Category Archives: Teachers

Exam marks changed again – does something need to be done?

So let’s see. You work hard, you get your revision done, you make sure that everything is perfect going into the exam.  When you sit the exam, you don’t let the pressure get to you and you manage everything perfectly. You’ve … Continue reading

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The beginning of an academy shake-up?

I’ve never been the biggest fan of academies, I must be honest.  It always seemed a strange idea to give schools more money and less controls on how they actually choose to spend the money.  It sounds risky, to say … Continue reading

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The massive flaw in modern foreign language teaching

Ever since Year 7, when I walked into secondary school as a fresh-faced 11 year old, I managed to get the knack for learning foreign languages. It just seemed to click for me.  Vocabulary and verb structures all just seemed … Continue reading

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Homework: Who do you go to first – parents or teachers?

Recently we discovered that something wasn’t quite right when it came to parents ‘helping’ with children’s homework.  Recently the news got out of that many parents are actually just completing the homework for them. It does serve as a bit … Continue reading

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9 ways to manage exam stress

Revising for exams? Tough isn’t it. Everyone wants you to do well, and the pressure to succeed builds up and up the closer you get to the exam. Stress is something that you will encounter throughout your school, university and work … Continue reading

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Exam tips: Beating the Blues

We all know how stressful exam time can be. Fear is a powerful emotion, and the fear of exams can cause your mood to spiral downwards, especially when we think that we may fail. The purpose of this blog post … 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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Top Tips: How to pick your GCSE subjects

If you’re in Year 9 then you will finally get a bit of choice in your life!  Yes, it is time for you to pick some different subjects and begin to phase out some of the things you don’t intend … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Choosing your A Levels

Sooner or later, Sixth Form colleges up and down the nation will be looking to collate all their applications for the year and work out who wants to do what in September.  It’s quite the elaborate process that involves a … Continue reading

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The ‘Tips for Tutors’ series

We have been blogging advice for tutors for a while now – our ‘Tips for Tutors’ series. We are pleased to say that these have received a good response from tutors. Just in case you missed any, you can find … Continue reading

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