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Compound Interest and Depreciation for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | July 2, 2021

What is interest?  This guide is about compound interest, but before we get to that it’s important to understand what interest actually is. Well, interest is usually paid when money has been lent or borrowed. It is basically money paid at a specific percentage and at regular intervals. The best example of interest in real …

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The Quadratic Formula for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | June 15, 2021

In this guide we’ll show you everything you need to know about the quadratic formula for GCSE maths. The quadratic formula provides a way of solving quadratic equations. We’ve previously seen how to solve quadratic equations by factorising, but this method won’t always work for every equation. For any quadratic equations where factorising won’t work, …

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The Vietnam War Timeline for A level History

By Liam Maguire | June 10, 2021

If you are an A level History student studying the Vietnam War, then you’ve come to the right place. You may be doing your A level history coursework on Vietnam, or it may be part of your studies on the Cold War or US foreign policy. In any part of the course it can be …

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Bearings for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | June 3, 2021

Bearings for GCSE maths is only a small part of the course, but it is one of the areas we tutors are asked about most. Questions on bearings occur quite regularly in GCSE exams, but the topic is often only covered quickly at school. That’s why revising bearings is so important. There are a few …

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Help your child revise for GCSEs – the top 6 revision hacks

By Liam Maguire | March 17, 2021

GCSE year can certainly be a stressful time for both you and your child. You want them to achieve their potential, gain the results they deserve and minimise any stress or worry along the way. All parents rightly wonder how they can help their child to learn and revise, but it can be difficult to …

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 – Revision Guide

By Liam Maguire | February 26, 2021

Welcome to the ultimate revision guide for the AQA GCSE English Language paper 1. In this guide we’ve collected all of the best advice from our experienced English tutors. We tell you what to expect from each question, how to get top marks and how to revise. We’ve also linked to some practice papers. Follow …

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Surds for GCSE Maths

Surds for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | February 15, 2021

In this guide you will find everything you need to know about surds for GCSE maths. Surds can sometimes feel like a tricky topic, but with a bit of revision and practice you’ll soon see that they’re not so bad. Let’s start with the basics… What is a Surd?  A surd is an expression that …

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AQA Power and Conflict Poetry – GCSE English Revision Guide

By Liam Maguire | February 9, 2021

AQA Power and Conflict Poetry – What You Need to Know Many of our students are studying the Power and Conflict collection in the AQA Poetry Anthology. There are some challenging, but really interesting poems in this selection. To help you we’ve added our notes and analysis of the poems in this guide.  Keep reading to find everything …

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GCSE Algebra Revision

By Liam Maguire | February 3, 2021

Why is Algebra so important? Algebra is perhaps the most important area for GCSE maths. Algebra encompasses a lot of topics and methods. It is essentially the parts of the maths course where you use letters and symbols to represent numbers. The methods you learn with algebra will also apply to many other parts of …

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Romeo and Juliet Characters – GCSE Revision Guide

By Liam Maguire | January 29, 2021

In Romeo and Juliet there are obviously two main characters (the clue is in the title!), but there are also a range of secondary and minor characters who play crucial parts in Shakespeare’s play. With this guide we’ve provided everything you need to know about these characters to achieve great things in your GCSE exams.  …

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