Non-Christmas Post For Students

Howdy Peeps! 3 weeks today is Christmas Eve! YAY!.... but before that there are still 2 weeks of school. Most year 11 students have sat through Mock exams in the last month and are awaiting results...some come this week! (Don't worry if they don't, some schools don't get them til after Christmas.) What I want [...]

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 [...]

A Level Results!

Morning Lovely Peeps! Do you (or someone you know) have exam results today? If so, this is the blog post for you! 'Good Luck' if you're off to pick up results.... or 'Congrats' if you got them already. Going to Uni/College? Check out these tips for dealing with University Finance and Budgeting for your living costs. If you want [...]

International Youth Day

Morning Peeps! Happy Youth Day! 🙂 I love working with teenagers, they teach me as I teach them. They'll explain the latest slang/text abbreviation/dance craze without hesitation and tell you exactly what they think/feel about certain things. We should be encouraging them to speak up more, not telling them to hush. So many young people [...]

Not Yet…

Hey-ho Peeps! Sorry I've been out and about for a couple of days. Well, it's August. August means results time for our GCSE and A-Level takers, they may not be thinking about much else as they are preparing for their future. Please be gentle and encouraging if they are nervous and in limbo. A-level results [...]