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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Online tuition is available to help your child prepare for school in September, whatever format that may take. We are offering individual tuition for all subjects and to all levels; these can be lessons per hour or week-long courses. We are standing by to match your needs with one of our outstanding tutor, who are DBS checked and personally interviewed. Our online lessons are delivered on a number of platforms including Skype and Zoom. These softwares provide a safe learning environment for … [Read more...] about Prepare for September with online tuition
We are offering expert tutors to help your child fill this gap between now and September, as they move into important exam years (11 and 13) or start a course for the first time. With exams likely to be offered in September 2020 and summer 2021 we can provide revision and resources to help your child achieve their academic goals. Our tutors can help lay foundations and reinforce knowledge required for starting A levels and GCSEs. Tutoring is continuing via a few online platforms including … [Read more...] about Summer preparation tuition
The announcement on 20th March by the Department for Education that summer examinations are to be cancelled - but that qualifications would still be awarded - has led to anxiety and concern among students, parents, teachers and universities alike. This has been exacerbated by uncertainty over how this will be achieved. Understandably, it has taken some time for the qualification regulators to put in place a robust system that will ensure that every student receives final grades accurately … [Read more...] about Response to DofE exam guidance