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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?
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.
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.
Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.
• Altwood Church of England School in Maidenhead completes three year renovation plan
• Newly renovated and added blocks enhance student experience
• Refurbishments funded via successful bids (DfE’s EFA and ES106)
Following two successful funding bids and record-breaking GCSE results, recent refurbishments to Altwood Church of England School in Maidenhead complete the school’s three-year renovation plan.
New research reveals over half of 15-17 year olds think school work must come before everything else, yet business leaders advocate a more rounded approach to preparing for the workplace
This year has seen the largest ever year-on-year decline for GCSE results. With grades down to the lowest level since 2008, this is undoubtedly a very worrying time for many teenagers across the country.
But for any young person that has not received the grades they were aiming for, it is far from the end of the journey. I know this from experience.
Year 11 students at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester, have achieved a stunning set of GCSE results. More than a fifth of the year group achieved seven or more A*/A grades, and there was an overall pass rate of 92%. Performance at GCSE has been consistently high at St Mary’s for the past five years, despite the fact that the school is non-selective on entry.
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