking, and the ability to build arguments using data. All are sought-after capabilities in the career market. Where can a History A […]

Breaking News: New T-Levels announced for 2020

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Exciting changes are happening in education from 2020 onwards… Currently, 16 year olds (post GCSE) can seek an Apprenticeship, go on to study A Levels, or study a Vocational course such as a BTEC. All can eventually lead to you heading to Uni if you choose. However, to modernise post-16 education, the Government has decided […]

Think about your future career today

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The world really is your oyster. Whatever subjects you excel at, there is an exciting ocean of opportunity just waiting for you to dive in… And yet, careers advice can fall a little flat at school. Many students consider A levels based on the subjects they enjoy without really thinking beyond that. While enjoying a […]

Beat exam anxiety this summer

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Is your child facing GCSEs and A Levels this year? Look out for signs of panic: sleeplessness, complaints that they just can’t revise, restlessness and moody behaviour. The problem with stress is that it stops you from thinking straight. If you can’t think, you can’t process information. And when that happens, an already anxious head becomes overwhelmed fast. How […]

Help! I can’t cope with exams…

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

This time of year feels like GCSE and A Level students are wading through a mud swamp! With teachers still completing the syllabus, practicals and coursework to finish – and endless mocks on top – it’s not surprising if your teenager feels up against it just now. What can your son or daughter do to avoid burn out […]

Help! Could my UCAS ‘application’ be rejected?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There is nothing worse than failing at the last hurdle by not being offered a place at your desired university. On top of that, imagine the misery of being told you can’t sit the course you’ve set your heart on. Sadly, it’s more common than you imagine. Just applying isn’t enough! Given that many undergraduate course deadlines […]