Revision Specialists in GCSE & A Level

Posted on 8th October, 2017 by LCC Learning
LCC Learning is a central London-based college that specifically focuses on GCSE & A Level revision courses, offering classes in a wide range of subjects during the Christmas and Easter vacations.  We also offer lectures on a variety of ancillary subjects throughout the year as well as a continuous programme of mock testing, together with UCAS and personal statement advice service. Before explaining why we think it would be an excellent idea to choose LCC Learning, let’s first consider why GCSE and A Level revision courses in general are a good idea.  Revision courses supplement and reinforce solitary revision by offering students fresh perspectives, the opportunity to discover and make good any gaps in knowledge, to learn new examination techniques and also the chance to…

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Glimpse into the Past

Posted on 1st January, 2017 by
Today, on the 1st of January, LCC Learning celebrates the anniversary of the day that Samuel Pepys began writing in his famous diary. He recorded his life for almost ten years, penning over a million words, and his account of England in the 17th Century has often been cited as one of the most important documents in Restoration history. Samuel Pepys was a dedicated note-taker and his records are largely valued for his unabashed frankness and the accuracy with which he relates contemporaneous events. Major historical moments, which his diary gives a first-hand account of, include the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-7), the Great Plague (1665-6) and - perhaps most famously - the Great Fire of London (1666). C. S. Knighton has heralded Pepys’ diary as…


Famous Teachers in History: Aristotle

Posted on 1st December, 2016 by LCC Learning
Aristotle, in addition to being a great philosopher (and writer of seminal works such as his Poetics), is one of the most distinguished personal tutors in history. He spent much of his life in Macedon (modern day Macedonia), where he was tutor another important historical figure, Alexander the Great. Aristotle was born in 384 BC and studied at Plato’s Academy in Athens, where he resided for about 20 years before moving to Macedon to Alexander. The two continued to have a close relationship once Alexander had begun his conquest of the East. Aristotle acted as the young man’s adviser during his invasion of Persia. Alexander was, according to the Greek historian Plutarch, greatly interested in Aristotle’s philosophical theories and became himself an extremely well read…


Voltaire, Happy (probable) Birthday!

Posted on 21st November, 2016 by
Today is the probable birthday of François-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen-name Voltaire. Voltaire was a leading figure in the predominantly Eighteenth Century movement that became known as the Enlightenment, alongside his fellow Frenchmen Denis Diderot, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Jean de Rond D’Alembert. A scourge of the Catholic Church and of the Christian religion more generally, which he regarded as an infantile superstition, Voltaire was the author of a huge number of poems, plays, stories, histories and argumentative tracts. He is commonly regarded as one of the greatest writers in the history of French literature. His importance to the Enlightenment extends to an association with two of its most prominent monarchs: he was a favourite of the secular-minded, philosophical warlord king of Brandenburg-Prussia,…


Halloween Post: Can We Survive the Attacks of Monsters?

Posted on 29th October, 2016 by Rudolf Kohulak
It's Halloween, that time of the year when people like to dress up as vampires, zombies and various other monsters. But what if these creatures were to become real? Could humanity survive such an apocalyptic scenario? Let's suppose that vampires, werewolves and humans coexist and compete with each other. We are going to try to use the mathematical models from population dynamics to predict such inter-species interaction. Firstly, let's go through some Halloween-prompted assumptions that we are going to  make. The vampires cannot reproduce by themselves, they need to convert humans. The werewolves can either convert humans or they can give birth to werewolf babies. Vampires and werewolves are fighting and killing each other. Humans can kill either a vampire or a werewolf (there are…