GCSEs 2023

How will GCSEs 2023 work ?

So how will GCSEs 2023 Work? Here are the latest Government and Ofqual updates on how the 2023 GCSE will be conducted. This 2023 GCSE content is directed at 2023 GCSE students. And interested parents! Our guide to GCSEs 2023 In May 2022, the GCSE exams regulator announced new plans and adaptations for how it…

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GCSE Results Day 2022

London Prep Schools open days

When are London prep school open days? … my local independent school open days? So now you need to visit each of your chosen independent schools. Which has the right ethos for your child. You can search using this link for those senior schools using the ISEB Common Pretest.   Open days London Prep Schools Visiting the…

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Top Boys Schools / Top Girls Schools

Here’s the latest Sunday Times League Table Boys Schools 2022 Sunday Times League Table Boys Schools 2022 Rank Rank School Town 2 2 King’s College School, Wimbledon Wimbledon 3 6 St Paul’s School London 4 7 Westminster School Westminster 9 22 Hampton School Hampton 13 28 Latymer Upper School London 15 31 Alleyn’s School Dulwich…

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2022 GCSE exam season

Supporting 2022 GCSE exam season

This spring and summer 2022 GCSE exam season are key times for those parents asking themselves, How Can I Best Support My Child’s 2022 GCSE Exams? How can parents support their child’s 2022 GCSE Exam Season  Exams can add a massive degree of mental stress for teenagers. There can be a rollercoaster of emotions that…

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SATs week 2022 Guide

Welcome to our 2022 SAT’s feature (When is SATs week 2022?): School Entrance Tests‘ Key Stage Practice Papers Our Key Stage 1 past papers Key Stage 2 practice papers for 2022 SATs and SATs 2022 Key Stage 3 practice papers. 2022 SATs Key Stages Guide What are the key stages that make up the national…

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GCSEs 2023

2022 PreTests

Welcome to our feature on pretests and the common entrance exam.   bookBUY 11+ 13+ pre-tests schoolBUY 11+ 13+ mark schemes   FOR YOUR school using the ISEB Common Pretest.   PreTests and Common Entrance Exam ISEB is welcoming many candidates to the Common Pre-Tests this year as more senior schools turn to this assessment…

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Best mixed schools League Tables 2022

Welcome to our mixed schools League table 2022. Top independent boy schools League Table 2022 Top independent girls schools League Table 2022 We prefer to show the above using the top 30 mixed schools league table 2022: School Rank Last Year’s Rank Location GCSE Rank A-Level Rank Entry Gender St Paul’s Girls’ School 1 1…

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Parents’ Guide to dealing with teenage anxiety

In our Parents’ Guide to dealing with teenage anxiety we cover: Common mental health problems for teens. Plus specifying strategies which parents can employ to help. Your child’s teenage years are an exciting time, but they can be tricky too. With hormones going wild and bigger pressures at school, challenging mood swings are par for…

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CAT4 profiles

Teaching learning strategies from different CAT4 profiles

Welcome to Teaching learning strategies from different CAT4 profiles. Learning strategies for different CAT4 profiles   Free CAT4 test practice resources Firstly, our Level A CAT4 Practice. Secondly, CAT4 Level B Practice . Thirdly, Level C CAT4 Practice . Then, CAT4 Level D Practice . Next, Level E CAT4 Practice . Also, F Level F CAT4 Practice . Plus, CAT4 Questions – CAT4 FAQ. And then, our CAT4…

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ARE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS BETTER?

Welcome to ARE GRAMMAR SCHOOLS BETTER? GRAMMAR SCHOOLS INTRODUCTION A never-ending discussion can continue on Grammar schools and Private/Independent schools. A grammar school is a secondary school of the state that is managed and funded by the government. The selection process is simple. All the children of 11 years old appear for this entrance also…

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UCAT test practice

Welcome to our UCAT test practice. The UCAT requires several aptitude tests to be practiced. So many of our other free aprtidue test resources are useful too: verbal reasoning test practice Non-verbal reasoning test practice. Numerical Reasoning Test Practice. And there’s more free UCAT practice here!   Our UCAT Test Practice We offer Premium UCAT test…

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What if you don’t get your first choice school…

Welcome to our latest feature offering school application advice. This is specifically for those unlucky parents who don’t get their first choice school. No first choice given from your school application? 92 percent get their first-choice primary school. Whereas for secondary school, 96 percent get one of their listed schools. Give the allocated option a chance If…

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Is my child spending too long online?

