Ah, Shakespeare! The epitome of drama and angst, the English poet who gave us the famous “to be, or not to be.” You may or may not have heard of him—highly doubt the latter—but you are sure to be familiar with some of his best works. Many film buffs would consider a number of their […]
Part of Paper 2, we collated the transactional writing questions from past year papers and list them here. If you are taking the Edexcel English Language specification A for your iGCSE, and need more practice for this part of the paper (30 marks), you have come to the right place.
Part of Paper 1, we collated the transactional writing questions from past year papers and list them here. If you are taking the Edexcel English Language specification A for your iGCSE, and need more practice for this part of the paper, you have come to the right place.
Here, we look at Anthology A (Paper 1) and Anthology B (Paper 2) of Edexcel English Language A (iGCSE Specification A) examination papers.
There are two exam papers for Edexcel English Language A with 90:60 mark distribution. The outline below shows the exam questions for each of the paper and how the marks and calculated for each.
Advanced Origami and Karakuri Kits and Books for Teens and Adults: Take on some of the most challenging paper models
Mention ‘Origami’ and the first thing that comes to mind is paper cranes and possibly miniature 3-dimensional stars. Of course, throw in those cute paper animals and there you have it … all that origami can do, or is it? The intricate, complex Japanese art of paper folding truly surpasses our typical preconceived notions of […]
Paper origami Japanese dolls represent the epitome of Japanese finesse and culture. The detail, ranging from the multi-step processes in which each doll is created and loving folded, to the wonderfully decorated special origami paper used for it’s kimono and the deep black crepe paper used for it’s hair, is a celebration of the fine […]
We scoured the web for free online courses that you can sign up and start right away. These are mainly short courses with some including completion certificate at the end. Here are the 28 free online course sites that we will be looking at.
It’s pretty challenging to keep teens and tweens occupied during extended vacations at home or even on a particularly long car ride. It’s never fun to suffer hours of awkward silence periodically interrupted only by the dreaded “I’m bored” and “Are we there yet?” protests.
There has never been a more exciting time for actively curious kids who can’t sit still and would rather learn something new everyday. The internet abounds with free educational Youtube channels, Ted Talks on learning, and even opportunities to socialize and play educational games with friends virtually. While all these online activities and resources are […]
It’s been 13 years since the last installment of the Harry Potter series hit the shelves. Harry’s scar had not pained him for way longer than 19 years, and all is well – at least for the triumphant trio and everyone who lived to tell the legendary tale of the Battle of Hogwarts.
Beginning conversations about race, racial privilege, and discrimination are often difficult when children are young. This doesn’t mean however, that things should be simply swept under the carpet. Teaching children to recognise privilege, identifying social and racial injustices, noting when an individual has benefitted from a race-based privilege will help go a long way to […]
Race and racism are at the forefront of difficult issues and topics to discuss with children. In part because it forces us to confront our own thoughts, ideas and prejudices about the colour of our skin and that of the people around us. Yet it is important that we do address these difficult issues.
Times tables form the core of much of further and more advanced Mathematics and while it is often a boring chore, memorising times tables do indeed help in the long term Mathematical abilities and understanding. Being able to recall multiplication facts quickly also contributes to greater overall confidence in maths.
Glass ornaments are easily broken, plastic ones are bad for the environment when they end up in the landfills, so we resorted to making our own Christmas origami decorations at home and in the process have some fun.
Fostering creativity is one of the greatest challenges faced by most people. When teachers create an ecosystem for creativity, student creativity blooms; this can frequently spill over to their homes and future lives. Creativity and learning are like the warp and weft of the well-lived fabric of life.
Teaching young children the alphabet is a bit like inducting them in to a secret society. ‘You mean these weird shapes and squiggles actually mean something?’
Our favourite childhood toy, Lego, has been around since 1932. For decades, children have been playing with them building various sorts of structures – buildings, castles, Lego people, animals, cars… You name it, but it is really more than just a mere toy. Lego sets incorporate creativity and STEM activities with productive entertainment. From fiery […]
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