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Problems with the new GCSE exams

This article was written before the summer 2017 exam results were published. Reviewing the points made a year later, in July 2018, we can report that the 2017 results showed no more ‘out of tolerance’ results than in previous years. That means that broadly speaking results were

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How to do research

How to research is aimed at pre-university students, to explain why research skills are so important, and to explain how to do research effectively As you progress up the education ladder, the responsibility of learning will shift from your teacher to you. Perhaps you have already experienced

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Gap year after A level?

To take a gap year or not? Is it a good idea to take a gap year (that’s a year out of education between the end of A levels and starting university)? There are some real benefits (see Gapforce site for some of them), but there are

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Succeed with the new linear A levels

In this article, John Southworth, Principal of MPW London, explores practical ways for students to maximise their chances of success in the new linear A levels All change to the new linear A levels September 2017 saw the final wave of subjects undergoing the change from ‘modular’

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Choose the right University Foundation Programme

Introduction A University Foundation Programme is an intensive full-time course that offers international students (mostly) an alternative route to British University degree courses from the other more recognised routes of A Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB). These programmes are also sometimes known as International Foundation Programmes. Students

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