Sunday, 30 June 2013


Finished exams a few weeks ago, and was happy, exhausted and generally shocked that there will never be a school-esque routine ever again.

So far, I've flooded a table in Yo Sushi (oops), went to the Harry Potter Studios (amazing) and finally watched the first season of Sherlock (just wow). My friend started chanting "ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!"

(At Yo! Sushi. I get mesmerized by the dishes going round the conveyor belt. As the meal progresses, I  end up leaning closer and closer to those bright hypnotic dishes)

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Educational Reforms

So I got an email from NUS about this petition: 

I signed it straight away and then directed me to write a letter to my local MP. So here's mine. Please sign the petition, you don't have to be a member of NUS to do it.

"Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision."  - Denis Waitley

My name is Chris and I am writing to you to raise my concerns with the government’s A-level and AS level reform.  I feel my opinion is just as valid as MPs' who claim to know better than students who have first-hand experience with the educational system and process. As you know, from September 2013, the government is reforming A-Levels, with mid-year January assessments being removed; limiting opportunities for resits, with synoptic assessment taking priority.