The repellent Wuthering Heights of Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights stirred emotion with an honesty Victorian society simply wasn’t ready for.


Opinion

How to handle Results Day anxiety

It can be easy to gravitate to the worst case scenario when you’re under pressure. Do you often think that you’re going to fail an exam spectacularly? Or do you believe that you’re going to get terrible grades on result day? There are steps you can take to alter these thoughts…


Why is the UK Having a Heatwave?

Rain-soaked days are traditionally associated with a British summer, but between 1st June and 16th July the UK received just 47 mm of rain. This makes it the driest start to summer since 1961.


What is a Blood Moon?

Speaking to The Independent newspaper, Dr Morgan Hollis from the Royal Astronomical Society said that the eclipse will be visible from “anywhere in the UK, weather permitting.” – In the UK on 27th July, moonrise will occur at 8.49pm in London, while further north, in Glasgow, it will take place at 9.26pm.


How to get and stay organised in your studies

A study schedule can help you prioritise and keep up with your homework and assignments. Make sure to include an estimate of the time each subject will take as well as its deadline. If you are unsure or simply want a second opinions, you can always consult your teacher.


Evolution

In 2008, the Church of England issued an unexpected apology to Darwin himself. Reverend Dr. Malcolm Brown wrote, “Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still… But the struggle for your reputation is not over yet…”


The Enduring Popularity of Alice in Wonderland

Perhaps Alice in Wonderland’s initial popularity can be put down to it being the first children’s book published which wasn’t written to teach a lesson. There is no moral tale here. It was just written with the enjoyment of the story itself in mind.


Why do we enjoy reading so many books set in Cornwall?

A proud Celtic land defined by incredible geology and geography, surrounded by the sea, devoid of motorways, and set off against the bleak majesty of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall is a terrain that simply provokes imagination.


The Longest Day

Occasionally the summer solstice falls on June 22nd in Europe; although it is very rare. The last time this happened was 1975 and the next time will be in 2203.


Raising a snowflake or accepting limitations: When my dyslexic son chooses his GCSEs

Home-schooling has, without a doubt, increased and improved my son’s options.


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