CSSE 11+ Exam Creative Writing Tips 2022

CSSE Exam Creative Writing Tips   The CSSE Exam: 9 must know creative writing tips Children can all too often feel overwhelmed by elements of the 11+ exams, with their parents frequently equally as intimidated. With this in mind, we’ve put together a simple list of tips for those preparing for the CSSE exam.   […]

11 Plus CSSE, CEM, GL and Independent School Comprehension Tips – 2022

Comprehension exercises for the 11+ English exams vary considerably both in terms of difficulty and the content. In addition to this, your child may have little to no experience facing such questions within a strict time limit. This all means that comprehension exercises can sometimes be far more challenging than they initially appear. The text: […]

How to educate a gifted child

The term gifted child is often seen as describing a child who is seen as academically able. Their cognitive development will happen at a much faster rate than others, and this development will often be much quicker than their physical, emotional and social development.  If you are a parent of a child that is known […]

How to Pass the CSSE in Essex

  Grammar schools across Essex use the CSSE 11+ tests to gauge whether students merit entry. The narrow margin between success and failure will determine where your child continues their education; so, these exams are important. With that in mind, here are four simple steps to help you and your child in the build-up to […]

What Makes a Good Teacher? 21st Century Pedagogy

Pedagogy (ped-a-go-dji) is an ancient Greek term that refers to the art of teaching. In particular, it relates to the methods by which a teacher imparts knowledge to their students. The Socratic method, i.e. the reciprocal asking and answering of questions, is perhaps the oldest set method of pedagogy; but understandably, things have changed since […]

How the Idea of Deep Work Can Help Our Children

As parents or educators, we should always look for new ways to help our children learn. Today’s topic—deep work—isn’t revolutionary, but it is essential. We all recognise it as a vital part of healthy attitudes to work, even if we don’t focus on it. So let’s learn more about deep work: what it is and […]

How Essex secondary schools fared in the Real Schools Guide 2018

For every school in the UK, the news that the Real Schools Guide is coming out can be nerve-racking. After all, it will showcase just how that school is performing and compare it to others in the UK and other schools in the area.   The guide will take a look at 51 different points […]

5 Proven Ways to Improve Your Child’s Memory

Every generation says that their children’s attention span is getting worse, but it might be true in our case. With the deluge of fast-paced TV, as well as tablets and screens at home and in the car, children are never more than seconds away from something a lot more interesting than learning! The list below […]

Can playing chess make you smarter? – Maybe not!

When you think of someone who plays chess regularly, there is a good chance that you will think of someone clever and good at maths. With this in mind, it is little wonder that many children worldwide are encouraged to try their hand at playing chess. These parents will often think that the game could […]