Essay Writing

Useful tips for essay writing

Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.

Marking Exam Papers

The New GCSE Grading System

Do you understand the new GCSE 9-1 grading system? Do you have questions about how it works and what is a grade “A” now? Would you like to know what’s changed? Do you have concerns? If so, this guide helps you understand the new GCSE 9-1 grading system a little better.

Choosing Secondary School

Choosing your child’s Secondary School

The amount of choice of secondary school you will enjoy is somewhat limited. It depends where you live and the nature of the schools in your local area. If any of the schools are over-subscribed in your area, then it is likely that your child will be allocated to the school dictated by your postcode.

Teenage Pressure

Teenagers, GCSE exam pressures and coping with stress

School students and teenagers face pressures and stress just like adults. GCSE exams can place a lot of pressure on students and understanding the pressures faced by students and knowing how to deal with it will help you cope better with your GCSE 9-1 exam.

Exam Pressure

Say goodbye to GCSE exam stress

Our platform has been built for students like you in Secondary Schools, year 7 to year 11, studying towards your GCSEs. The programme is organised around GCSE syllabuses, focusing on completing all the topics in the syllabus in time for your exams.

Choosing Your Subjects

Choosing subjects to study at GCSE

So, you get to the end of year 9 and as well as everything else that is going on in your life, you have to make choices concerning what subjects you will be studying for the next two years, which may have an impact on what you may study later at Advanced level and beyond at college or university. The decision may weigh very heavy on you.

Selecting Exam Boards

Why do GCSE exam boards differ?

As a student sitting your GCSEs, you may be wondering why there are different exam boards across your subjects. For some schools- even within the same subject- you might find that someone in a different class is with a different exam board to you! This can be confusing, maybe even worrying. You might wonder if there’s a secret reason why your teacher has signed you up for a certain one! Here, we look at some of the reasons exams boards differ- and how this applies to you.