Verbal Reasoning tips

Here are some useful verbal reasoning tips. Verbal reasoning tips Verbal Reasoning tip – Key words Watch out for certain key words and phrases in either the passage or question (or both!). These key words often act as the link between different pieces of information. In many cases they qualify the information that has been…

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Aptitude Test Tips

Welcome to our free aptitude test practice / tips resources. All of our psychometric test practice resources are free! This page focuses on aptitude test tips. Aptitude Test Tips We hope you enjoy using our free aptitude test tips. If you have the financial resources, you may also like to try JobTestPRep’s materials: Verbal reasoning…

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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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England's most oversubscribed schools

Most popular grammar schools

Children are missing out on their chosen schools with many oversubscribed schools, especially in big cities. However, the situation varies considerably across the UK. We look at some of the areas where demand is outstripping supply.  Most popular grammar schools Getting your child into their chosen school is getting more difficult than ever. According to…

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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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How to become a Software Engineer

How to become a software engineer

Firstly, welcome to our first career blog. In this post, we will focus on how to become a software engineer. How to become a software engineer What does a Software Engineer do? A software engineer is someone who uses software engineering in design, maintenance, development, evaluation and also testing of computer software. This is however quite…

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What are T-levels

What are T Levels?

  What are T Levels? T Levels are new technical qualifications. What are T Levels? 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 study.  In the UK, unlike in some other countries, for example,…

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Health tips during exam

Health tips during exams

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 sure…

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Independent school parent guide

Independent school parent guide

Welcome to our 11+ blog titled, Independent school parent guide. Our other 11+ blog entries are listed at the bottom of this page. Independent school parent 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…

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Getting high exam results

  Getting high exam results Dr Alan Beggs, Senior Consultant, Examsuccess There’s a surprisingly close link between Olympic sports training and the 11 Plus. In particular, the competitive challenges, with lots of prior preparation and ultimately – winners and losers. And a lot of accompanying angst! Around 100,000 children sit the 11Plus selective exam in…

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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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Words of encouragement for a test

In this post, we will look at ideas for encouraging children’learning. 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 is needed…

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