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Taking back control of technology

Final thoughts: Taking back control of technology Whilst I embrace technology and appreciate its importance as a vital learning tool; I also think there are aspects of the traditional learning experience that is irreplaceable. One main one is day to day interaction with printed text – usually books, which I can touch, feel and smell.…

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7 Ways to Make the Most of your Summer Holidays

As the final few weeks of the school term pass by, and the exam period finishes for those in GCSE and A level, many students and parents are turning their thoughts to the summer break ahead. The summer holidays allow us time to rest and get some perspective on our progress in life, but they…

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Will the new GCSE of grades 9 to 1 lead to new Elitism?

An article in the TES (The Times Educational Supplements – a magazine widely read by teachers) recently carried the headline “Why GCSE Reform may lead to a new ‘elitism’. The article raised concern felt in some quarters about the newly introduced numerical grading of 9-1 by OFQUAL (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation –…

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Choosing a good school is only the start!

Nurture or Nature –  Choosing a good school is only the start! There are so many attributes that make for a good school, factors which go far beyond just the examination results. We must bear in mind that achieving a complete and well rounded education is very important, as well as the crucial exam results.…

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