So Proud of our Learners – 2021 exam results (Spring)

Our learners have worked so hard this year and struggled through such challenges. It has been a delight to see how they have been rewarded for their efforts. Just some of the comments from today …

Dear Kate, Huge thanks to you this morning as DS got a 7 in his Psychology GCSE. He is so pleased. I know you went far above and beyond this year to ensure our young people received their grades, and it really has been so appreciated here. Thanks again

Dear Kate, Thank you ever so much for your support while studying travel and tourism through lockdown. I am overjoyed to share my IGCSE travel and tourism results… Thank you again for the fabulous lessons, dedication and support thought the course. I achieved an A-grade!

7! WE GOT 7 IN ENGLISH LANG! YIPPI!….Thank you Kate and Caitlin!

Got DS’s results. So proud of him. 6s and 7s. Thank you so very much Kate and Caitlyn

DS got an 8 in English Language. Thank you for all your hard work Caitlin!!❤

Super proud of DD today, 8 in business, 8 in sociology and a 9 for English language. 🤩
Huge thanks to Caitlin and Kate for your excellent teaching and help and work in getting grades this year. She is super happy and is so glad we chose homemade education, the courses were really good and she enjoyed them.
Roll on September and year 11 for the new courses we’ve chosen. 💗

Kate can’t thank you enough we are overjoyed at DS’s 2 A Stars she worked so hard and loved loved the subjects and her hard work paid off, thank you for being amazing ❤️❤️

Thank you Kate, DD got a 9 in economics, and loves the subject and is planning to take the A level at 6th form.

Hi Kate 😊 I ended up with a 7 in business which I wasn’t expecting at all! Thank you so much for your help over the course and with the other two I’ve done with you. I’m now going onto college to do psychology A levels with criminology and media, as I loved the psychology course with you.

Hi Kate Just wanted to let you know DS got a 7 in her IGCSE Business Studies!! Thank you so much for all your help.

You have been calm and professional throughout the whole debacle. You swiftly answered my questions to the best of your abilities, even if my questions may have been daft or were asked a thousand times before. I will absolutely recommend you and will also sign up again for more courses. Thank you both x

DD is v happy with hers so thanks so much for helping her to achieve and to subsequently believe in herself!

Hi Kate, Just a quick not to say DS got a 6 for his Business igcse. Considering … he’s very relieved!!! Thank you for all your support and help. It really helped to keep him motivated during difficult times 🙂

Thanks for everything you’ve done. C in environmental management is great and hopefully a huge confidence booster.

Thank you so much Caitlin Kendall I got a 9 in both my English’s (lit & lang)!! 🎉 Couldn’t thank you enough! I’m soo pleased, and can’t believe it! ❤ I enjoyed both your courses so much! Thank you very much! Xxx

DD is bursting with happiness with her fantastic 9 in English Language 🤩 Thank you for all your hard work and excellent teaching this year. Roll on next September for English literature. 💗

Kate Omg just found out I got an A in Psychology! Thank you so so much! 🎉 I loved your course from start to end and can’t wait to do it at A-level!! ❤

DS got an A* in EM this morning 😁 very happy and extra proud …Thanks for a great course xxxxx

Thank you so much Caitlin for all of your support, DS got a 9 in his English Language 🤩…..in absolute shock at the moment, thank you again so much ❤️ xxx

Dear Caitlin, Thank you so much for your help. DS got a 5 in English. It is such a miracle for us to pass the exam. DS came to study to you with huge gaps and problems in the language and you were able to help him achieve great results in a year !!! This is a huge victory for us. 💖

We just got her results and she got five 9’s and three 8’s. Good luck to all.

Hi Kate We are thrilled with DS’s 9 in Economics – thank you for all your help and hard work.

DS1 is overjoyed with his 8 in English! DS2 is very very happy with his A* in EM. Thank you so much for your hard work ladies. So very much appreciated. It’s great that my two are moving forward in their studies but sad our time with you has come to an end.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter. She received 8s in English Language and English Literature! Much gratitude here today.

Kate Thank you so much for such an enjoyable Psychology course! I got an A* and am super happy! Thank you so much 😊

Kate I am over the moon! He Loved your Statistics and Business courses and I was so proud he completed them both in time. The curriculum turned out to be full of writing which is super tough when dyslexia and dysgraphia can hijack learning and hinder producing written work. … He did admirably and was awarded a 6 in business and an 8 in statistics. Thankyou for all your wonderful teaching, excellent course content and the insane efforts you had to put in at the end to support grading. Oh, and your lovely friendly emails through the course.

