Archive for March, 2016

Summer Exams Countdown…

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The clocks going forward heralds exam season. A wake-up call for many GCSE and A level students embarking on the busiest three months of their education so far. It’s often a time when the realisation sets in for many a youngster that their future depends on passing key exams. With that comes panic. First things first: don’t […]

Why is GCSE English such an important subject?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

English GCSE is a core subject – compulsory for every student. If you don’t achieve a C grade at 16, you have to stay in education until aged 18 to re-take. But why? 1. Communicate your way into the future Being able to express yourself clearly, hold a conversation, persuade others and think critically are much-needed assets in […]

What is Verbal Reasoning?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

If sitting the 11 or 13 plus exam (for 2017 entry) in the Manchester area, you need a brilliant grasp of verbal reasoning. Verbal reasoning, in short, is word and language problem solving. That means you could be tested on vocabulary knowledge, grammar, spelling and word usage. That’s just for starters. A verbal reasoning paper also […]