STEM Careers Guidance

STEM Careers Guidance STEM and Careers Guidance The term ‘STEM’ originated in government as a useful acronym for a group of closely related subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Subjects which, it is argued, are of significant importance to the UK economy. Across a range of STEM industries, including life sciences, chemical sciences, engineering…

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11Plus GL Exams Infographic

Firstly, below we look at 11Plus GL exams content. An informative infographic on the types of questions and also material to learn for 11Plus GL exams. 11Plus GL Exams Explained A brief look at the different exams used within the 11Plus GL exams. Also, have a look at Grammar schools using GL. Grammar school entrance exams are…

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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…

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Public school differences

There are many private schools, independent school and public school differences. Public school differences A private school is a school that is not financed by the State but by school fees paid by parents. Private schools can catertor any age group and there is a considerable range in the size of the fees they charge.…

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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. Verbal reasoning test practice Numerical reasoning test practice Aptitude test practice Aptitude Test Tips Practice can benefit both…

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Top Girls schools in London

Girls Schools in London offer an excellent academic education. Living in London, or relocating here? Many education experts believe that girls’ only education is best for girls. This will, of course, depend on your daughter and the best environment for her. To help with your choice,  see five of our top picks below: Central London City of…

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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 to children

Cyber-security threats to children 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…

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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 below. Good food for stress relief and optimal functioning Great concentration levels rely on good blood sugar balance. This means making sure that your body…

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How does Kumon work?

Does Kumon work? Welcome to our 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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High Exam Performance

  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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11 Plus application

Everything you need to know about 11 Plus application and how to apply for grammar school tests. Plus, the differences in your grammar school application are detailed below. 11 Plus Application / How to apply for grammar school test Grammar schools are state secondary schools which select their pupils by means of an examination taken…

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11 Plus Tips

Our friend Dom Gibson provided us with some top 11 plus preparation tips. Dom is the Educational Enrichment Editor for Tutorful, spending most of his day researching the best educational tools out there and exploring the big education questions asked by parents. He loves all things learning, just like Tutorful; You can take a look…

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CAT Practice Tips

In this GL Assessment 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…

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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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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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