Spanish Exam Classes and Tuition

20
Jul

Language students at university – your year abroad

“That time I packed all my belongings into two suitcases and arrived alone in this small city after midnight.” For language students at uni who’re about to start their year abroad, there’s tons of thoughts running through your mind before you move to a new country. I’m rewinding aaaall the way back to my experience when I lived in Santiago
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10
Jul

Transitioning from the Spanish GCSE exam to AS level to A2 level

This summer: What can you expect as you transition from language GCSEs to A Level and then uni? Here’s what I explore: Managing expectation levels Prepping for uni Developing your opinions Honing your presentation and research skills Learning about issues that matter! Gaining a wider outlook of the world Introducing film and literature Consuming news and language tools Adapting to
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28
May

NEW: Spanish GCSE and A Level Exam Membership Classes!

Our Spanish GCSE and A Level Membership classes have now launched! It’s been in the pipeline since Jan 2020 but things have been crazier than we expected recently. These weekly Zoom webinars are taught by our founder Drew, whose students consistently achieve grades 9-7 for GCSE, A*-B for A Level and get into their top choice universities. Designed to support
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15
May

What will UK universities look like from Autumn 2020?

Intake levels 1. There could be a drop in students - many universities are still charging the same fees as before the virus but with no contact hours. Some applicants might question the value that they receive if distant learning models are somewhat passive. 2. There’ll be more students appealing A level results and choose to defer a year/resit exams.
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10
Apr

Using mock exam results to determine final exam grades in 2020

The potential problems with using mock results to determine final exam grades in 2020 1. Grade boundaries aren’t standardised across schools which can impact the results; sometimes teachers are less lenient as they don’t want students to feel complacent before the final exam. 2. Not all schools follow the scheme of work chronologically so students aren’t tested on the same
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28
Mar

2020 Coronavirus exam cancellations – ‘Do I need to bother revising for my GCSE and A level exams?’

'I’m gutted I won’t be able to sit my exams' - 'My teacher doesn’t like me, I’m worried I’ll be marked down' These are some of the many messages we’ve received from our worried students. To all our GCSE, A-level and Degree level students, you're not alone and we've got some advice for you on how to handle the next
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22
Mar

Business and Spanish Degree – Georgie wins uni placement with Danone!

Congrats to our degree student Georgie who’s secured a marketing placement with Danone for her 3rd year out! She aced her telephone, video, face-to-face AND assessment day interviews. She’s been having 1:1 Spanish with us for the last few years to support her though her A levels and her Business & Spanish degree at Exeter Uni. She came to My
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30
Sep

Our brand-new website: The Spanish Academy is now My Language Lab

We’re excited to be merging The Spanish Academy with My Language Lab! We’ve come a long way since we began teaching in our living room... We started The Spanish Academy in Cardiff and as our team of tutors grew, we set up another centre in London, where our HQ is now based. We noticed a trend of students wanting to
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11
Sep

2019 GCSE and A Level Results Are In!

Congratulations to our hardworking students on their recent results. 2018 was a successful year for us and 2019 was even better! All GCSE grades received have been 6 upwards, including 9’s (equivalent to A*-B). Our A level students achieved 100% A*-A grades, which is even better than last year’s results of 100% A*-B grades! What a fantastic achievement! Well done
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9
Jun

Why are French teachers helping with the shortage of Spanish teachers in school?

There’s no denying the fact that the number of full-time teachers is falling and this is backed up by studies and research. There are many reasons as to why this is happening such as workload and pay but Modern Languages is one of the areas being affected. Spanish in particular is one language that’s affected as there aren’t enough qualified

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