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The Mindset for Academic Success

Lucy Parsons

Big challenges for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. The coronavirus lockdowns and school closures have created big challenges for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Even if they’ve been working diligently at home they will feel there has been a big gap in their learning because of the time they… Read More »

A Level Results Day

2 AS level students smiling together

As A Level Results Day fast approaches, student (and parent) anxiety levels are starting to creep upwards again! Whilst Universities may make a greater number of reduced offers this year due to the challenges of the last two academic years, there will still be students who feel disappointed with their results or may need to… Read More »

GCSE Results Day Advice

Justin Craig study group outside of study centre

On 12th August, hundreds of thousands of UK teenagers are finding out their GCSE results. For those who achieved their desired grades, congratulations! However it won’t be a success story for all and, this year, it’s likely that there will be a higher proportion of students who face disappointment, given the challenges over the last… Read More »

Residential Courses – What to Expect

As a pioneer of residential revision courses, we know that courses need to provide students with a good balance between intensive revision and relaxation. There are three key factors which make our residential courses so successful: 1. The best venues, away from the distractions of everyday life All our residential centres are boarding schools with… Read More »

Stepping up to A Levels – A Student’s View

Female student with mum in the background

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

student studying at desk with textbook and calculator

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?

Tutor helping 3 students at desk with studies

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

Student with a headscarf studying on a laptop at home on a sofa

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

Male tutor explaining studies to group of students at their desks

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?

Male tutor explaining studies to group of students at their desks

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 »