Category: Exams

Richard Ashelford

Did your students do well this year?

A lot has been said about the nature of this year’s GCSE and A level results. Richard pierces the conversation with an important discussion of what it means to have ‘done well’ this year.

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Daniel Dipper

Tips from my first year at Oxford University – Notetaking

In this, the second of a three-part series on the essay-writing process, Daniel dives into his tips on note-taking. Whether you’re a mind-mapper or a bullet-pointer, the key is to use what works best for you and not to waste time focusing on the aesthetics of the notes (though colour will often help …).

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Helen Osmond

How long is too long to prepare for an exam

As discussed in the QT Community, exam preparation is a large part of the work that tutors do. While many tutors do not want to focus their attention here, it is an unavoidable aspect of the school system. Here, Helen Osmond breaks down one of the trickiest questions that many tutors face …

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Hazel Barnett

4 Expert Tips for Reducing Exam Stress

Hazel Barnett has been tutoring for longer than anyone we know. Hazel first started tutoring in 1991 and, since then, has acquired rather a few skills for combatting exam stress. Read on to have your fears allayed …

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