Category Archives: Education

Student Disappointed With Exam Results

When A levels go wrong: Clearing or Retakes?

It’s now only one week until CIE A level results are released and nine days until the other boards’ results are released. You’ve applied through UCAS, you’ve got your firm and insurance offers confirmed, so what happens if you don’t make the grades? First of all: don’t panic! You’re not alone – over 60,000 students [...]

Posted on: August 6th, 2019 | Categories: Education, Events, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips

Birmingham City University - Margaret Street campus.

Preparing for University Application – Choices, Choices, Choices

The summer holidays are for relaxing and unwinding after a long year of studying and exams, but they’re also the ideal time to begin thinking about university applications if you’re about to start Year 12, Year 13, or a gap year. Recent statistics show that more and more students are dropping out of university before [...]

Posted on: July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Education, News, Study & Exam Tips

Lateral view of the brain

Things We Don’t Know: Traumatic Brain Injury and Ageing

Written by Sofia Amirbayat Edited by Rowena Fletcher-Wood The brain is a complex organ that has a natural ability to adapt and change with time; it is made of about 100 billion neurons, able to connect to each other in networks and pathways. What makes these networks is our lived experiences with the world and [...]

Posted on: July 29th, 2019 | Categories: Education, News, Science, Tutor Articles

College Principal Zoë Spilberg

Review of the Year: a message from the Principal

“Firstly, I would like to say how thrilled I am to have joined the exceptional team at Greene’s in January. It’s been fantastic to witness the progress that students have made in this short time, whether they are here for the full two-year A level programme, GCSEs, or retaking past exams. We have repeatedly seen [...]

Posted on: July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Education, News

Geology A level and Geoscience diploma

A level Geology field course, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK

Over four days in April 2018, Dr Alexander Mitlehner took students from Greene’s to visit geological exposures spanning some 180 million years of the Earth’s history; going back in time from the Tertiary clays and sands around Barton-on-Sea back to the earliest Jurassic strata exposed in cliffs around Lyme Regis, in the far west of [...]

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Education, News

A level study and A level retakes with individual tuition

Clearing 2017 – the best approach to your clearing call

It is results day and you have missed out on your grades. What is the best way to approach clearing? Your Clearing call could be an interview, so organisation is key. Here are some essential tips:   Before the call Make sure you have to hand: – Your UCAS Track username and password – Your UCAS Personal [...]

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News, Study & Exam Tips

A level study and A level retakes with individual tuition

A level results are released next week: Are you fully prepared? Read our step-by-step guide.

Step-by-step guide to results day 8.00 a.m – UCAS Track goes live. You will be able to see your university confirmation. Remember that your marks will not appear on UCAS. You will need to get these from your exam centre. Have you met your grades? UCAS Track will say you have been accepted into either [...]

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News

A level study and A level retakes with individual tuition

Confused about UCAS clearing for university entrance? Here are five facts you need to know.

If you want to go to university but do not have an offer – or are worried about not being able to meet your offers – UCAS clearing could be for you.  Clearing is where you can see last minute university places available and decide if any are suitable for you. Here are five key [...]

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News

A level study and A level retakes with individual tuition

Clearing and results day 2017: prepare your university back-up plan this summer

Even if you feel confident, it does not harm to have a back-up plan. Here are four simple things you should do this summer:     Research universities and courses you are interested in with entry requirements below your insurance offer – you can use the UCAS search function to do so; Make a list [...]

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 | Categories: Education, News, Study & Exam Tips

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Thank You, NASA!

An incredible book called ‘Our Changing Planet, The View From Space’, has just landed at Greene’s, direct from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. Having watched NASA’s Steve Graham give his Hyperwall talk, “Overview of NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites and Models” at the European Geoscience General Assembly in Vienna recently, this book is a welcome edition to the [...]

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News, Science

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