Revision Articles and Advice

Advice and Articles

Revision Memory Techniques

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In this article we provide revision tips on different techniques to help students identify and retain relevant information making revision sessions more productive. Being confident to try different techniques and identify which works best for you well before you have to use it for the real exams! What to revise Exams mean learning lot of… Read More »

How to Manage Exam Stress – A Detailed Guide

James Davey

James Davey, The Exam Coach, helps secondary school students develop the study skills and exam performance techniques required for exam success. As each person experiences stress differently, James has put together a guide offering a variety of solutions. What is exam stress? Without getting into too much unnecessary detail I reckon the definition below will… Read More »

Revision Plan For GCSEs & A Levels

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Study leave has started – or is about to start – for A level and GCSE students across the UK. Study leave can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you’ve got time away from the classroom to really focus on revising but on the other hand you’re away from teachers… Read More »

How To Help Your Child With GCSE Revision

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The prospect of exams – and work to be done – can be an overwhelming thought for students, which can lead to feelings of hopelessness or apathy about revising for their exams. When talking to our customers, we often get asked questions regarding parental support during exam season – here are the most common ones,… Read More »

Exam Technique Tips

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‘Normal’ GCSE and A Level exams are confirmed as going ahead this Summer – the first in two years! As many students have little experience of external exams, poor exam technique can leave even the brightest GCSE/ A Level students with disappointing results. Even if they have followed our revision tips and have an excellent… Read More »

Easter Revision Tips – Student Checklist

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Student Checklist For students approaching GCSEs or A Levels, the Easter holidays are always a crucial time for revision, and the prospect of preparing for these key exams can be daunting. This year, Easter is more important than ever as we approach the first external exams in two years. So now is the time to start… Read More »

How to motivate Your Child To Revise

Lucy Parsons

“Your child isn’t revising but you can almost hear the clock ticking down the seconds until their exams. You’re tearing your hair out, sick to death of nagging them to just get on with it. And you’re worried! Worried that your child is going to do much worse than they should and that “doors” will… Read More »

Kick Start Easter Revision

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Worrying about the lack of GCSE/ A Level revision so far? Don’t panic, it’s not too late for students to kick start their revision over the Easter Holidays and ace their summer exams. As a parent, it’s often a tricky area to broach revision with students. Procrastination on how and when to start revising is… Read More »

A Level Physical Education – More than Just a Game!

One of our fantastic PE tutors gives his experience on A Level PE studies and exams, and why PE students are such a brilliant group to teach. “You’re coming to the end of Year 11. You GCSE exams are looming and your teachers are requesting your options for A Level. The choices are vast. Suddenly every… Read More »


Helping our children navigate the stresses and strains of daily life is more important than ever. Figures released in November 2017 by NHS Digital show a worrying rise in young people’s mental health problems: one in eight children aged between five and 19 in England has a diagnosable mental health condition; the prevalence of emotional disorders, including… Read More »