Mock Exams

Howdy Friday Peeps! GCSE-takers will be in the midst of mock exams for the next couple of weeks and the year 10s will be waiting to start theirs after year 11 have finished. This may be the first time some of them have experienced exam pressure, so go easy on them (see Revision Time! and Is Your Child [...]

Education News

Howdy Peeps! Despite the fact it is exactly 10 weeks until Christmas (!!😆😍🎄🎁🎉🎅👼🐧🌲❄⛄) I'm going to be serious for a minute and talk about my other passion, education. A small change to the English Literature GCSE: Students were getting an anthology of poetry based around either Conflict or Love. (Which they did was up to [...]

Education News

Hi-de-ho Peeps! There's a lot of change going on in the education world, particularly with regards to testing. I thought I'd share what I know for the parents and students out there. I should clarify that this tends to be true of state-funded schools but private and academy ones are more varied in their approach. [...]

Results Day!

Morning Thursday Peeps! So it's GCSE results day... and BTEC and NVQs and several other types of courses!! Good luck/well done (depending on which side of getting results you're reading this)! 🙂 So here are some practical tips for what to do next: 1) Firstly, tell all your nearest and dearest...enjoy the praise, you deserve [...]

Back To School Bargains

Happy Monday Peeps! Just a heads-up for those in the UK: WH Smith's and Sainsbury's both currently have school stationery on sale!! Sainsbury's also selling lunch boxes and bottles, and in larger stores, uniform and bags too. Wherever you are, try Amazon for a bargain! Just got my daughter a really good quality backpack that's [...]