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GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

In advance of the 2022/23 academic year we are delighted to announce GCSE Food and Nutrition will be available to candidates entering for OCR Specification J309 only.  As many of you will be aware this has, historically, been a difficult subject to access for those outside of mainstream education. Indeed...

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New Candidate Placement Service (CPS) for International Private Candidates.

Tutors & Exams International are delighted to announce the launch of a new Candidate Placement Service (CPS) for International Private Candidates. Due to Covid 19 and the growth of Distanced Learning Providers, we are witnessing increasing numbers of private candidates globally. Tutors & Exams are often called upon to help candidates...

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Invigilators – We Salute You!

One of the main challenges facing any examination centre, but particularly private examination centres, is recruiting and retaining good, reliable invigilators. This summer proved to be particularly problematic, so much so that Awarding Organisations took unprecedented steps to mitigate the invigilator shortage including, but not limited to:Increasing the Pupil/Invigilator...

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Academic Year 2022/23 Exams – What’s on When

As Summer 22 examinations finally draw to a close many of us at Tutors & Exams are already focusing on delivery of exams next year.  This summer has certainly thrown up many challenges; a return to ‘high volume’ exams after a two year lay-off, opening of three new centres, staff...

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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 questions....

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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 need...

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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 due...

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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 series...

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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 nothing....

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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 of...

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