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Testing times: How to deal with exam stress – your own and your kids

May 15, 2018 by Helen Lami

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the UK will be feeling the pressure as they sit their final GCSE and A-Level exams. It can be an extremely tense time, and not just for students. A recent poll conducted by the BBC found almost a quarter of parents said their own mental health had been affected by the pressure of their children's exams.

So what can parents do to battle the GCSE and A-Level blues? Here are my five tips for bringing harmony to the exam period.



Academic Juniors for UK students in London, Cambridge and Bristol

April 25, 2018 by Poppy Brech

Combining learning with fun - Academic Summer rolls out Academic Junior course to UK students in London, Cambridge and Sidcot, near Bristol.

If the idea of school during the summer holidays prompts thoughts of old-fashioned crammers or extreme helicopter parenting, it might be time to think again.


Choosing your subjects for further study

February 21, 2018 by Ellie Callon Jones

Choosing subjects to study can be a daunting prospect. Where do you start? What is important in selecting subjects, should you choose with your heart or with your head? Who’s option matters? Can I just close my eyes and point to a few subjects on the page? Before you get to that stage, ask yourself these five questions.


Academic Sports

April 27, 2017 by Petra Sedivcova

Are you looking for a summer of making friends, trying a variety of sport and learning about how your body work during exercise? If so, Academic sport is the perfect summer course for you!


What is CLIL and how will it change the way I learn?

May 09, 2016 by Ellie Callon Jones

CLIL based program of study helps you to get more out of your education, particularly if English is your second (or third!) language. While you’re focused on the content – immersing yourself in mathematical theory, designing and building a music box, researching a report on global development- you are absorbing language and critical thinking skills, without really being aware of it. Think of it as an educational buy one, get one free.