Category Archives: Homework

Top Tips: learning a new foreign language

When it comes to learning a foreign language like Spanish, German or Mandarin Chinese, students are probably accustomed to hearing the same thing: “forget about traditional classes and head for the country where that language is spoken”. In other words, … Continue reading

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8 ways to make your homework easier…. and get better marks

Whether your are in secondary school or at university, obtaining maximum results without becoming a bookworm or neglecting your social and family obligations, is key. As is the case with most successful entrepreneurs, the most successful students are those who … Continue reading

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How do I manage my time at Uni? Discover 5 ways that’ll change the way you think

Ever heard of the phrase ‘Time Management’?  Of course you have, your school teachers, parents and heads of Sixth Form have been drilling that into you for years now.  Well people, I have good news and bad news – I’ll … Continue reading

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Top tips: surviving at university

If you’re preparing to go to University in September, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to fill all that time while you’re there.  I mean, 12 hours a week – that’s half what you did for your A Levels!  Such … Continue reading

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Cramming – is it ever a good idea ahead of exams?

Exam season is coming up thick and fast and for many of us it’s time to face facts – for one reason or another we haven’t lived up to the model student figure we’ve convinced our parents we are and … Continue reading

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Top tips for making the most of study leave

It’s nearly study leave season again when diligent pupils are to be found at their desks revising for the all-important exams. Of course, that’s the theory. In reality, pupils could just as easily be found watching Jeremy Kyle, hanging out … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Getting kids to do their homework

Let’s face it – getting our hormonal teens to do anything worthwhile in their free time is a pitched battle; a war of attrition where we inevitably fall into the role of the bad guy, time and again. Getting them to … Continue reading

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Government axes survey on nutritional value of school meals

Some of you may remember the story of Martha Payne, the Argyle schoolgirl who’s school dinner blog hit the headlines after she was banned from posting pictures of the lunchtime slop by Bute Council. At the time I blogged about … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Educational Apps for iPads

Last week it was interesting to see this video clip from the BBC highlighting the tech-savvy story of The Essa Academy in Bolton, a place that’s taken a huge step towards creating a ‘bookless school’. Every student and member of … Continue reading

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How to tell if your child is having problems at school

It’s perfectly natural that at some point or another, most kids will go through a problematic period at school. As they hit secondary level, the impact of moving into the more challenging, both academically and socially, can generate problems, worries, … Continue reading

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