revisioning for school exams

Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your teen, and a great strategy to engage in.

Revision: Why Working with Others Can Help - Scholar Tutoring Agency

It’s likely we can all record a time when speaking to others helped aid our understanding of something. And revision should be no different. Revising with others can be hugely beneficial for your te

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Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen

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My child has fallen behind: can they catch up?

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up? For whatever reason, a teen may fall behind when it comes to revision. As a parent, you might be left wondering whether you should step in and help- and

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter Now the Easter holiday has passed, the exams are around the corner it’s crunch time for your child, as they spend their last few weeks- maybe even days- getting re

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Bringing Work Home

It goes without saying that there is a renowned expectation for teens to be taking revision materials and work home with them. Revision is an important time for your teen to be independent and take ow

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes It’s a very unfortunate thing, when a teenager comes out of an exam and realises they’ve made a mistake. They’ve worked their whole school life to reach the pinnacle

Making the Most of Revision Sessions

Making the Most of Revision Sessions Revision classes or sessions are a great way for your exam-sitting teenager to scrub up on that all-important skill and knowledge. Whether your child attends after

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Revision: what should my teen be doing?

Revision: what should my teen be doing? Revision is a vitally important part of the examination process. It offers the chance to revisit subjects and topics, as well as identify areas where there migh

Revision: Help your Child Make It Count

Help your Child Make It Count Firstly, you can help your teen by encouraging revision which has purpose. What are some of their outcomes, both in the immediate and also as a long term goal? What are t

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Sands performs Macbeth in national Shakespeare Schools Festival

            Sands students recently had the opportunity to perform an abridged version of ‘Macbeth’ as part of the national Shakespeare Schools Festival. The group participated in a workshop

South Koreans look to Sands for ideas…

As young people in South Korea struggle with the consequences of their ultra high pressure education system Sean goes to Seoul to share how Sands treats social development, emotional literacy and acad

Sands School camp 2014 – Bryher

We finished the term with a wonderful week camping on Bryher, one the Scillies’ “off” islands. After a lively crossing on the notorious ‘cork-screwing’ Scillonian III and arrival in pouring

School Uniform – a dialogue with parents

The latest in Sean’s series of articles about education is on school uniform. Does having a compulsory uniform policy free our children and teenagers from the tyranny of the media/fashion/consumptio

New Amnesty Youth Group at Sands

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EQ vs. IQ

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Alternative approaches to education – a dialogue with parents

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