Archive for the ‘GCSE results’ Category

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 […]

Round up on education and tutoring news

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

We’d just like to say good luck to everyone who is getting their GCSE results today – do call us if you need any help or support. We post lots of interesting education soundbites on facebook – here’s a round up of what we’ve been reading in the last week. The Economist discusses ways tutoring […]

Changes to GCSE scrapped

Monday, February 11th, 2013

In October we wrote two blogs about the changes to GCSEs proposed by the Government – changing from the well-known system to a controversial new English Baccalaureate qualification. In some camps the changes were welcomed, with many liking the idea of a more rigorous approach to education at 11-16 and a return to more exams […]

GCSE Results Day

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

You’ve worked very hard and probably had a very nervous last few days but the wait is finally over, it’s  GCSE Results Day. We get lots of calls on results day and in the weeks after, often from students who haven’t got the grades they wanted or expected and don’t quite know what to do […]

Exams – what happens if it all goes wrong?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

If you are in Year 10 (or your child is) then they are probably right in the middle of taking GCSE exams. Next year will be one of the most significant years of your life – when you will sit the majority of your GCSEs. What happens during that year can determine where you go […]

Changes to GCSE

Monday, April 16th, 2012

This year we will start to see changes to GCSEs, moving away from modular schemes and the opportunity for multiple resits back to a linear (terminal) exam system where all exams are taken in one sitting at the end of the course. These changes have come out a lack of confidence in the GCSE qualification […]

GCSE Results Day

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

With AS, A2 and A Level results behind us it’s now time to congratulate (and help out) those of you who’ve just got GCSE results. Hopefully they are everything you hoped for and you are now ready to move onto college to do AS, A2 and A Level courses or another type of further education […]

A Level Results day – what happens now?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

It’s August and that means results day tomorrow for those of you who took your AS and A2 Levels just a few months ago. We’ve got our fingers crossed that you’ll get exactly the right grades you need to get your place at University on your chosen course. But what happens if things go wrong […]

How do I get a place to do Medicine at University?

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

If you want to study Medicine at university then you have to be ready for some fierce competition.  There are only a handful of universities that offer medicine and it is an academically demanding course that tests even those with the best grades.  But many students who intend on applying to do medicine fall down […]

GCSE results

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

This week it’s the turn of GCSE students to get their exam results. GCSE grades help students determine which A levels to choose at AS, or which college course, and it’s especially important that students pass their Maths and English GCSE with at least a grade C. In this post we offer tips on what to do if GCSE results are poorer than expected.