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Essay Writing. What do teachers mean by analysis?

It is the time in the school year when Year 13 students are writing up an important essay, whether it is the NEA for A level, the PI for Cambridge Pre-U, or finishing the EPQ.   Most Year 10 and Year 12 students have now done their first assignments for GCSE, IGCSE, AS Level and

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How to Study Gothic Literature: Setting and Themes

Why study Gothic literature? Before we consider how to study Gothic literature, it is worth considering why it is important.  A quick look through the various GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB English syllabuses reveals that the Gothic genre appears frequently.  It is a popular choice for schools, with well-known classics like Frankenstein or Jekyll

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7 Ways to get the best results from private tutoring

Private tutoring is an increasingly popular choice for parents and it gets good results.  Engaging a private tutor is an investment in your child’s future, but how can you get the best value for your money and get the very best outcome for your child?   Here are 7 ways to maximise your investment and get

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analyse a novel

Analyse a novel: Part 2

Following on from last week’s article Analyse a novel: part 1 here is the second part of the series.  In this article we will look at 3 more ways to analyse a novel.  All of these are important elements in understanding the novel you are studying for IGCSE, GCSE, A level or IB. Related Get

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analyse a novel

Analyse a novel: part 1

I’ve been asked by our Facebook followers to write an article on how to analyse a novel.  This is a big topic, as for GCSE, IGCSE, and especially for A level or IB, students will need a range of analytical and critical skills to get a high grade.  Therefore, I am going to address this

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starting university

Starting University – 5 tips for students

Congratulations – you are going to university! Your A levels are finished, UCAS is behind you and you’re off to university. Starting university should be exciting and fun, but it can also be a bit scary.  Here are 5 tips to help you settle in:  1) You may be moving into halls or a shared house Particularly in

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Starting the school year with A* study skills

The summer is nearly over and the new school year is almost here.  You may be starting your GCSEs or A levels, maybe with new teachers and new subjects.  You want to do well – very well – but there’s a lot to take in and it’s going to move pretty fast. So how can

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A level results

A Level Results: what to do if your child’s grades are low

It’s the day they have been waiting for – your child’s A Level results have arrived.  Whilst we hope they have got the grades they need to get into their university and course of choice – what do they do if their grades are too low?  And how can you help? Be aware of their

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