TES, 10th August 2015 On Thursday, at about 6am, thousands of A-level students will rise from their restless beds and begin refreshing their mobile phones. This will be even more frenzied than the usual social media obsession. It might well be the one day in the year when Facebook or Twitter isn’t the first app … Continue reading Electing a UN secretary-general takes three months, so why does applying to university take nearly a year?
TES, 3rd April 2015 I have enjoyed 12 years of state schooling. That’s 456 weeks, 6,840 lessons, 11,400 hours of classroom time, 3,500 pieces of homework and 2,280 bus rides home. And I can say with absolute confidence that the most important time of my school career has not been spent in a classroom. In … Continue reading Competitive debating is the best way to get students thinking
TES, 16th August 2014 On Thursday just gone, I received my AS results. After one year, and after having learnt half of the material required for a full A-level, I was graded on my work so far. For me, this means two positives. Firstly, I have the opportunity to discontinue any of the subjects if I … Continue reading In Defence of AS Levels