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The GCSE Results 2016 Are In

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State schools from all across the United Kingdom have shared their 2016 GCSE results with several news outlets in the UK. On the Telegraph’s website they have the results published in you can search them to see whether your school is among those published. You can also compare schools across the UK in terms of their rankings.

In the first table you have a list of 132 state schools while the other table has the results of the 182 comprehensive schools that submitted their data to the Telegraph.

Not all of this year’s results are included in the list due to some incomplete data. You can also expect a list with the U.K.’s independent schools at a later time.

There had been some startling revelations with the figures that have been published yesterday. For instance, the number of pupils who achieved a C grade or better in 2016 saw the biggest decline since the GCSE exams had been introduced in 1988.

The percentage of pupils who gained good grades ranging from A* to C dropped by 2.1% and is now sitting at 66.9% a result of many pupils having to rebuild their tests following a new government role that requires at least a C grade for English and maths, otherwise they will have to retake the exam

Yet, the number of those who failed to achieve grades ranging from A* to C dropped as well by 1.3%. Several education experts in UK are blaming the focus on the key academic subjects of the EBacc is a possible cause for the poorer grades.

According to the results published by the Telegraph, Hempstead’s The Henrietta Bernard School came out on top among the selective state schools. Hundred percent of its students achieved five or more of the better grades with 95% of the students getting A* or A.

Shropshire’s Thomas Telford School came out on top among the comprehensive schools with 98% of their students achieving good grades.

The above news from the U.K.’s education sector are brought to you by Kingshottschool, the premium private school in Bedfordshire that is affordable and doesn’t accept any compromises when it comes to the education of your children.

Getting to Festivals This Summer

Be assured, Festivals-UKsummertime will come sooner than you might think and with it  the many great music festivals all across the United Kingdom. Rest assured there won’t be a single weekend without at least one festival going on.

With so many music festivals to go to this summer comes the question how to go about getting around so you won’t miss out on anything.

Getting to and back places may not be a major problem. But what about if you want to stay at a festival location for a couple of days, seeing that most larger music festivals in UK are usually lasting for an entire weekend.

It’s obviously not always practicable if you where to book a hotel room or need to look for a bed and breakfast. Prices for lodging at the common festival locations are often outrageous, not to mention the problem of even finding a place.

I found that getting around with a camper van can be the best way to travel in the festival season. Camping will allow you to visit and enjoy many music festivals without needing to worry about where you would need to stay. A camper van is just perfect for those short-term trips.

If you happen to be in a band yourself, nothing comes close to a camper van. It allows you to carry equipment easily from one place to the other. Not anyone has a super-sized transporter, this is where a camper van fits nicely in between.

So, rather than spending a fortune on lodging and going through a lot of stress looking for rooms when everything is overbooked I recommend that you consider a camper van hire. You can see any trusted camper van hire in the UK to learn all about how to get a camper van for the music festival season without the fuss! Who knows, you may like camping that much that you would even want to purchase your very own camper van in no time!

 

News From The UK’s Best Singing Waiters

The U.K.’s most popular surprise entertainers, The Singing Waiters, have now more to offer as part of their show if you’re looking for some really cool and unique musical entertainment for your next event.

Aside from the hugely popular stunts where the singing waiters appear dressed up as wait staff or security personnel, you might want to check this out:

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The singing waiters and their latest surprise… All dressed up as Marvel Super Heroes! Once again the singing waiters prove everyone that there are not only excellent singers and dancers but it’s their unique and entertaining show which makes them stand out from any other surprise entertainers today!

So no matter the occasion and no matter how old you are, if you hire singing waiters you will sure get U.K.’s finest musical entertainment wherever you want!

Musicians Back Squatters In Closed Soho Bar

frank-turner-performingSeveral British artists and musicians are now backing squatters who occupy the music venue 12bar which was closed last month.

The musicians, among them singer-songwriter Frank Turner are performing impromptu gigs at the famous location

Turner impressed with a surprise appearance last week where he performed with an acoustic guitar.

Bournemouth based rock band Mountain Feet appeared this week. Hearse Pile Up and indie-pop London band Those Unfortunates will be there in Denmark Street this week.

Ever since the venue was closed for renovations last month, activists, who are calling themselves ‘Bohemians 4 Soho’, have been squatting in the building.

Ergonomic Chairs For Work & Leisure

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I was suffering from back pain for more than 10 years. Those were years where I was visiting one doctor after the other where most of them didn’t do anything more than prescribe pain killers. One notable exception was the acupuncture which showed good results, although mostly temporary for only a week or two.

Working from home for eight hours a day in my music studio I never considered that I should possibly look there for the root of my pains: In my office and studio.

It happened that we moved to another location which was a good opportunity that we replaced all our old office furniture, the chairs and desks with modern, ergonomic types.

It didn’t take a month and I felt a big relief of my pains which nagged me for so long already. It became quickly clear that the main reason for my health issues had been the chairs and less than optimal furniture we used for so many years. Now, with the new ergonomic chairs, not only did my back get better. I was finally able to work much longer without feeling tired after some hours already. With my back pains getting less and less I also saw fewer other health problems, less migraines and an overall better focus and motivation for my work.

So if you’re like me and work long hours sitting on a computer, maybe in your own studio or at work, you should definitely look into ergonomic chairs. This was probably the best decision we ever made. And let’s be honest, what can be more important than good health and well-being?

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