The education between the ages of 5 to 16 is compulsory then there are about 1900 state schools in Wales offered free education to more than 470,000 pupils. Another 65,000 students between 16 and 19 are in vocational training in further education institutions. A number of overseas pupils are also enrolled in our private fee-paying schools.
Colleges in Wales are public sector organisations. They offer a wide range of qualifications, including academic qualifications such as A levels, as well as technical, vocational and professional courses for individuals and businesses. Students are recruited across all age ranges, from 16 upwards.
Colleges also work very closely with businesses, developing tailored courses to upskill the workforce. Many college students are in employment and study at college part-time.
International students at a college in Wales may study:
further education level 3 courses (A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC Nationals, work-based learning, technical qualifications, courses tailored to businesses)
higher education levels 4 -5 (HND / HNC / Foundation Degree)
professional certificates / diplomas
The University Of Wales, Newport is situated at the gateway to Wales, can trace its roots back to 1841. It has earned international renown for many of its courses and attracts students from over 70 countries around the world.
There are many applications you may use studing for exam, making home exercises or any other extracurricular activities. I guess I’ve learned all of them and used sucessfully.
However I’d like to remind you some of them such as
1. Redshift – Astronomy
You can just point iPhone at that celestial body and Redshift can identify planets. With detailed surface maps of solar system and simulated 3D flights into outer space.
2.World Atlas by National Geographic is just a whole wide world in your hand.
Find even the most remote places on Earth with a few taps of the National Geographic World Atlas app. This pocket-size iPhone atlas features the same high-resolution images as the Society’s award-winning wall maps and bound atlases.
3. New Oxford American Dictionary – with more than 250,000 entries, 60,000 audio pronunciations, and a powerful search tool, even the most obscure words are just a few taps away in your iPhone.
4.The Elements for iPhone 4 is based on Theodore Gray’s book of the same name, The Elements: A Visual Exploration is an app experience unlike any other. Each element in the periodic table is displayed in vivid, interactive detail. Tap an element to set it spinning in 3D space. Learn all its facts and figures. Then shock your friends when you explain what gallium and mercury have in common.
Learning together is a wonderful way to stay close to your children. There are many types of learning and there are many sources of getting help in English learning online.
However whether it would be learning of Art or Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), Languages or Music, Mathematics, History or Geography it is always fun and challenging both you and your child.
1. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
With more than 20 college campuses set within six-mile radius, there’s little doubt that history-rich, pub-fueled Boston and Cambridge make for great twin college towns (just the Charles River sets the two apart). But Harvard University, in Cambridge, is in a league of its own (and we’re not just talking about the Ivy here).
2. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
Artists and creative souls will surely find inspiration during a visit to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). It is, after all, the country’s leading arts school (dating back to 1877) and artworks (murals, sculptures, mosaics, and more) are heavily displayed throughout the campus (coordinate your visit with one of the annual alumni art fairs, or pop into the RISD|works store to browse original pieces that you can purchase and take home).
3. Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
The latest student survey from the Princeton Review awarded Sewanee: The University of the South (founded 1857) the top spot in the “Most Beautiful Campus” category, and we have to agree. The massive 13,000-acre campus, collectively known as “the Domain,” encompasses the university’s buildings and the town of Sewanee, Tennessee – set 55 miles outside of Chattanooga – as well as large tracts of the surrounding countryside.
4. Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
Spanning 8,180 generous acres, Stanford is much more than just your run-of-the-mill college campus – it’s a self-sustaining community, complete with power plant, water system, post office, lakes, and countless picturesque paths. Designed by Central Park-planner Frederick Law Olmstead in 1891, Stanford (located about 30 miles south of San Francisco) attracts more than 150,000 visitors each year who come for tailored, hour-long walking and golf cart tours that cover the campus’s many wonders.
5. Tulane University, New Orleans
Prestigious Tulane University (established 1834) draws a crowd – and for more than just students in search of an esteemed education (in fact, it received more student applications in 2010 than any other U.S. university). Its Uptown campus, set along New Orleans’s streetcar-plowed St. Charles Avenue and opposite lush Audubon Park, welcomes visitors through the neo-Romanesque-style Gibson Hall (dating to 1894, it’s the oldest building on site – stop at its Admissions Center for visitor info or to sign up for a guided tour) to a college campus that covers more than 110 acres speckled with majestic oaks, some 80 architecturally eclectic buildings, and countless complimentary diversions.
7. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jocks and bookworms equally delight in the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus (set 33 miles west of Detroit), home to both the country’s largest football stadium and old-world-style libraries (along with other structures) that feel plucked straight from the pages of Harry Potter.
8. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Not many universities can say they were conceived and designed – from campus construction down to the first curriculum – by one of our nation’s founding fathers and a former president. Yet from the founding of the University of Virginia in 1819 (it’s located in Charlottesville, about 100 miles south of D.C.), Thomas Jefferson had his hands in just about everything.
9. University of Washington, Seattle
Visit downtown Seattle’s University of Washington during the fall football season and you’re in for a tailgating treat: One of two universities in the country where you can tailgate on a boat (the University of Tennessee is the other), a floating community of die-hard Husky fans glides over Puget Sound and Lake
10. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
There are few more storied centers for higher education than Yale University, whose 300-plus-year history has enlivened its quintessential New England hometown of New Haven, Connecticut (set at a crossroads between Boston and New York City), and turned out some of society’s most successful upper-crust echelons (four of the last six U.S. presidents hold Yale degrees).
