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Results Days 2018 

20 Jul 18

A Level Exam Results Thursday 16 th August Results will be available from 7am Staff will be on hand to help with next steps (university, apprenticeships, etc).


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

13 Jul 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Burntwood building firm backs bid to get more girls playing handball by funding £45,000 education programme 

28 Jun 18

A Burntwood building business has given a £45,000 boost to a project aiming to get more girls playing handball.


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Could you pass the 11-plus exam? Take this quiz and see if you’d be able to ace it 

21 Jun 18

While students are used to SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels, the majority of people don’t take the 11-plus anymore.


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Students ‘banned from prom’ following disorder outside John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield 

21 Jun 18

Police riot vans and a number of officers were stationed outside the Reddicap Heath Road site as tensions rose before Year 11 GCSE exams last week…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

15 Jun 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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City piano prodigy Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018 

14 May 18

The 16-year-old will tomorrow take some of her GCSEs…


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Children almost as stressed over SATs as pupils taking GCSEs 

14 May 18

Year 6 school pupils in the UK will be taking their Key Stage 2 SATs exams from May 14…


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How to cope with Ramadan fasting during student exams 

10 May 18

Ramadan once again comes right in the middle of the GCSEs – here’s some top tips…


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VOTE for band with Rednal guitarist to win spot at Isle of Wight Festival 

9 May 18

A local guitarist needs your support to help the band he is a member of win a spot at the Isle of Wight Festival this summer.


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How Birmingham children in care are falling behind in their GCSEs 

7 Apr 18

Children who are living with parents or guardians tend to get an average grade of C or B in the same exams…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

7 Apr 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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How long should I devote to revising over Easter? 

28 Mar 18

How much time do top-performing students devote to revising for their GCSEs and A levels over the Easter break? Although it’s important to unwind (and we have done lots of assemblies on how to achieve a balance and deal with exam pressure), the …


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The Exam-Life Balance 

25 Mar 18

I’m aware that a number of students across the UK are now fast-approaching their GCSE, AS and A-Level summer exams.


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You must remember…. 

15 Mar 18

Pupils doing GCSEs need to remember a lot of information.


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will find out 

2 Mar 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Work Experience 

23 Feb 18

Oliver Anderson, son of ICONSYS Senior
Project Engineer Rob Anderson, spent a week at the beginning of February at
ICONSYS as part of his work experience.


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Makers of Black Country dictionary want GCSE in the subject 

23 Feb 18

Dialect dictionary goes on sale at Black Country Living Museum…


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Study examines if starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils 

21 Feb 18

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study…


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BBC documentary follows once-homeless Birmingham teen on path to becoming doctor 

14 Feb 18

The first episode follows three young girls as they face the mounting pressure of their first year of GCSE preparation…


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Saint Martin’s School ranked top of the class for GCSE results 

12 Feb 18

A SOLIHULL girls school is top of the class for GCSE results, according to government figures.


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New research reveals RSC approach to studying Shakespeare improves language skills and helps youngsters find their voice 

7 Feb 18

New research from the University of Warwick shows that using the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) approach to studying Shakespeare can significantly improve student language acquisition and skills with some schools reporting better SATS and GCSE …


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Coventry children with English as second language outperform other kids in GCSEs 

5 Feb 18

Detailed breakdown of last summer’s results shows difference in performance…


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“Staffordshire schools will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards” 

26 Jan 18

SCHOOLS in Staffordshire will continue to rise to the challenge of higher standards when it comes to GCSEs, the county’s education chief has said this week.


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These are the best performing schools in the West Midlands for GCSEs 

26 Jan 18

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham was the best-performing school in the city…