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How to study during the half term break | Kickstart Guide

Is this a catch-up week or are you planning to do work every day of break?

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James Gurnett

5 months ago

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Exam Prep
Revision
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The Ultimate Guide to 11+ | Sherpa Online

The ultimate guide for you on the 11+ exam, the opportunities it presents, and the best way to approach it to ensure that your child passes and is accepted into the right secondary school.

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James Gurnett

6 months ago

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Exam Prep
Educational
11+ exam
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Music whilst studying? The good, the bad and the ukulele

We all have our own different methods of studying and revising. Some people work with music in the background, from lo-fi beats and jazz to rap.

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James Gurnett

6 months ago

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Educational
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What is the equation for Photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae, bacteria and photosynthetic protists produce chemical energy (ATP) from light.

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James Gurnett

6 months ago

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E-Learning
Biology
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Why we should be learning Mandarin

Whether you are new, a complete beginner; or just looking for a new hobby, learning Mandarin can be a fantastic way to boost your confidence and gain respective occupational opportunities.

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James Gurnett

6 months ago

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Learning a New Language
Educational
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6 Reasons Mock Exams are Super-Important

Mocks linger in this strange ethereal realm between importance and neglect in a student's mind. But over the last few years, the importance of mock exams has grown significantly.

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James Gurnett

7 months ago

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Exam Prep
GCSE and A-level Exams
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The 12 Steps of Christmas Holiday Revision - Our Guide

Don't just Ho-Ho-Hope for the best! Let us guide you on how to strike a balance between festive fun and exam revision this holiday season.

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Russell Kilgour

8 months ago

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Online Tutors
GCSE Revision
A-level Revision
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5 Tips to stay positive around your studies

Being positive can make you enthusiastic about your studies, and more importantly; you can develop into a highly motivated student.

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James Gurnett

8 months ago

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Exam Prep
E-Learning
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Online Study Support | The best resources to boost your grades

Struggling to find the best resources to help you out with your studies? Look no further, let us guide you through the best of the best in online study support.

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James Gurnett

8 months ago

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GCSE Revision
A-level Revision
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E-Learning
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COP26 x Education

Climate change is a worldwide issue that we cannot hide from, it should be dealt with, with the utmost urgency and importance.

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James Gurnett

9 months ago

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Educational
COP26
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5 top techniques to help manage your time (and studies)

Being inundated with work can make it harder to stay organised and know what to study at the right time. But don’t fear, this blog outlines multiple ways to keep on top of your workload.

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James Gurnett

9 months ago

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10 of the best educational podcasts and audiobooks

The bandwidth of human knowledge has increased tenfold since the invention of television as access to a new way of learning became available. It is no surprise that innovation rates are soari

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James Gurnett

9 months ago

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Extra Reading
Educational
Podcasts
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5 Influential extracurricular activities to help with student-life balance

Every student has a different personality and set of traits that will help them excel in particular areas. The importance of nurturing each individual to blossom into the best and most comfor

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James Gurnett

9 months ago

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Educational
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How maths and physics are intertwined in our daily lives

Do we experience maths and physics in our everyday life? Are we remotely aware of their impact on trivial tasks? Can we become more conscious of the role they play and open ourselves up to th

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James Gurnett

10 months ago

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Maths Tutors
Science Tutors
Maths and Physics
Educational
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5 Scintillating science experiments you can do at home

One of the best ways to learn is through hands-on experiments and practical work. They are fun, engaging and some even get the adrenaline pumping. Science has a unique mystical flair.

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James Gurnett

10 months ago

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Science Tutors
Biology
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