June 17, 2019

Last summer, I decided to take A level physics and revised it myself for the exams. I used a variety of resources and I will cover them in a future post. However, there were other things I learnt besides physics itself.

First of all, I found that I was not above making...

June 13, 2019

I know it's easy to say when I'm not doing them, but it's always good to take care of yourself during exams.

This year, I did A level physics which was three exams over the course of two weeks and I found that tiring. Most A level candidates are doing triple that and GC...

June 6, 2019

 A level papers now have multiple choice sections and GCSE science papers either have multiple choice papers (such as Cambridge International) or a certain proportion of multiple choice questions.

It is usually thought that multiple choice questions are easy. In fact, t...

May 23, 2019

Leading on from the previous post, we now have the materials we need, so we will approach the question in order to maximise learning.

First, do the question. You get the most learning by doing it without notes or things to refer to. This way, you get the best picture of...

May 16, 2019

Past paper exam questions can offer a great deal of learning if approached correctly, both in terms of understanding and exam technique.

This post will go through the resources you need to make the most of an exam question and also the approach you should take to be abl...

May 2, 2019

I recently read this article on the TES on SLOP (Shed Loads of Practise)

Although the acronym is new, the concept is not. You get better at things when you do lots of practise. It is an idea we should be promoting to children anyway, as Carol Dweck's research shows - we...

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