East Lothian school to be transformed into Hogwarts

Calling all muggles, the event you have been waiting for is finally here!

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How do I become a solicitor? All your questions answered

We sat down with Heather McKendrick, careers and outreach manager at the Law Society of Scotland, to find out how you go about pursuing a career in law… How do you go about becoming a solicitor? The first stage is the law degree, also known as the LLB. For students with a degree in a different subject, they can take the graduate entry LLB which takes two years full-time. On completion of the law degree, students wishing to qualify as a solicitor then undertake the one-year diploma in professional legal practice. That takes all the knowledge that you’ve obtained during the degree…

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“I didn’t have a plan B!” Woody from Bastille opens up about exams results and making it in music

Like father like son @woodybangsthedrums @davidhasselhoff A photo posted by @bastilledan on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:49am PDT While most of you are waking up bleary-eyed from your results party this morning, I was busy chatting with Woody from the indie pop sensation, Bastille. Woody, real name Chris Wood, groans jokingly when I ask him what his grades were like at school. “I kind of realised half way through A levels that I wanted to do music as a job,” admits 31-year-old Woody. “So once that happened my grades really did start to tail off. “I actually wish someone had told…

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Exam Study Tips from Successful Scots

The  SQA exams are just weeks away – the pressure is officially on. Chances are, the next few weeks of your life are going to be engulfed with studying. Hours spent in textbooks, doing practice papers and racking your brains to remember that lengthy Shakespeare quote – and hoping that some of it sticks. It’s the question that crops up every year at this time – what is the best way to study? Unfortunately, there are no specific rules when it comes to revision, and different methods work for different people. Perhaps you prefer to feel the pressure with last-minute…

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Top Study Tips [and adorable study GIFS]

Here we are, in the depths of exam leave. Surrounded by notes and textbooks, highlighters all dried up and nails chewed down to just nubs. Nubs I tell you! We live in the 21st century, why is there no technology to download study notes directly into our brains? Why am I seeing diagrams of aortic atriums in my sleep? When will it end? When?!? Hey – it’s OK, there’s not long to go. Soon you’ll be basking in post-exam glory, looking back at previous stress levels and laughing smugly to yourself. Until then, we’ve got some top tips to get you through…

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New term resolutions

And just like that, the holidays are over. You’ve had weeks and weeks of freedom, long lies, Netflix marathons, days out with mates and maybe even a sunshine holiday if you’re lucky, and now, reality has hit. The new term is here. Whether you’re gutted like a fish or absolutely cock-a-hoop at the prospect of donning your uniform and getting back to class, use the new year as a chance to make a difference. Just like on January 1, use the first day of term to make some resolutions, big changes you’ll make to give yourself a successful year of…

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10 things I’ve learned since finishing school

The year 2005. Tony Blair was elected for a third term as prime minister. Pope Benedict XVI took over from John Paul. DisneyLand celebrated its 50th birthday. And Cruz Beckham was born. It was also the year that I finished school and fluttered off into the big bad world of being an adult. (Or so I thought. I’ll be honest, at 28, I still haven’t got the hang of that one.) This month, it’ll be ten years since I finished high school. I know. I’m ancient. When I left school, iPhones didn’t even exist, Facebook was exclusively for students at certain universities…

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Common student health problems (and how to beat them)

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being sick, and at this time of year, illness is rife. While sometimes we’d all we’re all welcome a sick day with open arms – usually when there’s a double maths lesson involved – but overall? It sucks. One of the worst things about being a student – whether you’re at school, college or uni – is that classrooms and lectures halls are practically a Petri dish of weird, wonderful and disgusting illnesses just waiting to be passed on. Sometimes, sharing isn’t always the best option. From freshers’ flu to glandular fever,…

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5 ways to… end school in style

As you’re preparing to hang up your school ties and embrace the summer holidays, these last few weeks are like gold dust after the stress of exams. The pressure’s off and you’re currently ruling the canteen queues at the top of the pecking order. Here are some ideas to end your year the right way and recreate that feeling of pure joy when you left the primary playground for the last time. 1. Write on shirts with big felt tip pens Have you ever gone back to read the messages on your old primary school polo shirt? Whatever happened to your first best…

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