Being only 17, I obviously don’t have enough knowledge of the world to be able to give brilliant advice about making good life choices. However, I have been under a lot of pressure to make quite a few over the last year so, in light of that, I’m hoping my little anecdote will give a bit of comfort to some of you out there who also freeze under the pressure of important decisions sometimes. 611 more words
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Since January, I’ve been looking for a job in the UK for this coming September. Although I’m not a qualified teacher (no PGCE,CELTA or QTS), I didn’t let this deter me and applied for all the jobs I thought I could do, based on my 13 years experience of teaching all ages, levels and in different establishments. 871 more words
Far from being ‘advanced’, the further education system in the United Kingdom has a malign tumour at its core, and that tumour is itself.
Where once a pass at A Level was taken as a mark of distinction in a particular subject, with the tantalising A-grade a guarantor of prowess, it’s now a commonplace ornament on a list of eminent achievements expected of every student. 556 more words