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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 […]

Navigate Your Way Through Geography GCSEs

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Much like History GCSEs, Geography can be a minefield if you are going round in circles. Instead, let our GCSE revision specialists at 121 Home Tutors point you in the right direction. Geography largely boils down to human geography and physical geography – everything from the urban environment and global warming to natural phenomena such […]

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 […]

Bring GCSE Physics to Life

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Studying GCSE Physics can be electrifying! Physicists study the ever-changing world we live in. With new discoveries detected all the time, it can be a fascinating Science subject to study. The subject itself is crammed with fascinating facts and stats about the relationship between energy, matter and motion – including mind-bending paradoxes and enigmas about […]

Need to pass your GCSE English Language first time round?

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

GCSE English Language is a sought-after qualification which you HAVE TO PASS at GCSE level. Along with Maths, English Lang is part of the retake system students enter up to age 18 in the UK – if they’ve not achieved grade 4. Both English Language and Maths GCSE are entry requirements to A Levels, Further […]

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 […]

End Maths Meltdowns Today

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Is your son or daughter struggling to get to grips with Maths GCSEs or A Levels? As a Marmite subject, Maths seems to bring out the best or worst in students. They seem to ‘get it’ or they don’t. For some, Maths is a complete nightmare. Not just for the students either. Because the teaching […]

Activate Your Memory through Pictures

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

One of the greatest problems students have is remembering diverse facts, quotes and information. Just where do you start? When faced with a wall of words across several subjects, turn to art! Pictures that trigger 1000 words Wonder if you remember the strategies we shared in our Brain boosting memory techniques post? There we explored […]

Brain boosting memory techniques

Friday, January 8th, 2021

With more teacher assessments during the Pandemic, you need to learn how to prepare for frequent testing as teachers gather grade data. When every test counts, what are the best ways to remember information so that you pull your best effort out of the bag when it matters? Four recall hacks to remember facts Practise […]

Spark Your Child’s Interest in Science

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Science is often a feared subject as it is split into three areas. Plus because it’s information heavy, students have to remember so much in a short space of time. The trick though is to spark their interest first, pique their curiosity, get them asking questions. Once they are hooked, you can build on that […]