A private school, which Prince Charles himself attended, is offering a GCSE boot camp for teenagers who are struggling to revise and are becoming stressed about upcoming exams. This week-long boot camp offered by the private school is hoping to attract students and help prepare them for their exams. This is through a combination of … Continue reading The Gordonstoun GCSE boot camp for teenagers struggling with revision
Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice
The TES has reported that following schools requests for a review of its students GCSE and A level grades, more than 2,000 exam results changed by more than two grades! Pupils sat the new GCSE English and maths for the first time this year as well as older students taking the 13 new reformed A … Continue reading GCSE and A level grade changes rise by 40%
You may have heard of some famous YouTubers – Zoella, Pointless Blog, PewDiePie and KSI who are all very popular on YouTube. Some of these have been famous for a long time and have millions of subscribers collectively. But - how do you actually become a YouTuber? What is YouTube? YouTube is a video sharing … Continue reading How Do You Become a YouTuber?
It has been reported by the BBC that Computer Science GCSE is on the decline, with only 46% of schools offering it at GCSE. How is this going to affect the future? As students are beginning to think about the future and which GCSE’s they should take, having a decline in schools offering this subject could affect … Continue reading Computer Science GCSE On The Decline
You might be thinking in the future about applying for an apprenticeship – but you may not have the right level of qualifications in maths and English. A great way into an apprenticeship is to get onto a traineeship course – but what is a traineeship?A traineeship is used for people who want some skills … Continue reading Traineeships – What Are They?
What is the EBacc? If you are looking at your GCSE choices and you are not sure what to choose, there is always the option of taking the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – but what is it? The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a school performance measure, introduced by the government in 2010. It allows schools to … Continue reading The EBacc – What Is It All About?
What Is an Apprenticeship? You have been looking at university or A level courses and they seem that they don’t suit you. An alternative route that you could choose is an Apprenticeship - but how do you actually apply? Apprenticeships are training schemes that allow you to learn and become qualified on-the-job, while earning real pay. This … Continue reading Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?
The first set of students have completed the newly reformed GCSEs. However, the results reveal that there has been an unfortunate number of schools who are missing out. There have been reports from The Guardian, Education Executive and Academicis stating that around 370 schools out of 3,000 are due to fall below the standards set … Continue reading GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets
On Thursday 12th October, the Government will publish the provisional 2017 secondary Progress 8 ‘league tables’. Schools will be able to compare their provisional Progress 8 score, just in time for the secondary school application deadline, which falls at the end of this month. But what exactly is Progress 8, and how does it work? … Continue reading Progress 8 provisional results are published this week – but what is Progress 8?