Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In the second instalment of the 2-part podcast, he talks through the final stages of the admissions process and covers a lot of the FAQ’s about applying to these two universities. In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned in explaining…
Dr. Mark King is the admissions director for Lucy College at Cambridge University. In this 2-part podcast, he talks through the admissions process from start to finish. How important are GCSE grades? What post-16 subjects should be studied? What are the stages to an Oxbridge application? In these two episodes, he leaves no stone unturned…
Kim Ward is the CEO of Katie’s Mission, a non profit organisation that focuses on suicide prevention. In this episode she shares her powerful story about her sister Katie and the work she does with mental health and suicide awareness.
As part of our ‘difficult (but important) conversations series, Viv Quick talks to us about the common issues that teenagers have when it comes to sex and pornography. Viv has worked for the NHS since 1960 and more recently has been a school nurse and a young persons sexual health worker. She was awarded an…
Tash Walker has been helping and supporting people to understand their gender identity through her work with the Switchboard LGBT organisation. Here she offers advice to parents with teens who have identified as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Tammy has over 20 years of experience working across the criminal justice and social care sectors. This experience includes operational and management roles in statutory and charitable homelessness services, and as CEO of a charity working to prevent sexual abuse.
We as parents don’t like to feel helpless, and it makes us feel like that when we don’t know how to help our child. Luckily, there are ways to make it all feel easier.
There are two vital ingredients to success at GCSE. The ‘Why’ and the ‘How’.
Here’s why they’re so important to put together.
The proposed alternative to ‘exams’ this year is seriously problematic. Here’s why.
First let me state for the record that there’s no easy answer. Nothing is going to be able to fairly ‘grade’ students and take into account the different experiences they’ve had this year of education and keep everyone happy.
What Gavin Williamson has asked of Ofqual is an impossible task.
There should be no doubt that schools are doing their absolute best under incredibly difficult circumstances. The challenges they are facing have been largely downplayed by the media, and outright ignored by the government. We are stretching our schools to breaking point.