How to revise for exams effectively

Revision is great to reinforce topics that they already understand, and to memorise facts that they might have to regurgitate in the exam.

How to Feel Awake After Changing to Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time is used to save energy and have more daylight during the summer months. During this time, the clocks are set forward in the spring and moved back in the fall. It can drasticall

GCSE textbook condemned for racist Caribbean stereotypes

Outcry over ‘sweeping generalisations’ in Hodder Education sociology book A GCSE textbook containing stereotypes about Caribbean families has been removed from sale following criticism from MPs

Why are Prelims Important?

Why are Prelims Important? Prelims have a very important purpose. They’re there to make sure your child is on track with their subjects. Prelims are an excellent indicator of where your teen is at,

No grade inflation in Cambridge Pre-U | Letters

Cambridge Pre-U is a relatively small qualification in the UK and is not taken by a typical cohort, writes Michael O’SullivanAs creators of Cambridge Pre-U, we would like to address a couple of poin

SCHOLAR – Online Tutor Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are: – Chemistry Higher  ( 6th November 2018) –   Tuesday 6pm – Maths Higher   (8th November 2018) – Thursday 6pm For more information on how t

Dyslexia Parents Open Meeting – Tuesday 6 November

For further details please email lena@dyslexiascotland.org.uk

Stopping stress before it starts.

Back to School Doesn’t Have to mean back to stress. The start of the school year is a distant memory and already you’re seeing the negative signs. They’re snappy, not eating, or eating too much,

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

Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen When it comes to written subjects, a couple of common concerns might seem tricky to change. One is watching your child write slowly and yo

Britain has created a crisis in childhood, says former children’s commissioner

Sir Al Aynsley-Green has written a hard-hitting book that he hopes will shame politicians and spark a national debateChildhood is being ruined in the UK, and the education system under Theresa May’s

Unit ONE in a Day National 5

Unit in a Day - An Intensive Revision course for National 5 Students ► Overview ► Location / Price ► Timetable ► Book / Enrol ► Feedback from Students Each U

A Gradgrind ethos is destroying the school system | Simon Jenkins

Children with special educational needs are being excluded to boost exam results. That’s not a healthy approach There was a boy in my rural primary school who we used to tease as the village idiot.

Ofsted inspectors to stop using exam results as key mark of success

Watchdog chief outlines new inspection regime judging schools on ‘quality of education’ Ofsted plans to overhaul the way it inspects schools in England, downgrading the influence of exam results

DYW CAREERS EVENT – THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

Please remember to book three sessions. Session 1:    6.40 pm – 7.00 pm Session 2:    7.00 pm – 7.20 pm Session 3:    7.20 pm – 7.40 pm For instructions and information about the evening

What to Expect from an Exam Year

What to Expect from an Exam Year Suddenly, you have a child old enough to sit their National 5 exams or Highers! Where did that time go? What happens now? You may well remember sitting exams yourself,

DYW careers event – Thursday 15th November

DYW careers event for S2, S4, S5 and S6 coming up on Thursday 15th November.  Information in assemblies/PSE this week and booking information will all be emailed home this coming Friday. Book your p

How to Cite Sources

When you paraphrase or quote information from another source in a research paper, essay, or other written work, cite the original source of the information. Otherwise, your readers believe you are try

How to Care for Turtles

Turtles might not be as cuddly as cats or dogs, but they make great pets. Since they can live for decades, be sure you’re ready to make a long-term commitment before purchasing a turtle. To keep you

PTA QUIZ NIGHT – FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

The annual PTA quiz night takes place on Friday 16th November. This is always a great night on the PTA calendar and provides much needed support for resources within the school. Jennifer Thomson (PT R

How to Put on a Dog Harness

A harness allows you to safely walk your dog without worrying that they may run off. Harnesses put less pressure on your dog’s neck, and they allow you to train your dog not to jump or pull. At firs

Labour plans to remove incentive for teachers to 'off-roll' students

Party says ‘unintended rewards’ need to be revoked for excluding students on basis of predicted GCSE results Labour has revealed plans to tackle the problem of “off-rolling” in schools, when

Gradgrind ethos spells hard times for schools | Letters

Readers respond to Simon Jenkins’ article about the school system and helping children with special educational needsSimon Jenkins’ attack on the test culture imposed on our schools by the governm

Private schools call for universities to curb use of unconditional offers

Heads claim they encourage A-level students to ‘take their foot off the gas’ Elite private schools have called for universities to cut back on the use of unconditional offers for undergraduate pl

How to revise for exams | Prospects.ac.uk

Exam success relies on careful preparation and these tips will help you make the most of your revision.

How to Keep Cookies Fresh

Cookies are always best when eaten fresh out of the oven, however, sometimes they need to be stored for later. If you have the strength to not eat them right away, store them in an airtight container

Saltire Awards 2018

Project Scotland are carrying out a piece of evaluation work and are looking to get as many young people’s voices about the awards to shape their future. Project Scotland are looking for young peopl

Winter Concert

Our annual Winter Concert takes place on Monday 3rd December at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and will go on sale from Monday 5th November.  These can be purchased from the MCHS Online Shop or from

The cruel, repressive sound of silence | Letters

Guardian readers respond to the decision of Ninestiles school to ban children from speaking in between lessonsI presume the co-headteachers of Ninestiles (School under fire over ‘silent corridor’

DYW Careers Evening on 15th November

Spaces are filling up fast for DYW Careers Evening on 15th November. Book your place NOW: https://mearnscastle.parentseveningsystem.co.uk REMEMBER… You MUST choose three presentations to attend Keep

How to Grill Watermelon

Grilled watermelon is a fun and easy snack! Simply prepare a sugar seasoning, sprinkle it over the cut watermelon and then place the watermelon wedges onto the grill. Eat the grilled watermelon wedges

How to Help With Homework

How to Help With Homework You may have hoped to completely pass the homework responsibility over to your ever-independent teen when they started their Nationals or Highers. However, after all these ye

Official Opening of the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Official Opening of the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Senior pupils were delighted to be asked to perform at the opening of the new hospice this week.  

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

Prelim Early Bird Discount Ending 14th October

Our early bird discount will be coming to an end on Sunday, for our Prelim Revision Courses this will be your last chance to join our National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher courses at the lowest price

How to Vote in the Midterm Elections

In the United States, midterm elections are a round of general elections held in the middle of the current president’s term. In 2018, the midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, when

How to Boil Carrots

Carrots are delicious and nutritious root vegetables. Their many great health benefits include helping with weight loss, lowering cholesterol, and improving vision, since they are packed with Vitamin

How to revise for exams effectively – Scholar Tutoring Agency

How to revise for exams effectively Revision, that’s where you sit at a desk in your bedroom, or the dining room table, and you read. If you’re not reading you write out your notes, make pretty co

Unit ONE in a Day Higher

Unit in a Day - An Intensive Revision course for Higher Students ► Overview ► Location / Price ► Timetable ► Book / Enrol ► Feedback from Students Many studen

A level playing field for Oxford and Cambridge? | Letters

Bernie Evans and Ben Copsey say ‘transition programmes’ like Cambridge’s do little to address the systematic barriers to access suffered by students from ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds. Plus

How to Dye Clothes with Food Coloring

Using food coloring is an easy and inexpensive way to dye or tie-dye your clothes at home. It's also a fun activity that's great to do on your own, or with family and friends by your side! Head outsid

How to Make a Paper Butterfly

Paper butterflies are not only dainty and chic, they're also fun to make. Try your hand at origami to create one or, if you're more of a crafting beginner, fold a simpler version with pretty pleats. W

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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