University application tips

Here are our University application tips. What can you do to ensure your application process goes well. University application tips It’s estimated that over 500,000 Sixth Formers are applying to University this year. That means many more individual University applications. In theory, it’s now possible to start University in January. It’s certainly another option to…

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My GCSE Choices

My GCSE choices

Firstly we will focus on what to look at when making GCSE choices.  GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is an academically / subject based qualification. Students in England and Wales study towards this over a 2 year period, Year 10 and 11. The idea of GCSEs is to give you a broad general knowledge,…

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Cyber-security threats

Cyber-security threats When kids use technology there’s always a potential threat. Whether if it was their personal information. Or the account information of their parents. Kids and technology should always have enhanced protection. Whether they are surfing the web. Or just playing games. Kids should not be exposed to the evils of what technology can…

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Health tips during exam

Health tips during exam

Below we list some great health tips during exam situations and nutrition for exam success provided to us by Nutritional Therapist Emily Fawell. You can find her website and contact details can be found below. Good food for stress relief and optimal functioning   Great concentration levels rely on good blood sugar balance. This means making…

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How does Kumon work?

Does Kumon work? Welcome to out latest blog, titled How does Kumon work? How does Kumon work? We examine what Kumon has to offer and look at other learning programmes including Explore Learning and The Student Support Centre Every parent wants the best start in life for their child. For many, this means a good…

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CAT Practice Tips Intro

In this CAT Practice Tips Intro, we will discuss all details surrounding the CAT4 and it’s uses. The Cognitive Ability Test: Fourth Edition (CAT4) is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s’ ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial as compared to the national average. The content of these tests is not…

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Lucid Reading Test Results

In this Lucid Reading Test intro, we have a look at the different tests and their uses. GL Assessments distribute the Lucid test portfolio. The tests are used to screen and diagnose learners with specific learning difficulties. They are also very useful in identifying potential and understanding learners’ strengths and weaknesses. Different Lucid Reading Test…

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11+ English Papers Practice and Tips

Our focus in this week’s blog is on 11+ English Papers Practice Tips. 11+ English Papers Practice  Your understanding will be tested in many different ways, including: Presenting the same information in a different way Identifying the key points Distinguishing between what is portrayed as fact and fiction Inferences Deductions There are several different questions…

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How to encourage children

In this post, we will look at ideas on how to encourage children. Words of encouragement for kids motivation comes from being acknowledged. Words of encouragement for kids motivation In this post, we will share some nice sayings and positive words on how to encourage children. They will help them feel inspired and motivated. Praise…

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11 Plus results day

Welcome to our 11+ blog entry on 11 Plus results. Our other 11+ blog entries are listed at the bottom of this page. 11 Plus results day When do the 11 Plus results come out? Most 11-plus results come out mid-October, though the exact date varies by region. This ensures that parents have received their…

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