Technology in the classroom – an ongoing debate

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There have been some interesting articles in the media recently concerning the use of technology in the classroom. It’s been sparked by a study which found that large investment in classroom technology and frequent use of technology in lessons has created poorer results in English, Maths and Science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)... Read more »

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What to expect from GCSE Engineering

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GCSE Engineering is a practical subject perfect for students who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning. This vocational GCSE will provide you with a taste of the real working world as well as an opportunity to explore the engineering sector, so you can figure out whether it’s right for you. If you are eager to... Read more »

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Is it possible to alleviate some of the pressure in schools?

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We regularly hear about pressure within the school system. An article in the papers last weekend outlined a very sad report about the increasing pressure caused by tests, exams and Ofsted methods of assessment, placed upon our children and schools. The report from the National Union of Teachers says that teachers are seeing unparalleled levels... Read more »

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The importance of reading

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When you reflect on your childhood you hopefully recall some pleasurable literary experiences. Your parents, grandparents, adult friends and teachers may have guided you through enchanting picture books. This may, like me, have led to you relishing reading the adventures of the Famous Five or the Secret Seven (and crying when Charlotte the spider died... Read more »

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