GCSEs will often determine the route you take through university, so how important are they?
Making toys is such fun and children love to be involved with making them. Not only is the fun of making them part of the process but it can save money as well.
I keep getting questions about the EBACC – so here is my answer! The current English Baccalaureate is not a qualification in itself, but a particular group of GCSE subjects that are usually looked on favourably by universities. The existing English Baccalaureate – or EBacc – isn’t a qualification. Put simply, it’s a way forContinue reading “What’s the English Baccalaureate?”
Applying for a university place means having to write a personal statement. Here are a few guidelines to think about when drafting this. UCAS opens for applications now and if you are applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Medical College or veterinary courses you have to complete your application as early as mid October. Otherwise it is the 25th of January.
When french mathematician Laurent Schwartz was in High school, he started to worry that he wasn’t smart enough to solve math problems. Still, he went on to win Fields Medal, the highest award in mathematics. Some students have a similar feeling. They sit down to take math tests and feel their heart beating faster and butterflies inContinue reading “MATHS CONFIDENCE”
To support students and teachers preparing for GCSE and A-Level exams in 2022, the exam boards are required to provide “advance information” for most subjects. ABOUT ADVANCE INFORMATION If you’re taking GCSE or A-Level exams in the summer of 2022, then you need to know about something called ADVANCE INFORMATION. It’s been a really toughContinue reading “NEW FOR 2022 – EXAM ADVANCE INFORMATION”
Many students find GCSE English Language a difficult subject because they feel that they can’t revise for an English exam. The key to understanding any English exam is to fully understand what the assessment objectives are and how to achieve them through your answers. Once you understand this format you will be well on yourContinue reading “Why I should revise for my GCSE English exam”
Non-Verbal Reasoning is not generally taught in schools. In fact there’s very little to actually teach as it is not an academic subject. For most parents the 11-Plus, Non-Verbal Reasoning is the stuff of nightmares! The main problem is that children will not have been taught the subject in class time at primary school andContinue reading “Why is non verbal reasoning important?”
So many parents stress about when to start reading to their children, what should they read and my reply is always the same, something fun and simple and read it again and again. Reading is a gift and children who read and are read to, are time and time again, proved to be better academically,Continue reading “Stuck choosing a story – have a look at our selection of classic books for under 5s.”
The importance of verbal reasoning goes beyond just the requirements for 11+ school entry exams. it is frequently used by employers as a measure of intelligence.