Exam Results

SATs: More Than A Third Of Primary School Pupils Fail To Meet Expected Standard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

More than a third of primary school pupils have failed to meet the expected standard in their reading, writing and maths SATs exams, figures show. Acc...

Study Like A Pro - Music To Keep You Motivated

Dr Rupert Till | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rupert Till

The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.

Exam Stress And Emotional Upholstery

Adam Pettitt | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Adam Pettitt

As an impromptu list of dos and don'ts, it struck me as a pretty serviceable guide to exam preparation and spoke volumes for the resolutely sensible, pragmatic approach of those whose expertise and resilience have been honed over many a season of internal assessments and tests.

A Letter To Students

Molly Thompson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

It's exam season. If you stand in front of a mirror and say 'exam' three times, a middle aged, smelly invigilator will appear behind you telling you to be quiet and offering you more paper. MORE PAPER?! I'VE BARELY WRITTEN ANYTHING! (sorry, i'm having severe war flashbacks)

GCSE Results Day Reveals Decline In A*-C Grades

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of teenagers receiving their GCSE results will today be supporting their children as they receive their grades. Just 66.9% of students gained ...

Girls Expected To Do Better Than Boys In 2016 GCSE Results

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Girls are expected to do better than boys across the vast majority of subjects when the 2016 GCSE results are released today (Thursday 25 August 2016)...

Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...

People Are Sharing Their Hilarious Exam Results Day Excuses For Bad Grades

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Level results day is one of the most anxiety-ridden days for many young people across the country, and when you open that envelope, there’s a sudd...

Rise In Teens Seeking Counselling Over A Level And GCSE Results

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

An increasing number of teenagers are seeking counselling to help them cope with the stress of GCSE and A-Level results. The number of young people re...

Why a Considered Approach to Clearing Is More Important Than Ever

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

It's August and for thousands of young people across the UK picking up their exam results that means one thing - decision time. And I have a feeling that making those decisions is going to be tougher than ever before, particularly for those who may have not received the grades they'd expected.

People Are Freaking Out About Exam Results Even If They Aren't Getting Them Today

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Scottish students are receiving their National 4 and 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and Scottish Baccalaureate exam results today. According to UCAS, a re...

A Year on Pause

Katrina Vasey | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

I never entertained the thought of a gap year. I thought such a year was meant for traveling and I've never been enamored by the idea. Schools don't really talk to you seriously about taking a year out; it's sort of a "you're on your own" policy, which is a scary concept even when your gap year is premeditated.

Primary School Prepares Students For Exam Results With A Wonderful Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school gave children receiving exam results an encouraging letter reassuring them that attitude and personality are more important than any ...

Making Time for Sleep: Afternoon School Starts

Paul Kelley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Kelley

Very few of us make enough time to sleep in our lives- even if we can. Almost all of us are sleep deprived. Of course some of us don't have any choice: people in health and emergency services, long-haul airline pilots, and families with young babies (especially if they sleep as little my son Toby did!).

There's a Whole Generation That Needs Experience - Here's What You Can Do

Chris Jones | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK
Chris Jones

It's exam season again and, as usual, the focus is on who got what grades. Yet, time and time again employers tell us that what they really care about in new recruits has nothing to do with As and Bs, and everything to do with work experience.

Don't Know Much About History...

Caragh Little | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

somehow, teachers seem to get blamed for disappointing results with the credit for the best results going entirely to their students. The thought of photographers taking shots of delighted teachers leaping in the air outside their schools, reading glasses and sensible cardigans flying in all directions, is so ridiculous that it's utterly delightful.

Is August Really the Silly Season?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

It should read something like: despite working harder and being more successful at school and university women continue to lose out in the workplace. The gender pay gap remains, women are much more likely than men to be stuck in a narrow range of jobs many of which are low paid...

The Five Fs to Remember When Facing 'Failure'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Najite Phoenix

Remember: energy cannot be created or destroyed - only transformed. So channel the feelings of frustration into some hard core productivity and focus. You've got this.

Don't Get Swept Up in the University Frenzy, It's Not for Everyone

Luke Cutforth | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Cutforth

Thinking back to when I did my exams, the feeling of dread and worry comes flooding back. I found them unnecessarily stressful and got really frustrated because I think that exams are such a limited viewpoint into how intelligent somebody actually is.

Are Exam Results the 'B' All and End All?

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I couldn't see that exam success is not all defining. Resilience and how you handle life's knockbacks is, of course, far more important. That C was a warning sign that I never listened to, because if C stood confidence, that was a subject that I definitely had not mastered!

Life After Exams - What to Do While You're Waiting for Results

Darren Jaundrill | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Darren Jaundrill

Many of you have finished your exams for the year and the rest will be finishing soon. And that means your immediate future, while you wait for your results, is a unique period of around six weeks where everything can feel very uncertain. But while it's a nerve-wracking time, it's also a period of opportunity.

Sustainable Schools Project Boosts Exam Results

Green Futures | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Green Futures

Learning spaces, for instance, cannot stay stuck in the old rigid mould where rows of desks face the teacher and blackboard. There's no greater enemy of sustainability than obsolescence.

Failed Your Exams? You're the Lucky One

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fearghas Kelly

When the Scottish results came out on the 5th of August, it was announced that pupils had achieved a record number of top Higher grades, winning 30,000 university and college places in the process. Unfortunately, some were not so lucky.

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

A-Level Results: University, Gap Year, Work or Entrepreneurialism?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

'You're young, so nobody takes you seriously. You're young so you have no start up capital available. You're young so you have no time in between studying and managing your social life. The barriers to launching a successful business seem endless. However there is hope.'