Author Archives: Christine McLaughlin

Additional Practice Entrance Exam: Book Today

Our 18th June morning practice entrance examination is now full. To meet demand for this extremely useful service, we shall be running an afternoon session. Time: 12.30 – 2.30 pm Date: 18th June 2017 Format: CEM-style Cost: £40 (£35 for … Continue reading

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2017 Grammar School Open Evenings in Trafford

If you are considering a grammar school education for your child, you will probably want to attend your chosen school’s open event.  Trafford’s grammar schools are running open events in June; please scroll down for dates and times. Our other … Continue reading

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Summer School 2017 at Better Tuition Urmston

Summer School 2017 at Better Tuition Better Tuition’s summer term will end on Saturday, 22nd July 2017. Our 2017 Summer School will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the remainder of July (week commencing 24/07/16) and throughout August. You can … Continue reading

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Last Minute SATs Practice

http://bettertuition.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/better-tuition-sats-grammar-spelling-and-punctuation.pdf Spelling and Grammar We like the mnemonics activities here http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_flash.shtml The spelling activities on this game are excellent http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/play.shtml An abundance of grammar related links can be found here http://tinyurl.com/3kwb3v5. Practise http://tinyurl.com/53bq9ractise homophones here http://tinyurl.com/3g5zo9e. ^ back to top Creative Writing Most of … Continue reading

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GCSE Maths Tuition: 8-Week Grade Booster

Is your Year 11 child struggling to get to grips with the new GCSE Maths syllabus? As the date of the examinations draws nearer, many students are finding that higher expectations, combined with a broader range of questions add up … Continue reading

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Multiple GCSE resits: do we need a change?

“Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.” … Continue reading

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How to survive GCSEs: a guide for parents

GCSE season is drawing near and it won’t be long before Year 11 students embark upon the most significant examinations of their lives to date.  Supporting your child through GCSE examinations takes time, energy and patience, but it isn’t rocket … Continue reading

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Trafford Secondary Schools Open Days and Evenings 2017

Open Days and Evenings 2017 Before choosing a secondary school, we recommend you attend a few open days and have a good look round the school.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and find out everything you need to know.  … Continue reading

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Books to help develop confidence and good study skills

We now have a small lending library at Better Tuition. We have assembled a collection of books with two aims in mind:- To assist our students in becoming confident, happy, independent learners. To assist parents/ carers in helping their children … Continue reading

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New GCSE Grades Explained in Brief

Many parents I speak to admit to a certain amount of confusion about numerical GCSE grades, which are being phased in from this August. With this in mind, I have prepared a very short summary of the changes:- Summary Lettered … Continue reading

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