What’s your feeling about Primary testing?

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Concern has been raised again over the effect of school pressures on young children’s mental wellbeing, with particular reference to testing. Exam stress and self harm is something we would normally associate with teenagers not young children. But teaching staff are reporting that children as young as six are feeling the pressure and exhibiting stress and... Read more »

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Do we need to take a closer look at how Physical Education is being taught?

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In a world where students are constantly being warned about employability, the terrible job market and house prices, other crucial aspects of education have been falling by the wayside. Regardless of employability concerns, we should still be investing time and money in a subject that improves the health, concentration and confidence of all students, regardless... Read more »

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Does studying computing make sense?

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If you want to go on and study computer science at university, you would think that a Computing A Level would stand you in good stead. However, the focus for most university selection criteria is on mathematics and sciences. At the top of the pile, one Oxbridge college – Trinity College, Cambridge – considers the... Read more »

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What is A Level Economics all about?

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By the time young people come around to choosing their GCSEs or A Levels, they may not have much idea of what Economics actually is, let alone what a qualification in it might entail. If you fall under this category then this blog post is for you! Many secondary schools don’t teach economics and because,... Read more »

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