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Nurture’s dominance increases … 2021 GCSE & A-level exams may be at the mercy of teachers…

By Idris Musty | June 18, 2020 |

Nurture’s dominance over Nature increases, as teenagers A-level and GCSE exams for 2021 may be at the mercy of teachers again… I’ve always been of the belief that nurture plays a greater role in success than nature. I’ve seen so many young people of average ability but who work hard excelling beyond all expectations.  At…

GCSE and A-level exams chaos may linger around until the summer of 2021 – when will full time schooling resume?

By Idris Musty | June 8, 2020 |

As the hullabaloo surrounding the cancellation of this summer’s GCSE   continues, the message that is becoming clearer is that this may go beyond this summer, and there is a distinct possibility that the present Y10 and lower sixth students may face the same predicament in the summer of 2021. Quoting from yesterday’s Sunday Times, “Parents…

School closure and lock down – Is enough being done to help Y11 prepare for A-level?

By Idris Musty | June 8, 2020 |

From what we’ve been hearing in the news, as far as secondary education is concerned, attention is on Y10 and the lower sixth (Y12) at present; which is understandable, as these two year-groups will be taking their GCSE and A-level exams, respectively, in less than 12 months’ time. Not much is said about Y11 students…

How good is the Quality of Online Teaching after School Closure due to the pandemic?

By Idris Musty | May 20, 2020 |

Since the lockdown and school closure in the last week of March, all secondary schools have been making some sort of provision for their students. The standard of education being provided varies very widely. Some schools are using online technology, such as Zoom, Skype, Microsoft One Note, Google Classroom and so on, to provide live…

GCSE and A-level Exams; Coronavirus – are you a worried parent?

By Idris Musty | March 14, 2020 |

GCSE and A-level Exams; Coronavirus – are you a worried parent? There is understandably considerable anxiety in the minds of all parents given the present circumstances in relation to the coronavirus– especially for those whose teenagers are taking GCSE and A-level examinations this summer. At present, it remains uncertain at as to whether the whole…

21 Exam Booster Tips – Day 21

By Akshay Sudarsanan | March 14, 2020 |

Below is one of 21 Exam Boosting Tips according to Megan Smith – enjoy  the read and I hope you found them thought provoking. Be positive! You have worked hard for these exams – they are a test of your knowledge, not a trick. Remember that exams are an opportunity to demonstrate what you have…

21 Exam Booster Tips – Day 20

By Akshay Sudarsanan | March 14, 2020 |

Below is one of 21 Exam Boosting Tips according to Megan Smith – enjoy  the read and I hope you found them thought provoking. Water Woes! Take water into the exam with you – but be careful about how much you drink…! Take a bottle of water with you into the exam hall. There are…

21 Exam Booster Tips – Day 19

By Akshay Sudarsanan | March 14, 2020 |

Below is one of 21 Exam Boosting Tips according to Megan Smith – enjoy  the read and I hope you found them thought provoking. Recognise achievements by rewarding yourself for your hard work. But be honest with yourself! Remember to reward yourself for your hard work. Make a promise to yourself at the start of…

21 Exam Booster Tips – Day 18

By Akshay Sudarsanan | March 14, 2020 |

Below is one of 21 Exam Boosting Tips according to Megan Smith – enjoy  the read and I hope you found them thought provoking. Learn through teaching! Once you think you have mastered a topic, attempt to explain it to a family member as a revision method. The best way in which to test your…

21 Exam Booster Tips – Day 17

By Akshay Sudarsanan | March 14, 2020 |

Below is one of 21 Exam Boosting Tips according to Megan Smith – enjoy  the read and I hope you found them thought provoking. Don’t forget SPAG! Ensure you check your spelling, punctuation and grammar on each of your papers. Marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar are awarded in every exam – whether it is…

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