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?
The UK welcomes almost 500,000 international students every year, largely due to the world-class teaching, great learning environment, and career development skills found at UK universities. This ensures each graduating student is a competitive and sought-after candidate in the job market. In the 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings, UK universities were commended for efforts to find solutions to the ‘most urgent issues facing humanity’ resulting in them being ranked as the best place to … [Read more...] about British Universities Ranked the Best Place to Study in a Quarter of All Subjects
Many students have a love/hate relationship with maths and those students who find it hard or boring often really struggle with finding the motivation to progress with their studies. There are some common reasons why students don’t enjoy maths, which can be easily rectified using the following tips: Remove the Pressure to Need to Get it Right In order to succeed in maths, it requires a lot of repeating questions and testing out different algebraic methods/techniques. Often, this means that … [Read more...] about Do You Hate Maths… Learn to Love it!
It has been confirmed that schools instead of a similar algorithm to last year, will determine student’s grades this summer. With the actual exams cancelled, it will be up to schools to determine the student’s final grades taking into consideration mock exams, coursework and essays reported Ofqual on Thursday. Last summer when an algorithm was used to determine the grades, many students experienced their results being downgraded, with some students reporting a three-grade drop. This resulted … [Read more...] about A-Level and GCSE Assessment Plans Outlined
With the assessment plan still being unclear, many students are struggling to find the motivation to study especially with the ease of access to technology and the lack of clarity for the future. The tips below are designed to help students reduce procrastination and find the motivation for both long term and short term study: Understand why you Procrastinate If you find yourself procrastinating you are not alone! Piers Steel one of the leading researchers on motivation and procrastination … [Read more...] about How to Motivate Yourself to Study?
The term ‘Perfectionist’ is frequently used by students as a positive trait describing someone that appears to need to have everything in order or perfect. Whilst there is such thing as ‘healthy perfectionism’ it can also lead to creating a toxic environment for students resulting in stress and anxiety, often impacting the student’s overall ability to perform in high-stress settings such as exams or time-sensitive assignments. It is important to acknowledge that the concept of perfectionism … [Read more...] about The Pressure of Perfectionism and the Importance of Resilience
With the end of home-schooling not explicitly clear, it is normal that many parents of primary and secondary school children are feeling lost and at their wits end. Parents often have their own commitments with remote working and therefore don’t have the time to continually monitor their children’s online schooling and progress. It has been reported by the BBC that the lost school time could cost pupils £40,000 in earnings over their career, due to the impact on progress. Any parent wants the … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry if You are Struggling with Home-schooling
Up and down the country GCSE students are considering their next steps, whether this means going onto a Sixth Form or College to study vocational qualifications or A-Levels, it is a lot for students to consider. If students decide to go down the A-level route, the next step is to decide which A-levels to take. This is not a decision to take lightly as this choice can seriously impact future career options and the overall experience in Year 12 and 13. At Crescent Tuition, we want all students to … [Read more...] about What to Consider When Choosing Your A-Levels