Blogs

Brampton student Scarlet collects her GCSE results

College celebrates another year of outstanding GCSE results

Students at Brampton College, Hendon – London’s top performing sixth form college since 2001 and third highest-achieving sixth form nationally– are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, with 59.4% 9-7 / A*-A grades (compared to 20.3…
Dr Mark Kennedy – Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. 

What teachers need to know about ADHD

Dr Mark Kennedy is a Senior Teaching Fellow at The Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is also Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. …
The knock-on effect of Brexit on career opportunities - Careermap's Sharon Walpole

The knock-on effect of Brexit on career opportunities

With the once distant idea of Brexit fast becoming a reality, concerns over the future of the current labour market have grown. For young people, the impact on the job market presents a lot to be worried about, particularly with the threat of large…
Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School

Keeping the love for history alive

Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School, explains the positive impact great CPD can have on teachers’ passion for their subject. After giving explanations of how William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings to a…
Sharon Walpole, Director at Careermap, on what do do after receiving GCSE results

Advice for students after receiving their GCSE results

Deciding what you want to do after your GCSE results can be a tough choice, and you might not even know what career path you want to head down just yet, so making decisions on A Levels and further education can be hugely overwhelming. The key is to…
Victoria Nielson of Waterloo 200 on the history animation competition

Bringing history to life through animation

Victoria Nielson, CEO of Waterloo 200, discusses getting youngsters engaged with history through the Age of Revolution project… Q&A on Waterloo 200's history animation competition 1. Tell us about Waterloo 200 charity, about its background and…
Poio phonics app - review

Poio phonics app - review 2019

QA Education editor Victoria Galligan reviews the new Scandi Poio phonics app that's proving a hit with parents… When I heard about the new app Poio, which is a phonics learning app for children aged 3-8, I knew my three-year-old daughter Amy would…
Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, on how edtech eases stress, teacher workload and budget pressures.

How edtech can relieve exam stress for an entire school community

Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, comments on how edtech embraces a hands-on and personalised approach to education that eases stress, teacher workload and budget pressures. Students have studied hard over the year. They’ve…
girl with fingers crossed - clearing

Overcoming the myths of clearing

As of September 20th, 2018, the academic intake year seen a total of 60,100 hopeful students accepted through the UCAS clearing process. Not only was this figure 150 higher than the previous year, it broke a new record for the number of students in…
Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders

Five reasons to teach entrepreneurship to teenagers 

Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders… Entrepreneurship has gained mass appeal on our TV screens, through the naked ambition of the…
NQT in class

Simple quick tips to impress as an NQT

Robert Aitken, ex-teacher and education technology specialist at ONVU Learning, has some advice for the NQT in your school… Step one is complete; you’ve found an NQT job for next year. It’s only natural to feel a little scared by the prospect. You’…
child using maths blocks on a string

Three tips to enhance maths in your school

Alexandra Riley is author of the Power of Maths report and Senior Publisher in the Primary Maths team at Pearson. She leads the team behind Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme developed in partnership with White Rose Maths. Here, she…
Natural History Museum - the Dino Snore

We must encourage young people’s curiosity in science and history

Beth Stone, Head of Learning and Audiences at the Natural History Museum, discusses with QA Education editor Victoria Galligan how the iconic venue inspires the next generation of STEM experts… Q&A with the Natural History Museum Can you give…
career advice for animal care

Career advice for pupils interested in animal care

Offering career advice in diverse subjects is not an easy task – particularly in a field as specialised as animal care. We all know you have to be a big animal lover to do the job but this isn’t the only factor – there are many fields of knowledge…
How schools are tackling the impact of GCSEs on mental health

How schools are tackling the impact of GCSEs on mental health

With students approaching a new academic year and this year's GCSE and A-level results just out, discussions have once again been turned to the level of stress that exams, particularly GCSEs, bring on young minds. With the exam intensity increasing…
How to manage the impact of divorce on children - paper family and broken heart

How to manage the impact of divorce on children

The process of a separation or divorce can have a significant impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing – and may affect their concentration and performance at school. The good news is that, as parents, you are not alone in supporting your child…