Dear Kate First of all, even so the word “ thank you “ isn’t enough to express our gratitude for your support during the academic year 2020/2021…. DD did receive her IGCSE results today and it was celebration time here

Thank you so much for all your support over this year Kate. DS and I are absolutely thrilled with his grade 8 for statistics. 🙂

9 here for DS in economics! So pleased as he really understood the the subject thanks to your tuition. Been recommending your courses!

Delighted with DS’s 8 for psychology😄👏🏽Thankyou for such a clear and thorough course structure Kate and your inimitable teaching style which brings such great enthusiasm for the subject and clear guidelines for what is needed to answer questions fully . You offer brilliant courses offering everything that could possible be needed to successfully pass. 🙏✨

Thank you so much for your courses! DDs so happy with her A* in Geography and A in Business Studies x DS also really happy with A* in Eng Lang thanks to Caitlin! 😀

Hello Kate, Hope you are well. DD has achieved Grade 8 in English Language… without (Caitlin’s) help It would not have been possible.

Why Your Young Person Should Consider Choosing IGCSE Economics, as a subject

IGCSE Economics doesn’t tend to be one of the most popular IGCSEs, which is such a shame! Not only is it fascinating (did you know Economics is a social science, like Sociology?) and informative (deciphering financial news broadcasts will become a doddle) but it’s also extremely valuable in real-life (why are interest rates so important; how can we protect the environment and still create jobs; who cares about minimum wage law). Not only that – it is inspiring – more than 50% of my IGCSE students go on to study Economics at A-Level because they are so inspired by the subject (that they knew very little about, before starting IGCSE. Here is some of my most recent feedback:

” Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for economics, the lessons and the TAGs. I found the lessons very enjoyable and interesting, and I just wanted to let you know that I’m looking forward to starting economics A level in September; because of this course you’ve opened up a whole new subject for me to explore!”

“Thought id let you know I’ve started a business, I’m selling sweet cones for Eid (its the equivalent of Christmas for us) so far I’ve had 11 responses, some quite large. Thanks for teaching me Business and Economics! … I thought I’d just update you on what happened with my business, I sold 140 sweet cones and I had over 600% more profits than the original investment”

“He has thoroughly grown to love Economics – you have instilled an enthusiasm for a subject which he was initially sceptical about!  Thank you. He is going on to study Economics at ALevel”

“Thank you so much for all the tuition, in sociology and economics. They are both subjects that I wouldn’t have thought I’d enjoy, but absolutely loved, found really interesting and will come in useful in general life.”

M and I would like to say a huge thank you for the excellent Economics course you have provided. M has found the content and resources to be exceptional and the online lessons combined with homework and recaps has been very effective at helping him learn. He has developed a love of economics and his learning has steered his future in a new direction. What started out as his ‘extra’ subject has now become his most prominent and inspiring one.  I will let you know what happens with M but for now he would like to study Economics at A-level next term if all goes to plan. Once again, sincerest thanks for your fantastic educational provision and tuition.

Why Study Economics? Money makes the world go around. It plays a big part in politics, society, law, geography, and almost everything else in life. Understanding how people, companies, and countries control their money is one of the most valuable skills to any employer. But, economics is much more than pounds and dollars. It’s a fascinating study of psychology, sociology, of why people make the decisions they make, and how resources are spread out around the world. (UCAS)

Noted!

As a student, my notes were often all over the place.  Memorably, my English teacher once asked me to please take English notes in English class, rather than drawing architectural plans on square-ruled paper while he lectured.  My response was “I get an A in this class, so can you leave me be?!”  Despite that, note-taking was indeed something I took seriously – I used my notes as my main revision tool in every class through High School, University Undergrad and Grad School (and graduating with honours!).

At HomeMadeEducation, we encourage all of our students to make their own notes … this article is a good reminder of why.

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SummerTime ‘Exam’ Studies

So, it’s the summer.  September seems like ages away now.  You have probably wound down much of your learning, but in the back of your mind you might have a few niggly “But we could just get a bit of a head start on …” type thoughts.  If that’s the case, here are a few top tips to get a head-start on GCSE/IGCSE/A-Level topics without it seeming like formal learning:

a) Find newspaper articles related to your child’s upcoming subjects.  Almost every day, you can find online articles in The Guardian/Times/BBC about biology, sociology, English and more.  They make interesting reading and show how the subject is relevant in every-day life!  Here is a great business one: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/26/the-dyson-fan-which-keeps-the-queen-cool

b) Pick up a few ‘general interest’ books that cover the subject in an amusing, visual, or more engaging way than a textbook.  There are many for sale on websites like TheBookPeople for under £10 … this psychology book is fascinating and only £3.99: https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp?productId=952959

c) Browse the ‘Education’/’Learning’ pages from various museums and organisations and you will find a range of interesting resources and materials you can explore and use over the summer, such as this one from Cadbury: https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/schools-and-groups/schools/resources

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