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By Idris Musty | January 18, 2023 | Comments Off on A-frank-message-to-caring-a-parent-covid-inflation-strikes

A frank message to a caring parent – January 2023 Dear Fellow Parent,  I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you some facts, ideas and opinions, and thereby offer one or two suggestions which you may find useful. Despite my experience and the expertise that I have gained while serving in various positions…

It’s all about university application at present – or is it?

By Idris Musty | December 13, 2022 | Comments Off on It’s all about university application at present – or is it?

We are at that time of the year when 18-year-olds are preoccupied with their application to university. They are busy getting their personal statement finished, hoping for a recommendation in support of their application from the head of sixth form or whichever teacher is going to write in support of their application to the university…

Newsletter

By Idris Musty | December 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Newsletter

The High Achievers’ Post Your ultimate guide to transforming your child’s academic performance Take Action Tips! Prepare your son or daughter for world class higher education institutions One effective way to teach work ethic and the ability to work independently is to give your son or daughter a domestic-related task to complete. For example, you…

Generation Z – more Exposure to people of different cultures

By Idris Musty | November 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Generation Z – more Exposure to people of different cultures

In one those situations  when my son is trying to prove to me how much more he knows than me, he will bring me a blank map of the world and ask me to label the countries – or to fill in the gap of missing countries. Another favourite of his is to ask me…

Generation Z and environmental awareness

By Idris Musty | November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on Generation Z and environmental awareness

In my last blogpost titled “Should we give Gen Z some credit?” I explored some of the many areas of life in which the so-called Generation Z are much more aware than, perhaps, we older people were when we were teenagers. Here, I am going to pick one of the five or so areas that…

Should we give Generation Z some credit?

By Idris Musty | October 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Should we give Generation Z some credit?

There are all sorts of areas of day-to-day life in which young people are found to be wanting, and we parents are so frustrated that we get emotional at times when trying to get them to do things. The list is so long, and it ranges from the difficulty in trying to have a civilised…

Post-Sixteen qualifications – A-level subjects and courses option after GCSE

By Idris Musty | August 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Post-Sixteen qualifications – A-level subjects and courses option after GCSE

The GCSE exam results are released today, with fewer top grades of 7, 8 and 9 (A and A*) being awarded in comparison to last year, but higher than in 2019. Although A-level grades are the main determining criterion for admission into the top universities, GCSEs still matter and there are two reasons for this.…

A-level Exam Results – accepting university offers

By Idris Musty | August 17, 2022 | Comments Off on A-level Exam Results – accepting university offers

A-level Exam Results – some truths as you decide on university For the first time in three years, A-level exam results that are based on proper exams are released this week. As we do every year, we will see images of jubilant young people with glee on their faces, and their rather proud parents so…

Pleasurable summer activity – Not All Readers are High Achievers But All High Achievers are Readers

By Idris Musty | August 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Pleasurable summer activity – Not All Readers are High Achievers But All High Achievers are Readers

 A pleasurable summer activity – “Not All Readers are High Achievers, But All High Achievers are Readers” The idea of me reading some fiction story about witchcraft and some silly magic was just not something I could possibly have contemplated. That was until one of my sixteen-year-old students spoke about her fascination with the Harry…

The summer is an opportunity for the teenager to get fitter and healthier!

By Idris Musty | August 16, 2022 | Comments Off on The summer is an opportunity for the teenager to get fitter and healthier!

The summer is an opportunity for the teenager to get fitter and healthier! For the last three or so months, well before the summer holiday started, my daughter has been pestering us about wanting to join a gym. Although I’m okay with the idea on the whole, there are a couple of things on which…

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