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Emma White

Are we finally all going to Golgotha?

For anyone old enough to remember Garry Kilworth’s 1975 epic ‘Let’s Go To Golgotha!’ they may be forgiven for suffering a similar sense of foreboding when it comes to recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and its potential effects on education.  Kilworth’s story, set in the future, depicted a time travel agency where holiday destinations were

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Using past papers effectively as a part of your learning strategy…

Now we are in the Easter Term, the countdown to exams has already begun. Planning ahead really helps take the stress away from sitting those papers that have life changing results. In December, our Founder & Managing Director, Emma White joined Eleanor Marker of Home Education Matters for an interview about using past papers effectively so

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Dr Helen Wright- a current and relevant perspective

This year’s public exam results have largely brought disappointment to many schools and parents who were hopeful that the awarding bodies would be more sympathetic to their needs in the wake of Covid-19. Dr Helen Wright, is an experienced non-executive director with a particular expertise in supporting UK and international education companies. She is regularly

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A’ Level Science practicals are easily available thanks to ARC!

For several years now, Mark My Papers has worked closely with a leading exam centre for private candidates in Birmingham, and we are delighted to say that this centre, ARC (formerly the Academic Enrichment Centre), is now able to offer A Level science practicals. This is fantastic news. With the growth in online and home-learning,

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Identity Crisis! Where is this bus taking us…?

An article by our Senior Moderator- a Lead Examiner of 25 years As Results Day is upon us and the papers will soon be in the public domain it is probably acceptable to make some comment on student responses to one of the English Language papers. The Writing section of Paper 2 asked students to

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Helping your child get into a top tier university, with Emma White

Emma White talks with Eleanor Marker of ‘Education Matters’ about her own journey towards securing places at the very best Universities…. Last month I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Eleanor Marker of Home Education Matters. Eleanor is well-known in home-education circles and has faced 15 GCSE subject alone as a home-educating parent (something

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“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

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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

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Congratulations Ernie!

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,

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A-level results: Is it time to get real with grade inflation?

Emma White explores why she believes it is so important for A-level and GCSE grades to be ‘reset’ after Covid More than 20 years ago whilst working for a large London insurance company, a CV landed on my desk for a marketing product manager role. Nothing unusual, we received them all the time, and mostly

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The early bird……gets the Grade!

Facing up to exams early makes all the difference It’s a busy time for us right now at Mark My Papers. With CAIE exams underway and the main GCSEs and A levels starting next week, we have been busy supporting home educators, direct students and schools in the run up to their exams. Every year

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Home-educated student offered Cambridge University place at just 16

Ernie Visick’s parents are the Founder and the Commercial Director of Mark My Papers and are immensely proud that Ernie (pictured right) has been offered a place at Cambridge University where he will join his brother Ossie (pictured left) following a complete reliance on the superb team of Examiners at MMP for assessment and mock

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Let’s not put exams on the ‘too hard’ pile this year

A hybrid system where students are awarded a predicted grade and a real-life grade could be a solution to exams this year, writes Emma White It is less than five months until GCSEs and A-levels take place. An Easter holiday and two half terms stuffed into the mix means time will soon be running out

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Predicted grades in 2022. Let’s hope not.

Time to come up with a different plan perhaps? With July now upon us we are almost (but not quite) at the end of the Centre or Teacher Assessed Grade process. I say not quite because we are still working with schools in the Far East who had a special extended deadline due to their political situation and

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‘Exam grades are being decided by pub quiz-style testing’

Using Centre Assessed Grades for GCSE and A-level will fail the most disadvantaged, writes Emma White in her latest article to be published in Independent School Management Plus. There is something almost comedic about this year’s Centre Assessed Grades. Comedic perhaps, if it were not for that fact that future lives, hopes and dreams of a

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