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IGCSE Environmental Management

This is just a quick post to share the first term’s plans for Abigail as she embarks on her first IGCSE in Environmental Management: Our plan is to cover the IGCSE in Environmental Management syllabus in three years, revise and take the exam in the forth year. This allows Abs to work through the course…

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The Results are in…..

I am so incredibly proud of my three teens, who received their IGCSE results back today.  All three of them could not have worked harder, or applied themselves more. Thomas took his IGCSE in Chemistry one year early and got an A*, Lillie took her IGCSE English Language two years early and got a B…

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Taking Traditional Exams when you Home Educate: GCSE Religious Studies

I don't know about you guys, but when I first started looking into the older children taking some IGCSEs or GCSEs I found it slightly intimidating and bewildering.  I was very blessed by a long time homeschooler and seasoned GCSE prepping parent, who came beside me and walked me through the whole procedure.  Now it…

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Making Chemistry More Understandable

I took chemistry for both GCSE and A Level.  I didn't understand any of it!  The GCSE I basically learned the text-book and then A Level, well one needed a bit more understanding than mere memory and, whilst I passed and got the grades I needed for uni, let's just say my Chemistry A Level…

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IGCSE Human Biology: Reproduction

Revolting post ahead (or so Gary tells me 🙂 I have no filtering... ).  Sensitive constitutions should exit ASAP.  You have been warned. Learning about reproduction with five teenagers can be humorous, not to mention embarrassing...for them.  I was adamant that I would teach this to them without all the embarrassed giggles one might expect…

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How We Are Approaching IGCSEs as Homeschoolers

In this post I will address what an IGCSE is and how we are gearing up to take these exams in our little home school. You may have noticed the occasional reference to IGCSEs.  I have had a few emails from my US readers asking what these are.  I am also asked frequently how we…

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