Archive for the ‘English’ Category

Is writing a write-off for your son?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Is writing a write-off for your boy? Research shows that there is still a gender gap between boys and girls. In fact, girls are twice more likely than boys to get writing outside of lessons. Plus, girls enjoy writing far more than boys in school. Is your son the same? It’s a worry as writing is an essential […]

Which GCSE subjects do you NEED to pass?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Have you just sat your mock exams? If so, or you are about to, you might be worried about how you’ll do in the ‘real’ exams coming up in just a handful of months. Mock exam results can be a shock to the system. Achieving below C grades can cast your immediate study plans in doubt. And if you […]

Why is GCSE English such an important subject?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

English GCSE is a core subject – compulsory for every student. If you don’t achieve a C grade at 16, you have to stay in education until aged 18 to re-take. But why? 1. Communicate your way into the future Being able to express yourself clearly, hold a conversation, persuade others and think critically are much-needed assets in […]

Summer holiday catch-up for GCSE and A-Level students

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Now that the exam season is all but finished, it might be time for your older children to think about how they can use the summer holiday break to get a head start, catch up and/or improve on areas where they haven’t performed as well as they might have wished. This is particularly important for […]

Get to grips with English Literature GCSE

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

In our last post we looked at some tips and tricks for success at GCSE English. Today it’s the turn of GCSE English Literature. It’s important to clear up the confusion that exists between the two subjects. GCSE English is a compulsory subject for school students. It covers a range of skills that are broadly […]

GCSE English – tutor tips for learning

Friday, November 6th, 2009

GCSE English is one of our most popular private tutor requests, with lots of tutors wanted near exam time. Many students love the topic but become overwhelmed when it comes to exam time, this is often because they aren’t sure what the examiner is looking for. So our GCSE English tutors put their heads together […]