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Thurston & Jones Blog.

In addition to being one of the premier tutoring agencies in London, we also have a regularly updated blog where we post all of the latest education news, as well as a selection of tips, tricks and hacks our tutors pick up along the way.  

January 21, 2019

From the data collected of the GCSE results in 2018, it is clear that despite the increased difficulty of the examinations, the proportion of students achieving a pass (at least a 4) is actually higher than ever! Consistent with the previous national trends.[1] What is...

January 21, 2019

For most children, the 11-Plus is the first time they are introduced to a formal examination, and with that comes a lot of stress and a lot of pressure to both parents and their children. An understanding of the process in full, from the deadlines and various steps inv...

January 21, 2019

“GCSEs in England have been reformed to keep pace with universities’ and employers’ demands. They are based on new and more demanding subject content…”. Ofqual

Noticeable Differences

-No more A*-U. In its place is 1-9.

- All assessment, now exclusively examinations,  will...

January 15, 2019

Thurston & Jones looks for specific characteristics in tutors; these qualities make our portfolio of staff exceptional. A robust and up to date knowledge of the national curriculum, however vital, is not the sole requirement of an excellent tutor. We have listed below...

January 12, 2019


Suffering from an intense feeling of fear and uncertainty at the sheer thought of an important exam is perfectly normal. Many people undergo a level of worry, but the intensity of anxiety can vary from case to case.

Generally speaking, these feelings of anxiety can lea...

January 11, 2019

According to the government’s National Travel Survey, 88% of children between the ages of 7-10 are accompanied to and from school[1]. The average travel time one way in 2017 was 19 minutes[2]. Rounded up to 20 minutes and considering that every school is open for 190 d...