Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is University right for me: Weigh up the advantages and disadvantages

So you will be leaving Sixth Form soon and have to decide whether to take that place at University or join the world of work. For a lucky few, your chosen career path is clear: you wish to be an doctor … Continue reading

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12 tips for improving your speed reading

Whether you are studying for your A Levels or for University exams, chances are, you have a considerable amount of information to comprehend, process and memorise. You will be much more effective in your learning if you can read and assimilate … Continue reading

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Are we ever going to use what we learn?

How many times did you ask yourself this question when you were at school? For many teachers, it should come as no surprise.  After all, many kids find themselves in lessons that they don’t want to be in for much … Continue reading

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We’re not anti-school, but here are 15 reservations we have about it!

There’s a common assumption that if you’re a home educator you’re bound to be anti-school. That’s not the case. Most home educators appreciate that schools work very well for most families. And their decision to home educate is not a … Continue reading

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School Snapchat bans are a waste of time

If you aren’t on Snapchat, then the chances are the first thing you learn about it is via shocking headlines warning of “bullying threats” and “sexting dangers”. Snapchat is the social network that lets you send pictures and videos to … Continue reading

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A call to develop character over more academic gain

One of the many reasons cited by parents as influencing their decision to home educate is their concern over the narrow focus of the curriculum in school on purely academic outcomes. Many feel that this neglects the wider education of … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Dyslexia

The purpose of this article is to look at the subject of dyslexia, ways to spot it, the educational challenges it raises and the help available. Dyslexia is a common type of specific learning difficulty which affects the ability to … Continue reading

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It’s official: Pay disputes are going to affect more than just your lectures

It seems like pretty much every week I’m writing about this, doesn’t it? I’ve long seen the current dispute between University staff and their employers as being one of the most damaging in recent educational times – it’s just a … Continue reading

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Student Loans Company – An unfolding disaster

University is not cheap. Starting with this obvious statement seems like a no-brainer, but a lot of people underestimate just how much students are going to have to spend on University education. Currently, you’ve got a maximum of £9,000 tuition fees, … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Starting your Sixth Form adventure

You’ve got your GCSE results, you’ve had your time to reflect and enjoy your long summer… Now is the time to begin to make your mark. If you’ve decided to move on to Sixth Form that’s great – you’ve made … Continue reading

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