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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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