Now that subjects have released their "advanced information" for each subject, I keep getting asked by students about how to use the information. The JCQ says; Each awarding organisation will provide advance information on the focus of the content of summer 2022 exams in the majority of subjects at GCSE, AS and A level. The policy intention of providing advance information is that it will support students’ revision. From my point of view a long list of very open topic areas have been given … [Read more...] about Using “advanced information” for subjects
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
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
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
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
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
This advice is a further update to that issued on January 27, and is on behalf of BSA and our partners, AEGIS and BAISIS. Once again, BSA and our partners remind members that we are NOT a medical authority, nor is this guidance intended as legal advice, and any decisions by a school in this area should involve its own medical staff in conjunction with local GPs. 1. How has the situation developed? Public Health England confirms that human to human transmission is occurring, and it also … [Read more...] about BSA Novel Coronavirus update
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