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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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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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The power of accountability in getting revision done

Some people just get things done, whether they’re asked to or not. Others won’t do anything they’re asked even if they think it’s actually a good idea. Others need accountability to get anything done at all. If your child needs accountability to get things done they’ll probably have struggled with learning at home through the […]

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A-Level Economics: What is it and what’s it like with Bill Morrison

Are you considering taking A-Level Economics? Or, maybe you’re already studying it and are looking for more insight into how to study it effectively. In this interview with recently retired teacher, who was Head of the Economics and Business Department and a Principal Examiner setting exams and marking them for various exam boards, you can […]

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2 Helpful and 3 Unhelpful Comparisons Your Teen Might Make When Studying For GCSEs and A-Levels

Over my six years as an academic coach I’ve seen students making some helpful comparisons between themselves and others. However, more often they make unhelpful or misguided comparisons. In this article, I’m going to share with you: The three toxic comparisons that students should avoid making at all costs The two comparisons that will help […]

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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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How to make the best of learning at home – when you haven’t got online lessons

With the announcement that all schools are closing for X weeks, many secondary school students will be learning at home through online lessons. However, some schools still don’t provide online lessons at all, and some only provide them part of the time. Many students struggle with working through worksheets and work set without any interaction […]

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