No doubt adults, children and even babies – all of us have the ability to grow and adapt to daily challenges in life. The fact is the twenty-first century promises to be “the century of brain.” The above technologies and other advances will enable us to shed light on the problems of the human mind. The time has come for us to apply the results of brain science research to improving education as a social technology. There is “art of changing the brain” that comes down to some things that we have always known. Practice and meaning are the most important parts of this art, but of course the student will not practice in a meaningful way unless she cares. Ultimately it is the learner that is in control. The teacher can arrange the conditions and the challenges in ways that engage the learner, but still we must have faith in learning itself.
“Three principles from brain research: emotional safety, appropriate challenges, and self constructed meaning suggest that a one-size-fits-all approach to classroom instruction teaching is ineffective for most students and harmful to some.”
There are no two children are alike. An enriched environment for one is not necessarily enriched for another.
No two children learn in the identical way.
In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves.
One way is to group children so they are talking to each other, they are asking questions of each other, they are learning to be teachers. One of the most important concepts for a 5 year old to know is that he or she can teach because you have to understand something to teach it.”
Whether you’re young or old person there is always time to study, especially now when you can do it right online, to learn Biology for instance. Studying biology gives you the opportunity to advance human knowledge and understanding in today’s world, in order to make a difference to tomorrow’s. However I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
This short, an eight-minute animation, demonstrating various biological mechanisms that occur within a white blood cell, was created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students
Wind is simply moving air. If there wasn’t any wind, weather reports wouldn’t be very interesting, as there would be little change in day-today weather. Wind is produced by pressure differences.
In this activity, students will produce a region of high pressure and then see how this high pressure causes air to flow to a region of low pressure—they will make the wind blow!
Above the earth, an ocean of air surrounds us. The air pressure from the air above us produces large forces on all objects. The force of normal atmospheric pressure in Colorado on one side of a typical office door is about 15 tons! But there is an equal force on both sides, meaning the net force, or total force, is zero. Now, if the pressure is larger on one side than the other, there will be a force. In the atmosphere, the pressure isn’t constant. This is primarily because the sun heats the earth’s surface unevenly. As heat is transferred to the air, we get regions of warm and cool air which can turn into regions of low and high pressure. This difference in pressure makes a force that causes the wind to blow. On a large scale, the rotation of the earth and other factors can make the source of the pressure differences that drive the wind hard to determine, but on small scales the sources are easier to determine. If you live near the ocean, you have noticed that, in the summer, the land will be warmer than the ocean during the day.
Here is a laboratory experiment you can also make from the Little Shop of Physics at Colorado State University.
This activity can be performed as a demonstration, but is
much more effective if students can see, feel, and hear the
experiment while working in small groups.
• 1 clean and dry 1 liter bottle
• Styrofoam packing peanuts
• 1 Fizz Keeper pump cap
• 1 small piece of masking or duct tape
Prepare your experiment by punching a hole in the side of the 1 liter bottle toward the bottom. Cover
the hole with the piece of tape. Fill the bottle with styrofoam packing peanuts and then put the special Fizz Keeper pump cap on the bottle. If you don’t have styrofoam packing peanuts, minimarshmallows can be used. The styrofoam peanuts can compress to half their size and help students see the effect of high pressure in the bottle.
Pressure air over the ocean will cause a wind to blow toward the shore—a welcome sea breeze. At night, the ocean stays warm longer than the land, so we get the reverse—a land breeze. On the front range of Colorado, we see a similar effect. In the morning, the eastward-facing foothills
warm first; the air here warms and rises, and the higher-pressure region on the plains causes the wind to blow toward the foothills. At night, the eastward-facing foothills lose the light first, and so cool down first. The process is reversed, and the wind blows from the mountains. You may have noticed this before; if not, pay attention on your morning and evening commute! It’s not always true that the wind blows west in the mornings and east in the evenings, but it’s true more often than not. Doing the Experiment Hold a brainstorming session with your class to elicit their ideas about the wind and what causes it to blow. Ask them to tell you if they have noticed any trends. What direction is the wind blowing when they walk to school? When they walk home? Follow this with a brief explanation or review of the differential heating of the earth that leads to pressure
differences in the atmosphere, the proceed as follows:
• Tell your students that in this experiment, they will make a high-pressure system that will then flow to
an area of low pressure, causing wind to blow. This experiment will also help them see, feel, and hear
the effects of air pressure.
• Show students the supplies they have for the experiment and ask them to identify the two main ingredients
of the styrofoam peanuts, a plastic foam concoction of plastic and air. (If you are using
marshmallows, the main ingredients are sugar and air.)
• Explain that the Fizz Keeper is a special cap that can put more air molecules into the bottle. Ask
them not to pump it yet. Have them squeeze the bottle and note how it feels. Then listen as they
shake the bottle, and note what they hear. Ask them what they think will happen if they pump a lot
of air molecules into the bottle.
• Have one student hold his/her thumb over the taped hole, while another student pumps the cap as
much as he/she can. Squeeze the bottle. How does it feel? Has the temperature changed at all?
What’s happening to the styrofoam peanuts? Now carefully shake the bottle, keeping the hole covered.
Does it sound any different then before?
• Have students predict what will happen when they take the tape off the hole.
• Before removing the tape, tip the bottle horizontally and shake the peanuts evenly over the surface.
• Remove the tape and have them discuss and explain what they observed. (When you add more air
molecules to the bottle, the air pressure increases, compressing the air in the styrofoam peanuts. The
bottle feels solid, and the peanuts may sound noisy as you shake the bottle. When you release the
tape over the hole, the high pressure moves horizontally to an area of lower pressure, creating a
wind. The air pressure in the bottle equalizes, and the packing peanuts return to their original size.)
This is a nice demonstration of how wind is created as air moves horizontally from regions of high pressure
to low pressure.
For More Information
the Center for Multi-Scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes: cmmap.colostate.edu
Little Shop of Physics: littleshop.physics.colostate.edu