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Reading with understanding

Do you feel overwhelmed when you approach the monumental task of revising your many books for your exams? The further you climb in your school experience, the more information you are required to assimilate. Books become chunkier and contain more

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Revising Biology is fun with The Human Body app!

This week we’d like to show you a great new app that was featured as App of the Week in the Apple Store – The Human Body by Tinybop. This app has great features that will allow your children to

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Pretty Prezi

We’ve just discovered this great Prezi by Prof Sara Seager (@ProfSaraSeager) on the search for habitable exoplanets and we thought we’d love to share it with our students and parents, as well as with anyone who’s interested in space. This

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MyScript Calculator

In this post we want to show you a great free tool, whether you are a student or a parent seeking to help your children getting to grips with mathematical operations. It’s MyScript Calculator – a great free app that

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Reading for pleasure… and to improve numeracy skills of course!

The BBC recently reported that children who read for pleasure improve their literacy skills (and that should not be surprising at all), but they also improve their numeracy skills compared with children who do not read for pleasure. This research

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One to one or group tuition?

It is a question that faces most parents and students when it comes to the important decision of seeking that extra help that will allow them to achieve better results. In a previous post we already talked about the difficulty a large

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National GCSE results 2013

The BBC reported further falls in the top grades awarded to GCSE students for the second year in a row. GCSE exams are changing and they are getting tougher in most subjects, but the ones that seem to be taking

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So, how do I even start answering an exam paper?

This blog post aims at giving you (student) one tip on how you can quickly get started at improving your exam techniques. Exams can be nerve wracking experiences and they have been known to crack even the most confident people,

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Welcome to our Blog

This is the Ymestyn Blog and we will post useful tips for revision, study skills, news and events we run, etc… We will also keep you up to date with our progress and we will feature stories from our learners

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