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Are British schoolchildren the “most excessively tested in Europe”?

Earlier this month, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, our very own Dolores Umbridge, announced that seven-year-olds should be rigorously tested to ensure they are mastering the basics before leaving primary school. The proposal has caused much controversy, with critics claiming this would only increase the pressure on already over-worked teachers and pupils. Kevin Courtney, the deputy…

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And if all else fails… Bad life advice

As exam season heaves into view once again, kick back and embrace your laziness with Peter Sheehan, Concrete’s very own wellness guru… Exams are tough. I know: I’ve taken plenty in my time. All too well do I remember the terror that grips the undergraduate heart as April slips coolly into May and the tick-tick tock of the exam…

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5 ways to avoid revising

I sit and stare at the blank page. It’s staring blankly back. The words of my secondary school history teacher roll through my mind: “It’s like a dog returning to its vomit”. Revision. ‘Tis the season. The house has been tidied from top to bottom – every room.  I had planned to wake up at…

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