Tag Archives: exam stress

Common exam mistakes you need to avoid

Sometimes it only takes the deathly pallid stare from a blank sheet of A4 paper to get our knees a’knocking; confidence crumbling into nervous dust as the tick-tock of a booming clock counts down on our future… Yes, it’s exam … Continue reading

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Help! I didn’t get into my first choice uni…

It’s a nervous time for students across the country, many of whom will recently have found out if they’ve made the grade and been accepted in to their first choice university. With competition for places always high, some institutions will … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to find the right tutor for your child

The shadow of competition is hot on our heels day-to-day in the cut and thrust of modern life. Competition for that job; that bank loan and even that parking space – it’s all on the rise. In the field of … Continue reading

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The rise and rise of private tutoring – how to keep up with the pack

Incredible insight into the world of high-end tutoring in this week’s Times, which claims some wealthy families from overseas are offering the best-qualified British tutors up to £80,000 a year (including housing) to prepare their kids for the Common Entrance … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Educational Tools for Students

A great deal of debate among EdTech enthusiasts centres around pinning down a date for when paperless classrooms become the norm, where digital devices triumph as the medium of choice for delivering education. Indeed, across the pond the State Educational … Continue reading

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Eh? Levels: Gove’s reforms draw fire from critics

I don’t know what made me wince more as I roused, goosebumped from my pit this morning. Was it the frosting of brilliant-white snow blown in by a stiff nor’ easterly that pierced my inky eyeballs and seared into my … 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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Top Tips: Coping With Exam Failure

It happens to the best of us, but knowing how to cope when you flunk an exam isn’t something that comes naturally to all. From the most insignificant test to the most important exam, the knock in confidence resulting from a bad … Continue reading

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UCAS forms, Personal Statements and University ‘cheats’?

A-level results day is a nerve-wracking time for everyone involved, the prospect of falling short of the grades needed to get into your chosen University can be too much to bear. Anyone who’s been through it will know there’s tears, … Continue reading

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Help your child get through the misery of exams

For kids, exams are a fact of life at this time of year. Some breeze through, even enjoying the challenge, but for others the story is very different. The amount or quality of study doesn’t have much bearing on how … Continue reading

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