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How to pass Biology GCSE

by Anita Naik

Last year, Biology GCSE saw the largest percentage of top grades (50.9). It's why it remains one of the most popular A-level subjects, just behind maths (11.3% of entries), psychology (9.3%), and biology (8.5%). That said, pupils often get nervous about Biology GCSE due to the large amount of inform...

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What do I need to know about the 11+ exam

by Anita Naik

The 11+ exam, often called the "11-plus," is an entrance assessment typically undertaken at the start of Year 6, commonly in September. This exam assesses a student's aptitude for academic study and is the basis for possible acceptance into a grammar school.

Timeline for the 11+ exam

April/May...

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How to use past papers to revise effectively

by Anita Naik

One of the best ways to revise is to access past exam papers and use them for exam practice. Past exam papers are an amazing resource that not only gives insight into the format and structure of an exam but also helps you practice your exam technique. Use them regularly, and they will help you becom...

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The best GCSE revision and education podcasts

by Anita Naik

Podcasts are fantastic resources for learning, staying informed, and entertaining. For this reason, they are also excellent revision resources for GCSE students.

Not only do they provide an opportunity for students to improve their listening skills, but by engaging with audio content, students lear...

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Summer internships explained

by Anita Naik

Applying for summer internships can be a valuable learning opportunity, yet they've become hugely competitive. Research shows undergraduate students may submit as many as 50 applications and still receive no replies, as more and more students realise the huge advantages these internships give them. ...

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