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Claire Crichton-Allen, Curriculum Lead for Science at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, explains how and why the app Tassomai can help secure pupils’ knowledge of the basics…

With private tuition being an unaffordable option for so many, Tassomai is a GCSE learning and revision program which helps close the attainment gap and levels the playing field for all students. It can be used by all pupils – including those with health problems, behavioural issues, those suffering from mental health issues or going through other difficult circumstances. It also allows children to work at their own pace but ensuring clear progress – and the best thing about Tassomai? Pupils can use it from home on their smartphones.

Youngsters receiving their GCSE results this week are being offered free advice on their CV and interview skills by a local businessman infamous for his prowess in this field.

Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans (LCV), starred in reality TV series ‘The Job Interview’ on Channel 4. He will be running mock interviews and a CV workshop for students receiving their GCSE results this week – whether they got the grades they wanted or not.

The attainment gap between privileged and disadvantaged GSCE students will take over 100 years to close, while poor access to technology for pupils from deprived areas is thwarting UK businesses, experts say.

The Education Policy Institute recently published its annual report on the state of education in England, and found that the disadvantage gap at the end of secondary school has shown a significant slowdown in the rate of gap closure over the last few years – threatening the ambition of significantly greater social mobility.

During SATs week, GCSEs exam period and Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at whether parents could pass a GCSE in science.
Parents often say "exams were harder in my day", but do they really appreciate how hard GCSEs are? And could they do better than their children? When it comes to GCSE science, it looks like the answer is a resounding no! When online learning company Tassomai asked parents to put their science knowledge to the test, they didn’t compare to their children who scored significantly higher marks.

Mammoth Memory, the GCSE revision aid website, has been launched recently to help boost brain power among teens. Here, illustrator Kate Ulloa-James explains why students are able to remember more effectively when they can picture their subject…

What is Mammoth Memory and how does it help GCSE students? Can you give an example?

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 each year, levels of stress are also on the rise. The question is whether this stress is a natural motivator, or whether it pushes youngsters too hard – to the point where there is a possibility of developing mental health issues.

Giggleswick School will once again host its popular Easter revision courses for GCSE and A Level (AS and A2) subjects over the Easter holidays.

A theatre group is bringing to life the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for GCSE drama students, 200 years after the gothic novel was first published.

 

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Thursday 24 August 2017

Today, many students at St Andrews Church of England School in Croydon celebrated strong GCSE results.
 
This year’s results saw a good number of students getting level 4’s in Maths and English.*  There has been a pleasing number of A and A* grades (level 7/8 and 9) across a large number of subjects including Maths, English, ICT and Biology. Students studying science have also made steady progress in their A-C grades with 83 per cent studying biology achieving a C or above. Modern Foreign Languages has continued to perform well, particularly in French.