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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…

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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…

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GCSE Options Guest Blog – from our Pupil Pulpit

Our latest Pupil Pulpit guest blog comes from Eve, aged 14, who relates her recent personal experiences of selecting her GCSE Options. PUPIL PULPIT – Eve’s GCSE Options Recently I made my options decision for GCSE. The choices or amount of freedom varies from school to school but I had to choose between history and geography,…

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Game Based Learning

Game based learning Game based learning is a speciality of School Entrance Tests. Since 2017 we have been leading the psychometric test design input to the MindX design team for their game based learning assessment (GBA) tools. This has continued since the HireVue takeover of the MindX company in May 2018. The digital assessment supplier…

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Montessori Schools

What Are Montessori Schools? If you’ve been searching for a nursery for your child, you may have come across the term Montessori School. But what does that mean, exactly? These schools follow an educational movement developed by the Italian doctor and educator, Maria Montessori, in the early twentieth century. Dr Montessori’s educational philosophy is based…

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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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Internships Guide

Tips for first Internship Everything you need to know about getting work experience Many graduate jobs require work experience. But how do you get experience if you’re straight out of University? One way is to get an internship. In other words a temporary job ‘learning the ropes’ within a chosen profession. While sometimes these internships…

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Effective learning styles

Effective Learning by Finding Your Learning Style We 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 confidence.…

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School 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.…

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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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11 Plus GL Exams Explained

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

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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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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…

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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. Free Practice Tests Online Register at Passed Papers to take a free verbal reasoning test. Practising this online test will help you to become familiar with taking online verbal reasoning tests. All free of…

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Product Manager careers

Firstly, welcome to our blog on product manager careers. Product Manager Careers What is a product manager? Product management is not easily defined and the scope of a product manager can be very varied depending on the industry. It can, however, be seen as a lifecycle function that includes various functions like forecasting, planning, production and/or…

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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. 11 plus test papers Our first 11 plus practice test bundle contains the following 11 plus practice tests: 11…

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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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