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Making the best of the summer for teenagers – Cooking Skills …

By Idris Musty | July 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Making the best of the summer for teenagers – Cooking Skills …

Just like the teenagers, the parents are looking forward to this summer more than the previous ones, at least in the last couple or so years. This is particularly an eventful year, and the pandemic, this time around, is not at the top of the news agenda. There are so many other relatively major events…

Revising-GCSE-A-level-in-the-Library-how effective?

By Idris Musty | June 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Revising-GCSE-A-level-in-the-Library-how effective?

Teenagers Revising for GCSE and A-level in the Library – how effective? For the first time in three years the exam season is here – I mean proper GCSE and A-level examinations. We all know the importance of hard work, and teachers and parents stress this all the time in their quest to get the…

21 Exam Success Tips

By Idris Musty | May 13, 2022 | Comments Off on 21 Exam Success Tips

I’d like to share with you a few tips, which you may find useful in your conversations with your teenager at this crucial period of their life as they face the summer exams. In the last few days, I started releasing a video a day on YouTube, and I am doing this for at least…

7 Ways for your child to maximise their GCSE or A-level exam result in 2022

By Idris Musty | March 7, 2022 | Comments Off on 7 Ways for your child to maximise their GCSE or A-level exam result in 2022

The traditional GCSE and A-level exams are definitely happening this summer. In fact, some students have already taken their IGCSE in Maths – including my son, who got his results this week. Here, I am sharing with you 7 key points that you, as a parent can use to supportyour child as they prepare for…

Education Arms Race – the secret weapon

By Idris Musty | February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Education Arms Race – the secret weapon

Just in case you think the title of this blogpost is rather dramatic, here is a headline from The Times website: “The education arms race is out of control”. Actually, The Times is not the only newspaper that uses the phrase “arms race”, so does The Guardian, The Economist,   a report by UCL and many…

Return to school; Learning technology and Grade Misallocation – making the best of …

By Idris Musty | December 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Return to school; Learning technology and Grade Misallocation – making the best of …

Return to school; Learning technology and Grade Misallocation – making the best of … Once again, another school holiday has begun without parents and young people knowing if they will be going back to school at the end of it or not – thanks to the pandemic. Even before the discovery of the Omicron variant…

GCSE-&-A-level-examinations-summer- 2022–update

By Idris Musty | December 14, 2021 | Comments Off on GCSE-&-A-level-examinations-summer- 2022–update

For the third year running the pandemic casts a shadow on traditional GCSE and A-level summer exams. The examinations were cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 and replaced with teacher assessment. The government’s position remains that those examinations will go ahead, albeit with minor adjustments to account for loss of learning time due to the…

Opportunities-in-Education-Grabbing-the-Bull-by-the-Horns

By Idris Musty | November 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Opportunities-in-Education-Grabbing-the-Bull-by-the-Horns

Opportunities Abound in Education – It’s all about Grabbing the Bull by the Horns It’s interesting, using this expression “grabbing the bull by the horns” in relation to children’s education. The expression brings many things to mind. Education may not particularly be one of them. Though on further thought, the two ideas are not completely…

Good Teachers are Worth their Weight in Gold!

By Idris Musty | November 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Good Teachers are Worth their Weight in Gold!

A Good Teacher is Worth their Weight in Gold! There is a saying that goes “a good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way of others” – a quote from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The difference a teacher can make to the life of a child cannot be overemphasised. Every adult…

There are many reasons for optimism about our children’s education and future; but there are hidden truths…

By Idris Musty | October 31, 2021 | Comments Off on There are many reasons for optimism about our children’s education and future; but there are hidden truths…

Much has been said about how many children have lost teaching and socialising time as a result of lockdown, which is true and, sadly, may be even worse than we thought. It is reassuring to see that the economic impact of the pandemic is turning out not to be as bad as it was previously…

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