Are exam results the be-all and end-all of success?

August; a month full of nervousness, excitement and a whole bucketful of mixed emotions for many students. The lead up to A-Level and GCSE exam results can undoubtedly be a stressful time for students, especially when it comes to needing specific grades for either university, starting an apprenticeship scheme, or simply determining what subjects they

2016 Olympics: Don’t love the player, love the Games

With the Rio Olympics in full swing and Team GB doing remarkably well, currently standing proud at second in the medal table (Go Team GB!), the summer of sport is well and truly upon us. Four years since the last Olympic Games, hosted by our fantastic capital, and its sporting legacy is still burning as

Shaping the next 100 years of education innovation: HundrED needs YOU!

Global education initiative, HundrED is continuing its worldwide search for education innovation and inspiring teaching and learning practices. Finland is frequently praised for having one of the best and most progressive education systems in the world. The aim of HundrED, which forms part of the country’s centenary celebrations, is to help Finland maintain its world-leading status in education, and

Pokémon GO: an educational resource?

The Huffington Post recently reported that a man had fallen into a lake while playing Pokémon Go. As unbelievable as this sounds, The Guardian has since reported that another man, Tom Currie, has quit his job to spend two months travelling around New Zealand to capture all the Pokémon released for the game. I’ve even

Reach for the stars; the view is great up there!

Astronaut and British Army Air Corps officer, Tim Peake, has featured regularly in national and local newspapers over the past year and has frequently trended on Twitter, which, in the 21st century, is something of a big deal! As the first British European Space Agency astronaut and the second astronaut to bear a British flag