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Should you study in the morning or at night? | Lucy Parsons

Life gets busy. You may have a part-time job, play in a sports team and belong to a club like guides or venture scouts. It’s hard to fit it all in, and then when something exceptional comes along, like a camp or a weekend sports festival your studies somehow drop to the bottom of the list. 50 more words

How to Stand Out in an Oxford or Cambridge Personal Statement or Interview | Lucy Parsons

It’s a question that comes up in the mind of anyone applying to the UK’s premier universities: “How do I stand out from all the other candidates?” The other day, Ami, a reader of my blog, wrote to me and asked me this exact question. 68 more words

Why you need to get out of your comfort zone to achieve better grades | Lucy Parsons

The other day I was doing a free fifteen minute coaching call with one of my readers, we’ll call here Polly. A year ago Polly told me she wanted to study physical natural sciences at Cambridge. 75 more words

How to successfully transition from GCSE to A Level | Lucy Parsons

It’s a well known fact that it’s not easy to make the transition from GCSE to A Level. A Levels are hard. Really hard in comparison to GCSEs. 82 more words

How to approach your exams like an Olympian | Lucy Parsons

Did you watch any of the Rio Olympics? I loved marvelling at what people can make the human body do with enough training, dedication and determination. 78 more words

The Essential Back to School Stationery List: 18 Items that will propel you towards exam success | Lucy Parsons

There’s something truly wonderful about the start of a new school year. It’s like a magnified version of the freshness of spring blossom on the tress, the good intentions of New Year’s Day and the promise of a brand new exercise book waiting for you to fill it with your learning. 60 more words

Personal statement: How to bring colour, life and orginality to your personal statement | Lucy Parsons

When an admissions tutor reads your personal statement you want them to sit up and take notice. But, how do you do that? One way is by bringing colour, life and orginality to your writing. 75 more words