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The impact of this year’s exams

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The Covid-19 pandemic had unprecedented socio-economic implications. The education industry is no exception. Recent years have seen significant changes in both the content of education and the methods used to deliver it. Alterations are also being made to the educational norms and curricula in use today. Moreover, online exams have become a new norm in the industry.

Owing to the benefits, the educational system is embracing digitisation and making the transition from traditional classrooms to online learning environments.

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5 benefits of proctoring exams

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Many educational establishments and training bodies – including Oxford and Cambridge Universities – are moving exams online. However, with online exams, proctoring is more difficult.

It comes as Covid-19 has meant that pen and paper exams are often unfeasible, with laws permitting gatherings of multiple people as well as enforced school closures.

Proctoring, or invigilating, is the process of watching people take exams to ensure that they done not cheat. But what are the benefits of this, and how can you ensure that it is done online? This blog post explains.

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Top 10 exam study tips

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School exam study season is fast approaching. Last week we gave pupils advice on when the best time is to revise, and our blog this week focuses on exam study tips.

Exams are inevitable for students, but they don’t need to be painful. With preparation, stress can be avoided and better results are more likely to be achieved.

How to prepare for an exam depends on the individual involved. Here is our top 10 guide to effective study skills.

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Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

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The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

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What can parents do to help their children make informed decisions about a career path?

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Our economy is changing. And with it, the traditional career paths are also evolving. Long-term employment stability is not always available or even wanted.

And how many children know what career path they want to follow before they have taken their GCSEs? Indeed, how many leave education – even after completing a university degree – and still don’t know what they want to be when they ‘grow up’?

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Working with parents to improve their children’s mental health

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Preparing for and sitting exams can be a difficult time for students, sometimes leading to depression, behavioural issues, and other stress-related problems.

Mental health issues in children and young people are widely believed to be at critical levels, with the most recent NHS survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England finding that over 12% of 5- to 19-year-olds had mental health issues of one kind or another.

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Can parents help schools manage the exam process?

Reading time: 2 minutes

Managing the process of studying and attending exams is part of a student’s responsibility and learning these skills is vital for their future success. That said, strong links between schools and parents can ensure that students are supported as they adapt to these new responsibilities.

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The impact of this year’s exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

The Covid-19 pandemic had unprecedented socio-economic implications. The education industry is no exception. Recent years have seen significant changes in both the content of education and the methods used to deliver it. Alterations are also being made to the educational norms and curricula in use today. Moreover, online exams have become a new norm in the industry.

Owing to the benefits, the educational system is embracing digitisation and making the transition from traditional classrooms to online learning environments.

Read More

5 benefits of proctoring exams

Reading time: 2 minutes

Many educational establishments and training bodies – including Oxford and Cambridge Universities – are moving exams online. However, with online exams, proctoring is more difficult.

It comes as Covid-19 has meant that pen and paper exams are often unfeasible, with laws permitting gatherings of multiple people as well as enforced school closures.

Proctoring, or invigilating, is the process of watching people take exams to ensure that they done not cheat. But what are the benefits of this, and how can you ensure that it is done online? This blog post explains.

Read More

Top 10 exam study tips

Reading time: 3 minutes

School exam study season is fast approaching. Last week we gave pupils advice on when the best time is to revise, and our blog this week focuses on exam study tips.

Exams are inevitable for students, but they don’t need to be painful. With preparation, stress can be avoided and better results are more likely to be achieved.

How to prepare for an exam depends on the individual involved. Here is our top 10 guide to effective study skills.

Read More

Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

Read More

What can parents do to help their children make informed decisions about a career path?

Reading time: 3 minutes

Our economy is changing. And with it, the traditional career paths are also evolving. Long-term employment stability is not always available or even wanted.

And how many children know what career path they want to follow before they have taken their GCSEs? Indeed, how many leave education – even after completing a university degree – and still don’t know what they want to be when they ‘grow up’?

Read More

Working with parents to improve their children’s mental health

Reading time: 2 minutes

Preparing for and sitting exams can be a difficult time for students, sometimes leading to depression, behavioural issues, and other stress-related problems.

Mental health issues in children and young people are widely believed to be at critical levels, with the most recent NHS survey of the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England finding that over 12% of 5- to 19-year-olds had mental health issues of one kind or another.

Read More

Can parents help schools manage the exam process?

Reading time: 2 minutes

Managing the process of studying and attending exams is part of a student’s responsibility and learning these skills is vital for their future success. That said, strong links between schools and parents can ensure that students are supported as they adapt to these new responsibilities.

Read More
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