Critical thinking is a term that is commonly discussed within the educational community referring to the learning, thought, and analysis that goes a stage further beyond surface-level memorisation and factual recall. Critical thinking skills revolve around being able to effectively analyse, interpret and synthesise information enabling students to form developed arguments. The ability to form reasoned arguments is a key skill needed in everyday adult life, facilitating discussions of ideas … [Read more...] about The Need to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
Mobile phones have long had a bad reputation in the educational setting. However, it is important to acknowledge that when used appropriately and within moderation they can provide benefits and enhance learning and enrichment. Arguably, mobile phones enable students to access resources and progress at their own pace through the content provided, allowing an increased level of flexibility. Here is a list of potential ways to integrate technology into student’s learning and revision: Educational … [Read more...] about Mobile Phones can be a Powerful Learning Tool to Enhance Learning
The IELTS examination is world-renowned and one of the most universally recognised test. A good IELTS score can open numerous doors from immigration to university admissions, whilst demonstrating suitable proficiency in English. IELTS scores of over 7.5 are often needed for Oxbridge admissions, so a good score truly opens doors. Crescent Tuition offers IELTS tuition to ensure students are suitably prepared for the exam, allowing maximum scores and for students to reap the benefits … [Read more...] about The Practical Benefits of IELTS Exam and the Importance of Preparation
First, it is important to recognise that at the moment there is nothing students can do to alter their grades or change the course of results day. With this being said, enjoy your summer holidays as it has been a long eventful year and all students deserve to relax and have fun. This year has been a year like no other, with exams being cancelled for another year. A-Level results day is on Tuesday 10th August and students need to prepare and organise contingency plans, to ensure that they have … [Read more...] about A-Level Results Day 2021: What to do if Your Grades Aren’t as Good as Expected?
Recent reports suggest that £13.5 billion is needed to reverse the damage to pupils’ education caused by the pandemic. The Education Policy Institute stated that pupils have lost up to two months of education in terms of reading, and up to three months in Maths. Naturally, with this academic year drawing to a close many students will be preparing for next year and the content that will need to be taught in order to catch up. Later this week the Prime Minister is scheduled to address pupils’ … [Read more...] about Pupils Have Lost 3 Months of Education – Feeling Prepared for the Upcoming Academic Year?
"I wanted to thank you for all your support, kindness, and, patience over the last 2 years. It has been an unusual time and I am confident Ben would not have managed to keep his focus without your help. He has developed a real interest in economics and it has been a pleasure to see him enjoy a subject for the first time. Strangely working from home and remote lessons seem to have encouraged Ben to become more academic rather than less which has been a lovely surprise." Parent of Ben, an … [Read more...] about Developed a real interest in Economics
Gifted learners have the potential to develop to a level significantly ahead of their year group. The nature of modern-day classrooms is that work is often set at a mid-level, resulting in the more academically abled children’s full potential not being reached, as standardised teaching is unable to fully challenge them. Not only will this impact student’s academic grades but also their desire and motivation to learn. Students can become bored, disengaged, and at times disruptive if the necessary … [Read more...] about Educating Gifted Children: How to Incorporate Challenge?
Many students have the drive and ambition to study medicine in the UK, but in actuality there are many hurdles along the application process where if students aren’t properly supported, the process can become daunting and overwhelming. The process involves gaining the required GCSE and A-Level examination grades, UCAT and BMAT examinations, an impressive personal statement relevant to medicine courses and also completing interviews at the medical schools. It is widely acknowledged that medicine … [Read more...] about Do You Want to Study Medicine… Invest in a Tutor!
The jump between GCSE and A-level is a significant one, many students feel unprepared and overwhelmed when beginning a new chapter in education. Whether students are progressing at the same school, transitioning into sixth form college, or moving to a completely new college, students can expect the following changes in workload, teaching style, and environment. Increase in Difficulty As students progress into the next stage of education, there will be more of an onus on them to manage an … [Read more...] about What to Expect Transitioning from GCSE to A-Level?
There is some confusion over how grades will be awarded in the upcoming exam season, following the announcement that GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead this year. In short, teachers in England will be asked to assess students and reward them a grade, allowing them to progress to the next stage of Education. There will be a clear focus on what students have been taught as opposed to what they have missed. Teachers have been given guidance to help assist them in awarding students a … [Read more...] about How Will Grades be Awarded in 2021?