Today the Children’s Commissioner released research that more and more young people are leaving school without key qualifications – and that children from the poorest families are most affected. This research, reported in BBC News, shows that since 2015 there has been a 28% increase in the number of children leaving education without ‘substantive qualifications’. […]
The Times Education Supplement (TES) has today reported that the approach to revision is key to explaining attainment. In particular the study looks at the gender gap and how girls are fairing better in traditionally boy-dominated top grade subjects. The research takes the view that the strategies and techniques used in revision play a significant […]
Research by Huddersfield University for The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses Conference has shown that students shouldn’t be discouraged from playing sports, in the run-up to exams as there is no negative effect on exam results. The study – reported in The Telegraph – found that students shouldn’t abandon sports in the run up to GCSE or […]
If you’re worrying that time is running out, stop what you’re doing! The countdown to GCSE exams is well underway. Households across the country are in varying degrees of panic. Many parents are concerned about the amount of time their children are spending revising – whether that’s too much or too little. However, how students […]
Exam time is looming. It’s natural to start to feel anxious. But this isn’t the time to blindly panic. What you need is a plan so you know if you need to panic with conviction. Even those who have been revising for a while may feel a little shaky about how exam ready they are. […]
We’re all familiar with the idea of a coach as being the person screaming and shouting on the side lines of sports matches in American sitcoms. That’s not what we’re talking about here.
You’re ready for your first pass at the board. Each week will follow the same routine. The structure is your friend. Educators agree, this easy to follow repetition is one of the key reasons why The Study Buddy is such a successful approach to revising for GCSE exams. Block out the school day. You could […]
Your board and GCSE Revision sets have arrived. The untapped potential is about to be, well, tapped. It’s great that you’re open to this approach bringing about a bit of a transformation. But of course, that’s just the first step. After all, just because you get gym membership doesn’t mean you’re going to get fitter […]