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Interviews at Oxbridge are notoriously tough but are an essential part of the application process. Before worrying about your upcoming interview, you should first congratulate yourself that you have been selected for an interview! With all the applications Oxbridge receives each year, you have stood out as someone with potential. To prepare for the interview season, this article will give you a run-down on Oxbridge interviews, what to expect, the questions

    In 2017, grade boundaries in the UK changed. We went from the familiar A*-G grading to the number system we now know as 9-1. The change started with English Literature, English Language and Maths in 2018, with all subjects transferred to the new system by 2020. So, what is this new grading system? In this blog post, we will unpick these GCSE grade boundaries and discuss how they are set, as

The age-old question for many high-achieving academics: do you apply for Oxford or Cambridge university?   Picking between these two historic institutions will be a very personal decision only you can make. Knowing why you want to apply for your chosen university will also help improve your application, as we all know, you cannot apply for both. This blog is designed to make the decision a little easier for you by dissecting

    GCSEs are sure to strike terror in the hearts of many students! It is only understandable since there is a lot at stake; your entire higher education depends on your GCSE scores. But with proper, well-planned revision, you can ace the exam. But how much time is needed to revise? What are the best practices to follow? What should be avoided during the revision? Read on to find answers to

  Languages. You either love them or you hate them. Either way, they’re extremely beneficial to study, as they can differentiate you and the other students when applying to university. It can also play a massive part in future career goals, as many companies look for bi-lingual applicants. And, if you want to travel, need I say more? Many students don’t reap the benefits of having the opportunity to learn a language

  The cost-of-living crisis. Where the price of basic and essential items, like energy bills and food, has risen so drastically that it has surpassed the average household wage. Affecting everyone in the UK, many families are forced to make impossible decisions, between heating, food and children’s education, none of these things should fall on the back burner. “I am very worried about the next few months. (My son) looks at the

  The GCSE exams are an important milestone in every student’s career as there are 3 important compulsory subjects for every student. Maths, English and Science. But many students feel that their individual needs are not consistently met regarding the preparation for GCSE exams, which became evident during the pandemic. For disadvantaged students especially, the GCSE grade gap has become the widest in a decade. In this Guardian article the General Secretary of

    Tutoring, whether online or in-person, allows children the opportunity to make the most of their potential. Every learner is different. Children can differ in behaviour, opinions, understanding and learning abilities, so naturally, comparing one student with another is impossible. One may absorb information quickly, while another needs that little extra push. When thinking about education and learning, our minds immediately jump to the typical classroom setting. With the teacher in the

  So, exam season. I bet we can all think of a few things we would rather do than GCSE or A-Levels exam prep. Revising for any subject can be frustrating, as well as boring. Even if you've been preparing all year or just now scrambling for notes at the last minute, it’s always challenging to figure out the methods that help you retain the most information. Luckily for young achievers,