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September 25, 2019

Note: I accidentally published this article before I wrote anything for it. I am noting a certain amount of irony.

So, term is now in full swing. The beginning of term is a time when you get a big intake of information at school - information about your classes, about y...

September 1, 2019

Hi all! This September, I will be starting a 10 week course to help you with GCSE chemistry. If you are around St Albans and would like to join it (places are limited!), then let me know! Contact details are on the flyer. The outline is below...

This course will go into...

August 22, 2019

GCSE results day! Well done to all of you collecting results today! Today is the culmination of many hours of hard work over many months or years and I hope that you are pleased with your results.

If you have not done as well as you expected, there are still options.

If...

August 15, 2019

I got my physics A level results today - it was an A! I'm really pleased with my result and I'm really grateful to all my friends and family for their support.

I'm glad that I did it, not just for the knowledge of physics, but also so I could get a taste of what it is l...

August 8, 2019

September is coming, and with it, a new term. So whether you are doing A levels, GCSEs or being home educated, here are some resources to help you along. All free!

All A level and GCSE sciences

Physics and Maths Tutor - A website that has grown beyond its name, Physics a...

July 31, 2019

When I was a teacher, there was no bigger feeling of relief than the moment I left the school on the last day of the summer term. Of course, I loved the job, but by that time, I was exhausted, stressed and overstretched. It had finally come. In my first three schools,...

July 25, 2019

I obtained my original A levels in 2001. When I did, the main source of information were my teachers, my textbooks and some revision guides. The internet at the time had no really useful A level websites to speak of (GCSE Bitesize had just started) and there was nothin...

July 17, 2019

I had a real Malcolm Gladwell phase a few years back. In his book, Outliers, he stated that there was an achievement gap between poor and wealth families. However, this gap did not come about during the school term, but rather during the holidays.

This is because the we...

July 10, 2019

One of the things I (re)learnt when doing A level physics is that the day before and the morning of an exam can be a crucial time, but it is difficult to know what to do with that time.

I shouldn't be learning anything new in that time(!) I found that doing practise que...

July 3, 2019

 The specifications for science exams are big and some things will get more focus than others. Some aspects never get taught very much at all, and some are not taught well consistently every year. Here are some reasons why...

Changes to the specification: When a science...

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