Gcse Exams

How To Overcome The Pressures Of GCSE Exam Season

Fay Gibbin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fay Gibbin

GCSE exam season is upon us once again which can often be overwhelming, causing a great amount of pressure and concern for those sitting multiple exams. With a record number of students aged 16-18 seeking help regarding anxiety in the run up to exam week last year , I've collated my top tips for getting through those dreaded exams.

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charley-Kai John

Michael Gove's intention to axe American Classics (To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible) from the GCSE English Literature syllabus ...

Gove's Stance on Exams Unfairly Hurts Any Students Who Don't Conform to His Standards

Jack Butler | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Butler

The problem with Gove's kind of thinking is that it is narrow-minded and places students into a system that is far too restrictive and compartmentalised. The assumption that examinations are always the fairest and most representative way of assessing a student's abilities at any one topic is laughable.

What's the Best Book to Revise AQA GCSE Language Exam Higher? Advice Straight from a Senior Examiner

Melanie Kendry | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melanie Kendry

The AQA GCSE has changed, and now, so has the textbook. Brand new for this year, 2013 students have the competitive edge with this brilliant book, full of worked examples, and tips straight from senior examiners on how to raise your grade in the Language Exam.

WATCH: Student's GCSE Music Exam Song To Be Released As Single

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 16-year-old student who wrote a song for her music GCSE exam will see it released nationally as a single on Sunday. Naomi Higginson, who sings un...

Gove Insists 'Political Pressure' Not To Blame For Falling GCSE Grades

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove insisted that the worst GCSE grades for over 20 years were not the result of political pressure as a row erupted between the Education Se...

GCSE Overhaul Damaging Children's Language Learning

Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An overhaul of GCSE coursework has been damaging to modern foreign language classes, according to a report by the exams regulator. It reveals teach...