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…
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…
Failing a GCSE mock exam feels like a stomach punch. It truly hurts - leaving you anxious about the future. How could you fail to achieve your predicted grades? And with such little time before the summer finals, how is it even possible for you to turn things round? The truth is, it IS possible. And you are NOT a failure. Do you know why? Because ALL of us fail at something in life. Super smart students like you know that trying…
Though re-sitting an exam is probably not a favourite activity, it's worth giving it your best shot - especially if your heart is set on a specific course or university place. Here's some advice to turn your fortunes round now: 1. Accept First, wipe away the disappointment you feel about achieving disappointing grades. I've been there, and know how it feels when your best just wasn't enough. Since you can't change the past, focus on what you can do now.…

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