Tag Archives: high school

My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Should we be worried about advertising in secondary schools?

A few weeks ago I blogged about the NUS’s call to arms as it looks to recruit UK Universities into backing its new campaign to ban advertising from payday loan companies on campuses across the UK. A ongoing wider debate on the … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 2

Following on from part 1 in my list of top tools and excellent apps to see you through exams I welcome you to part 2, where I’ll be focusing on the things you can do to get your mind settled … Continue reading

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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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Top Ten: Bizarre games exam invigilators play

Ask most students to describe in one word the experience of sitting exams and ‘boring’ would be the response a fair wedge of the time. There’s not much fun to be had sitting in silence for and hour or two … Continue reading

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Should pornography be included in sex education lessons?

A report published last week by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (pithily entitled ‘Basically… porn is everywhere’) found that a significant number of children access pornography. The study reveals that the level of pornography children are exposed to is … Continue reading

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My perfect teacher in ten traits

I think that most of us hold a particular teacher from our childhood in cherished memory; that special person who ignited fires of inspiration and instilled within us a thirst for learning. There are loads of good teachers out there, … 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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Private Tutoring: Parental neuroses or necessary evil?

The headmaster of a leading Battersea prep school recently described private tutoring as a “hideous concept” that can undermine education. In the Times article, headmaster Ben Thomas bemoans the amount of tutoring in London, arguing there is far too much. I … Continue reading

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