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Do I need to memorise quotes for English GCSE?

With the new GCSE specifications released in 2015, most English Literature GCSE exams have now become closed-book exams.

But what does this mean?

This means that in your exam, you won’t have full access to your set texts which you have been studying all year and are being examined on. For some questions, you may be given a small extract [...]

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Context in English Literature – GCSE and A-level

How can I use context? How can I write about context in my essays?

What is context?

You may have read that your exams requite an understanding of the relationships between texts and the context in which they were written… But what does this mean? Context has a pretty vague and abstract definition. It is defined within the Merriam-Webster dictionary as ‘the parts of [...]

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English Resources – Great for GCSE and A-level

There are plenty of resources out there which can help you excel and improve your English Grade. Whether you want some comprehensive guidance on texts or maybe just some tips on how to improve your writing, check out our list of resources below. There should be resources here which will be useful for every exam board: AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR, [...]

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Maths GCSE Video Resources

Struggling to revise for your GSCE Maths exam by looking through your textbook? Tavistock Tutors are here to help! We know that there's plenty to learn for your maths exam, and it can seem even more mind-boggling when trying to revise from a textbook. If you know that you're a visual and audio learner, or perhaps you just want to try something [...]

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Maths GCSE Exam – the night before

We know that exam period can be tense, and the night before an exam your mind starts to switch to panic mode. If you're just a few days away from your exams, you will have done most of the hard work before now and you're ready to get the exam out of the way. Here at Tavistock Tutors, we have compiled a [...]

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Checking your work – English GCSE

We know that exams can be terrifying, and that often you find yourself running out of time towards the end. But there's no need to panic – Tavistock Tutors are here to help! Ensuring that you effectively plan your time for an exam is crucial. It is important to leave enough time at the end of an exam to check your [...]

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GCSE Maths Past Papers

We know that GCSE Maths is important. But we also know that it can be daunting when you're desperate to get the grade you want. But don't fear – Tavistock Tutors are here.

But how can we help?

As the old saying goes ‘practice makes perfect' and that's certainly true in the case of Maths GCSE. In this article, we have compiled [...]

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How to memorise formulae – Maths and Science Exams

Memorising mathematics formulas can be a crucial element to your GCSE and A-level exams, so mastering the skill can be essential. Since the GCSE and A-level specifications changed in 2015, formula booklets are no longer provided for most maths and science examinations. This means you'll need to know the important formulas off by heart. There's no point only loosely knowing them, as [...]

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GCSE Maths Need to know formulas

We know that maths GCSE can be daunting – there’s always plenty to learn! But Tavistock Tutors have compiled a list of some essential formulas that you’ll need to learn before your exams.

Do I need to learn formulae?

Since the GCSE Maths specifications changed in 2015, formula booklets are no longer provided for most maths GCSE examinations. This means you’ll need to know [...]

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5 Ways To Improve Your GMAT Score!

1) Work on mental arithmetic and learn plenty of vocabulary These are things to take in hand early on. With mental arithmetic, try to rely on your memory as much as possible – this means reviewing times tables, memorizing lists of square numbers (I recommend going all the way up to 31x31), and knowing decimal equivalents of common fractions (and vice-versa). With vocabulary, [...]

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