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Review of our Spanish Armada KS3/CE topic pack. Designed for dyslexics, effective for everyone.

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The teenage (or any childhood age) attention span is short. When pupils finally go back to school next week, helping them stay focused will be essential to helping them get back on track. Without doubt, many pupils will have benefited hugely from time away from school; some will go back academically way ahead, some will have gained life experiences that will they would never have gained at school. Catching up with their friends and family will be a priority, of course, and school is about much more than just the classroom. But, for many, getting back into the swing of...

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Gone are the days of tedious textbooks. There is a better way of exercising your mind and expanding your knowledge – it is called active or interactive learning. Active learning is any kind of study that actively engages the student in its material; a hands-on approach to learning, that relies on the student’s participation. This can be anything from active discussion, working in groups, using flashcards, playing games, watching a video, or using the internet. Active learning is growing more and more popular – particularly in our current climate of school closures, as interactive learning is easily practised from home....

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Our guest blogger, Carys Gwillym, takes a look at the pros and cons of exam cancellations.... The past year has been a complete whirlwind – there has been no certainty, no routine, and little to no normality for any of us. UK schools have been closed for more time than they have been open, and therefore students have been learning the large majority of their lessons from home, forcing families across the nation into the unfamiliar world of home schooling. This leads to the question of exams, and whether or not the exams of 2021 should be cancelled? Is it...

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With the new school closures, Carys Gwillym (21) talks about her experience of a year of home schooling and how you can make this a positive experience.

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