Archive for the ‘Exams’ Category

Practice makes perfect, right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

How to overcome failure fast The drive for perfection is embedded in schools. Get the best grades, pass first time, win the match. But the truth is, in the real world perfection all the time doesn’t exist. Most people in life make mistakes. You’ll hear it took them three goes to pass a driving test, […]

How to ace exams and tests

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Facing exams soon? Perhaps end of term, key stage or unit tests, GCSE subject tests, mock exams, common entrance papers, SATs, A Levels… Because there’s so much testing in schools now, you’d think children find it easier? Sadly, no. Many children our team of private tutors support fall into two main categories: those feeling overwhelmed and […]

Make your final year count

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Education is all about new beginnings, new opportunities. Even if you received a disappointing report last year – where you perhaps didn’t meet expectations or target grades – you now have the chance to put that right. Even though it’s the Summer hols, you can still get yourself lesson-ready so you can get ahead in […]

Expect the unexpected in your exams

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Every year, the GCSE and A Level examiners outdo themselves by throwing in cryptic questions which only Sherlock Holmes could crack! This year is no exception – if the Science and English exams are anything to go by… How can you get round this? It’s all bananas … or is it? How to handle the unexpected […]

How to get yourself through the exams

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Exam season is finally here – whether you are sitting SATs exams, GCSEs or A Levels. Tutoring young people day in day out, we understand how important this point in your life is to you. We also know what a struggle it can be to get through it all – especially when you are not feeling confident. […]

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 […]

Is your child sitting SATs?

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Sitting exams is an inevitable fact of school life. The two key tests at Primary level are the Year 2 and Year 6 SATs. As a parent, it’s natural to worry about how your child might do. However, it’s important not to be over-anxious about them. Primary school can be a tough environment for our children anyway. […]

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 […]

I just can’t revise!

Monday, February 5th, 2018

How many times have you heard your son or daughter say this in the last year? It’s a common phrase our local tutors across Manchester and Cheshire hear ALL the time. And it’s a worry because effective revision really is the key to success in GCSE and A Level exams. But what does effective revision look […]

How To Stay On Track This Term

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Is your child is facing end of year exams this year? Whether in year 6, 11 or 13, this can be a stressful time for everyone. With the Christmas holiday break, short days, endless rain and cold weather, your child might be less than enthused about school work this term. How do you get them back on track? For some children, the enormity […]