Month: August 2017

How to Get a 9 in GCSE Maths

Maths has a reputation. It’s frequently seen as an incredibly difficult subject which causes tears, stress and trauma; but here’s the trick – it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Story-based Podcasts You Need To Listen To

Podcasts are fantastic. They have the flexibility of music and the immersion of television. Audio dramas harken back to a time long gone by, when families would tune into the radio each evening for the next episode of the serial. Here, I’ve gathered some of my favourite story-based podcasts which leave listeners spellbound.

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“The Majority” Has My Vote

Rob Drummond is playfully engaging and surprisingly relatable in this immersive production which invites the audience to vote “yes” or “no” –┬áchanging the events of each night.

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YouTubers for GCSE Students

YouTube is a vastly underrated resource for students. Students and teachers post videos covering the specification, going through mark schemes in detail and sharing their exam technique tips and tricks. It gets better – YouTube is free and it’s easy to comment and ask questions or share your ideas. Here I’ve collected some of my personal favourite YouTubers for academics.

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How I Study as a Chronically Ill Student

Studying is tough. Studying while dealing with chronic illness is even tougher. Here, I’m sharing some tips which have helped me deal with some of my symptoms:

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I Can’t Let POTS Beat Me

Being diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome just over a year ago was a shock. I entered assuming I was being silly; I left with a diagnosis, a help-sheet, and so many questions. I remember frantically searching the internet for the life expectancy of someone with POTS (spoiler alert: it’s the same as, or even higher than, the typical average – depending on which articles you use). Hours were spent trawling through scientific journals and charity resources – as well as some “fake news” – to discover what caused POTS and how I could fix myself. Unfortunately, it seems I can’t.

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