Is my child spending too long playing video games? These apps are designed to be addictive, that is the motivation of a lot of designers. Not all games are designed this way but a lot of them are.  So what do we do as loving parents to support our children and more importantly to support…

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 Children’s Intelligence tests

Welcome to our feature on Children’s Intelligence tests Our Introduction to Children’s Intelligence tests Children’s intelligence tests are of great interest to many people. Comparing scores and finding which ‘category’ you fall into is however not the main function of these. The use of these tests in educational psychology has much further reach than just…

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New school transitions

Can You Afford to Switch Schools? If switching schools is becoming an obvious choice, it’s important to consider the time and financial investment. While homeschooling is usually very low cost, it’s a major time investment. Private school might require less time than homeschooling, but more money. What to do? Consider these questions as you do…

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Our private schools Admissions guide

Welcome to our feature on Private school Admissions guide – beyond Testing requirements. Want to know which local prep schools use the  ISEB Common Pretest for entry ? If so, then you can click here to search.  ISEB Pre Tests Parents Guide Maths ISEB Revision Guide   bookBUY 11+ 13+ pre-tests schoolBUY 11+ 13+ mark schemes…

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GCSE Results Day 2022

Independent schools cost

Welcome to our feature on: How much do Independent schools cost and Choosing the Best School for Your Child Most applications to private schools require parents to write about their children in a parent’s statement or by filling out a questionnaire. The purpose of the parent’s letter is to add dimension to the candidate’s statement…

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How Family Relationships impact well-being

Welcome to our guest post by BetterHelp – How Family Relationships impact well-being. Impact of How Family Relationships impact well-being You may have heard that it takes many people to help you raise a child. In some cases, you might have an extended family that will be able to lend a hand. Keep reading for a…

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Improving Kid’s Self Esteem

Welcome to our guest post by BetterHelp – Improving Kid’s Self Esteem. Improving Kid’s Self Esteem: Things to Know It can be helpful to teach your child how to grow in a number of different ways. This includes things like learning, as well as self-esteem or self-worth. Here’s a look at ways that you can go…

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GCSEs 2023

6 Ways to Reduce Parent Stress

Welcome to our guest post by BetterHelp – 6 Ways to Reduce Stress as a Parent. How to Reduce Parent Stress  When you are a parent and you are experiencing a great amount of stress, it is important that you make sure you aren’t taking this stress out on your little ones. Here’s a look at…

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Does My Child Need Therapy?

Welcome to our guest post by BetterHelp – Does My Child Need Therapy? BetterHelp – Does My Child Need Therapy? There may be times when you are worried whether or not your child needs therapy. If you are concerned that your kid should meet with a therapist, this is not a cause for concern. Here are…

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BetterHelp – Well-Being for Children

Welcome to our guest posts from BetterHelp on Well-Being for Children. 5 Ways to Build Up Your Child’s Resilience When you wish to raise a child with resilience, there are several approaches to take, which may be able to lend a hand. When a child is resilient, this means they may have the ability to adapt…

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Tiffin 11 plus dates

Welcome to our Tiffin 11 plus dates 11 plus Admissions Timetable for Tiffin entry Admission FAQs 2022 Determined Admissions Policy for 2023 Admission FAQs 2023 Patterns of Admissions 2019 – 2021 Tiffin 11 plus dates Monday 7 June 2021 Online registration for the Stage One Tests opened – it is now closed. Tuesday 6 July 2021…

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Oxbridge admissions tests

Welcome to our Oxbridge admissions step-by-step guide If you are thinking of applying to one of the Oxbridge Colleges then this article is perfect for you! This is part of our top tips for different types of interview’ series, which includes virtual Interview tips, Oxbridge interview tips and job interview tips (in person) . We hope you find this…

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Armed Services – Free aptitude test examples

Welcome to our free aptitude test examples. Free aptitude test examples – practice tests (Navy) Our first Navy psychometric test practice is Navy Practice Test and our Navy practice Test answers. Here’s the second of our Navy practice tests are Royal Navy Numeracy Practice Test 2 and our Royal Navy Numeracy Practice Test 2 answers . Here are…

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Strategies for Passing Academic Tests

Welcome to our Strategies for Passing Academic Tests feature. Passing Academic Tests Whether you need to pass an exam for your class or take an entrance test to help you get into school, it’s good to have some strategies to get to the next level. Good preparation can help you become more successful with taking…

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A Surprising Way to Reduce Math Stress

Math stress and phobia are common, especially during exam time because there is a lot of perception that the subject needs an extra level of intelligence. Math stress may also come as a result of fear inflicted by parents, teachers, and society generally in the early stages of a student’s life in school. Students also…

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