Homeschooling GCSEs – The Top 10 Lessons I Learned
Aug24

Homeschooling GCSEs – The Top 10 Lessons I Learned

Last summer our 17yr old decided it was time to get his life in order – he decided he’d take his GCSEs by homeschooling. Yes, he’s two years behind his cohort; but the joy of home education is that you can work to your own schedule. Every experienced home educator I spoke to at the start of our Home Ed journey assured me the motivation would come – just wait for it. Watching my video-game-obsessed offspring I...

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The Importance Of Bees: Why You Should Never Kill A Bee
Aug16

The Importance Of Bees: Why You Should Never Kill A Bee

Bees have various species and the specific one managed by humans only comprises a portion of them. Over time, bees have been exploited and endangered, which is why you need to do the necessary measures to protect what is left of them. This article lists down the importance of bees in the world and why you should never kill a bee. Pollination One of the primary reasons you should never kill a bee is because they have a crucial role in...

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Revise A Level English and Win a Fjällräven Kanken backpack and BOOKS!
Jun21

Revise A Level English and Win a Fjällräven Kanken backpack and BOOKS!

This week we had a live Twitter Q&A with Mark Roberts (@mr_englishteach ), author of the new “You can’t revise for A Level English Literature! Yes you can, and Mark Roberts shows you how”.We were talking to parents of teenagers, about revising for A Level English, and you can see the Q&A on Twitter under the hashtag #CantReviseEng here – it’s filled with terrific tips and advice from Mark. You can’t revise for A...

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Home Education GCSEs – can independent study work for teens?
Jun14

Home Education GCSEs – can independent study work for teens?

This post is by 18yr old Toby – having just completed his Home Education GCSEs with ICS Learn, this is his post to have his say about his personal experience through the system, home Educating GCSEs. NO editing allowed by me – this is Toby’s opinion. *We were provided with GCSE courses from ICS Learn in return for writing honestly about our experiences and providing tips on Home Educating.* Throughout the past 6...

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YOU CAN cook tasty food – easy tips to get kids cooking. WIN!
May26

YOU CAN cook tasty food – easy tips to get kids cooking. WIN!

Tomorrow we have a live Twitter Q&A with Helen Burgess (@LittleCooksCo), author of the new “YOU CAN cook tasty food”. If you’re looking for some half term inspiration, or you have a budding young cook who keeps invading your kitchen, then tomorrow lunchtime we may have just the thing you’re looking for. Helen Burgess is a qualified nutritionist and founder of Little Cooks Co., the award-winning monthly cooking kits...

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Keep Going – Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation When Enthusiasm Slides
May02

Keep Going – Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation When Enthusiasm Slides

I’m working on a series of posts in conjunction with ICS Learn the online learning centre, for parents of teens, discussing issues around education, exams and revision, from the perspective of a parent actually on the frontline… It is TOUGH right now to get teens to study. Anyone else feeling that it’s just hard Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation? The exam-year students are fully on it, of course; the pressure of the...

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