What an academic year it has been for Crescent Tuition and its amazing students and tutors. I would like to extend a personal thank you to our incredible set of tutors who have put in the work to help our students achieve some incredible examination results this year. Here is a selection of some of the fantastic feedback we have received: "Mao got A* for Economics and she was thrilled. She said the tutor in the February half term at Bath Academy and Henry really made a difference to her … [Read more...] about Exam feedback 2019
The proportion of students achieving the top grades at A-level has fallen to its lowest level for more than a decade, this year's results show. This year some 25.5% got an A grade or higher - the lowest level since 2007 when it was 25.3%. Girls have narrowly reclaimed the lead from boys, with 25.5% achieving these grades compared with 25.4% of boys. The overall pass rate remains the same as last year at 97.6% for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here at Crescent … [Read more...] about Results day!
An influential MP and major teaching union have called for an end to a "loophole" in exam regulations allowing pupils to use their private tutor as a scribe. The apparent lack of GCSE and A-level rules to prevent the tactic has prompted fears that privileged students could use their tutors to "game the system". They have been raised after a private tutor claimed in a Times article they had been paid £3,000 to help a pupil cheat while acting as their scribe – but actually answering for them … [Read more...] about Private tutors as scribes
Revision Courses at Bath Academy are designed to improve student confidence and encourage them to achieve their potential in their academic exams. One to one and group revision courses in all subjects are available for early bookings now (including Saturday morning tuition starting in September). Dates: Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November Monday 16th December – Friday 20th December Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February Monday 30th March – Friday 17th April Monday … [Read more...] about Revision course dates 2019/20
Theresa May is to announce that all teachers in England and Wales will be trained to spot the early signs of mental health issues in children as part of a package of measures aimed at prioritising prevention. The training for all new teachers will be backed up by updated statutory guidance to make clear schools’ responsibilities to protect children’s mental wellbeing. The news comes as the Children’s Society reports that as many as 106,000 10- to 17-year-olds a year with mental health … [Read more...] about Spotting mental health issues
If you are a bewildered parent and need help understanding your children’s homework then contact us today. More than two thirds of parents admitted to not grasping their children's schoolwork in a survey of 2,500 parents. Half of the parents surveyed worried they were hindering their children’s progress by trying to help. Founder of Crescent Tuition, Henry Pike, said: “With continuous changes to the national curriculum in terms of content and methods of examination, we see that parents … [Read more...] about Need help understanding homework…
To all our students, parents and teachers We have now moved our office to 32 Dartmouth Avenue in Bath, BA2 1AT but have the same number! … [Read more...] about We have moved!
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to all of our international students; we hope that your schools, host families, guardians and friends make you feel special today. Are you thinking about taking IELTS this year, or want to improve your performance at GCSE or A Level? We recommend English & IELTS tuition with one of our fantastic english tutors, Harriet and Evelyn. Extra support in English has proved to: - Improve exam scores by up to two grades (so from a B to an A* at A Level, … [Read more...] about Happy Chinese New Year! Improve your English in the Year of the Pig!
Teaching union calls for all private tutors to face criminal record checks "All Crescent Tutors are DBS checked" A quarter of secondary school students have sought help from private tutors, a survey has revealed. The Sutton Trust charity, which commissioned the research, said the latest findings have fuelled their concerns about unequal opportunities for lower income families. More than one in four (27 per cent) young people in England and Wales said they have used private tuition, … [Read more...] about Private tutors being used by quarter of secondary school students
"Henry and Crescent Tuition have been fundamental in helping two of my sixth form students achieve places at Oxford University and UCL. Their excellent A level tuition and revision courses run at Bath Academy together with expert help in writing personal statements, essay writing , EAL help and interview techniques resulted in five top offers for each. I highly recommend Crescent and cannot thank them enough." Elaine, Area Manager at Pippa's Guardians … [Read more...] about Oxford and UCL entry