Category: English

A creative way to passing exams and installing a life-long love for words

A creative way to passing exams and installing a life-long love for words

Creative writing is far from a pastime – it’s the key to unlocking a child’s potential in English, getting good grades at GCSE and most importantly installing a life-long love of reading and language. In the new English GCSE, 50% of the exam paper has a creative writing element – being able to write with…

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Bring in the primary specialists

Bring in the primary specialists

Unlocking children’s potential – and ultimately this country’s future success – must begin in primary school. For far too long subsequent governments have been focusing most of their efforts on improving GCSE results. What many politicians have failed to realise is that in order to improve the end exam results you need to have a…

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Improving standards is the key to equality in education

Improving standards is the key to equality in education

High house prices and private tutors are said to be driving an education gulf between wealthy and disadvantaged students. The Sutton Trust – which campaigns for social mobility – has released figures, which says the use of private tutors is rising and is twice as likely to be used by wealthier families. Combine this with…

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The School Library- An Institution in Danger

The School Library- An Institution in Danger

Many of us with a passion for literature have fond memories of the school library as a place that nurtured our love of the written word. This is why I read with disappointment the findings from a recent survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) about library provision in UK schools. Although 94%…

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