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The New Curriculum: The Implementation May Be Messy But There Is a Definite Need for Change

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

This September a new national curriculum will be taught in schools across England. This could lead to testing times for parents, teachers and children alike, as they embark on the challenge of getting to grips with new expectations and new ways of learning.

Tuition Fees, the Worst of Both Worlds

David Smith | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Smith

What is clear is that universities are being forced to make pricing decisions and think like commercial businesses like never before. True marketisation may not be a bad thing for the sector - with fees genuinely linked to the value delivered - but the current model is the worst of both worlds.

How to Create the World Book Day Authors of Tomorrow

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

Getting children to love reading and writing can prove to be a challenge, especially with television, films and games being it's most harsh competitors. Having some family reading time can be very powerful. If your child sees you replacing TV with books then they are more likely to be inspired to get excited about it too.

UK Education System Needs to 'Step-Up' After Poor Pisa Results

Alex Dyer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Dyer

When comparing UK students to students in Asian countries such as China and Singapore, we can see these leading countries place huge importance on the value of education, which is just not replicated to the same degree in the UK.

Maths? Eurgh! It's Time to Inspire Your Children to Love Numbers

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

Maths - the number of times I hear "I'm no good at maths!", "I hate it", "I'm not a numbers person", "I always fail at maths". The strange thing is, it's often said with a smile, a shrug, an acceptance that it's normal, it's ok. In contrast you would hardly ever hear someone admit in public "I can't read", "I can't write" and if someone did I am confident it would not be said with a smile.

The 11+ - To Tutor or Not to Tutor

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

The 11+ has historically been the way of selecting those students most suited to an advanced academic stream. In many countries streaming in this way has proved to be highly successful, for example, Singapore and high profile gifted and talented programmes in the US. However there is often a lot of negative debate around the subject.

Read Aloud and Proud

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carey Ann Dodah

By encouraging your child to love reading, you are inviting them into worlds far, far away from their own. You are helping them build on their imagination and feel empathy and antipathy - as they put themselves into the shoes of the characters they begin to love - and dislike.

Extra Tuition Can and Should Be for All - Not Just the Wealthy

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

Evidence has shown that private tuition is on the increase again this year but is it just the wealthy that have access to this service?

The Private Tuition Boom, What's the Fuss About?

Alex Dyer | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Working together is the best option, it would benefit children, teachers, parents and schools, cohesive learning is the best way forward! Regardless of all the changes that are taking place, parents wouldn't be scared any more if we work together, they'd be happy.

Stand Up Straight, Tuck Your Shirt In and Try Not to Cry...

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carey Ann Dodah

The first day at school is one of the most memorable times in your life - for both child and parent - but it doesn't need to be the harrowing and heart-wrenching moment that you may expect it to be.

Private Tuition Is on the Rise, Should the Industry Be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With over 500 private tuition agencies now operating throughout the country, some with over 10,000 tutors on their books, how on earth do we, or the Government, regulate the industry? And, do we even need to?

More Tests and League Tables Will Only Fuel the Low Confidence Epidemic Sweeping UK Children

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

The Government is putting yet more pressure on our children in a world where tests are flooding the curriculum... Children as young as four quite simply shouldn't be subject to high pressure tests. It not necessary and there are much better, less anxiety-inducing ways of achieving Clegg's goals.

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?

£9,000 Tuition Fees? It's the Hidden Costs You Have to Look Out For

Lydia Willgress | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Willgress

In the last year, student news has been dominated with headlines about increasing tuition fees. While £9000 a year has a ring to it that's not hard to forget, many students are also being hit by hidden costs that universities expect people to pay without subsidisation or previous warning.

Should I Hire a Common Entrance Tutor?

Alex Dyer | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

A personal tutor can often find a weak area and address the problem when a teacher (however gifted) can overlook this in a noisy, demanding class of 20 children.

Ned Simons

Lord Ashdown: We Were Opportunistic With Tuition Fees Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics

BRIGHTON - The Liberal Democrats were "opportunistic" in promising not to raise tuition fees, the party's former leader Paddy Ashdown has admitted. ...

'Anonymous' Warn of Attack on F1 in Canada

Todd McCandless | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've been following our stories regarding the protests in Canada, here and here, then you may be interested to know that the group 'Anonymous' has once again targeted Formula One as the center of their next attack on June 10th according to the group's statement:

The World Of Elite Private Tutors - 'I Was A Symbol Of The Family's Standing'

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Middle-class childrearing is a famously ferocious business. To propel their progeny many parents have a closely guarded weapon - the private tutor. ...

Students In Wales Hit By Soaring Rent Costs

Wales Online | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

THE spiralling cost of higher education grew to new heights yesterday, with news students in Wales will pay up to 11% more for their university accomm...

English Universities Expecting Drop In Student Numbers

PA | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- More than half of English universities are expecting to see a drop in students next year, a report has revealed. Overall, the ...