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More competition for university places: a cause for celebration or a cause for concern?

By Idris Musty | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

An article on the BBC website on 20th January 2011 reads: Ucas figures: Fewer UK students get university places Official figures show that the number of UK students accepted onto university courses dropped last year, as record numbers failed to get places. More than 210,000 would-be students were left without a university place in the UK, final…

Hurrah! The Mocks and January modules are all over. Are they really?

By Idris Musty | January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Now that Mocks and the January modular examinations are over, while many students are relieved, at least for the time being, there are many who feel that the exams they have just taken are a real test of how prepared they are for the big ones in the summer! It is often the case, that…

No chance of mucking up the mocks!

By Idris Musty | December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

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…

All ready to go!

By Idris Musty | December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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…

On course for the summer exams!

By Idris Musty | December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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…

A word of encouragement from mum or dad!

By Idris Musty | December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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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By Idris Musty | August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

More competition for university places: a cause for celebration or a cause for concern?

By Idris Musty | August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

An article in the Independent on Tuesday 9 February read: “The university application service UCAS said that as of late January 2010, that the number of full-time undergraduate applications had jumped 22.9 percent to 570,556 compared with 2009 – the fourth annual rise in a row. Should we celebrate this rise or be concerned? The…

GCSE Science – Core (single), Additional (double) and Triple (separate) explained

By Idris Musty | December 3, 2001 | 0 Comments

It is a requirement of the national curriculum that every student studies Science at GCSE level, and that the Science curriculum studied by each student contains all three areas of Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The volume of the material studied and how demanding the content is, determines which certificate a student is awarded…

Maximising marks in the exam – a few tips!

By Idris Musty | December 3, 2001 | 0 Comments

With exams looming on the horizon, here are some steps you could follow to ensure maximum performance later in the year. Remember planning is key… Organisation  Relationships: Family and friends should be aware of your exam timetable, revision timetable and how much you value success in your course of study. These key players will always…

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