Having been in education for ten years, I've seen some real changes - all as dull as a Brexit talk at a vegan dinner party
Just like with the exams themselves, you want a fully-functioning brain in case you have to make an important decision regarding your university choices, clearing or taking a year out.
The exam season is upon us! I remember how tough this period was as a student, and now teaching lots of my 'younger selves' has made me feel nostalgic. Below I've listed my top seven tips on how to be smart with revision.
The OnePoll survey of one thousand parents of 10-16 year olds across the country found a staggering 45 per cent - nearly half - believe paying for a private tutor is crucial to guarantee success in exams, rather than relying on schools alone.
Exams seem to be emerging as a new battleground not only for children, but schools, government and now seem to be responsible for dragging parents into a new fear spiral. It's a very different world from when we were kids.
Whether it's SATs, the 11+, GCSEs or A-Levels, there seems to be no end to the tests and exams our children have to work through. There's always something for them to study for, some target to reach, and it brings a lot of pressure.
This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.
It is totally true that "it was different when we were at school". Especially when you consider the new GCSE structure due to start this summer. Following on from the positive response of the interview styled blog, I've switched the power into the hands of parents to dispel some of the most common myths about 1:1 support.
In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation
I've been through the standardised education system in the United Kingdom and I have to say, I was not and still am not, impressed.