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Top Tips: How to write an essay

When we talk about stress, it often is in association with tests or exams. Essays, however, can also be an extremely difficult challenge for budding writers, especially when the essay is lengthy and requires footnotes, authority sources and smooth, flowing … Continue reading

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Flipping the Classroom: MOOC’s and The Khan Academy

The switch to conducting business online hit commerce and businesses as far back as the 1990’s. It may come as a surprise to many that the impact on education has been much more gradual – okay Schools have access to computers … Continue reading

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9 ways to manage exam stress

Revising for exams? Tough isn’t it. Everyone wants you to do well, and the pressure to succeed builds up and up the closer you get to the exam. Stress is something that you will encounter throughout your school, university and work … Continue reading

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Brain Training: an effective way to improve your memory

Whether a big exam is looming ahead or you need to improve your memory to keep abreast of a large body of information, brain training is a unique way to maximise your chances of success. Brain training involves the use of games … Continue reading

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How to prepare for your A levels

Oh dear. Michael Gove is planning to make A levels more difficult. Not the news many students starting these challenging exams would want to hear. What it does mean however is that doing well at these exams will soon require more preparation and dedication … Continue reading

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Exam Tips: 10 ways to ensure that you don’t make silly mistakes

We’ve made silly mistakes and not done ourselves justice when it came to exam time. Who hasn’t spent too long on an answer to a question? Answered the wrong question? Maybe you couldn’t even answer a single question? These moments … Continue reading

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Exam motivation: 12 tips to get you started

Finding it hard to get started with your revision? Can’t settle down to it? Just staring blankly at your notes? You need to get motivated. The purpose of this blog post is to give you some tips on how to get … Continue reading

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Exam tips: Beating the Blues

We all know how stressful exam time can be. Fear is a powerful emotion, and the fear of exams can cause your mood to spiral downwards, especially when we think that we may fail. The purpose of this blog post … Continue reading

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Is University right for me: Weigh up the advantages and disadvantages

So you will be leaving Sixth Form soon and have to decide whether to take that place at University or join the world of work. For a lucky few, your chosen career path is clear: you wish to be an doctor … Continue reading

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12 tips for improving your speed reading

Whether you are studying for your A Levels or for University exams, chances are, you have a considerable amount of information to comprehend, process and memorise. You will be much more effective in your learning if you can read and assimilate … Continue reading

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