Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
The most popular questions we get asked are listed below. Please get in touch if we haven’t been able to answer your question below. Send us an email or call us to let us know how we can help you?
The GCSE learning programme is a unique learning service. We provide a learning programme that is tailor-made for each student. Our learning programme challenges, supports, adjusts and evolves as students progress through the curriculum.
We are reluctant to say this, but we are unsure if there is an equivalent service to the GCSE learning programme. We are not sure if there is another service (especially at this price point), where students go through a custom learning plan which teachers monitor and adjust as the student progresses through the steps.
We are “a service” operated by humans, by tutors and parents like you and me. The vast majority of learning websites you see online, free and paid ones are not a service. Almost all of them are published content which you pay to access.
The GCSE learning programme is here to help students learn school subjects (GCSE). Students on our platform follow a structured learning programme which helps them learn all the topics required for their subjects. Our structured learning programme follows an exam board syllabus and will give most students a head start for homework.
Our programme is not a “homework help club”; however, students who follow our learning programme are often ahead of their peers by about a year; they are well equipped to handle school homework.
We will email you progress reports once a month so that you are up to date about your child’s learning and results. We pride ourselves in being approachable, so you can also contact us at any point to get updates.
As a parent/student, you can join by visiting the Membership page and selecting the membership plan that suits you the best. Once you click “Join Now” on a membership plan, you will be taken through the steps of entering your name and payment details.
We reach out to new customers within 24-48 hours of registration and start the communication to agree on activities to get the students started.
Our platform is 100% safe. So, if we use an extreme example, 95% of our learning material is sent to you, so there is no risk of contact with anyone. When students sit the monthly exams done via our exam portal, they have no contact with anyone during that time – to prevent cheating.
People tend to behave when they are on paid platforms. People also tend to use the services they pay to join. You will typically find teenagers playing up in Secondary School. However, when they go to Sixth Form or College, their behaviour changes and is much better. The simple explanation for this is because they are not being forced to attend Sixth Form. The same principle applies to paid learning communities like GCSE.CO.UK.
Our platform is based around learning and studying, and we are probably too dull for cool kids who want to break the rules. We are a small organisation, so if you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us and speak to us the same day! Only management has access to account details, and all management staff are DBS/CRB checked.
The short answer is no. We don’t offer a free trial because unlike other learning websites; we are “a service” delivered by tutors. And there is a much higher cost of providing a service, as opposed to having a website with pre-published learning content that you pay to access.
You will find that 99% of our competitors are not a service like us. So, we cannot offer a free trial. But we can provide you with 14-Day Money-Back Guarantee, no questions asked.
Students who join very close to their exams can often benefit a lot more than they realise. Although starting the GCSE learning programme as early as possible is always recommended, a focused revision that follows a strategy can achieve great results for most students.
If you have left your revision late in the day, we would recommend getting in touch as quickly as possible. We will create a learning programme to maximise the time you have left. We will discuss the topics you have covered, your struggles, and create a focused plan so that you get the best return on the time you invest.
If you contact us, we would be happy to work with you to help you devise your revision strategy.
We recommend starting as early as possible, ideally in Year 7 or 8, so that your child can have a head start and it also means that he/she only needs to spend a small amount of time on regular study. Starting early also means that it’s easier to form good study habits.
Most students start at towards their GCSEs often around Year 9. Those students who follow our programme and use it continuously for 12 months or more will see phenomenal improvements in grades!
You can use GCSE revision platform wherever you want, as long as you have an internet connection! Our service is accessible from any desktop or laptop through the browser (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer).
We cover more GCSE subjects than most learning websites! We focus on the most popular GCSE subjects, including GCSE Maths, English, English Literature, Science (or Double Science), Physics, Chemistry and Biology. So, in total, seven exam subjects.
We will be adding more subjects soon, and existing members will have access to new subjects free of charge.
No. There is no long term contract, whether you pay monthly or yearly. You can cancel anytime. If you pay monthly, your term is the term you have paid for, which would be a month. If you have paid yearly, then your minimum period ends at the end of the year, and you are not obliged to continue afterwards.
As parents, we set up the GCSE learning programme to offer parents a real alternative to tutoring with the ever-growing cost of education. A few students may need tutoring, but the vast majority of students don’t need it. Tutoring is excellent and is perfect for some students.
Tutoring can be costly, and the costs can mount up very quickly. As parents, we all want to do the best by our child. However, we also need to be practical regarding costs. The Daily Mail newspaper reports that students in the UK pay an average of £34.22 per hour for a tutor. And many parents pay even more for favourite subjects like maths and sciences.
So, two hours of tutoring per week for one child and one subject can easily cost a family £272 a month. Two hours per week isn’t always sufficient for many students, as it’s for one subject! You should also know that most tutors will turn down tutoring if its just one hour a week, as it’s not always worth their time making a journey just for one hour!
On the other hand, our service costs a tiny fraction compared to tutoring. Subscribing to our service allows a student to follow a structured learning programme. Our learning and revision platform teaches students independence. It slowly builds their confidence up, as they learn very quickly that effort equals reward!
We cannot tell you which is right for your situation. We are biased, and we know our platform offers a service that can’t be matched by traditional tutoring service. Lastly, our service also costs a fraction of the price you would spend on tutoring, so it’s something you could try without worrying too much about the expense of making the wrong decision!
GCSEs are by far the most critical exams faced by young people in the UK. They are the first significant exams taken by most teens. Underestimating their importance is easy. However, GCSEs can determine the options available to the young person and their life choices – the college or university you go to or even your career!
We must also remember that most students sit GCSEs at a time in their life when they are going through a lot of changes. The teenage years are considered to be some of the most traumatic (in many cases) years in young people’s lives. And it is during this time that they face the most important exams of their lives!
As parents, we want to give our kids the best chance possible. As educators, we want to provide every student in the UK, regardless of academic or economic background, the best opportunity to do well in their exams.
One of our learning programme’s main elements is our structured learning framework, which consists of quizzes and exam-style questions and worksheets. We have crafted a programme that deconstructs each syllabus component into bite-sized topics that have been carefully dissected into interactive quizzes so that students can quickly learn and swipe through them.
Each time a student tackles a topic or quiz, they receive a score, as they progress students can read the correct answer, and see the explanations. The learning process of quizzing, repetition, and reading the answers allows students to learn and understand and remember.
The great thing about our platform is that students often learn and remember without even realising it, on a subconscious level. This process of challenge and targeted repetition has been proven to be very successful at improving student results (Kumon being the most famous paper-based example).
We are based in London, UK. We support students and parents across the UK and abroad. We have many students who are taking GCSEs from overseas.
We are an online business, and so we love to hear from people. You can call or email us using the details on the contact page.