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Getting Through the GCSE Physics Syllabus Topic of Waves

"Energy moves in cycles, circles, spirals, vortexes, whirls, pulsations, waves and rhythms-rarely if ever in simple straight lines." -Starhawk While studying the scientific discipline of physics, pupils will come to the realization that energy can be transferred and moved in many different ways. In the sixth topic of the GCSE Physics Syllabus, students learn more […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Grasping the Basic Concepts of Magnetism and Electromagnetism

"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators." -Dave Barry Physics is a fundamental subject that can be studied by teenagers in the United Kingdom during their last two years of secondary school. Many consider the GCSE subject of physics to be the […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Specifications of the Energy Topic in GCSE Physics

"I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people." -Stephen Hawking Physics is known as the knowledge of nature and is the natural science that studies matter, motion and its behaviour through space and time. While studying […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

Why is Origami Important to Japanese Culture?

If you’ve ever eaten at a Benihana or other Japanese restaurant, you may have been struck by the presentation of the food and of the dining elements – specifically how your napkin was folded. Your place setting might have been graced by an origami swan, or maybe the napkin was folded into a cunning pocket […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How To Get Started Baking At Home

You too can be a great home baker, bringing baking delight to your family and friends over hot cinnamon rolls, artisan bread, pumpkin pies, apple cakes and chocolate chip cookies. Baking for beginners can be successful and with the tips that we have shared. You will be able to have your own bake off at […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Studying art

Why Study Art at an Art School?

One of the major reasons why people choose to study art is simply because of the fact it is a broad subject which encapsulates many peoples’ passions. It can be tempting to think of art at a school of art as static, a subject which only delves into the world of life drawing and painting. […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

Yoga Sessions for Children

“Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done. The future is just energy and intention.” - Kino MacGregor Doing yoga is a much deeper experience than it appears. With breathing exercises, working on your flexibility, and mindfulness, people of all ages can enjoy yoga. It works on all aspects of life […]

02/28/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How much do yoga lessons for kids cost?

The Cost of Yoga Classes for Kids

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” - B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga is known all over the world and is becoming increasingly popular. Be it letting go, working on your flexibility, or finding inner peace, there are many benefits to doing yoga. Similarly, anyone can enjoy these […]

02/28/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Can kids do yoga?

Doing Yoga with Your Family

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead Yoga is a great way for parents to share something with their children. But that’s not all! There are also tonnes of other benefits of doing yoga. They’re all good reasons to start doing asanas and breathing exercising with your kids. After […]

02/28/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Languages

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What Are the Main Differences between English and Dutch Grammar?

Did you know that Dutch and English are actually very close relatives? Since Dutch and English are both West Germanic languages, the two have many (grammatical) similarities. It is even said that Dutch is the easiest foreign language to learn for English speakers because of the big resemblance between the two. Were you aware, for […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Practising with native speakers should be a part of your smart goals

Motivation: The Science Behind SMART Goals

Though not a hard and fast rule, generally, when someone sets out to learn a language, they have a reason for doing so. These days, more often than not, one learns foreign languages for professional reasons. Less frequently, people will study a language because they have a familial connection to it; maybe their ancestors came […]

02/28/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How to Create Language Learning Goals

Guess what? It’s almost that time when people start thinking about what they’ll start or accomplish next year! Yes, it is that delightful time, so laden with promise and possibility: it’s time to start thinking about new year resolutions. Only… it might be a good idea to not choose learning a new language as your […]

02/28/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Music

What does an electronic keyboard do?

Playing The Keyboard

While most people know what a keyboard looks like, some may not be aware that an electronic keyboard is a musical instrument that includes a range of features such as accompaniments, voices, a power amplifier and small speakers. The term keyboard can often refer to more than just one type of musical device, including synthesizers, […]

04/15/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

All you need to know about playing the harpsichord.

Playing Harpsichord

The harpsichord is just one of the instruments that make up the keyboard family. Though the harpsichord isn't as well-known as the piano, the organ, or the electronic keyboard, it has as much earned its place as one of the keyboard instruments! The harpsichord is known by some quite wide-ranging names across Europe. For instance, […]

04/15/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

The accordion is unique in the way it has an air valve.

Playing Accordion

The accordion is known by many names across Europe: accordéon (in French), Handharmonika or Akkordeon (in German) and armonica a manticino (in Italian), but they all basically point back to a hand-held musical instrument that consists of a treble and bass casing and has an external keyboard (or buttons), with hand-operated bellows. The accordion was […]

04/15/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Professional Development

How much does it cost to be a mature student?

The Cost of Being a Mature Student

“Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.” - Sylvia Mathews Burwell Have you done a skills appraisal and decided that it’s time to study some more? There were 140,000 mature students in the UK in 2017. Plenty of people are going back to school to gain new skills, change careers, […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Where can you find courses for mature students?

Choosing Courses for Mature Students

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell According to a 2016 study, more than a third of UK graduates regret attending university. Unfortunately, they only realise this once they’ve done it. Perhaps, the course they chose was the problem. Going back […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Why should you become a mature student?

Reasons to Become a Mature Student

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” - Pele Further studies aren’t just for those looking for work. Those in work can choose to study to improve their opportunities in a given field or to learn […]

04/22/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Tutoring

Where can you learn online?

How to Take Online Courses

During the mandatory confinement enforced as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, online tutoring is helping students everywhere to continue their studies. Now that schools and libraries have closed all over the country many students are turning to the internet as a learning resource. As a result, many teachers and tutors are adapting their lessons […]

04/08/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What are the advantages of learning online?

The Benefits of Online Tutoring

When it comes to helping struggling students, online tutors can work wonders. While necessary for some, and just a boost for others, it’s never been easier to find private tutors. Private tutors are a great way to help struggling students, give gifted students an edge, and help any student get ready for exams or learn a […]

04/02/2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

What are the benefits of teaching webcam tutorials?

8 Reasons to Become an Online Tutor

What's Academic support over webcam? Teaching via webcam combines traditional aspects of teaching (exercises, lessons, revision, etc.) and being able to work from home. Thanks to digital technologies, you can reach students from all over the world as well as learn about new technologies. According to a 2015 Opinion Way survey, 6% of parents declared […]

03/20/2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time