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Year 12 exams: The Challenges and Opportunities

In the English and Welsh education system, most schools hold year 12 exams in the summer term, halfway through students’ A-Level courses. In my experience as an academic coach, year 12 exams can often be a rude awakening for A-Level students – showing them where they haven’t paid enough attention over the last year. In […]

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Year 10 exams: Everything you need to know

Is your child in year 10? Are you wondering about their end of year exams? In this article, you can find out everything you need to know about year 10 exams including answers to the following questions: Are year 10 exams important? What are year 10 mocks exams? How seriously should you take year 10 […]

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A-Level History: Strategies for Success

A-level history has a fantastic reputation for developing students’ analytical and critical skills which is a great preparation for university. However, many students struggle to demonstrate these skills in their exams, even though they put hours into their revision. In this article you’ll find a summary of my conversation with Zoe Holland, a history teacher […]

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How do you know if your revision is working? 4 factors that show progress

The other day I was asked this great question on a Revision Kickstarter workshop: “How do you know if you’re making progress in your revision?” Basically, how do you know if your revision is working? This is such an important question as your child will probably spend many hours on revision, and they need to […]

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A-Level Chemistry: what it’s like and how you can succeed

Are you studying A-Level Chemistry? It has the reputation of being difficult, but in this article and podcast interview, expert A-Level Chemistry tutor Keerti Purmessur explains how to study this subject, enjoy it and succeed! Listen to the podcast using the player above, or click here to listen in your Apple podcast app or search […]

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Revision Notes: What’s wrong with them and how to do them better

Many students choose to use revision notes as their primary study technique when they’re preparing for GCSE and A-Level exams. However, I see a lot of mistakes being made in how students create revision notes and then go on to memorise their course content from them. In this article I’m going to answer these questions […]

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Getting the Grades in 2021: How to help your child reach their potential in this year’s GCSE and A-Level exams

It’s been a tough two years for the current year 11s and 13s, but last week we found out how their GCSE and A-Level grades will be awarded. That means we’re into the last few months when they can demonstrate to their teachers what they can do, and therefore what grades they deserve. In this […]

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How to stop stressing about surprise tests

Sometimes, young people will be set ‘surprise’ tests, only being given 24 or 48 hours notice that they’re going to happen. For the most conscientious students this can be a really stressful experience, and that stress will often be transferred onto their parents. In this article, I’m going to help you to feel less stressed […]

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5 Common Mistakes Students Make When Studying A-Level Biology

Is studying for your A-Level biology getting you down? There is so much content to learn, and even if you know your stuff it can often be tricky to get the marks in practice exam questions because the language the examiner is looking for is so specific. In this article, you’ll find a summary of […]

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Help with achieving your goals this Christmas holiday

While it’s the Christmas holiday and your priorities should rightly be pulling crackers, opening presents and eating turkey you or your child might also have some important academic goals to achieve in these two weeks. I’m going to run through some of the academic priorities you might have right now and explain how I can […]

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