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in General August 10, 2021

Didn't Get the Exam Results you Were Hoping For? Here's What to do Next.

Across the UK, thousands of students like you will have just received their A-Level or GCSE results. Depending on how you did in the exam you’re either over the moon or feeling a bit down in the dumps! If you didn’t get what you were hoping for, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world and there’s still time to pick yourself back up and get those results you need.

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in General October 1, 2020

Can I Fast-track GCSEs and A-Levels

The short answer is; Yes you can. There are however some things you should bear in mind. Firstly, how long will it take me to prepare for the examination. Secondly, when are the exams held. Finally, what must I know about NEA (non examination assessment), often referred to as ‘coursework’, what impact will this have on my learning and examination scheduling.

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in Science August 1, 2020

How Did Life on Earth Emerge? [Infographic]

In 1952, Stanley Miller was working with Harold C. Urey designed an experiment to see how complex organic molecules might have formed under the conditions of early Earth. They believed the early Earth atmosphere would have been composed of methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor. They sealed these gases in an airtight container, and then exposed the gases to sparks of electricity to simulate lightning. They continued the lightning for a week, and by the end, a reddish-brown substance had coated the walls of the container. This substance contained 11 of the 20 amino acids used by life on earth. Since Miller and Urey performed this experiment, its results have been confirmed many times by other scientists. Many scientists now believe that the early Earth’s atmosphere was composed of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor.

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in Study Tips July 1, 2020

3 Common Ways You're Revising Wrong!

You may have the best study plan in the world but if you’re revising in the wrong way then you may as well not have it. Only when you are aware of the common pitfalls that come with being overconfident in your revision, can you truly study effectively.

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in General June 1, 2020

Problem Solving

I was going to write an article about this yesterday but had absolutely zero inspiration, so I just left it until today. Actually that isn’t true. I know exactly what I want to write about problem solving and I am doing it without any need for puzzling out what to say. I started with a big fib because I wanted to make a point. One of the best tools you can use in problem solving is giving up. That might sound a bit mad or defeatist but believe me it works. To give you an idea of its power let’s consider one of the most famous examples of this. Are you sitting comfortably?

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