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The Importance of Shakespeare at GCSE

English Literature GCSE Shakespeare Question

When it comes to studying English for GCSE, you will probably be aware that there are two parts; English language and English literature. English language focuses on how we can use English to its fullest extent for any given purpose, and English literature looks at some of the classic plays, novels and poetry in English […]

23 July 2020 ∙ 10 minutes to read

Get on top of your GCSE poetry anthology

English Literature Poetry Questions

The exact content of what you study for your English literature GCSE will depend on the exam board that you take the exam with. There are a lot of things that are general across exam boards such as AQA, Edexcel, and OCR, but the specifics for each one may differ slightly. What we mean by […]

23 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

GCSE English Literature post 1914 Prose/Drama

English Literature GCSE Post 1914 Prose/Drama Questions

When it comes to English, language and literature are not as similar as you might think. The differences will become particularly apparent when you take your GCSEs and you will see that English language is more about the different purposes of writing (such as creative writing, writing to advise, writing to persuade, writing to argue […]

23 July 2020 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Arts and Hobbies

Check out the vibrant colours of freshly made Sushi.

Learn Different Types of Japanese Sushi with A Sushi Making Class

Ever eaten Sushi rice from a supermarket or, even better, from an authentic Sushi bar and wondered how they make such cool pieces of Japanese inspired food that taste so good? Are you intrigued by all of the colours, how pretty it is and all the different combinations of ingredients and shapes that you can […]

21 July 2020 ∙ 8 minutes to read

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Making, Storing (and Eating!) Homemade Japanese Sushi Rolls

The idea of making your own homemade Sushi might have always been something you've yearned to do, especially if you've seen it being done by professionals and been lucky enough to taste it. On the other hand, maybe you're just looking for ideas of something to cook your friends when you are chef at your […]

21 July 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Jobs for art majors

What Are the Different Types of Art and Design Degrees?

While many people believe that they have the capacity to define what art is, it is much harder to pin down than it might seem. The general definition of fine arts says, only, that it is the production of “beautiful objects.” To add more substance behind this definition, we can look at the three most […]

15 July 2020 ∙ 14 minutes to read

Education

Teacher training

Teacher Interview Questions

Interviews are often something many people dread, and teacher interviews are no exception. To get a job in education though, you’ll need to pass one. Whichever route you take to get into teaching, the interview will ultimately determine whether you make it or not. Yet it doesn’t need to be difficult. If you prepare effectively, […]

21 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Teacher Training & PGCE

Teacher training is something you will need to go through if you have aspirations of becoming a teacher. One of the most widely recognised programmes is the PGCE, but there are also other training courses at various levels. In this guide we’ll cover the different types of training and routes into teaching, as well as […]

21 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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Jobs in Education

If you’re looking for a career in education, teaching is just one option of many. Teaching and education are so intertwined that you can be forgiven for thinking that there are no other jobs in education, but this simply isn’t true. Even if you are interested in becoming a teacher, you might be pleasantly surprised to […]

21 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Health and Fitness

How can you find boxing lessons for kids?

How to Teach Kids About Boxing

“Don't count the days, make the days count.” - Muhammad Ali While boxing is a combat sport, it can be adapted to all levels and ages. Unlike what you might think, safety is at the heart of teaching both adults and children how to box. A lot of kids in school enjoy extracurricular activities and […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How much do kids boxing lessons cost?

The Cost of Kids Boxing Lessons

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali Boxing is a sport that isn’t always seen in a favourable light but it is becoming more popular. However, it may surprise you to […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How does boxing for kids differ?

How Does Kids Boxing Differ to Adults?

“If you work hard in training, the fight is easy.” - Manny Pacquiao Even nowadays, boxing can get a bad reputation because of certain violent aspects of it. However, some adults can be reluctant to get their children involved with the sport. That said, boxing is becoming increasingly popular amongst both children and adults and […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Languages

How long does it take to learn how to sing?

Top 10 Most Famous Italian Songs

Of all the world's music, there is some that moves us, touches us and upsets us more than others. Between violin, tenor, funk and Italian language, Italian songs are is often part of them. Because of its diversity, but also because of its hits, which make everyone want to get as close to music as […]

13 July 2020 ∙ 12 minutes to read

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Ole: the advantages of choosing Spanish GCSE

Whether languages are your forte or you simply want to boost your CV, you may be considering taking Spanish at GCSE. To make your decision a little easier, here we run through of some of the many advantages of choosing to study Spanish. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, many of which are […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 3 minutes to read

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Why studying German at school is so important

Germany is the economic engine of Europe, and the political driver of the European Union. Our commercial relationship with the country is undoubted: in 2012, the UK overtook France as Germany’s biggest global trade partner and, as The Telegraph newspaper put it, ‘British suppliers and manufacturers are deeply integrated into the German industrial machine and […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

Music

What does an electronic keyboard do?

Playing The Keyboard

While most people know what a keyboard looks like, some may not be aware that an electronic keyboard is a musical instrument that includes a range of features such as accompaniments, voices, a power amplifier and small speakers. The term keyboard can often refer to more than just one type of musical device, including synthesizers, […]

14 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

All you need to know about playing the harpsichord.

Playing Harpsichord

The harpsichord is just one of the instruments that make up the keyboard family. Though the harpsichord isn't as well-known as the piano, the organ, or the electronic keyboard, it has as much earned its place as one of the keyboard instruments! The harpsichord is known by some quite wide-ranging names across Europe. For instance, […]

14 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How can you make a career as a guitarist?

Improving Your Career as a Professional Guitarist

“You couldn't not like someone who liked the guitar.” - Stephen King, The Stand There are millions of guitarists all over the world but very few of them are paid to play their favourite instrument. It can be difficult to make a career out of playing guitar. It’s a pretty unique job, too. Every guitarist’s career […]

19 March 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Professional Development

acquiring the basics of maths

What is A Level Critical Thinking useful for?

Critical Thinking is offered as an A Level option at many sixth forms and colleges and is usually taken as an extra A Level, alongside three other subjects. This skills-based course allows you to focus on developing your ability to analyse, hypothesise and construct your own arguments. It’s not an A Level that simply tells […]

8 June 2020 ∙ 2 minutes to read

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Why is Behaviour Management Important?

When budding teachers apply and train for their work, they don’t always expect that behaviour management is the thing that they will spend most of their time doing. They feel like they are going into their profession to help kids learn, and to share their passion for their subject with the world. It’s either this […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

behaviour management theory

Behaviour Management Techniques that Work

Maybe you became a teacher or tutor because you love your subject and want to share your passion to the next generation. Maybe you joined up because you find kids inspiring and insightful and wanted to help them grow. Or maybe it was because you just loved the idea of teaching. Something you maybe hadn’t […]

29 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Tutoring

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Working Out your UCAS Points

When it comes to applying for university, there are a number of things to think about. You need to start with the undergraduate degree that you want to obtain at the end of your studies, followed by the university where you want to study. The latter part of this will involve going on open days […]

15 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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How Do UCAS Points Work?

In the United Kingdom, national exams are a way of standardising schools and students from across the country. This works because students simultaneously sit the same, or at least very similar, exams which require the same amount of practice and preparation. The first major example of this are your GCSEs. There are some subjects that […]

15 July 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Improve your chances of getting into university

How to Get More UCAS Points

Applications for UK universities are run by an organisation called the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, which is more commonly known as UCAS. Applications submitted for university are made directly to UCAS who then send the applications to the selected universities. They also coordinate all of the correspondence between university and applicant. Your UCAS application […]

15 July 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read