GCSE options part II: making subject choices in year 9

GCSEs are likely to play a more significant role in university applications than in recent years. The government has scrapped the two-part A level, which means lower sixth formers no longer have AS level grades to show to admissions tutors. GCSE scores will now be the only concrete evidence of academic ability so securing good grades in a respectable number of subjects, rather than mediocre ones in a swathe of exams, is the key. Read more

GCSE options part I: helping your child choose in year 9

The spring term in year 9 is the time to start thinking about GCSE choices. Engaging early with your child gives both of you time to do some research, consider the options and select the best path thus, averting last minute arguing and panic. Read more

Breaking down barriers

Fleet Tutors will be 40 in 2017, so we ask Managing Director Mylène Curtis how things have changed over four decades. Read more

Exam countdown: how to make the most of that last-minute revision time

It’s the start of the Easter holidays and exam time is almost here. There are only a few short weeks left before GCSE and A-Level exams kick off and the pressure is rising for students revising. Read more

How to get the most out of parents’ evenings

Making the most of parents’ evenings is essential to helping your child achieve their potential in the classroom. While these evenings might feel like just one more thing to fit into your busy schedule, they are important to your child’s academic, social and intellectual development. If you make a concerted effort to get the most out of these informative sessions, you can learn a lot and be a huge help for your child – and their teacher. Read more

Fleet Tutors guide to tough new GCSEs

More challenging GCSE courses are beginning to be taught in secondary schools up and down the country, starting with mathematics and English. Read more

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GCSE results

What to do If your GCSE results aren’t what you need. We hope that everyone gets the GCSE grades they want but just in case you don’t get the results you hoped for, here is a quick rundown of the various options that are now available. Be aware that resits are only allowed in maths and English now. In all other subjects you have two choices; remarks or repeat the year, but there are ways to do this without too much disruption to your child’s educational journey. Assess the options below to help you choose the right next steps for your child. Read more

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Retaking A Levels

Are you disappointed with your A level results? If you failed to get the grades you needed for your university or career of choice you’re probably wondering what to do next? There are options available to you so don’t despair. Read more

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