Category Archives: Education

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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

A levels and A level retakes with individual tuition

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

A levels and A level retakes with individual tuition

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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How to choose an Easter revision course

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, shares his experience running the original Easter courses and shares his top tips on how to choose the best course for your own examination revision. Students looking for a revision course know they want help, but are often unclear as to the form it should take.  ‘Easter revision’ means different things [...]

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 | Categories: Education, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

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