Posts Tagged ‘English’

New National Curriculum Changes September 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

All change at the start of the new school year in Manchester and Cheshire. From Key Stage 1 through to KS3, there are new programmes of study as well as testing arrangements across all the core subjects. That means changes in English, Maths, Science – as well as IT/Computing, Languages and other subjects. Billed as […]

GCSE to A-Level – Making the Jump

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Are you/your child in the first year of A level (sixth form) studies? Maybe you have just sat the first A level (AS) module exams? If your grades are not as expected, then you’re not alone. The jump between GCSE and A Level is, in most subjects, enormous. Most students struggle to adapt in the […]

Writing CVs and tutoring

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This month we’re concentrating on hunting for and finding jobs. We receive lots of CVs from people looking for tutoring work and we also handle enquiries from people wanting general help with their English skills for job applications. Private tutors aren’t just for school age students. We have a number of tutors in the Manchester […]

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 […]

English GCSE: Improve Your Child’s Chances

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Getting a good result in GCSE English can be surprisingly difficult, even if your kids are very bright when it comes to other GCSE subjects like Maths and Science. The main reason for this is that there isn’t much in the way of actual revision you can do. Unlike subjects like the sciences and History, […]

What to look for in a private tutor

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Daily Telegraph Independent Schools supplement (19th Sept 2009) had a few handy hints on tracking down and hiring a private tutor. They include: Using a trusted website like 121hometutors, where you can get a specialised, matched tutor recommendation and read what other parents say about the tutors. Focusing on one or two subjects at […]

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 […]