It is a daunting task having to invest in your children’s education and select which independent school you think will be right for them. There are around 700 independent senior schools within the UK, of which there are day schools, boarding, or both. There are boys or girls only and co-educational, all with different numbers of students and subjects available. It is no wonder that it is an intimidating prospect for any parent to have to navigate the UK’s world-class school … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right UK Independent School for Your Child?
It was announced on Monday that schools in England will be shut until at least mid-February. Despite the previous insistence that schools will remain open and exams will be continuing, it was confirmed that this year’s GCSE and A-level exams have now been cancelled. Mr Grove has confirmed that teacher-led assessments will be used to ensure grades are fair, meaning it is important to keep the drive going and make sure students don’t take this news as a way out and a signal to reduce their … [Read more...] about The Return to Online Learning
Today it was announced that there will be further delays with the reopening of schools originally scheduled to reopen for Monday. It was confirmed today that the start of term for secondary schools will be pushed back another two weeks for all students excluding Year 11 and Year 13. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that these exam-year pupils would return a week earlier than their classmates returning to education from the 11th January. Research suggests that the new variant is … [Read more...] about More School to be Missed – What Should you do?
Like many parents, you may be asking yourself whether your child will truly benefit from tuition. It is important to acknowledge the commitment required by both parents and students in terms of the money and time that private tuition requires. Arguably this is an investment into your child’s future enabling them to get from A to B in the increasingly competitive educational system but with the commitment involved it is normal for parents to be asking whether tuition is truly right for their … [Read more...] about Is Tuition Really Right for my Child?
Where to Start? It can be quite overwhelming opening a textbook and not knowing where to start, chapters and chapters of content and exams getting closer by the day, it is no wonder why students are stressed towards mocks and exams. The tips below will hopefully offer guidance as to how to approach the quite daunting revision and how Crescent Tuition can assist you at every step. Take Succinct Notes Throughout the Year It is important for students to continually take notes throughout … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Effectively for Your Exams?
This week it has been announced by ministers that both A-level and GCSE students will be given extra measures to ‘boost fairness and support students’. This comes after unions called for further amendments to the summer exam series, in addition to the three-week delay to most exams. The key measures are outlined below: More generous marking mirroring last year’s grade boundaries so that this year’s students are not disadvantaged. Students will be given notice of some of the topic areas … [Read more...] about A-Level and GCSE Students to be Told Which Exam Topics Will be Tested
Many students place a greater focus on their grades as opposed to their welfare and mental health. Whilst grades are important, not taking care of their mental health can have significant consequences in terms of work related stress and the potential for students to experience burnout. Crescent Tuition offers resilience training to help students navigate their mental health in challenging situations as opposed to crumbling under pressure in future high stress circumstances. With the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Resilience and Welfare
Education officers and parents alike, are rightfully concerned about the disrupted school work over the past eight months and the impact it may have on the upcoming mocks before and after Christmas. Whilst mocks have previously been dismissed as insignificant, the unprecedented nature of the virus stresses the importance of understanding that these grades may impact the actual grades students receive in the Summer. Older students may have missed certain aspects of the curriculum which will be … [Read more...] about Disruption to Education and Future Implications
With December on the horizon, invitations to attend online Oxbridge interviews have started to be arranged for many applicants. Whilst the interviews are online this year, this will not diminish the competition for places at these prestigious universities so the need for good interview technique is as important as ever. Arguably the interview is the final push in the application process and the last step in between you and world leading institutions. So, maximise your potential with Crescent … [Read more...] about Cambridge and Oxford University Entry
During these uncertain times in the world of education I am recommending that all our students prepare for all eventualities. After the exams last summer got cancelled, it is important for year 11 and year 13 students to consider the same happening in the summer of 2021. Use your Crescent tutor to help gather an evidence trail of grades, prepare for mock exams in school and provide the support necessary for consistent performance through the academic year. All our tutors know the examination … [Read more...] about Support your child now