Exam day tips

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To say that exams are stressful is an understatement – the horror can stay with us for the rest of our lives. We calculate that there are over 6.5m GCSE and A level exams taken every year, this adds up to a whole lot of pain. So you’ve done as much revision as you meaningfully... Read more »

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The secret of exam success

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I don’t know about you, learning doesn’t always come easy to me. I recall taking my mock GCSE exams and staring at my revision, wondering why some kids do really well seemingly without trying, whereas for me it was a battle. There is a great debate about nature versus nurture. Is academic success due to... Read more »

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Easter holidays and exam terror

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There was a time when Easter holidays meant lounging around the house and sleeping in. For thousands of teenagers, the fun ends when you start the short run-in to your GCSE and A level exams. Continuous assessment means that you will have taken a number of exams already, but no matter how much revision you... Read more »

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Can Online Learning combat rurality?

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After my recent musing on how VLE’s could signal the death knell for the snow day, I got to thinking about the other ways in which the internet can help overcome some of the challenges facing education. So picture the scene: you live in a small community, with a small school, on a small outcrop somewhere... Read more »

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