First, it is important to recognise that at the moment there is nothing students can do to alter their grades or change the course of results day. With this being said, enjoy your summer holidays as it has been a long eventful year and all students deserve to relax and have fun. This year has been a year like no other, with exams being cancelled for another year. A-Level results day is on Tuesday 10th August and students need to prepare and organise contingency plans, to ensure that they have … [Read more...] about A-Level Results Day 2021: What to do if Your Grades Aren’t as Good as Expected?
Recent reports suggest that £13.5 billion is needed to reverse the damage to pupils’ education caused by the pandemic. The Education Policy Institute stated that pupils have lost up to two months of education in terms of reading, and up to three months in Maths. Naturally, with this academic year drawing to a close many students will be preparing for next year and the content that will need to be taught in order to catch up. Later this week the Prime Minister is scheduled to address pupils’ … [Read more...] about Pupils Have Lost 3 Months of Education – Feeling Prepared for the Upcoming Academic Year?
Gifted learners have the potential to develop to a level significantly ahead of their year group. The nature of modern-day classrooms is that work is often set at a mid-level, resulting in the more academically abled children’s full potential not being reached, as standardised teaching is unable to fully challenge them. Not only will this impact student’s academic grades but also their desire and motivation to learn. Students can become bored, disengaged, and at times disruptive if the necessary … [Read more...] about Educating Gifted Children: How to Incorporate Challenge?
The jump between GCSE and A-level is a significant one, many students feel unprepared and overwhelmed when beginning a new chapter in education. Whether students are progressing at the same school, transitioning into sixth form college, or moving to a completely new college, students can expect the following changes in workload, teaching style, and environment. Increase in Difficulty As students progress into the next stage of education, there will be more of an onus on them to manage an … [Read more...] about What to Expect Transitioning from GCSE to A-Level?
There is some confusion over how grades will be awarded in the upcoming exam season, following the announcement that GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead this year. In short, teachers in England will be asked to assess students and reward them a grade, allowing them to progress to the next stage of Education. There will be a clear focus on what students have been taught as opposed to what they have missed. Teachers have been given guidance to help assist them in awarding students a … [Read more...] about How Will Grades be Awarded in 2021?
Many students have a love/hate relationship with maths and those students who find it hard or boring often really struggle with finding the motivation to progress with their studies. There are some common reasons why students don’t enjoy maths, which can be easily rectified using the following tips: Remove the Pressure to Need to Get it Right In order to succeed in maths, it requires a lot of repeating questions and testing out different algebraic methods/techniques. Often, this means that … [Read more...] about Do You Hate Maths… Learn to Love it!
It has been confirmed that schools instead of a similar algorithm to last year, will determine student’s grades this summer. With the actual exams cancelled, it will be up to schools to determine the student’s final grades taking into consideration mock exams, coursework and essays reported Ofqual on Thursday. Last summer when an algorithm was used to determine the grades, many students experienced their results being downgraded, with some students reporting a three-grade drop. This resulted … [Read more...] about A-Level and GCSE Assessment Plans Outlined
The term ‘Perfectionist’ is frequently used by students as a positive trait describing someone that appears to need to have everything in order or perfect. Whilst there is such thing as ‘healthy perfectionism’ it can also lead to creating a toxic environment for students resulting in stress and anxiety, often impacting the student’s overall ability to perform in high-stress settings such as exams or time-sensitive assignments. It is important to acknowledge that the concept of perfectionism … [Read more...] about The Pressure of Perfectionism and the Importance of Resilience