In the Know – Master studying for your exams!

In the Know – Master studying for your exams!

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Exams may seem challenging or difficult, but if scholars adopt the right mindset and equip themselves with the right tools, strategies and techniques, they would be able to breeze through exams and achieve the grades that they want. Here are some resources that scholars can use to study for their exams.

Gojimo
This popular revision app offers free content that covers GCSE, A level, IB, iGCSE, Common Entrance and more. You pick your subject and your exam board, then you take part in quizzes to test your knowledge. At the end of a quiz, you’re told how many you got right, how long you took and you can review your errors. You’re also given detailed explanations, so if you go wrong, you can work out why. The app will also track your progress over time so you can identify your best and worst topics for revision. Get the app here.

Ready, Set, Go: Acing Your Exams!
We are hosting a workshop on Saturday the 27th of January to help young people conquer exams by improving study, time management, and mindset techniques. They will also learn from experts and study skill professionals that will show them how to manage their time effectively, how to create a study plan and how to prioritise. The event is from 10am to 4pm at Goldsmiths University in New Cross. Please contact us if you have not booked a ticket yet and you would like your child to attend.

Maths Made Easy
This great website provides a host of exceptional free revision resources for KS1 all the way up to A Level in Maths, English and Science. It includes revision questions, past papers and mock exams, and their answer sheets. You can also search for resources by topic if you want to work on a specific area in a subject. Take a look for yourself here.

The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. Registration for the January programme is now open. You can register online by following this link.

In the Know – Become a filmmaker this October!

In the Know – Become a filmmaker this October!

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This October sees the annual BFI Film Festival, undoubtedly UK’s biggest celebrations of international cinema. Among the many festival events that are happening, we want to tell you about great opportunities for your child if they want to learn more about and get involved in the field of film-making and cinema.

Bell House Movie Workshop
This October half-term, the Bell House centre in Dulwich is hosting an exciting Halloween movie-making course. The course includes learning how to create fun and unique production designs, learn some special and technical effects, as well as practise directing, acting and camera skills. The course runs from Monday the 23rd of October to Wednesday the 25th. They are providing 4 free places to pupils on Free School Meals! If you are interested in enrolling your child, contact us as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.

BFI Film Academy
If you are between the ages of 16 and 19 and you are passionate about film and a career in the film industry, then the BFI Film Academy is for you! Hosted in London by the Mouth That Roars Studio, the programme is free for successful applicants. In the academy, you will explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment, while also gaining valuable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. Deadline for applications is the 17th of November, and you can find out more and how to apply here.

Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs are a fun and valuable way to engage young people with and through film. The club provides opportunities to watch and discuss films, to understand how films are made, and to learn how to make your own film. The club also has a significant and positive impact on young people’s learning, in particular with regard to literacy, communication and social skills. The clubs are free for all state-funded schools or non-profits and are easy to set up or join. There is also an Into Film Festival coming up in November from the 8th to the 24th and bookings have already opened. Find out more here.

The GT Scholars programme is committed to the development of practical skills such as film-making. Look out for more details on our upcoming workshops on our website and social media pages. You can also contact us or give us a call on 02088168066 to find out more. If you want to stay up to date on events and opportunities for your child, sign up to our weekly newsletter. 

In the Know – Let your voice be heard!

In the Know – Let your voice be heard!

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In the past, young people were often told to only speak when they are spoken to. Although respect for elders is still an important value, today’s young people are being encouraged to speak their mind and join the conversation on current issues. The best way for this is official debate and discussion, where conflict is avoided and learning is encouraged. Below you will find three great debate programmes and events for young people.

The Battle of Ideas 2017: The Battle of Ideas festival, at The Barbican in London, provides a unique space to discuss the big issues of our time. Since 2005, they have promoted open public debate on wide-ranging issues of the day. The festival brings together a range of speakers for passionate, serious-minded discussion of topics ranging from Brexit to cultural appropriation to the pros and cons of Big Data. Scholars can attend either Saturday 28 or Sunday 29 October for free or just £10 for the whole weekend. Find out more here.

The Economist Educational Foundation: This charity created by The Economist newspaper aims to enable disadvantaged young people to develop an informed view of the world, the thinking skills to form sound opinions and the confidence to have their say. Their two core programmes, The Burnet News Club and The Policy League, bring young people between the of ages 8 to 18 into inquisitive conversations about the world around them. Find out how to get involved here.

