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Rock Star’s Global Tour Announced

What a month March has been for breaking stories in the world of Geoscience providing much debate and excitement at Greene’s. Today we learn that London’s Natural History Museum is sending one of its most delicate fossil specimens of Archaeopteryx, the so-called ‘first bird’ on a global tour starting in Japan. Accompanying the bird will [...]

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 | Categories: Education, News, Science

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New evidence of earliest life discovered

Researchers from University College London (UCL) have discovered fossil evidence for the earliest life forms yet found on Earth. Microscopic filaments of primitive bacteria recovered from a sequence of iron-rich sedimentary and volcanic deposits located in northern Quebec, Canada which push back the record of life on Earth to some 4.2 billion years ago, some [...]

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 | Categories: Events, History, News, Science

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Pierre Larousse, knowledge and interactive learning

At Greene’s we espouse the tutorial method of learning because of the way in which knowledge is consolidated and critical thinking skills developed in discussion between student and tutor.  As the story of Pierre Larousse shows; that knowledge and understanding can be gained through an interactive and creative learning process has not always been the [...]

Posted on: November 28th, 2016 | Categories: Education, History, Literary

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The R.A. Butler Prize for essays in Politics and International Studies

Eliza Harry, a student at Greene’s, has been awarded the prestigious R.A. Butler 2016 second prize for her essay: “Is there a meaningful distinction between economic and political power?” There were 104 entries to the essay competition – a record. Eliza’s achievement is considerable and we warmly congratulate her for her success. The judging panel [...]

Posted on: October 1st, 2016 | Categories: Education, Literary, News

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Aptitude tests: preparing for an unpreparable test

As university application season approaches, many students will be gearing up to take one of the many aptitude tests increasingly used by top universities to differentiate between the brightest candidates.  Aptitude tests assess general academic skills and thought processes rather than academic achievement or concrete subject knowledge, so many assume they cannot be prepared for [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Upcoming courses

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The new-look SAT and the ACT

Students aiming for admission to a U.S. university will doubtless be familiar with the SAT and ACT, two different aptitude tests that are designed to enable admissions tutors to assess the suitability of applicants to academic study.  What they may not realise, however, is that the SAT has recently undergone its biggest overhaul for decades [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT, Upcoming courses

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Why retake A levels?

The linear A level system was introduced in the early 1950s, replacing the Higher School Certificate, and allowing students to specialise in single subjects of their choice at a higher level.  The opportunities to retake those single subjects did not seem overly restrictive at the time, but in 1989 the AS was introduced, and for [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, Study & Exam Tips | Tags: , ,

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Head of Examinations, Dr Agnieszka Balicka, writes We are almost at the end of the summer examination cycle.  We hope that you will achieve your desired grades and enter into the next chapter of your life with a smile and confidence. Those of you who sat CIE exams are most likely aware that results day [...]

Posted on: August 5th, 2016 | Categories: News

Greene’s tutor makes Boat Race history

On 11th April, 2015, one of Greene’s tutors will be making history.  Shelley Pearson, a tutor on our U.S. SAT preparation courses, will row for OUWBC (the Oxford University Women’s Boat Club) in the 70th Women’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Shelley rowed at Harvard University and competed at the World Junior Championships twice, winning [...]

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 | Categories: News

GCSE and Edexcel IGCSE results 22 August 2013

Tomorrow is results day for GCSE and Edexcel IGCSE candidates. Results will be available on Greene’s Online from 6am tomorrow, Thursday 22nd August for all Greene’s students and private candidates who have taken GCSEs and Edexcel IGCSEs with us. Greene’s Online has been updated and so will look different from the last time you logged [...]

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 | Categories: News

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