Archive for the ‘A level’ Category

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 […]

How To Make The Right A Levels Choice

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Deciding on your future is often a dilemma felt by students across Manchester and Cheshire this time of year. Many are compelled to pursue A levels as they improve your chances of gaining a long-term career. They also give you the opportunity to properly consider all options while adding to your bag of qualifications. Given, though, that A and […]

Thinking about going to university?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk in the news over the summer regarding university education. Now that the government has replaced grants with loans, there’s much to think about. Many students worry about how to cover all their outgoings during a university course. So with student debt on the rise, it helps to look at your options. Here […]

Applying to University? UCAS advice here

Monday, October 6th, 2014

If you’ve already decided you want to go to university, the next step is deciding where and what subject. With countless choices open to you, where do you start? 1. Choose your subject. What do you most enjoy? Consider how your subject choice could fit with your career path. What careers could your subject lead […]

What if your A level results are better than expected?

Monday, August 11th, 2014

A level results day!  The day you find out whether you’ll be off to your first choice university. For some of you, who haven’t quite made the grade, don’t panic. You can find an alternative place through Clearing. But what if you smashed your predicted grades, achieving higher than you ever thought possible? It happens […]

5 top tips for exam success

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Exam season is here again. But are you ready for it? With just weeks to go before sitting your GCSE or A level exams, revision can feel overwhelming. And if you missed part of the course through illness, or lost confidence after a mock exam disappointment, it’s essential to make the most of any spare […]

Did you revise over Christmas?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Last year the Government decided to remove the modular exam approach to GCSEs and A Levels. They also removed opportunities for unlimited resits and instead students sit all exams at the end of the academic year (in June). The aim of the changes is to make learning more rigorous and increase standards at GCSE and […]

Be prepared – GCSE and A Level exam changes

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

In the last few months there has been a considerable amount of change in the way testing is carried out for both GCSEs and A Level. There has been a move away from coursework and module based testing throughout the year. Instead most schools are moving back to one main exam in May and June.  […]