Highbury College tutor’s gives 14 lessons for exam success

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GCSE students across the region will benefit from a non-traditional set of lessons designed to give them the extra boost to pass with flying colours.

Fourteen Ways To Improve Your Grades, designed by a tutor from Portsmouth’s Highbury College, is designed to put exams in the context of real life ambitions.

One example is role playing how students can get their ideal career – starting with the ‘dream job’ and working back through the obstacles and challenges like exams.

And by the end of this week, the lessons will be available for free on Highbury’s website.

Simon Paine, head of the college’s centre for entrepreneurship – which is accredited by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones – has already delivered workshops for Year 11s at Admiral Lord Nelson, Springfield and Mayfield schools in the city, as well as Bay House School in Gosport and Purbrook Park School.

He said: ‘Schools are good at teaching traditional revision techniques but this is about finding out what students want in life and how to get there.’