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Give Yourself Some Time

As someone who is rapidly approaching his mid-thirties there’s a quote by the author C.S. Lewis that rings truer with each passing day.

“Thirty was so strange for me. 529 more words

The new school year is here... And so are the New GCSE's.

The start of a new academic year is always a good time to refocus on some of the big changes coming in from September 2015. For many secondary school Headteachers a big focus will be on the first teaching for the new reformed GCSE’s in English and Maths. 590 more words

Education

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE NEW GCSES

VAKS has your guide to changes made to the GCSEs from 2015

With the new GCSEs are on the horizon; VAKS has a guide to some of the changes. 530 more words

Guest Posts

Should rhetoric be taught in schools?

On the back of the book review I wrote a few days ago of Sam Leith’s excellent book, You Talkin’ To Me? which deals with the subject of rhetoric (you can read the review… 1,041 more words

Education

High-school: the Dilemma Frenzy Era.

Just a little disclaimer before you transcend: I go to a school that adopts the British educational system; so GCSEs are exams you take at about 15-16 years of age, and A-Levels are those you take at about 17-18. 849 more words

Society

Do People Ever Really Change?

As you may/may not already know, GCSE results day was last Thursday. Having spoken to my cousin about how it went for him and his friends – ranging from excellent to not being allowed back into college – I was reminded how little foresight most of us had at that age. 1,498 more words

General

What are GCSEs really worth?

Reportedly, parents are incentivising GCSEs, with some handing out cash, gadgets or even holidays in exchange for good grades. Is this normal?  I didn’t get a trip abroad when I got my GCSEs, nor did I expect one- but I did get some money.  636 more words

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