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GCSE exam results 2017

August 24th, 2017 by Sara Vazquez Shaw

We would like to wish all our tutees the best of luck today as they receive their GCSE exam results. Our tutors no doubt will also be anxious to hear from parents and students with their good news - hopefully!

The team at First Tutors love watching the amazing feedback pouring in from students and parents, whilst many tutors update their tutor profiles with their pupil's results. In a few days time we will be posting some of the best summer feedback comments from happy students this y... Read More »

Why are GCSE Maths and GCSE English the most Tutored subjects of 2017

August 24th, 2017 by Sarah Adams

On average in the UK, students will take 10 GCSE's examinations. There are two categories of GCSE subjects: compulsory and optional. Compulsory GCSE's include English, Mathematics, and Science are counted as the core subjects, and every student is required to take them. Optional subjects can include speciality subjects including languages and the arts.

Most Tutored Core GCSE Subjects 2016/2017

With private tuition increasing year on year, First Tutors have looked into the mo... Read More »

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 »

Why more GCSE students are seeking private tuition

January 12th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

GCSEs are a very important stepping stone to a student's academic, or non-academic, future. They will determine whether a student goes on to study A-levels in sixth form and also set a path for entry into a University. They will also help enrich a CV should the student not wish to further their studies.

The entry require... Read More »

Congratulations GCSE Students!

August 21st, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Thousands of teenagers received their GCSE results yesterday. Congratulations to all our students for receiving fantastic grades!

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015

January 16th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

This week was National Apprenticeship week. One of the options open to students after the age of 16 is to train through an Apprenticeship scheme. In short, Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors and at levels to suit all abilities.

They aim to improve your skills, measure your capabilities and provide you with a nationally recognised qualification.

This is a way of learning the skills necessary for various careers while earning at the same time.

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GCSE Reform 2015

January 16th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Out with the old and in with the new. From September 2015 new GCSEs will be taught in schools and colleges across England. Year 9 students who will be making their GCSE choices this year, will unearth a change to the mandatory subjects; English Language, English Literature, and Maths. With GCSE starters seeing a change to all subjects by September 2019.

The maths GCSE will be more 'challenging' with emphasis o... Read More »

GCSE results out today! Congratulations your hard work has finally paid off

August 21st, 2014 by Gerry

The long wait is over for the 500,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to hear their GCSE results. We hope all that hard work has finally paid off and you can now make clear decisions about where you go from here.

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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 »

Congrats to everyone on their GCSE results!

August 22nd, 2013 by Dexter Findley

...and many thanks to the tutors who helped them on their way!

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