Plan Now For Clearing!
Jul23

Plan Now For Clearing!

Most people think that university clearing is only open on A-level results day and for a few weeks afterwards – but NOT SO!Dr Lisette Johnston, ex BBC World News boss and Head of School at ScreenSpace, part of MetFilm School explains what Clearing is all about and urges this summer’s 18yr olds to start planning now. Clearing opened on the 5th July, and universities are already advertising courses...

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Here’s Why We Need A GCSE – FAST
Jul15

Here’s Why We Need A GCSE – FAST

Regular readers will know that we Home Educate our four kids. Well, we did: the oldest is now 20, and post-A Levels he started working for a software company, which sends him across the world at an alarming pace and frankly lives his best life. Son No. 2 is 18 and about to start college, with an eye to heading to Uni a little later than normal but in a far better head place than if we’d forced the issue when he was 16.Son No. 3...

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(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising
Apr17

(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising

There’s a whole Tumblr-pile of ‘Study Tips For Revising’; crammed full of tricks that will totally help your teenager ace their exams. I know – between a husband doing a BSc as a mature student and three teenagers running the gauntlet of state exams, we’ve probably seen (and tried) more than a few of them in this house. The husband tried chanting pages of impossible-to-remember facts to a favourite tune,...

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EXCLUSIVE – 30% Discount on all Collins GCSE Revision Guides
Apr11

EXCLUSIVE – 30% Discount on all Collins GCSE Revision Guides

If you’re looking down the barrel of a long Easter holiday with a stressed out revising teen, then you’re about to love me.Oh yes you are.And you’ll earn some bonus points as a cool parent* too. We’ve been working with Collins, and we’ve snagged you an exclusive 30% discount code on ALL their GCSE study and revision guides. Never underestimate the power of a good revision guide. The simple fact of having...

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Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)
Apr08

Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)

Please. If you value your health and/or sanity, just don’t say THAT to your Revising Teen. Ever. Teenagers. Bloody hell they’re tricky, right? I mean, don’t get me wrong, they’re adorable creatures – funny, smart, opinionated, interesting, purveyors of marvellous new music, sources of most excellent YouTube funnies, genuinely brilliant company, … but also as predictable as a cat in a force ten gale...

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Dear Audiobooks. We love you. Love us xxx
Mar29

Dear Audiobooks. We love you. Love us xxx

Dear Audiobooks,I just wanted to drop you a note to say… well, thanks, really. I can’t count the number of times over the last ten years I have walked up the stairs of an evening in my house and heard four different versions of Stephen Fry talking quietly, as each child listened – for the 100th time – to their currently selected Harry Potter. When they were small we regularly borrowed your cassettes & CDs...

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