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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 1

When exams loom heavy on the horizon students do what they can to prepare themselves for the mental strain ahead: revising, re-revising, chewing at fingernails and pulling at hair. Happily, for screenagers everywhere the abundance of digital help on offer … Continue reading

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Puppies and pants: The things we do for exam success

We all have our own strategies for clearing the high hurdles when it comes to exams. From the slow, steady plodders who take a long run up to the late night, caffeine fuelled crammers; our exam approach is as unique as our … 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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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: 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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Should we offer cash incentives to our children to do well in exams?

In the dim and distant past, or as my kids put it, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was taking A-levels, it was relatively unheard of for parents to offer money in return for good exam performance. You know … Continue reading

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Don’t panic – resits aren’t the end of the world.

It might seem like the worst thing ever if you find that you have failed one or more exams. It’ll feel even more wretched if your classmates are celebrating their successes and making plans to head off to the next … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Exam Failure

Sometimes it can be very difficult to predict the outcome of your exams, whether you be in secondary school or even university. This is probably because, exams are arguably one of the most feared things in education for students. Whether … Continue reading

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