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Speed Up Your Revision with Flashcards

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Revision! Where DO you start? Seems to be endless information for each subject, piles of exercise books, study books. No wonder GCSE and A-Level students struggle to revise. Have you ever tried flashcards? We LOVE them! They are small cards with a question or prompt on one side, and a bite-sized answer or information on […]

How to Win the Battle of History Revision

Monday, February 28th, 2022

History revision needs a smart strategy, much like some of the war campaigns you’ve studied. To ensure GCSE victory, here are many of our tried-and-tested revision techniques if you are embarking on an exam battle this year. Mission 1: Get your Facts Straight ‘Facts facts facts,’ Dickens once wrote in ‘Hard Times.’ When it comes […]

Aim for A in your Science Exams

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Nowadays it feels like Science exams are sprung on you all the time! Term-time tests, mocks, teacher assessments. But what if you keep underachieving? If you’re serious about a career in science – from Veterinary science to Marine Biology, Medicine to Engineering – you’ll need to smash those GCSE and A Level grades. A*s, no […]

How to thrive at school in the tough times

Monday, November 30th, 2020

One of the biggest fears children in education have is fear of the unknown. Will exams be on, won’t they? Will I be prepared for the future, won’t I? Am I taking the right or wrong GCSE/A Level options? The truth is, none of us can second guess what the future holds. Instead of feeling […]

It is never too late…

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

… to retake. Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. Sometimes you have a bad day, week, or even year. You might miss taking an exam that you expected to sit, or else were too ill to attend. Then there’s the exams you worked like anything for,  but they just didn’t work out on the day. […]

Master GCSE Maths Revision

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Maths is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it! If you are one of the students who just doesn’t ‘get’ Maths, revising can feel like a bumpy ride. Maths is also one of those subjects which parents struggle with too. How Maths is taught nowadays is really different to Prehistoric times! So, […]

Failed an exam? Kick-start your future today

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Whatever time of year it is, you might either be elated by test or exam results, or utterly crushed by them. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. It is a normal part of life to fail occasionally… Far from being the end of the world, it is an opportunity to make something of yourself. It’s […]

Relaxing ways to brush up your 11 Plus skills

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Sitting entrance exams can feel like you are going into battle – not just against yourself, but against many other local students all fighting for those coveted school places. Whether it’s the holidays or weekend, here are some fun ways to polish up on those skills – while maintaining interest and motivation: Be a bookworm […]

Thinking of arranging tuition? Why it pays to think ahead

Friday, July 5th, 2019

The school year seems to whizz past so fast, doesn’t it? Before you know it, a new term arrives and you’re just not ready for it. Panic stations to sort out uniform, stationery, satchels etc.. When it comes to arranging private tuition, one of the most common issues parents face is that they often leave […]