The World Schools Debating Championships: The WSDC is the most respected international English-language debating competition for students aged 14-19. The organisation aims to encourage competition between the most talented young debaters in the world, while also promoting international understanding and celebrating free speech. If your child is interested in representing Team England or Team Wales, then please fill in the application form here. Applications for Team England close on the 18th of October and applications for Team Wales close on the 25th of October.

The GT Scholars programme is committed to encouraging young people to think critically and speak wisely about current issues. If you want to know more about how we can help your child to improve skills such as leadership and public speaking, then contact us or give us a call on 02088168066. If you want to stay up to date on events and opportunities for your child, sign up to our weekly newsletter. 

In The Know: Back to school with the big bang!

In The Know: Back to school with the big bang!

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Summer is almost over and the new term is almost here. Going back to school can be an exciting or anxious time for young students given the shenanigans they would have been up to over summer. To help them get back their academic groove, here are some exciting activities they can participate in:

Young Geographer of the Year 2017: The Royal Geographic Society designed this competition to be a learning process to facilitate the exploration of processes, people and connections that define certain places. Students are encouraged to explore their favourite place, which can be a local football stadium, museum or holiday destination, through poster designs (KS2, KS3 and KS4) or a 1500 word essay (KS5). The competition has four categories and entries are accepted from all young people up to 18 years age.The deadline for all entries is 13 October. For more information, click here.

The Big Bang Competition: The Big Bang Fair runs this competition to showcase STEM projects created by young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years of age. It’s open to UK residents that are in full-time education. Projects must be completed before 30 October 2017 to be eligible and entries can be submitted online or at Big Bang Near Me Fairs. For more information, click here.

Young Writers Competition: Young Writers has a competition where aspiring young writers can participate by penning a 250 word or less ghost story. The all year competition is open to all young people that are 18 years of age or under and there are 2 categories for entry. To find out more about this opportunity, click here.

If your child is aged 11-16 and you’re interested in joining the tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme, we’ve still got a few spaces left for young people that want to join GT Scholars this coming term. If you’re interested, you’ll need to register your interest here or give us a call on 02088168066

In The Know: Half term activities for young people!

In The Know: Half term activities for young people!

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It’s almost half term and most students will be looking forward to taking a break from academia! We have put together a selection of activities that young people can enjoy with their families.

Lab Life- Metropolis: This event is ideal for families with young children under twelve years of age. It gives participants, adults and children alike, an idea of how cities are built by giving them the chance to explore, tinker and create through a variety of facilitated events. The current theme, ‘Metropolis’, is designed to enable exploration of how cities evolve through material, shape and function. Tickets to this event cost £5 per person and are limited in availability. This event is scheduled for the 29th of May. Read more about this event, here.

The Robot Zoo: For those with an interest in zoology or how animals do some of the amazing things that they do, this is a must see. This exhibition features robot animals that are larger than life and have been recreated using everyday machine parts. The aim of the exhibit is to demonstrate how animals hunt, see, eat and hide. Activities include jet-propelled squid racing, designing your own robot mutant creature and shooting a chameleon’s tongue-gun. Tickets to this exhibition cost £4 – £7 per person but there are discounts available for families. The exhibit will run until the 29th of October 2017. For more information, read here.

Science Museum: The Science Museum has several activities planned for attendees during the half term break. Young people can enjoy activities such as simulations of RAF jet fighters, aerial acrobatics, viewing 3D science films, virtual reality trips and building mechanical devices. The museum will stay open until 19:00 during the half term period and entry is free but charges apply for the IMAX 3D Theatre, simulators and for some special exhibitions. Read more about the museum’s activities, here.

The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on growth mindset and reaching potential. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. We aim to help you achieve your aspirations and get into top universities and competitive careers. To find out more, browse our website and get in touch with us: https://gtscholars.org/register-your-interest/

We’ve won the Lloyds Start-up award from School for Social Entrepreneurs!

We’ve won the Lloyds Start-up award from School for Social Entrepreneurs!

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We’re pleased to announce that The GT Scholar’s Progamme recently won the LLoyds Start-up Award from School for Social Entrepreneurs!

Launched in April 2012, the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a partnership between SSE (School for Social Enterpreneurs), Lloyds Bank and The Big Lottery Fund. We are extremely grateful for this award as we know that it will make a huge difference in expanding our offering. The award provides funding as well as mentoring and training to social enterprises and social entrepreneurs that want to make a huge impact.

This is a huge achievement for us. The grant will help us reach out to new parents and students and it will help us extend the enrichment programme to students that are already on the programme.