Mindlessly staring at a question for minutes on end doesn't make the answer magically appear. All it achieves (if achieves isn't too strong a word in this context) is to make the question seem even more incomprehensible than it did in the first place. And it seemed pretty incomprehensible initially.
A personal tutor can often find a weak area and address the problem when a teacher (however gifted) can overlook this in a noisy, demanding class of 20 children.
England's exams system needs overhauling as top grades "no longer automatically mean top students", the former boss of a
A dedicated pupil sat a 12-hour exam in order to pursue his dream of going to university- despite not being able to walk
So much emphasis is placed on exam results, you could be forgiven for thinking that not getting the results you desired is the end of the world, and will consign you to a lifetime of selling the Big Issue, or asking people if they want fries with that.