Archive for December 2010

No chance of mucking up the mocks!

The month leading up to Christmas and also the month after is very exciting for families throughout the country as students from the age of 15 and 18 sit their mock exams in school. As if thinking about Christmas presents is not enough, parents also have to occupy their minds with such notions as: Is…

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All ready to go!

As the academic year draws to a close, no doubt everyone in the family is looking forward to the end of the summer examinations. Two dates in August – the 19th and 26th, when the A-level and GCSE results respectively are released, are the dates which we are all anxious about. How optimistically young people…

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On course for the summer exams!

Practical advice for parents As the end of the academic year approaches, all secondary school students face some sort of assessment between now and the summer. The urgency of the situation is apparent for GCSE students in Y10 and Y11 and also for AS and A2 students in the sixth form. What is not so…

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A word of encouragement from mum or dad!

The next couple of months may be a very anxious time for many families, with parents worrying if their son or daughter will make the grade. Despite all the publicity in the media about grade inflation, some of which is justified, students still have to put the work in to get the grade. There is…

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