Tuition Resources

We hope you find this page useful during your learning. Additional material will continually be added, please let us know by email if there are other topics that you would like us to include. Best of luck with your studies!

Tips for Studying

Do get organised from the start of your GCSE or A/AS level courses. Then work methodically reading, thinking, reviewing and practising. Regular slices of good quality effort are better read more > >

Motivating Yourself

Understanding what motivates you and how you can maintain your level of motivation will help you to succeed at your studies. Try thinking of yourself as a space rocket on a journey read more > >

Learning Styles

How do you learn best? Do you like to slowly read and think about a topic on your own? Or do you prefer to discuss ideas with others? Or do you learn best when doing practical activities? There are in fact four distinct learning styles. We do need to use all of them from time to time. But each of us has preferences, strengths and read more > >

The Art of Revision

Start at least three months before the exams. Prepare a revision plan for each subject, listing the topics and when you will work on them. Keep it flexible, your plans may well have to be modified during your revision read more > >

Exam Techniques

Exams can feel daunting. Beforehand, think of what will help to get both ready and calm - perhaps a quiet walk, chatting to friends, maybe some exercise, loud singing ... find out what works for you! When you turn over the paper, start by carefully reading the instructions and then planning what you will attempt and your target timing. As you come to each question, read and make sure you have understood it before you start read more > >

How to Remember

How good is your memory? We all have two kinds - short term and long term. The short term will evaporate in days or weeks; the long term will last for ever. As you study a subject, aim to commit the key concepts, facts and figures to your long term memory. Even if you will be given a formula sheet, you still need to remember key information. You can then top this up using your short term memory just before the exam read more > >