With many students transitioning to university and A-level, the need to develop an academic undertone throughout their work is fundamental to achieving top grades. An academic-style is commonly misinterpreted as complex sentences, with flowery language. However, the main aim of academic writing is to communicate advanced ideas and concepts in a concise, clear, and structured manner. This allows the writer to aid the reader’s understanding and convey academic arguments. Certain characteristics of … [Read more...] about Students need to Perfect their Academic Writing Style and Develop a Comprehensive Academic Vocabulary
It is back to school time! Many students will be feeling a whole mix of emotions regarding their return to school, especially following two years of disrupted education. New teachers, students, and learning environment may result in students feeling worried about going back to school. Each student will navigate their apprehension differently, however, during this transition time parents and guardians can assist stressed students through the following: Open Communication Students can feel … [Read more...] about Preparing for the New Academic School Year!
Up and down the country, both A-level and GCSE students have been collecting their results determining their progression onto further education. As reported top grades have soared, with a total of 44.8% of A-level grades being A* or A grades, reaching a record high. Crescent Tuition would like to congratulate all students, regardless of their results achieved, for their effort and diligence throughout this year. This has been an unprecedented year, with the assessment format plans changing, … [Read more...] about GCSE and A-Level Results Day: What are Your Next Steps?
Many of the UK’s leading schools (both independent and Grammar), require entrance examinations to secure a student’s place. Entrance examinations are most common for entry in the following academic stages including Secondary schools (11-16 year-olds), colleges (16-18 year-olds), and universities (18+). Entrance examinations can come in many forms depending on the school and course the student is aiming to join, ordinarily, students are required to pass the exam, achieve a particular score or … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Entrance Examinations
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
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?
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?
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?