To secure top grades in A-Level politics, it is vital that students confidently engage with contemporary political debates and themes. In this blog, Politics tutor Eddie sets out four great ways of accessing current political events, knowledge of which can then be applied to the course.
Eddie January, 2019
Alan is an experienced tutor specialising in A-level, GCSE and IB tuition in Mathematics and Physics. Here he offers some suggestions on how to keep your teenager motivated and some specific advice in studying mathematics and physics.
Alan November, 2018
In this blog, Maggie will discuss the importance of regular language revision - even when school is out for the summer. She will give some tips on how to implement language revision throughout your summer break in a fun, quick and easy way.
Maggie August, 2018
In this post, rather than take a single event and examine it in relation to various topics, Andrew looks at the issue of presidentialism across Theresa May’s time as Prime Minister and explores how it may provide examples relevant to A Level politics.
Andrew November, 2017
In the fourth post in his series, Andrew looks at the violence that took place in Charlottesville, USA during August 2017 and investigates how these events may provide examples relevant to A Level politics exam questions on ideology and political ideas.
Andrew October, 2017
In the penultimate post in this series, Andrew looks at how the provenance of the source (including its author, and the time and place in which it was produced) can be used to examine a source’s reliability.
‘To be or not to be: that is the question.’ (Hamlet, III:i, 1) Every year, thousands of students sit down to analyse Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, which begs another question: is it still possible to say anything new about Shakespeare? If so, where and how does one begin? Read on for answers and five tips to become a successful Shakespeare scholar.
When you write an essay or answer an exam question, it’s not enough merely to know the answer. Knowing the answer is certainly important, but you also have to be able to write the answer down in a way that will convince the examiner that you know the answer. Most people find this difficult. Follow these top tips for success.
John September, 2017
A Level Politics requires students to use examples to prove their points, but textbooks cannot cover recent events. In the third post in his series detailing how to use recent events in the exam, Andrew looks again at the EU referendum, this time thinking about how it is relevant to the ‘Political ideas’ topic.
Andrew September, 2017
In the third post in this series, we will look at how to show A Level examiners that you can assess the accuracy of sources. People in the past did not always give an impression consistent with the facts available to us. Good historians will compare the information presented by any source to what they already know of the period.
Andrew September, 2017