As the clock ticks towards the end of 2020, it’s time to reflect on a year that’s brought us many ups, downs and unprecedented learning experiences. Who would have thought, as preparations started for mock exams in the early part of the year, that students wouldn’t be sitting down for GCSEs and A-Levels as usual? And who imagined that Zoom would become such a massive part of our lives, when tutors and students alike quickly learnt to adapt to online learning?
We also learnt all about ‘mutant’ algorithms, as the government’s method of determining exam results was swiftly shelved in favour of teacher-assessed grades.
We did learn about resilience however, and pulling together, and how adaptable we can be when we put our minds to it. And just how much we miss learning alongside others, taking for granted the daily contact we enjoy with other people – until this year.
One thing that does seem certain for next year is that exams will be taking place as usual, albeit with a delay of a few weeks. After six months of disruption to education, we’re looking forward to kicking off 2021 with plenty of ‘catch-up’ and ‘get-ahead’ sessions in Maths, English and Science for school students of all ages.
If your child is looking to build confidence, improve exam techniques, and/or fine-tune revision skills, send us an email or message our Facebook page over the Christmas break. We’ll reply as soon as we’re back in our learning centres on 4th January.
What a year it’s been. We hope you’ve all stayed safe and well, and we look forward to a steady return to normality in 2021.
Happy Christmas and we’ll see you in the New Year!