How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?
Sep12

How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?

If you’re Home Educating your kids, at some point the question of exams inevitably comes up. Probably even more than the perennial ‘how do they socialise’ question, I get the “But how DO home educated kids do GCSEs”? home educated teenager studying By Monkey Business Images | Shutterstock The simple answer is – the same way as school kids… but at more cost. Because exams aren’t free...

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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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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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