Author - Amy Russo

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 an...

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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 recent...

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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 or...

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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 deliver...

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6 ways to keep students revising in run-up to Christmas

As we approach the festive period, not many people’s first thoughts are of revision and study, but many students will be sitting exams when they return in January. It's not always the easiest thing to do around Christmas!We took these 6 top tips from an article on that you may find...

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Home educated children: Council recognised for support

Staff from Cheshire East Council have received awards for their support to children who are educated out of school.The ‘Kit’ awards, presented by the charity and direct learning partner, Education Otherwise, are based on nominations from families who home educate their children. They recognise and celebrate education officers who enjoy...

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Ofqual Announcement: 11th November 2021

Ofqual have today published guidance for schools, colleges and other exam centres on contingency arrangements for students entering GCSEs, AS and A levels, the Advanced Extension Award and Project qualifications in summer 2022. This follows on from Ofqual’s consultation exercise, which closed on 13th October 2021.Jo Saxton, Ofqual’s new Chief...

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Exam Timetables: Summer 2022

We are pleased to announce that Awarding Organisations have now released exam timetables for Summer 22. By doing so, candidates are now able to put arrangements into place to ensure they are available for examinations they have, or intend, to enter for.All Awarding Organisations examination timetables can be found on...

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The Right to Home Education

ITV reported that families in Portsmouth take fight to High Court over rights to home educate their children. Families in Portsmouth are taking a fight over their rights to home educate their children to the highest court in country - the High Court! In an increasing row, the local authority has...

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Exams: Covid grade inflation to be wound back over two years

BBC reported that GCSE and A-level grades in England will be returned to pre-Covid levels over the next two years, the government has announced.Next summer's grades will be wound back to a "mid-point" between 2019 and 2021, after two years of unusually high grade inflation.Ministers say exams will happen but...

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