Archive for the ‘Curriculum matters’ Category

Practice makes perfect, right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

How to overcome failure fast The drive for perfection is embedded in schools. Get the best grades, pass first time, win the match. But the truth is, in the real world perfection all the time doesn’t exist. Most people in life make mistakes. You’ll hear it took them three goes to pass a driving test, […]

Is it time to go back to basics?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Did you catch this article recently? It covers an interesting study from an education think tank regarding the use of computer technology in schools. Research shows that computers alone don’t actually raise standards… Given that children today are always wired up to technology, this opens up the debate about its benefits. Technology is a vehicle for […]

GCSE Exam System Shake-up From September 2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015

The long awaited new GSCEs are almost here! Starting in September 2015, the first cohort of year 10 students will be studying the new English and Maths qualifications, due for sitting in summer 2017. And it really spells quite a marked change from the previous generation! Here are a few questions and answers to help you […]

How will the 2015 Education shake-up affect you?

Monday, December 15th, 2014

As we deck the halls with holly at 121 Home Tutors, we’re keeping an eye on education changes across Manchester and Cheshire in 2015. So what are they, and what can you do to make the best of them? 1. GCSE Curriculum. If your son/daughter is currently in year 9, they’ll be the first year to […]

New National Curriculum Changes September 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

All change at the start of the new school year in Manchester and Cheshire. From Key Stage 1 through to KS3, there are new programmes of study as well as testing arrangements across all the core subjects. That means changes in English, Maths, Science – as well as IT/Computing, Languages and other subjects. Billed as […]