Archive for May, 2012

All change for A Level

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Hot on the heels of planned reforms at GCSE level (discussed on our blog last month) there are now rumours of changes at A Level. This is an often see pattern in educational reform, changes are made at school level and then followed by changes at sixth form/college/A Level. The suggested changes seem to be […]

Summer study schools

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

With the summer holidays fast approaching (just a couple of months away)  you might be thinking about how you can encourage your child to keep on studying, stay ahead of the crowd or catch up on a subject they have struggled with during the academic year. If you are doing A Level or at University, […]

Please help me revise! Part 2

Friday, May 18th, 2012

In Part 1 of this blog we dealt with some of the common reasons that our students get fed up with revising. We know now  is a really important time for revision and so we’ll tackle some of the other problems we hear our students are having with exam revision motivation. I’m finding revision boring so always […]

Please help me revise! Part 1.

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This month we hit exams and it’s serious revision time for all students especially GCSE, A2 and A Level students. But it’s also the time of year when most people struggle with revision. We asked some of our students why they find revising particularly hard – do you relate to any of these answers? –          […]

Should our history lessons be history?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Last month Professor Robert Tombs, a history fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge, dammed history teaching in England and Wales. His report said history teaching in our schools is fragmented and misses out swathes of important information. The reported pointed out gaps in knowledge, particularly in historical education pre 1870. The main concerns raised were […]