Jobs for your GCSEs

Jobs you can get with GCSEs

Whether you want to be the next Richard Branson or simply don’t want to go onto further education, there are plenty of options if you leave school with just your GCSEs.  So you’ve just done your GCSEs, what next? While many people choose to go on to do A-Levels and a degree at University, it…

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How stressed is your child?

Use this handy quiz for your child to have a look at their own stress levels. Being a child in today’s society can be very stressful. Not only do they have to deal with puberty and the normal stresses of childhood, but also the added strains of technology, social media and higher academic expectations. With…

International Tuition

Tutoring which is truly international I have been tutoring on international placements since being approached to tutor in Shanghai over the summer of 2012. It was a role that seemed tailor-made for me. A Classics and Law graduate, tutoring Latin and Greek to an Eton scholarship candidate and his older brother a short introduction to…

Creativity in Education

Everyone knows education is one of the most valued things in our culture; it shapes young minds that take us into our terrifying future. Children starting school in September 2019 won’t be retiring until around 2090. We children have to be taught how to survive in the world in 30 years. Yet we don’t know…

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Try our latest learning styles quiz

Effective Learning by Finding Your Learning Style We also take a closer look at how your child can reach their full potential by finding their own learning style.  We all think differently, perceive differently and learn differently. To learn your own preferences and in making learning fun, not only creates a happier child but breeds…

Learning and Teaching

Designing School Grounds to assist Learning and Teaching School grounds can provide an enormously valuable resource for learning and teaching – for any subject, at short notice and for little or no cost. So it’s vitally important that their capacity to support curriculum delivery and opportunities for learning through play are considered in their design.…

Future STEM Jobs

In this blog, we look at which future STEM jobs you can prepare yourself for now. STEM jobs refer to those involved in Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics. What will future STEM jobs look like? You only need to watch sci-fi movies to know that we have not been that great in predicting the future…

SATs 2019 Practice Quiz

SATs 2019 practice

Our practice SATs 2019 practice, similar to those in the 3 Maths areas. See if you can do these 15 questions in 10 minutes. Practice SATs 2019 SATs Maths Test Quiz Remember, no calculators or using Google. The SATs quiz below is great practice. Make sure to have a piece of paper and a pen…

Women in tech

Women in tech: girls’ STEM careers

Women in tech How organisations such as GCHQ are targeting girls for STEM careers Intelligence service GCHQ and defence company BAE Systems are two organisations looking to get more women in tech.  The UK faces a nationwide skills shortage within the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) community. According to Engineering UK’s 2018 report, 203,000 people with…

Sunday Times Parent Power league table 2019

Private School league tables 2019

These private school league tables 2019 make a fascinating read for anyone looking at which secondary schools to send their children to. This year’s results reveal that state schools are starting to close the gap in the independent sector.  Sunday Times Parent Power – Sunday Times School League tables. Private School league tables 2019 Who…

What are T-levels

T Levels subjects explained

How are T Levels subjects explained? Our ‘T Levels explained’ blog gives all the details you need on these new technical qualifications. T Levels subjects explained They are designed as two-year courses to offer young people aged 16 to 18 a technical alternative to A levels to prepare them for a skilled job or further…

How much homework is necessary?

How much homework is necessary?

Homework can have a positive effect on a child’s performance. But it needs to be proportionate and relevant, not set simply to please the parent or headteacher.  How much homework is necessary? How much homework is too much? And does it really have any benefit at all? Certainly, Match of the Day presenter and father…

Health tips during exam

How to eat healthily during exams

Below we explain how to stay healthy during exams. How to eat healthily during exams Plus we offer some nutrition tips for exam success provided to us by Nutritional Therapist Emily Fawell. You can find her website and contact details below. Good food for stress relief and optimal functioning Great concentration levels rely on good blood…

Independent school parent guide

London Independent Schools Entrance Guide

Welcome to our London independent schools entrance guide. Our other 11+ blog entries are listed at the bottom of this page. London independent schools entrance guide Navigating the independent education system This blog endeavours to touch on the following issues within the independent education system; What ages for which stage? Which pre-school? When to go…