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Our GCSE learning and revision blog includes syllabus based topics for subjects including GCSE Maths, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Double Science and Triple Science.

Exam Pressures and Teenage Stress
Guides
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Teenagers, GCSE exam pressures and coping with stress

School students and teenagers face pressures and stress just like adults. GCSE exams can place a lot of pressure on students and understanding the pressures faced by students and knowing how to deal with it will help you cope better with your GCSE 9-1 exams.

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GCSE Options
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Guide to GCSE Options

A guide to GCSE options Are you studying for the GCSE’s? Do you have kids heading for GCSE’s? This guide to GCSE options will help

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Steam distillation diagram
GCSE Chemistry
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What is Distillation?

The life of a chemist is often filled with challenges. One of the largest challenges any chemist can face is the purification of a mixture. Let’s say you just finished running a chemical reaction. It’s been cooled down to room temperature, and you’re staring at about 100 grams of a clear liquid sitting in the flask. Chances are, it’s not going to be 100% pure. Your boss wants to sell your final product to a customer and is pressuring you to get it pure. What do you do?

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Numbers
GCSE Maths
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Types of numbers and BODMAS

Numbers are symbols we use to count things. Numbers have been in use since the antiquity. We can’t live a normal life without numbers. We can’t even order a pizza, say our age or count the money without knowing the numbers. In absence of numbers, we’d be in the mental state of a 2-3 year toddler who has not yet learnt to count. In short, our life would be much difficult (to not say impossible) without numbers.

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Essay Writing
GCSE
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Useful tips for essay writing

Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.

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Maths revision made simple
GCSE Maths
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Ten ways to revise for your maths exam

Few months before the examination, secondary students sitting for the GCSE or its international version IGCSE will begin cramming in a desperate attempt to score higher. Among the many subjects that are on the top of the revision, the list is Maths.

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Source based history questions
GCSE History
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How to answer a source based GCSE History question

Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.

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Periodic table GCSE chemistry
GCSE Science
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Understanding the Trends of the Periodic Table

If you’re taking a chemistry class, or even a general science class, chances are pretty good that you have a copy of the Periodic Table of Elements. It might be hanging from a wall on a poster, or inside the back cover of your textbook. All the strange combination of letters, all the numbers – it can be very confusing. It’s almost information overload, right?

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Redox Reactions
GCSE Chemistry
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Oxidation and Reduction: Redox Reactions

You probably know by now (through your studies of chemistry) that electrons are the “magic” behind chemical reactions. They do all the hard work – moving here, moving there, joining this atom, leaving that atom, forming bonds, etc. Understanding chemistry, at its very roots, means understanding how electrons behave.

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Ofqual
GCSE
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GCSE grades in England are changing Ofqual video

This video was published by Ofqual. Ofqual is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England.

The video explains the recent changes to GCSE examinations.

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