Doesn't time fly? I can hardly believe that once more a querulous cohort of GCSE students are being ushered begrudgingly into sports halls up and down the country with the weight and expectations of their parents resting heavy upon their slender adolescent shoulders. I remember only vaguely at this vantage point my own GCSE experiences, … Continue reading Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Sports Hall. (GCSEs are here again…)
Maybe it's the time of year, maybe it got posted at the wrong hour of the day, who knows, what makes one post soar like an eagle and another sink like the Titanic? My last post didn't get a huge amount of love or views from any quarter and rather than accept defeat graciously I've … Continue reading New year, new you? Or rather new academic year/start of real life – what to do now?
As the dust settles on the 2017 results season, as we say goodbye to smug pairs of grinning twins holding up their matching A*s for the delight of a facile press let's turn our attention to what happens next. With three distinct sets of those in receipt of exam board judgement there will be losers, … Continue reading What next? The results are in, what next for A level students, freshers and graduates?
With all the kerfuffle around numerical rather than alphabetical grading for the GCSE results, the widespread panic about hordes of students' papers needing to be re-marked, the screwing of the pooch when it comes to gaming the system with 'controlled assessment', this Thursday is going to throw up any number of question marks, surprises and … Continue reading Take heart, GCSEs aren’t the bogeyman you may think.
When is a pass not a pass? When a lump headed dilettante starts dicking around with stuff they don't understand. As if life today weren't tough enough, as if there wasn't already too much uncertainty, stress and anxiety facing every student, or, indeed pretty much every person in the UK, we've only gone and piled … Continue reading What now? Really? *Shakes head* (GCSE shake up leaves everyone sweary and annoyed. And confused.)
Exam season is well and truly in swing and up and down the country. Many of you will be nervously highlighting facts you'll instantaneously forget, trying to capture mnemonics in your brain, reciting Pythagorean theorems or struggling to recall quite what Ophelia ever saw in Hamlet in the first place. It is a nerve wracking … Continue reading It’s the end of the world and I feel fine…