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How a tutor can help if you didn't get the grades you wanted

August 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Those all important results have just been published and you look down at the grades with a mixture of emotions; hope, anxiety, fear, excitement. Many, many students will have felt that feeling of despair as they realise that one of more of the grades was not as good as they would have hoped. So, what should they do? When it comes to retaking exams a tutor is often the best solution for getting on track to achieve those much-desire... Read More »

The International Baccalaureate or A-levels?

July 14th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

A debate that has recently caught my eye is the difference between the International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-levels, and which is a better option for students. With my eldest child now in secondary school it is definitely something I have become more aware of although, in truth, I know very little about the IB, which is why I have chosen to explore this topic.

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?

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Congratulations A-Level Students!

August 13th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Thousands of teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive their A-level results today!

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Guide To Choosing Your A-Levels

January 30th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Many GCSE students who hope to go to University in years to come will be looking at making the their A-level choices. Whether you've already decided or haven't got a clue, we've put together a guide that can help you make the right selection of subjects for your future.

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Top Ten Exam Survival Tips!

June 9th, 2014 by Hayley Cook

A recent article on NewStatesman ( has criticised exams, stating that they are a 'pointless waste of time' and that the key to passing them is how well you 'play the system'. The article claims that a good exam technique can count as much as years of focused study! So what are the steps to beatin... Read More »

A Level results are out!

August 15th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

...and the feedback is pouring in! Many congratulations to everyone - we wish you all the best for the future!

Today Isabelle received her A level results and thanks to Huw, she improved her grades from D E at AS to B B at A2 [...] and has been accepted int... Read More »

To all those who received A-level and other exam results - WELL DONE!

August 16th, 2012 by Isa

'...I would highly recommend Greg as a tutor.


Lara's place at Exeter University is now confirmed! Her English grade went up from a B to an A* and her Classics grade went up from a C to a B! A huge thank you, Greg, for all you have done in helping her to achieve this! She is over the moon.' Greg, ... Read More »

Should A-Level Maths be compulsory?

July 30th, 2012 by Sara

The Heriot-Watt University in Scotland is having to provide top-up lessons for first-year students studying science,technology and engineering. Leading academic, Professor Martin McCoustra claims that skills such as solving equations are no longer taught thorougly at school. Professor Brain Cantor, Vice Chancellor of York University also said: "We have to give maths remedial classes, often even to triple-A students"

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GCSE core subjects will be tougher in 2013

February 29th, 2012 by Sara

In December 2011, we published a post about UK exam boards under investigation. As a consequence of this investigation, Ofqual (department that regulates qualifications and exams in England and Northern Ireland) have made it clear to exam boards that GCSE exams in English literature, ... Read More »

A-Level Biology

March 17th, 2011 by Sara

Demand for one-to-one private tuition for A-Level Biology stands at second place (after Maths) on our search statistics this week.

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms together with their characteristics and beh... Read More »

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