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GCSEs, class and inequality

I’m always struck at this time of year by the huge amount of pressure we place so early on the shoulders of young people. That pressure is evident in the relief of the students (and their parents) who gain the GCSE results they are hoping for, and in the despondency of those who don’t. 1,165 more words

Shoestring cottage, the youth hostel

I realise that my blogging is getting a bit sporadic at the moment. Just a crazy busy time at home and work at the moment – even worse than usual! 224 more words


Aspergers and Exams

This topic was suggested to me by a friend of mine on Facebook when I was touting for ideas as to what to write. She suggested that I approach this topic due to the time of year when exam results are on a lot of people’s minds in the United Kingdom and a lot of people with Aspergers may now be panicking about transitioning on to the next period of their life. 2,068 more words


I got my results yesterday, and I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I was the day before, in fact to be honest I was so beyond worrying I literally just wanted to know what I had got so my friends and I could go to Pizza Express for our celebratory lunch #priorities. 139 more words


Hand wounds.

Today was mostly spent watching the Great British Bake-Off and celebrating my friend’s GCSE results. Unfortunately this post is going to be quite short as I’m struggling to type. 109 more words


As you may or may not know, today for sixteen-year-olds across the country was the much feared and anticipated Results Day. Today, our efforts for the past two years were to be formally valued for the very last time before we move on to pastures new, and the ‘next level’, so to speak. 402 more words


Gove's Reforms aren't a success they're stupidity

Something that’s really angered over the last week with the announcement of this year’s GCSE and A Level reforms, is how the media’s has gone wax lyrical over Michael Gove’s education reforms. 598 more words