Improving your education: Basic business skills
Oct07

Improving your education: Basic business skills

What one characteristic unites the most successful people in business? It’s the fact that they know they still have more to learn. Pursuing a career as an entrepreneur is a process of continual growth, and it’s never more important to focus on learning than when you’re right at the start of your career. If you have a strong idea but don’t yet have all the basic business skills you need to turn it into reality, it’s important to know...

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How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?
Sep25

How can toxic stress be set aside from ‘healthy stress’ in schools?

Every year, the question of ‘how difficult exams have become’ is raised; are they too much now, or are they easier than before? Exams and classwork are stressful for students, and although stress is natural, at what point must schools step in? What can schools do to help students learn to manage stress levels and prevent toxic levels of stress? Correctly identifying stress  toxic stress for our kids By Antonio...

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GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.
Aug22

GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.

Today’s the day; up and down the country 16yr old’s are opening their GCSE Results envelopes and either sighing with relieved triumph or screwing it up in a rage – or more usually experiencing a range of emotions between the two.If you got the GCSE results you needed – Well Done! Move along, nothing to see here, you know your next steps.But you, over at the back there with the disappointed face on. If your...

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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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