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15 ‘facts’ you learnt at school that aren’t true any more

One of the beautiful aspects of learning is that it never stops. No matter how old you are, there’s always something new to discover. Interestingly, this is also true for things that you thought you knew. Our knowledge is constantly evolving, and occasionally this means that, over time, things that were taught as ‘facts’ at […]


How to encourage your child to read more

Ahead of World Book Day (4th March), we’ve researched the nation’s favourite school books and found that George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are the UK’s most popular reads. For many people, reading is a wonderful and enriching experience that brings a huge sense of reward and enjoyment. This is especially […]


Pandemic

How The Pandemic Has Impacted Learning

The gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged has been exacerbated by the pandemic.


Studying

My Studying Routines

I want to share with you some personal tips and tricks that I use to enhance my studying on a daily basis.


novel

3 Things I Ask Myself When I Read A New Novel

These questions can help you understand what the author is trying to convey, what you should take away from the text and how to analyse what is happening behind the words.


Great reads

10 Books To Read In 2021: 5 -1

At the start of this week, I gave the first five of my top ten suggestions for great reads this year. Now here are the others…


Best Books

10 Books To Read In 2021: 10 – 6

We take a look at the must-reads, both old and new, that you should get your hands on this year…


Tituba

Mysteries Of History: The Truth About Tituba, Catalyst Of Salem

Tituba’s “confession” filled in – with sensational detail – the blanks in the supernatural explanations that Salem’s hyper-religious community had already begun forming in their minds.


Exams

How To Plan Essays In Exams

Setting aside even five minutes for proof-reading and editing afterwards can help your essay look more polished and guarantee that your argument is much more lucid and nuanced.


Motivation

The Science Behind Motivation

We can’t rely on always feeling motivated -if you wait until you feel motivated to start an essay, it may never happen!


Bad Grades

How To Deal With Bad Grades

With the right perspective, it may be that you can turn things around sooner than you might think.