Months of school closures have caused huge disruption and pressure on students. Schools are now encouraged by exam boards to hold formal mock exams for years 11 and 13. The results are likely to be used as evidence to support teacher-led grades. In this article we provide 5 tips to boost GCSE and A-Level mock exam performance.
Private GCSE & IGCSE Tutors
We introduce expert subject and exam board specific tutors for GCSE and IGCSE exams. In our experience, success in these exams requires a student to tackle areas of weakness, understand their strengths and to learn how to approach questions correctly in order to maximise their marks. By understanding your child’s learning style and specific requirements, we will introduce you to an expert GCSE tutor who will meet those demands with a carefully planned course of private tuition.
Sophie Taylor Barthorpe, our Director of Tuition, explains how a private tutor helps students prepare effectively for the GCSE.
The GSCE private tutors we introduce are highly sought after professional tutors. Each one has an excellent academic track record and has been carefully vetted by our tuition team. At GCSE level, it is important that you work with a tutor who as well as having excellent subject knowledge also knows exactly what is required for the syllabus that your child is being examined in. We know each tutor personally and will be able to ensure that your son or daughter is working with someone they will bond quickly with and who will be able to teach to their individual learning style. When we send you details of the tutor we recommend, you will be able to see full details of their qualifications, previous students, results and testimonials.
GCSE tuition is available online, in person in London or live in. We can also introduce tutors for GCSE level home schooling, including registering your child for their exams. If your child is moving schools at sixth form, we can help them prepare for 16+ assessments too.
GCSE and IGCSE tuition can be delivered weekly over a longer term, or as a short-term intensive course to help with exam revision. After an initial assessment, the tutor will build knowledge of the subject and provide valuable assistance with time management and exam skills. By using a joined-up, holistic approach to homework, coursework and revision, the GCSE tutor will help the student achieve their desired goals.
It is important that the tutor you choose is familiar with the appropriate exam board(s) your son or daughter is following. We introduce tutors who are exam board specific, and cover GCSE or IGCSE exam criteria for AQA, OCR (including Salters) and Edexcel. Additionally, these GCSE tutors are able to provide assistance with all the key subjects, including Maths, English and The Sciences.
Before the reform of GCSEs to include less coursework, the IGCSE was considered more difficult. There is now very little difference between the rigor of GCSEs and IGCSEs, however there are some practical considerations. GCSE exams are typically sat in May and June and some resits in November. IGCSE exams (for some subjects) can be taken in November and January and May and June. The IGCSE is generally available in more countries due to the international (i) nature of the qualification.
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