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Stepping up to A Levels – A Student’s View

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After the last two challenging school years due to Covid-19, we know that many students will be a little daunted by stepping up for A Levels in September. To help students and parents, we would like to share Emma’s perspective and experience of studying for A Levels. As well as outlining the challenges she faced,… Read More »

Exam Technique Tips

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Although ‘normal’ GCSE and A Level exams are not going ahead this Summer, many internal (school) assessments will be taking place, with questions similar to those of exam papers. 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… Read More »

Is an Easter Course Right for You?

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Although ‘normal’ GCSE and A Level exams will not be taking place this summer, Easter Holidays remain a crucial revision period, giving students the time and space to gear up their revision efforts and maximise their potential in their impending assessments. Whilst Easter has always been a key revision period, the demand for courses is… Read More »

Home Learning Support from Justin Craig

With schools closed until February Half Term and continued uncertainty about how GCSE / A Level students will be assessed, we are receiving an unparalleled volume of enquiries from parents seeking help and advice about home schooling support. To help parents and students through this difficult period, we have prepared a short guide covering: Key… Read More »

Free Webinar from Justin Craig – Supporting Students

Free GCSE English webinar from the experts at Justin Craig This year many students have been affected by school closures, self-isolation and exam confusion from the impact of Covid-19. Understandably, parents and students have concerns about their schoolwork, curriculum topics, catching up and, of course, their exams. To support those whose education has been affected,… Read More »

What is Personalised Learning?

The term ‘personalised learning’ comes from the idea that education should be tailored individually, rather than being delivered as a blanket concept. The idea stems from understanding students as individuals, each with very different strengths and weaknesses. Personalised learning manifests itself in various ways when applied to a classroom setting. From creating bespoke pathways through… Read More »

Christmas – A Time To Revise

Lucy Parsons

Why you shouldn’t skimp on Christmas holiday revision It’s the end of a long, hard term. We’re in deep winter. Everyone else is getting ready to kick-back and enjoy the Christmas festivities (even if they’re curtailed by Covid) – but you’ve got mocks to revise for. The temptation is to forget about the revision, relax… Read More »

How To Revise For Mock Exams

Typical Justin Craig Class

GCSE and A Level Mocks are an important step in students’ preparation for the summer exams. As well as providing students with some perspective on their readiness to sit the actual exams, it also provides a great opportunity to try out different revision strategies. This year, Mocks will be more important than ever due to… Read More »

Assessments & Exams: Help for Students

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After confirming that Summer 2021 GCSE & A Levels would go ahead, the Government has now made a decision not to go ahead with those exams, but is aiming for grades allocated by teacher assessments, and possibly with ‘mini’ or ‘short’ exams. As the pandemic continues to impact schools and student learning, assessments – whether… Read More »

Online Learning – Tips & Advice

“With Covid cases rising, the number of schools sending home groups of pupils because of Covid-19 incidents could be on the increase. According to the Children’s Commissioner in September, around one in 20 children in England were out of school due to issues linked to the pandemic. Whilst the Government appears committed to ensuring that… Read More »