UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCHOOL EXAM
…because better grades create opportunities for life.
Undertaking exams from home can be a daunting experience. Making sure that your child is on target to achieve his or her life goals is an overwhelming responsibility, and without the support of a school many parents feel confused as to how they can measure their child’s progress.
Exam grades are not everything but they do matter. They matter because they reflect the effort put in by staff and they matter too because even the slightest improvement can give each child a brighter future. At MMP we help secondary schools in several ways.
OVERSEAS AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Mark My Papers caters for all schools worldwide who follow the British curriculum at GCSE, iGCSE, A’Level and the International Baccalaureate.
Primary education is important at Mark My Papers. We are aware of the pressures that teachers face and we help to reduce that pressure by shouldering the burden of marking. Thus, we give teachers time to teach.
PUPILS AND STUDENTS DIRECT
If you are at school and studying towards your GCSE, IGCSE, IB, AS or A Level exams you may feel you need extra support, Mark My Papers can help.
PRIVATE TUTORS AND TUTOR GROUPS
Mark My Papers is a popular choice for private tutors and tutor groups who wish to delegate exam style marking.
MATURE STUDENTS & ADULT LEARNERS
Where students work as an individual, following a specification without professional support, MMP brings much needed guidance.
Going to University?
Applying to university as a home-educated student certainly has its challenges.
Corporate and HR Services
We work with course providers, employers and students, offering assessment support.
OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS
In order to continually meet the developing needs of schools, students and home educating pupils, MMP has brought together a team of expert advisors, all of whom play a role in offering a vast, collective experience of primary, secondary, state, independent and international education.
- Two of our advisors are Ofsted Inspectors
- Two have served Headships at leading international schools in Europe and the Middle East.
- Two have transformed their schools from under special measures to Outstanding Ofsted reports.
- Two have served as Heads at three leading British public schools.
DR HELEN WRIGHT MA(OXON), EDD, PGCE
Jonathan Hughes -D’Aeth BA (Hons), PGCE
Paul Topping MA (Ed)
Helen Davies MA Ed, B Ed (Hons)
Latest from our Blog
Home educated applicants to Christ’s College, Cambridge – we hope you find this useful!
MMP’s Founder and our Commercial Director are proud parents whose son was home educated from Y7 through to A Levels, is the current JCR President of Christ’s College at Cambridge University and is working really hard to make admission more straightforward for home educated students. The link below provides lots of helpful information for anyone
“The Kids are alright” …It’s us who needs to get a grip.
A personal perspective by our Senior Moderator Are we fostering a need for neediness? When schools sprayed the desks, re-opened their doors after Covid and the students returned, there was rightly some concern about how they might have been affected by the pandemic and their mixed feelings about re-joining the classroom culture. In the intervening
Are you a home-educator considering Oxbridge or Medical School?
At Mark My Papers (MMP) we are regularly approached by home-educators who are aiming for a place at Oxford or Cambridge or hoping to study Medicine at a UK university. For those who have adopted a self-educating approach, attempting to reach these goals comes with an extra layer of challenge because the entire process of
Home education – the dangers of opting for the easy way out.
Emma White writes about recent changes in attitudes to home education which are a very real worry. It has struck me recently that there has been a bit of a change in home-education since the lock down. Covid served as a catalyst for many parents to continue with the pandemic induced shift to home schooling
Heinous Hacks – the plethora of problems caused by the formulaic teaching of GCSE English.
Ofqual are eager to see GCSE exam grades return to pre-pandemic levels. In the wake of CAG-TAG self-administered grade inflation (2020-2021) some schools have been determined to justify their often over generous marking. A member of the MMP English Language team who has been a Senior Examiner with AQA for over 20 years talks of
On behalf of the team at MMP, sincere congratulations to Ernie Visick for his superb A’ Level results. Educated at home since Year 5, Ernie has worked with immense determination throughout the Pandemic, putting his time to great use to ensure he was ‘match-fit’ for his public exams this summer. An offer from Pembroke College,