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Mindset – mindset is everything in achieving success at GCSE and A-level ….

By Idris Musty | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mindset – mindset is everything in achieving success at GCSE and A-level …. The importance of mindset in the achievement of anything in life cannot be overemphasised as ‘thought’ is where every success starts before manifesting itself into practical reality. GCSEs and A-level are very important, as not only are they the most important real…

The mock exams are now over and we are approaching the summer GCSE and A-level exams…

By Idris Musty | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The mock exams are now over and we are approaching the summer GCSE and A-level exams… The best time to plant an oak tree is 25 years ago. The second-best time is NOW! The Spring term – from January to March/April – is the most condensed term of the academic year. Not only is it…

Art and Music versus STEM subjects, McJobs …

By Idris Musty | November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the Radio 4 programme that I mentioned in the first part of this blog post article, some of the panellists, in my view, wrongly blamed the introduction of the EBacc as the reason why there is a decline in the number of young people who are taking Art and Music at GCSE; in fact,…

The EBacc – should it be broader to include Art and Music?

By Kazeem | November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since its introduction almost a decade ago, the EBacc has remained very prominent in political discussion on matters relating to the education of young people and the quality of the GCSE itself.  In its Wednesday 14th November, 2018 edition, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row focused an entire episode on Art Education. Panellists were very critical…

Sixth form and A-level subjects option after GCSE Results

By Ed Morgan | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the release of GCSE exam results, it is vital to make the right choice in choosing A-level subjects as it can make the difference between going to a top university or a not-so-reputable one. The top universities do discriminate and admission tutors at each department have their own preferences and prejudices!  I’d just like…

The university you attend matters, then the course – but make the best of what you’ve got

By Kazeem | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The university you attend matters, then the course – but make the best of what you’ve got For many 18-year-olds, the one single event last week – the release of the A-level examination results  –  may well be the most important event in their lives, as it could shape their destination in life. This event…

A Review of Greenwich and what Excel in Key Subjects offers

By Kazeem | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Review of Greenwich and what Excel offers – Peter Pegnall, 18th Sept 2012 Greenwich has a glittering reputation as a seat of both arts and sciences: the whole world sets its watches by this riverside village; the first performance of The Water Music caused a traffic jam on the Thames; Joseph Conrad planted an imaginary anarchists’…

GCSE – the first major yardstick for measuring success

By Idris Musty | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Please note that this was written a while ago but not published at the time. Please see the end of this article for a link to a more up to date article on GCSE and IGCSE Some things in life never change as it has always been the case that society makes judgement about people’s…

Is there any logic for private schools to play silly games on GCSEs v IGCSEs?

By Idris Musty | July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is there any logic for private schools to play silly games on GCSEs v IGCSEs? Recent articles have been published in various newspapers, including The Mail, Sunday Times and the Telegraph, alleging that public schools (the top fee-paying independent schools), are gaming the system by entering their students for IGCSEs instead of the new supposedly…

iGCSE vs the new 9-1 GCSEs – Are Private Schools gaming the system by opting for the easier IGCSEs?

By Idris Musty | July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

  iGCSE vs the new 9-1 GCSEs – Are Private Schools gaming the system by opting for the easier IGCSEs? There has been a lot of controversy since the new, supposedly tougher, GCSEs were introduced. More recently, the debate has revolved around unfairness on the part of independent schools (fee paying private school), where the…

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