Category Archives: News

A testing time for private examination candidates

2020 has been a year of uncertainty, not least for the educational sector. Recent political twists and turns have seen A levels and GCSEs in England due to go ahead next summer, with the exam season starting three weeks later than usual in the wake of COVID-19. Wales and Scotland have already announced the replacement [...]

Posted on: December 5th, 2020 | Categories: News

Will the ‘new normal’ see a renaissance in education?

The Senior Tutor of Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford, Matthew Uffindell, explains why he thinks, in the time of a pandemic, educationalists should be thinking of the opportunities being presented. History shows that pandemics force change – not least in education.  Look at the recent events: closed schools; the examination system in crisis; parents and children lacking direction.  [...]

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 | Categories: Education, History, News

Preparing for the ‘New Normal’ in Education.

The Senior Tutor of Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford, Matthew Uffindell, explains why he thinks the tutorial method, taught at Greene’s for over 50 years, benefits students in the time of a pandemic, now more than ever. “Governments over centuries have made legislative changes that have dramatically altered the course of education, but arguably we have [...]

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 | Categories: News

Tutorial method is the key to success

Zoë Spilberg, the College’s Principal, talks about the value of independent learning – particularly relevant for all students who are now studying online. Zoë explains how developing critical skills leads to a marked growth in self-confidence and self-motivation. in this article originally published in the Independent School Parent. In these difficult times Greene’s, Oxford’s oldest tutorial college, is opening its [...]

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 | Categories: News

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on 10th October every year in order to raise awareness of and support for mental health issues all over the globe. This year’s focus is suicide prevention. Suicide is tragically one of the leading causes of death among 15-19 year-olds. For many young people, the teenage [...]

Posted on: October 10th, 2019 | Categories: Education, Events, News, Study & Exam Tips

Rhinoceros & baby

World Rhino Day 2019

According to the World Wildlife Fund, it is estimated that in the early 20th century 500,000 Rhinos used to live in areas of Africa and Asia. However, Rhinos became a target for poachers who could make money off selling Rhino horns to be used as Ancient medical remedies in parts of Asia. Habitat loss also [...]

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 | Categories: News

Amazon fires

Climate Change and Severe Weather Events

The news is increasingly dominated by stories about natural disasters and weather phenomena linked to climate change. Just how close are these links? Hurricane Dorian, originally a severe Category 5 hurricane, has recently left a swathe of destruction through the Bahamas and its remains are now heading back across the Atlantic towards the UK, so [...]

Posted on: September 16th, 2019 | Categories: Education, News, Science, Tutor Articles

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

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