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It’s common to think that it’s impossible to revise for an English language exam. After all, you can either read and write English or you can’t.

Well, that’s not quite true. In this video Mr Salles shows us all the tricks you need to know to get a grade 8 or 9 in GCSE English language. This video is specifically for people studying the AQA syllabus, but you’ll get the point if you watch it. There are specific techniques you need to know, and practice, in order to excel in this exam.

Click on the link to watch: How to revise for English language GCSE (AQA).

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Are you taking biology A-Level? Back in the day biology was one of my five A Level subjects. I ended up getting and A in it and there were some pretty specific things that I did to earn myself that A. As part of my series of subject-specific revision posts I’m sharing with you how to revise for A Level biology.

Click here to get started:

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Geography is an amazing subject (but I’m just a little bit biased, having studied it at university and taught it to hundreds of students). It’s a wonderful blend of the study of human beings and the physical world and the way the two interact. However, it’s a very content-heavy subject and although it’s students are often passionate, it can be overwhelming at times.

After a question from one of my readers about how to revise geography case studies I thought I'd give a bit of a masterclass in how it's done.

Click on the link to find out all my best tips.

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Today, on the blog, I'm sharing with you my all-time favourite revision technique and why it's so effective. Click on the link to find out what it is and get some tips about how to implement it yourself.

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Check your phone. Have a biscuit. Oh, and a cup of tea. Watch Netflix (whilst checking your phone). Cuddle your dog. Snap a picture of him for Snapchat. Have another biscuit. Listen to some music (whilst checking your phone). Make another cup of tea….

Does that sound like your procrastination routine?

Like many students, if you’ve got the procrastination habit you’ll be wondering how on earth to get rid of it. In this post I’ll be showing you exactly how to stop procrastinating and study.

First I’ll show you how to identify the real reasons that you’re procrastinating.

Then, I’ll show you how to stop procrastinating once and for all.

Click on the link to keep reading....

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You want to study. You really do. You just can't get motivated. In this post I share my top tips on getting motivated to study.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Motivated to Study - click on the link below to read

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Social networks get a bad name as a major distraction to students who should be studying. However, there's a lovely community of students on instagram using the platform to inspire, support and keep each other accountable.

Click on the link to find out more.

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It hurts when you've spent months, if not years, striving to get a place at Oxford or Cambridge. However, it's more than likely that you'll be rejected. In this post I outline what you should do next if you are rejected.

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It sucks.Teachers schedule mock exams every January. That means, if you’re a conscientious student, that you need to spend the Christmas holidays revising. However, you don’t have to let revision ruin your Christmas holidays. Click to find out my top tips on stopping revision from ruining the most wonderful time of the year.

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I often talk about how important it is to do further reading, over and beyond the demands of your GCSE and A-Level courses. It’s vital because:

Further reading will be the foundation of what you write about in your personal statement
It allows you to deepen and broaden your knowledge of your subjects, making you more passionate about them.
The other day I had an email from one of my readers, Ben. Ben (who hopes to apply to Oxford or Cambridge University) said:

I was reading your guide on how to approach reading around my subject and I was wondering how much detail I should go into as obviously I do not know what will come up in my interview. I expect erring on the side of too much is better.
So, how much further reading is too much further reading? Click on the link to find out...
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