Author - Amy Russo

How to revise for English exams

If your English language or literature GCSE or A level exam, is approaching we’ve gathered some of the best tips to help you with your revision!In your English language and literature exams, you will be writing essays and newspaper articles or analysing poems rather than answering shorter, one-answer exam...

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Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing (CAAT)

Thinking of applying to a ‘red brick’ University, Oxford or Cambridge perhaps? Then Cambridge Assessment Admission Tests might be an option for you as they are designed to measure students’ skills and help universities evaluate how ready students are for university-level work. Depending on your chosen institution and course, you may...

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SOLI and Tutors & Exams

We are proud to support SOLI, a sister company of one of our Learning Partners, Tutors & Futures. Students and young people are particularly vulnerable to feelings of isolation: 33% often feel lonely and 43% are often or always worried. However, more than three-quarters of students have concealed their symptoms...

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Pearson Edexcel International GCSE – November Series from 2023

Here at Tutors & Exams we aim to keep you informed of any changes to assessment that impacts on candidates, particularly those studying independently or via a third party learning providers. This recent announcement from Pearson Edexcel extends assessment opportunities for those studying International GCSEs, replacing the existing January...

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What to do when a student writes nothing in their exam

We all know how important exams are, so what do you do in this situation? If a student hands in a blank page during a mock exam, here are some tips for giving support. After all the hard work, all the practice, you see that a student has simply written...

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New Covid rules: what you need to know

All the new Covid guidelines and latest announcements for the start of the Spring term and what it means for private candidates... Ahead of the start of the Spring term in England this week, the government has announced new guidance and a raft of measures to tackle the Omicron variant...

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Happy New Year Private Candidates!

Dear friends, learners, colleagues and partners, Happy New Year! We trust you all had a wonderful festive period and didn’t overdo it! Here at T&E HQ it’s been non-stop, although all of our staff have managed to take some time off to re-charge the batteries for what is likely to be...

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Councils in England report 34% rise in elective home education

Councils in England have identified a “rapid surge” in the number of parents choosing to take their children out of school to teach them at home, with a 34% jump in pupils being electively home educated on last year’s figures. The number of families choosing t home education has been increasing in...

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Can fidget toys help pupils’ concentration?

Fidget spinners have dropped out of the headlines, but the trend for this type of toy continues, with pupils claiming that they help hone their attention. An article from TES, looks at whether these toys can become classroom concentration tools. Fidget toys (small, tactile toys that can be moved, stretched...

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Two New Science Practical Locations

Here at Tutors & Exams we have been working tirelessly over the last year to widen accessibility to those outside of mainstream education wishing to undertake A Level Science Practicals. Or to use the official Awarding Organisation jargon, Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPACs). We are approved by JCQ to...

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