Useful revision tips to help teachers and students

  • May 24th, 2017
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Jemma, our Project Co-ordinator and qualified teacher, shares her top 10 revision tips to help both teachers and students during the stressful exam period. You need your students to be more resilient: encourage growth-mind set Create a positive culture in the classroom, instilling the idea that a mistake is something to learn from. Intersperse challenging […]

Childline counselling rises and SATs students are left demoralised

  • May 17th, 2017
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    As mental health awareness week draws to a close, Childline have highlighted the rise in stress related calls from students sitting their exams. May sees the start of SATs, GCSE and A level exams across the country. Pressures of targets, expectations, workload and the natural act of comparing themselves to their peers have […]

New GCSEs causing confusion in schools. Do employers know what’s heading their way?

  • May 2nd, 2017
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Nearly a year ago, Athona reported the changes for the new 9-1 GCSEs was already underway in some schools, and as this year 11 cohort take their final steps towards their exams, the news has come to the forefront of the media. The then Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced the reforms in 2012, in a […]

Could new nursing course improve NHS shortages?

  • August 25th, 2016
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The Sheffield College is offering a new nursing course to address skills shortages in the NHS. The course, which is starting in September, is aimed at helping students without A-levels get into university-level nursing programmes. The Access to Nursing (Health Professions) Higher Education Diploma is a one-year course for students who want to go on […]

The New 9-1 GCSE Measure

  • June 14th, 2016
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This year’s year 11 students will be the last to receive A-G grades for their GCSE results following government reforms. In 2012, the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced changes to GCSEs and A levels to make them ‘rigorous and more knowledge-based and to match the qualifications used in the best education systems in the […]