This October, thousands of Year 13 students will be working on their applications to university. Many schools encourage students to submit their UCAS applications by early November (although Oxbridge, medical, veterinary and dentistry school applicants are required to do so by 15 October). This means the pressure is on for the teachers required to write references.
Being a teenager can be stressful. Not only do you go through a whirlwind of physiological changes, but life also hands you the added inconvenience of standardised testing. Thousands of students around the country have been sitting GCSEs and A-levels this June and many still have more to go.
With last Sunday commemorating the birth and dead of Shakespeare, we’re featuring a guest post from our intern Sarah Howden, who offers advice on how to make Shakespeare stick.
Lonely, laughable, fitful, inauspicious. What do these words have in common? For one thing, all might describe the perils of GCSE revision. But they are also all Shakespearian coinages.