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    Panic, Panic! This is the month when normally calm parents PANIC. Last year’s 11+ results are now in and in 9 months time their children will start sitting their exams.They have hired a tutor with a very successful track record but is it enough? Perhaps they are not using the best books. I...
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    When I first started teaching Logic to MA students I found something weird...it's just like teaching children! I have taught in different schools to different levels but even on 30+ years old, my 'I'm not going to continue until you stop talking' face skill works.  That's the thing about...
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    Science can and should be inspiring! For inspiration, who better to turn to than: Tom Lehrer - 'The Elements': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcS3NOQnsQM James D. Watson and Francis Crick (played by Jeff Goldblum and Tim Pigott-Smith) - 'Life Story':...
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    How can online tuition be as effective as face-to-face? Can technology let the student and tutor become well connected? Won't the student be less focused? Won't the lesson be less formal? These are all issues that can concern a parent or adult learner who is considering online tuition. The...
  • Using Youtube for GCSE English

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    When it comes to revising for your GCSE English or even A-Level English, there is a wealth of information on the internet. Youtube is a particulary rich source to help you revise your poems and set texts. If there are still parts of War Photographer that you just don't get, or you're missing...
  • Units of Business Ownership

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    Units of Business Ownership   During the 18th and 19th Century there were only three types of business unit:   (1)  The one man business (2) The partnership (3) The special chartered company i.e. granted a   charter or right to exist by Crown or Parliament.   Various legislation followed...
  • Traditional Economic Markets

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    The Traditional Economic Markets   There are 4 of these:   1. Perfect Competition   The best form of competition for the consumer   Features:   There are a large number of small buyers and sellers. No    one bus can influence the price. All Bus’s are price takers.   Freedom of entry...
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                                    RAISING FINANCE     One of the resources an organisation uses.  There are other possible terms for it e.g. capital (fixed or working), money, funds.   Finance is an essential ingredient for the carrying on of the firm’s...
  • To Speak So To Speak

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    For healthcare professionals, especially doctors, clinical communication skills are more important than medical knowledge.  Clinical communication skills used to be covered under the loose and now rather quaint term 'bedside manner'. However, sociological studies looking at the...
  • Business Studies Exam Template: Corporate Strategy Editor's Pick

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    Although this case study relates to a specific business, it can be used as a template for any business. CASE STUDY EXAM (CLAS OHLSON) Swedish hardware store chain and mail order biz: specializes in hardware, home, leisure, electrical and multimedia products. One of the biggest of its type in...

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    In Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining the main character, Jack Torrance, repeatedly types the sentence “All work and no play makes Jack a...
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    As a parent, you may have a number of questions about your child's education: How do I help my child with subjects they find difficult? How can...

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  • The value of a Mind Map

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    How to explain the intricacies of making a Mind Map? At its best a Mind Map allows you to capture a thought as it shoots past, to distil it in a...
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    There is a widely held consensus amongst many educational professionals that autism is, in the main, a male condition. Whilst it is true that...

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    Not everyone can be an architect but we are architects. What is architecture? "The art or practice of designing and constructing...
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    I believe that when students students are making their application essays to American universities, they should apply the use of narrative,...

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