The Rise of Home Schooling

The Rise of Home Schooling

  Are we seeing more children home schooled? As part of a Freedom of Information request, the Guardian has found that ‘numbers [of home schooled children] are rising’. ‘Nobody knows’ the exact number since parents whose children are home schooled from the beginning of their education are in fact under no obligation to tell anybody! […]

How To Help Your Children Study

  Good study habits don’t come naturally to everybody, and some children need more structure and guidance than others to study effectively. While it can be challenging to help a child struggling with studying, it is beneficial both for the teacher and the student. There are a number of proactive steps that can be taken […]

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Top tips for preparing your child for interview at an independent school

Top tips for preparing your child for interview at an independent school For the parents of a child about to be interviewed at an independent school the countdown to the day can be pretty nerve-racking.  However with the right tips, tricks and industry insider know how both you and your child can look forward to the […]

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A New Way of Teaching Maths

Ground breaking research makes waves throughout the mathematics world Mathematics is a notoriously despised subject for the majority students, ranging from primary school age right up until the time of sweet 16s where the majority say goodbye to the subject with nothing short of adulation. However it now seems that there may well be newly […]

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Insights and Signs of a Gifted Child- How do you know that you have one?

We obviously all love our children, and we can be incredibly proud of all that they achieve, however beyond this it can be difficult to truly decipher whether your child is genuinely gifted, particularly as you’re undoubtedly biased as to their abilities and skillsets. And whilst schools are able to officially identify such children through means including screening tests, IQ tests, […]

The National Curriculum: A Parent’s Guide to upcoming changes

        Any mention to changes within the National Curricular and parents are rightly concerned, particularly those parents who may have already experienced the National Curriculum, first hand through the eldest of their children. However such concerns tend to swirl around one central point: a lack of understanding and information. To this end […]

The CEM 11 Plus Exam: A guide to exam content and preparation

          The CEM 11 Plus Exam: A guide to exam content and preparation The CEM 11 plus Exam may at first appear as a daunting set of dates within the exam schedule, after all it is these exams which cover a plethora of skills, subjects and question formats. What’s more however […]

CSSE Exam Creative Writing Tips

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 an easy to understand and implement list of tips for those preparing for […]

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The 11+ Exam and Verbal Reasoning

11 + Exam: Verbal Reasoning 11+ exam revision, preparation and testing involves a plethora of practice papers, with verbal reasoning making for an almost universally employed paper. This may, in no small part, be due to verbal reasoning testing a child’s potential, as well as their current abilities.   The Structure of the Verbal Reasoning […]

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The Difference in Learning by Gender and One to One

Educators have long been aware of the difference in learning styles, especially when dealing in one to one tuition. Our children are our most precious commodities. Ensuring that they have a road to their future paved with all the tools for success they need is always of the upmost importance. Obviously, focusing on their education […]