How is your revision plan going? If you've been following our latest posts: How to power-up your GCSE revision and How to make sure your revision sticks, you'll be crammed to the eyeballs with revision techniques! The thing with revision though is that you need to test yourself all the time to help those facts and skills sink in. This matters for several reasons: If your exams are several weeks away, it helps to keep revision topped up so you…
Hot on the heels of 'How to power up your GCSE revision,' today we're looking at how to help information stick!  Revising is hard work when you're not doing it right. Often it leads to frustration and panic when you have just months to go before D - or E - Day!  The truth is, some techniques work better than others. That said, there are universal revision techniques you can try to help you retain information instead of it going in…
What is the number one issue GCSE students struggle with this time of year? Revision. How to start, what to do, how to revise effectively. Instead, far too many teenagers revise in the wrong way - wasting precious time.  Let's look at how to power-up your revision so you get more done in half the time! Ready? Let's go! Are you making these mistakes? You spend too long revising, and then get distracted? You read your exercise book or file,…
This is it. Your exams are happening THIS year. But are you ready for them? With teachers piling on the work at school, it can feel like you're being catapulted along on a wave of pressure.  Instead, here's some top tips from our trusty team of GCSE tutors and teachers to help you overcome any exam nerves: Make a plan Keep on top of juggling several subjects by creating a revision timetable. Starting now. Ask yourself: Which subjects must I…
Maths and English have always been core, compulsory subjects. They are the two subjects further education colleges and 6th forms look for when assessing student applications. Employers consider them essential qualifications - as a mark of a young person's communication and thinking skills.  These subjects, too, were the first to be reformed under the government's campaign to improve secondary school standards. From September 2015, students studying English and Maths have been following a new linear curriculum with exam assessment only…

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