Category Archives: Education

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rhinos without borders take flight

Conservation group Rhinos Without Borders have captured today’s headlines thanks to BBC News who ran a home page story ‘How do you make a rhino fly?’. It may well sound like a line from the ‘Do elephants fly in jumbo jets’ book of jokes, but no. It’s a serious story about the conservation group’s anti-poaching [...]

Posted on: April 5th, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News, Science

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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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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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