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GCSEs were first introduced in 1988. Back then, students could choose three separate subjects. This resulted in most girls dropping physics and most boys dropping biology as subjects. As such, the Association for Science Education requested that science education was more balanced.
Physics is one of the most important subjects you can study, and it’s something that will apply to your life every day, no matter whether you’ve studied it or not. Physics is the study of the universe, of movement, space, time, matter, and everything in between. A-level physics is all about looking at the different practical skills and theoretical ideas that explore the universe.
Biology is the study of living things and organisms, and plays a massive part in our understanding of the world around us. If you have a keen interest in animals, plants, humans and anatomy, the environment, conservation, ecosystems and more, then these are just some of the great reasons to choose A-level biology.
If you are looking at facing studies this year, and exams next year, you should do everything you can to get as prepared as possible. The more prepared you are, the easier you will find it to face those exams, and to learn what you need to learn, and the more likely it is that you will succeed in them. Everyone has the ability to do well in their studies if they work hard and know what to expect.
There are a total of 37 primary schools in the Slough area. Choosing a primary school for your child is one of the most important educational decisions that you need to make. It might be something that you're thinking about before moving to Slough, allowing you to buy or rent a house close to your preferred school or schools. Choosing a good primary school can help your child to achieve more, and could improve their chances of attending a good secondary school.
Applications for the 11+ plus are now open; it will be taking place in September of this year, and now is the time to get in any and all applications before the deadline hits. We know this can be a lengthy and potentially confusing process, which is why we’ll tell you where, when, and who to apply. So, if you want to register your child for the 11+ exam, ensure you read through the guide below to walk you through the process.
The Ultimate List of Home Learning Resources for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 or Year 8.
We’re entering an uncertain time, where the normal things that children do - go to school, play outside with friends and family outings, are all coming to a halt. While for many students, it’s already meant the end of school - some for the year, some for good, school is still continuing for many others.
GCSE Science has followed in the footsteps of English and Maths by undergoing an extensive overhaul. Since 2018, all GCSE Science exams fall under the 9-1 system. We’ll talk more about this system later on in the guide, but it replaces the old grading system that was in place for many years.
Book a place on our GCSE Maths & Science Crash Courses. These courses are intense 2-3 day sessions which will help prepare you or your child for their upcoming exams. With only one crash course per subject, we recommend booking online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Maths has been one of the largest entry A levels in England for several years. In 2018, 90,000 students took A level maths, with just over 15,000 taking further maths. A new A level was brought in in 2017, which changed the structure of the course. We go over what has changed and some common misconceptions.
The 11+ can be intimidating for both children and parents. There is a lot of studying involved and things can get competitive. If you’re worried, use these tips to prepare properly and help your child achieve the best results they can. Here are 10 things you need to know, from making the right school choice to the right preparation.
It can often be a nerve-wracking time when it comes to your GCSE exams. You will no doubt be aware - and have probably been told many times - just how important these exams are, and how they are often going to be the basis for many of your future decisions.
Over the years, the GCSE Maths exams have changed. From the grading system to the syllabus, the new GCSE Maths syllabus focuses more on mathematical thinking and problem-solving. There are very particular mathematical techniques that are taught in the classroom that are reflected in the exam papers.