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  • English Baccalaureate vs. GCSE education

    An image of new graduates throwing their graduation caps into the sky Baccalaureates may seem very similar to GCSE's, but they hold differences that are considered better at teaching students in a more all-round, breadth kind of way. In this article I will discuss them, and why you may choose a Baccalaureate degree vs. GCSE education.

    What is a GCSE?

    GCSE stands for the General Certificate of Secondary Education, and usually taken by pupils aged around 14-16 in secondary education. They are studied over the course of two years and after completion, students can decide whether to leave school education or continue on to do their A-Level qualifications. Although you do get to choose most of your GCSE options, there are some compulsory subjects which are known as the core subjects:
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    • Does Exercise Prevent Signs of Ageing

      A hand of an ageing adult Some people may find a great shock when they begin to notice wrinkles and a gain of weight, they are ageing! It is said that exercise can help reduce or even reverse some of these signs of ageing which begs the question, does exercise prevent signs of ageing?

      How Does Exercise Slow Down Ageing

      There is a study done in 2018 by the University of Birmingham which involved a group of older people who have exercised their whole lives and a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who exercised regularly have the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person. Researchers have found that doing intensive exercise ...
    • CSCS Card: Everything You Need to Know

      A wall of colourful construction site safety helmets Working on a construction site puts you in the presence of danger, sharp objects, fire, heavy machinery and more. Everyone on the site must have proper training and understanding of the potential dangers that they could face, and how to work properly. In ideal circumstances, you could have a qualification that shows the construction has all knowledge, experience and training to work safely on a construction site. This qualification is the CSCS card!

      What is CSCS?

       CSCS stands for the Construction Skill Certification Scheme. It is a scheme that provides constructions workers with the necessary knowledge in health and safety to work safely and cautiously on a construction site.

      Why should you get a CSCS card?

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    • 7 Apps to Improve English Writing

      A imagine of a person typing on a keyboard Even native English speakers can make unknowing mistakes in their writing. Often times these can be small and innocent mistakes that pass by any reader, but in some cases, even the tiniest of mistakes will go unforgiven. In this article, I'm going to show you 8 great applications to improve your English writing.

      1. Ginger

      Ginger is a quick and easy grammar checker which comes in many forms. On their main website you can paste in some text for a very quick grammatical analysis and it will tell you exactly what is wrong, what it should be, and even suggest alternatives, if the sentence can be reworded better. You can get Ginger for Chrome, and it is also available for Microsoft Office, Safari, Android and iOS systems.

      2. WhiteSmoke

      WhiteSmoke is ...
    • Getting to know the three types of CVs

      An image of a line of candidates raising their CV's above their heads A time comes when you must go through the daunting task of creating your CV to send out to employers. Some people believe there is a strict method to creating a good CV and some don't know where to begin! Today we're going to talk about the three different types of CV's and how they can work for you.

      The Chronological CV

      The chronological CV focuses on representing the candidates experience on an employer-by-employer basis, listed in reverse chronological order. Chronological CV's also contain a brief personal statement at the top which talks about the key skills and strengths that the candidate has. This is the most common type of CV. A Chronological CV will typically use the following structure:
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    • What Can Children Do On a Rainy Day

      an image of children playing in a rainy day Everyone remembers that old nursery rhyme where we sang "it's raining, it's pouring, and the old man is snoring". Well, I do anyway. Back then, infant school teachers or child care workers gave us activities that kept us occupied. Now, things are a little different. If it's raining outside, young children are more prone to spending time on a smartphone or tablet device. Whether it is an online video of Pepper Pig or playing candy crush. But as you may already know,  young children who spend too much time on a mobile or tablet device, are doing themselves more harm than good. So it is time we go back to basics, and introduce some exciting activities to keep children away from the screen and have some real fun.

      1. Board Games

      Board games are an excellen ...
    • 8 Common Health Concerns in the Elderly

      In this article, we share the main health concerns that affect the elderly in this present day. In writing this post, we gathered statistics from reputable charities and organisations.

      1. Arthritis

      According to the NHS, arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis often starts between the ages of 40 to 50 years. Women are more likely to get arthritis than men. There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The former is more common out of the two. Osteoarthritis affects the cartilage lining in the joints where it begins to thin. This can be caused by wear and tear, injury or even rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of the thinning of the cartilage, movement becomes more difficult, leading to ...
    • Should GCSEs Be Scrapped?

      student stressed by exam revision Back in February 2019, Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee said GCSEs should be scrapped, describing them as "pointless", and mentioned that A-level should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects. However, the Department for Education disagrees with Halfon's statement and defended GCSEs as the "gold standard". So who's right?

      The Case Against GCSEs

      Speaking to the BBC, one teacher, Johnny from Hastings (he didn't want to give his full name), thought this was an "outstanding" idea: "This is an outstanding idea. I have been a secondary teacher for 10 years, and the relentless chase for GCSE grades has ruined our profession. I see colleagues suffering more and mor ...
    • 9 Construction Apps and Tools for 2019

      an image of under construction sign on top of keyboard Thanks to the advent of smartphones, tablets and other exciting technologies, many in the construction sector use specially-made apps to help them complete their projects. In this article, we take a look at the top apps and tools to use in the construction sector for 2019.

      1. Fieldwire

      Fieldwire is a construction management platform that lets you view construction blueprints, create schedules, build inspections and track costs. You can also create custom forms for RFI, daily reports and change forms. Fieldwire comes with a 5-star rating  

      2. Geniebelt

      Geniebelt is a construction project management platform that was built from the ground up. It is available as both a web-based application and mobile app. Geniebelt gives you rea ...
    • Government Wants Young People to Become Care Workers

      An image of a young care worker looking after elderly patient According to a recent article published by the BBC, the UK Government has launched a scheme to target young people to work in health and social care. The scheme, called the Every Day is Different, has been promoted on social media and various online platforms to encourage under-40s to pursue a career as a care worker, therapist or activity co-ordinator. As of February 2019, it is reported that there are 100,000 vacancies in health and social care. And there are rumoured fears that this might rise once Brexit happens. What's even more alarming is that a report by Health Fou ...
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