When should Year 11 & 13 students start their exam revision?

By the October mid term break, Year 11 & Year 13 students are a quarter of their way through the school year. By Christmas, they are half way there. So what exactly can students do about it? How do you revise effectively? Find out here.

How can Techniques used in Learning a Language Help in Learning Physics?

Learning a language means learning vocabulary. Physics uses a vocabulary of quantities which need to be memorised in the same way. Once done, learning the theory behind them will be much, much easier.

What can the Current Year 10 Students Learn from Year 11 About Exams?

Year 11 students in the UK are approaching the Summer exam season. So during a revision session with my own class I asked them what they wish they'd done differently in terms of their exam preparation and revision. Here I discuss some of the top tips for next year's Yr11 cohort.

How Can Reading for Pleasure Lead to Improved Exam Grades?

It has been said that one of the single best and simplest things a student can do to immediately improve their exam results for almost all subjects is to read regularly. Young people today are going to need to read and write more than they have in any point in human history. Whether this is for finding and keeping a job, searching for information or socialising with friendship groups, the ability to read and write well has never been more crucial.

The Power of Self-Confidence:

Research published in the Oxford Review of Education shows that having a high academic self confidence can increase GCSE results by up to 6 grades. What's more is that these grade inflations are not limited to those with high prior attainments - it would seem that anyone can benefit to some degree or other.

How to Support Students During Exam Revision – A Parental Guide

Exam season can be a stressful time. Students are stressed. Teachers are stressed. Parents are stressed. Often it's the parents of young learners who have to pick up the pieces left over from all this havoc. Yet often the parents are overlooked, and are in need of help themselves. So this brief guide is an attempt to put things right.