Examination time – with a difference

It has been a very challenging time for all students in secondary education but those whose external exams have been cancelled have had to contend with more uncertainty than seems fair. Year 11 and 13 students have a challenging term ahead of them once the Easter break is over as they face a series of assessments to determine their final grades.

After last year’s chaos, the good news is that the algorithm chaos of last year has been avoided. Instead the situation for 2021 is that schools can determine grades by using a combination of mock exams, coursework and essays. In essence then, the grading system for this year is built around teachers’ judgements.

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GCSE resits success!

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Congratulations to all my GCSE English resit students for their super results in the November exams.

Every single one of them secured at least the equivalent of a pass, with a couple of students performing superbly to secure grade 7, or what used to be thought of as a low A.  I received some really kind feedback from one of their parents:

‘I wanted to let you know that William boosted his English grade and got a 7- we are all so happy!

Thanks again for all your help – couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again,
Kathryn Edward and William’

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Online tuition and the coronavirus

There’s an interesting article on the BBC today which includes a good section on the outlook for education in the near future and the role of online tuition.

Scroll down to the fifth section to see what Branwen Jeffreys has to say:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52356136

Over the past five weeks or so, all my sessions have moved online and students have adapted to this with remarkable ease, using technology like Zoom and Facetime effortlessly,

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GCSE and A Level Results

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A big congratulations and thanks to all the students from this year who have done so well in achieving the grades they needed. Thanks too for the great feedback on results day!

Best wishes to everyone.

GCSE and A level exams Spring 2019

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English Tutor Knutsford:

Good luck to all my students embarking on a busy exam period! I hope all the hard work pays off for you.

For any students in Knutsford looking for an English tutor for extra help in the summer of for the next academic year, please get in touch.

English Tutor Knutsford / Altrincham / Wilmslow

GCSE and A Level results

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Congratulations to all my students on their excellent  English GCSE and A level results.

Some intensive last minute revision has helped significantly in a number of cases, with the final grades much better than those predicted by the schools after the mocks.  Overall, pleased to have helped so many students get the grades they need for the next stage of their lives!

 

Entrance Examinations – Tuition

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Entrance exam tuition  Altrincham Schools. 

Parents whose children are sitting vital entrance examinations for the two grammar schools in Altrincham  should consider the significant benefits of some private English tuition to boost the chances of success.

Children at this age really benefit from one on one help as they approach this big hurdle. Contact me for entrance examinations tuition. Continue reading “Entrance Examinations – Tuition”

Examination period approaching

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With the examination period approaching, many GCSE and A level English students would benefit from sessions with a tutor in the following areas:

Subject knowledge – for example, extra tuition on a set text to supplement notes and improve understanding.  This is particularly important for A level Lit students, since a high degree of knowledge is required in order to achieve the best grades. One on one sessions are great for consolidating understanding of set texts; they provide an opportunity for the student to articulate a clear, personal response and for me to find out exactly where the weaknesses are. Continue reading “Examination period approaching”