Now I work as a coach helping students to develop their study skills so they can get the top grades in their exams. I'm also mother to two primary age children. Today I want to share with you 4 things that every parent can do to ensure their children get the best education possible.
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If you're still really stuck, go out and do something that you can write about. I coached football through my DofE programme, which I used on my CV to show communication and leadership skills. Always remember that each skill you list should be backed up by a real life example of where you've demonstrated this, and then the world is your oyster.
If the resources are there in tertiary education as well as in schools, what is surely needed now is an increasing focus on initiatives that can continue to make studying relevant computing courses appealing beyond compulsory education.
Britain had just gone decimal, T. Rex were riding high and I donned the over-long trousers of my shiny black uniform for the first time to attend my battered seventies Comprehensive school.
Over the past couple of weeks, teenagers up and down the country have been opening brown envelopes they've been told will decide their futures. There have been tears, both of joy and dejection, upon the discovery of whether they're equipped with an arsenal of As and A*s or a decent set of Scrabble letters.
Based largely on academic achievement - and often neglecting the sacrifices and consequences, home commitments and extra-curricular ones, the person and people behind the grade and the figures - we place our lives in the superior knowledge of a white piece of paper.
That in fact Maths and English is not everyone's cup of tea, and making it compulsory is very stressful. We don't make it compulsory to take music exams over and over nor do we make it essential to be good at sport or business.
Schools consistently tell you about increasing standards in exam results and the need to raise the bar even higher, in turn creating more pressure for students in the long run.