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Latin and me...

When I went to secondary school, a girls’ grammar school, we had the usual array of subjects – English, French, History, Geography, Science, Maths, PE… At the end of the first year we had to choose a further subject, either German, Spanish, Latin or Domestic Science. 625 more words

Family Stories

In Defense of Grammar Schools

There is a debate going on in the UK at the moment about education. As an ex-teacher I am interested in the arguments.

The Conservative Government wants to allow Grammar Schools to be re-established. 918 more words

Punctuation Changes Meaning

Maybe you’re slapping your forehead right now, saying “duh!” or even “der!”

You’re likely thinking,

This is SO OBVIOUS. At least explain semi-colons to me or something else useful.

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Writing/editing Advice

What's a Grammar School really like?

I had the fortune/misfortune (depending on your stance) of attending 2 grammar schools so I thought I’d talk about my experiences of attending a grammar school. 725 more words

Grammar schools fail those who are poor.

Since Theresa May’s grammar school announcement, there has been much debate surrounding the success of such a school. I have seen a plethora of articles detailing the negative effects to a child’s mental health, the elitist process that sieves out the poor in favour of the rich and even personal accounts of a pupil’s own experiences in such an environment. 680 more words

Student Blogger

My Grammar School Experience

I was going to upload a completely different post today but when I woke up this morning I saw an article on my Facebook feed from ‘The Tab’ and the title read ‘it’s time we stopped pretending grammar schools aren’t backward and elitist’. 1,520 more words


Grammar School

My next instalment of school life in olden days.

If you would like to see the earlier posts, they are Infants, Juniors and some… 1,183 more words