Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.
The minister, Nicky Morgan needs to reach out to the other parties over this to see how much can be achieved. Perhaps a general agreement is too much to hope for but if it was only possible to reach a consensus on how to cut the exam burden so that children can enjoy their school days - well. that in itself would be something worthwhile.
Last week's furore with one of the maths GCSE papers raised some interesting points. There were a number of difficult questions including the now infamous one referred to as the Hannah's sweets question..
But for some reason my finals at university were the least stressful exams I have ever done. By then, I had somehow learned how to look after myself during exam period. And if I can stay calm, so can you. Here's my advice...
History has been part of school curriculums for as long as anyone can remember. It conjures up images of people pouring over books and manuscripts in dimly lit rooms. However, in recent years this school staple has graduated to both the small and big screens.
To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.
It's important to take frequent breaks during your revision session. The brain is a muscle (not factually correct) that gets tired like any other muscles (do hearts get tired?). In order for a break to be effective, you must fully remove yourself from your working mindset. Dig a hole in the garden or annoy your sister a bit. Just keep the line between work and play clearly defined.
With hope, the Government's publication of the Savile reports will emphasise the importance - to children, adults working with children and those who may have suffered abuse in the past - of both listening and speaking out. No one should face the terrors of abuse alone.
For some students the retention of subject information is good throughout the year, and therefore they won't need to revise for more than a couple of hours each day. However, there are those that struggle either because they haven't applied themselves effectively throughout the year or because they genuinely find learning harder than other students.
I would like my children to have an understanding of different religious worldviews, and in turn, I want other kids of all faiths to understand theirs, and how it shapes the choices and decisions they make in life.