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By how much can tuition raise my grade?

On average a student will often achieve 2 grades higher with regular tuition sessions, but it does depend on several other factors.

    I'm thinking of tuition every other week, will this work?

    No! It does not work due to the fact both the student and the tutor will struggle to get any momentum in the material covered. Also don't forget illnesses often wipe out some of the contact time anyway.

      Are all your tutors CRB certified?

      Yes, all are tutors have worked in Educational establishments recently and are required by law to possess a CRB certificate. CRB's are not a guarantee for child safety, but parents are welcome to sit in with the tutor during contact time for peace of mind. Please request this from the tutor in advance

        Can you offer university and career advice?

        Yes, our tutors are very experienced and would be happy to discuss FE and HE courses and career prospects with the student and his/her parents.

          Is a GCSE grade C achievement enough these days in English and Mathematics?

          Yes and no. University entry may stipulate a minimum entry grade B, but this depends on the course chosen. Teacher training courses require a minimum grade C in England and grade B for the equivalent Welsh GCSE. If Maths or English have been taken at A-level then the corresponding GCSE grade is irrevelant.

            What GCSE/A-levels can be taken outside of the summer exam window?

            From September 2013 only GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language can be taken in November. Edexcel International IGCSE's are taken in January and May. Cambridge (cie) IGCSE's are taken in October/November and May.

              September 2015 GCSE reforms explained

              September 2015, the GCSE reforms set to be implemented were first announced in 2012 under the then-Education Secretary, Michael Gove. Not only have the new qualifications been designed to be more "rigorous" in nature, but the grading system used to assess the students has completely changed. So,what's actually going on? This reform addressed the widespread 'resit culture', which often saw pupils sitting units repeatedly until they had achieved the desired grade. Many welcomed this move to abolish the January and March exams, arguing that modular assessment contributed to grade inflation, encouraged 'teaching to the test', and didn't give an accurate picture of ability. New GCSEs in English language, English literature and maths will be taught from September in schools in England, with the first qualifications awarded in August 2017. Courses will be taken over the full two years, rather than by modular assessment. One of the main differences with these GCSEs will be the grading system. No longer will these qualifications be graded A/B/C, students will - in 2017 - receive a grade between 1-9, with 9 being the highest grade awarded. It is thought that roughly the same number of students will achieve a grade 4 and above as currently achieve a grade C and above, while the top 20 per cent of those who get a grade 7 and above, will get a grade 9. Grade 5 - equivalent to a low B or high C - will be the new benchmark for a "good pass" required by league tables, where currently the required grade is C. This, the Government says, will bring the country in line with some of the top performing education systems around the world. New league tables were also introduced that only took into account a pupil's first attempt at an exam, meaning there was less incentive for schools to enter pupils early for GCSEs.
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