Archive for November, 2015

Is Your Child Under Pressure?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

It’s easy to forget with the term winding down to Christmas that many children feel under pressure to succeed this time of year. Since many Eleven Plus exams are often held just after Christmas – Stockport Grammar school’s is in January, for instance – December is most definitely a revision month. GCSE and A Level students […]

Is it time to empower your children?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

It’s officially anti-bullying week in the UK. An opportunity to encourage our kids to ‘make some noise,’ to stand up to bullies rather than suffer in silence. Growing up, of course, has always been tough. Aside from the usual hormones, children have an ever-growing list of daily challenges – each demanding resilience. Exams, finding their […]

Need-to-know changes in 2016 SATS tests

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Is your child sitting a SATs exam in year 6? You NEED to know that it’s all change for 2016! The key focus for the exams is English, plus Maths. Here’s all the key info: Reading exam: One hour long Paper includes reading of the three texts Expect a variety of questions from labelling to trickier open-ended […]