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.

New Year’s Revision Resolutions

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How to retain teachers in the current climate? | Letters

Guardian readers respond to education secretary Damian Hinds’ new strategy for teacher retentionDamian Hinds’ recognition of the need for a new teacher retention and recruitment strategy is to be

Effective Revision Tips

Effective Revision Tips When it comes to revising, your teen will want to maximise on the time that they have to strive towards the top grades! Therefore, it’s wise to consider the best ways to revi

SCHOLAR Online Tutor Sessions w/c 25 February 2019

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Exams: The Cool, Calm and Confident Way

Exams: The Cool, Calm and Confident Way Cool, calm and confident is not often words fitting to a student preparing to sit exams. And those that do fit this description… well, we sometimes worry that

GCSE pupils in England outperform those in Wales

England having more than twice as many minority ethnic pupils could be factor, study says Higher levels of immigration and the distorting effects of league tables may explain why children in England

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Revision Kit List: What Does My Teen Need?

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Readers respond to Zoe Williams’ article about Steiner schools and the free school agendaZoe Williams (These Steiner ‘failures’ are really a failure of the free school agenda,, 1

Denying loans to students with weaker A-levels will ‘penalise poor families’

Data shows that leaked proposal would hit the north-east and Yorkshire and the Humber hardest Plans to deny student loans to those with lower A-level grades would hit poor families in regions where s

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How to Head for the Highest Grades

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How to revise for exams |

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

Keeping up Momentum

Keeping up Momentum The January Blues may have been and gone, but your teen may still be stuck in a state of sluggishness. With wintry weather still upon us- and prelim exams likely well underway- you

Five Ways to Improve Grades

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Replace GCSEs with baccalaureate, says Conservative MP

Radical proposal to overhaul exams would allow greater focus on vocational skills GCSE exams in England should be scrapped and replaced with a baccalaureate for school leavers that includes vocationa

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Tougher GCSEs widen gap between poorer and better-off pupils

Education department analysis shows gap grew in 2018 after two years of narrowing The introduction of new, tougher GCSE exams in England has led to a widening of the gap between the results achieved

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Football tournaments penalise GCSE students. Can’t we avoid this fixture clash? | Gavin Kelly

A study shows pupils massively underperform in years when there’s a World Cup or European ChampionshipIt was the Hand of God that made me fail my religious education O-level – or at least that’s

Future Chef Update

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SCHOLAR Online Tutor Sessions w/c 18 Feb 2019

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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

Scrap GCSEs? We’ve been here before | Letters

Tim Feest on Robert Halfon’s call for an exam overhaul, and Mike Tomlinson’s radical proposal in 2004Good luck with that one, Robert Halfon (Influential Tory calls for GCSEs to be scrapped in exa

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The Power of Guided Revision

The Power of Guided Revision The world of revision looks rather different nowadays, to what it may have looked like several years ago. As a parent recalling your own school days, you may remember bein

New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

A guide for headteachers in England aims to help them deal ethically with thorny issues like exclusions - and to confront colleagues who do not One of the most enduring images of recent decades has b

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How to Learn to Say No

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Mind Set just before an Exam

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Schools pushing children into home schooling, say councils

Watchdog told that parents are coerced into home educating, often before GCSEs Local authorities in England say some parents are being “coerced” by schools into home educating their children, oft


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