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Five Secrets to 11 Plus Success

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

Is your child sitting 11 Plus exams this academic year? Unsure where to start? Most 10 and 11 year olds have no experience of sitting exams against the clock – hence why we often receive tuition enquiries from panicking parents. Instead of letting worries set in, focus on building skills today which will help your […]

Is private tuition online THAT different to lockdown learning?

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

One-to-one online tuition v lockdown learning. The winner? There is simply no comparison – even though parents often mention how much their child hated lockdown learning and are unsure if online tuition would work for them. And we’re not surprised. That’s because teachers created resources for students at home as well as provide virtual whole […]

I just don’t get it! What to do if your child is struggling too

Friday, November 26th, 2021

How many parents have heard, ‘I don’t understand’? Have you? Beneath this short phrase is a massive can of worms. Once open, it can spiral out of control – fast! First, you need to work out the trigger – and it’s not as easy as you’d think. Some children don’t want their parents to know […]

Is your child battling a stereotype?

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

It’s so true: children often feel pigeonholed or stereotyped – noticeably at Secondary school. They are put into sets according to perceived ability Some sports/subjects are deemed boy or girl-friendly They have a SEND label or learning difficulty Term and end-of-year reports reinforce success and failure Reports – interestingly – have changed beyond all recognition […]

Need to pass your GCSE English Language first time round?

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

GCSE English Language is a sought-after qualification which you HAVE TO PASS at GCSE level. Along with Maths, English Lang is part of the retake system students enter up to age 18 in the UK – if they’ve not achieved grade 4. Both English Language and Maths GCSE are entry requirements to A Levels, Further […]

Aim for A in your Science Exams

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Nowadays it feels like Science exams are sprung on you all the time! Term-time tests, mocks, teacher assessments. But what if you keep underachieving? If you’re serious about a career in science – from Veterinary science to Marine Biology, Medicine to Engineering – you’ll need to smash those GCSE and A Level grades. A*s, no […]

End Maths Meltdowns Today

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Is your son or daughter struggling to get to grips with Maths GCSEs or A Levels? As a Marmite subject, Maths seems to bring out the best or worst in students. They seem to ‘get it’ or they don’t. For some, Maths is a complete nightmare. Not just for the students either. Because the teaching […]

Entrance Exam Story Writing with Wow Factor

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Writing a story or composition within 30 minutes is tough going when you’re against the clock. Though some entrance exams give a choice of  composition questions, while others just set one, you need to get your skates on. A ‘what happens next’ question is a classic question that appears often. Continuing a story written by […]

How to Ace 11 Plus Comprehensions

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

If your child is a budding mathematician, it’s likely that he or she could underperform in 11 Plus comprehensions. Some brains are more logical, while others are more creative. Some children – perhaps on the Autistic Spectrum – find numbers easier to negotiate too. Because entrance exams usually include a comprehension and writing task, it […]

How to Soar Through Entrance Exams Part II

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Hot on the heels of our popular 11 Plus top tips, here’s part II of our ‘How to pass entrance exams’ series. Today’s is all about time: how to make the most of it, and how to avoid wasting it. Easily done..! Beat the clock in entrance exams For 7-11+ exams, beating the clock is […]