Getting down to business

If you were under the impression that an A Level in Business Studies was a walk in the park compared to Economics, think again. While certain universities such as Cambridge and The London School of Economics branded it a soft subject in 2008, new specifications introduced in 2015 have reshaped the landscape. “It requires the…

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How important is fitting in?

There is nothing more heart-wrenching than watching your child standing alone at a birthday party while the other children have fun, or worse, realising your child is never invited at all. Being a part of the group is equated with social success, which, in turn, is equated with survival, and obviously we want our children…

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The art of humanising maths

“I think maths must be dull,” Kate Winslet says to Michael Shannon who plays a mathematician in the 2008 movie Revolutionary Road. It is a narrative that seems to have stuck and one that many pass children hear from their parents – particularly their mothers, who were possibly not encouraged in this direction as students.…

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Bringing learning down to earth

While it may seem that spring happened at Christmas this year and winter has just hit us, this is traditionally the perfect time to turn the outdoors into a classroom focusing the energies of younger students on studying insects and planting vegetables that could end up on their plates.Gardening has been a staple of British…

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