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Which GCSE subjects should I study?

There’s a large variety and choice when it comes to choosing your GCSEs. The basic options are straightforward, you need to study English (Language and Literature), Maths (Foundation or Higher) and Science (Single, Double or Triple award). The rest is up to you; it’s up to you to choose the subjects that you’re interested in. Most students choose to study History or Geography, Business or Economics and Classics or a Language. Don’t forget to check the exam boards as well; AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and CIE.

The final choice is yours, the easiest way to pass a GCSE is to choose the subjects that you like, so do some research beforehand.

What help can I get?

At Tutor House we offer private tutoring, home-schooling, revision courses, retake courses and exam entries. (Basically, we can help!) Private tutoring can be invaluable at GCSE level as students are increasingly feeling the pressure to achieve top grades in order to be qualified to study their desired A-Level subjects. A number of universities now require Maths, English and Science GCSE as a pre-requisite for university admission; so, in many ways, success at GCSE is as important as it is at A-Level.

The volume of work that is presented to GCSE students is substantial; therefore the key to success is often exam preparation and organisation. For example, in ICT there is a huge volume of coursework which must be complete, the key for this is to start really early in the term and get it out of the way by March, way before the exams!

Exam Focused support

At Tutor House we help students focus on a number of important revision strategies, as well as providing exam materials and techniques that will help them answer GCSE exam questions clearly and concisely.

Most of our GCSE and iGCSE tutors hold degrees in their subject areas and the majority teach in schools throughout London or have extensive experience in private tutoring. Our tutors’ proven track record enables them to equip their students with everything they need to get the grades they are inherently capable of attaining.

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