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What’s the entry mark for private schools’ Common Entrance Exam for 2019?

Common Entrance Pass Mark Typically, the average pass mark is between 55 – 60%. Although there are difficulty levels. The standard of work for Common Entrance in most subjects is in advance of a student’s academic age. Some subjects, such as English, involve working at GCSE level. What is the Common Entrance exam? Firstly, it’s not…

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Developing Students’ Thinking

Critical thinking skills are essential in university studies, For instance, a student can use these skills to constructively question information, arguments, and ideas during his or her studies (Bouygues, 2019). Notably, students with such skills are likely to excel in their studies as university education is not all about accepting all information an individual reads…

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GL Progress Test in Maths PTM

GL Assessment’s Progress Test in Maths A progress test in mathematics entails assessing two means of learning maths that is using mathematical content and understanding and applying mathematical processes through problem-solving. The test is also essential in improving teacher workload as it has been designed to be easily accessible and straight forward with simple guidelines.…

What are the new GCSE pass marks?

The focus of this page is What are the new GCSE pass marks? Introduction to the new GCSE pass marks?  You may be used to the GCSE pass grade being a ‘C’. However, the new GCSE pass grade is a GCSE Grade 4. Thus, GCSE Grade 7 approximates to the ‘old school’ GCSE grade ‘A’. The…

Instagram helps stressed students.

Exam time is stressful enough for any student. Whereas those leaving the exam hall once shared their thoughts with mates in the playground, these days much of the chat is via social media. 5 tips to reduce your stress levels Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram said it had found the use of the hashtag #examstress…

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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…

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,…

Top 10 Study Tips

Ready to Learn? Going to school, college or University isn’t just about learning facts in a particular subject. It’s about developing a set of general study skills. These will help you throughout life, whatever the situation.  But what are study skills and how do you learn them? Rather than referring to one particular technique, the…

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SATs 2019 practice

Our practice SATs 2019 practice, similar to those in the 3 Maths areas. See if you can do these 15 questions in 10 minutes. Practice SATs 2019 SATs Maths Test Quiz Remember, no calculators or using Google. The SATs quiz below is great practice. Make sure to have a piece of paper and a pen…

11 Plus 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. Our 11 Plus 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…

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How to eat healthily during exams

Below we explain how to stay healthy during exams. How to eat healthily during exams Plus we offer some nutrition tips 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…

Top 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…

11 plus exam board differences

Register at Passed Papers to take a free 11 Plus verbal reasoning test or free 11 Plus numerical reasoning test. Practising this online test will help you to become familiar with taking online 11 Plus tests. All free of charge! Key 11 Plus Exam Board Differences CEM, GL and CSSE 11 Plus exams CEM and GL are two different…

Some last minute 11 Plus Strategies!

Welcome to our 11+ blog entry on the 11 Plus strategies. Our other 11+ blog entries are listed at the bottom of this page. Prepare Your Child for Success Over the years, 11-plus exams have become an increasingly competitive milestone for young students. These exams test a child in a number of areas – verbal…

11+ Verbal Reasoning Test Tips

Welcome to our free 11+ verbal reasoning test Tips. All of our 11+ practice resources are free. We hope you find them useful! 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. Below you will also find links…