In this Tag Archive, you can find all of the Articles on our site which are about UK School Exams: SchoolEntranceTests aims to assist parents.

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UK school exams vary according to which area, which exam board and the kind of exam. In our articles under this Tag Archive, you should be able to find all information relating to this subject. We will also make you aware of any changes noted by exam boards and schools. These include all UK school exams. Whether it is school entrance, SATs, GCSE’s or any in between. We hope to keep you updated with the latest news and legislation on the exam front. Taking the anxiety out of the exam process.

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What do CAT4 results mean for your child?

GL Assessment’s CAT4 results from its CAT4 assessment which is the UK’s most widely used school aptitude test. What do CAT4 results mean for your child? GL Assessment’s CAT4 requires no prior knowledge and so the best CAT4 preparation is to take CAT4 practice tests. CAT4’s Key Features It’s key features are: Availability all year…

What are the GCSE pass marks?

The focus of this page is What are the GCSE pass marks? * * * CONTENT UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 * * * It’s might all seem slightly confusing, but there are two pass marks. A 4 is a standard pass and 5 is a strong pass. This means that a candidate who gets nine grade-4s has, technically, passed all…

Are my 11 Plus results good enough?

Welcome to our 11+ blog titled, When is 11 Plus results day?. * * * CONTENT UPDATED NOVEMBER 2020 * * * Welcome to our 11+ blog entry called ‘When is 11 Plus results day?’. Our other 11+ blog entries are listed at the bottom of this page.   When is our county’s 11 plus…

International School Placement

International School Placement

Have you ever imagined what it must be like to be sent away to boarding school in a different country? Coping with being away from childhood friends. Separated from family. Perhaps speaking and learning in a new language? Really tough, without a doubt. Yet parents from all over the world consider a UK independent boarding…

Using EdTech to Ace the 11+

EdTech School Entrance Exams

Murray Morrison is the creator of Tassomai, an online learning platform that embeds knowledge and helps children prepare for exams like the 11+ and 13+. Murray explains how regular retrieval practice through platforms like Tassomai builds solid foundations and ensures students go into their entrance exams confident and ready to get their best possible results.…

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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.…

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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Which are the Top London Prep schools?

Want to get your child into a top secondary school? One way of doing it is to get them a place at a top London ‘prep’ school first. As the name suggests, prep schools prepare children for private secondary education. Usually, these independent schools take children from the ages of eight to 13 when they…