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Have the grammar school test dates changed?

Have the grammar school test dates changed?

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ongoing closure of schools, many schools have agreed to postpone their assessment tests until a later date. Schools and councils hope that in som...

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Essential reading for your child

Essential reading for your child

We cannot stress enough just how important it is for your child to be reading quality titles as much as possible. Besides the fact it is instrumental in passing exams for the best schools, t...

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Why are some children great at maths?

Why are some children great at maths?

For most of us, the four simple operations come naturally – adding up and taking away, dividing and multiplying are usually not hard to use in everyday life. Because of this, we assume...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

      As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, resea...

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Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

In spite of catchy (and often cheesy) mission statements from schools, colleges and tuition centres, educational methods are commonly based around memorisation of content – focused on ...

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Grammars are still flying the flags

Grammars are still flying the flags

When is a grammar school not a grammar school? When it’s independent. There are some schools in this country that appear a little confused in their terminology. They are grammar schools in...

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The difference between scholarships and bursaries

The difference between scholarships and bursaries

Parents will often pursue a strategy of trying to get their child into a Grammar School and as a fallback trying to get their child into an Independent School through a scholarship or bursar...

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Private School Bursaries

Private School Bursaries

Independent schooling may be pricey, but contrary to popular belief it is not the exclusive preserve of the wealthy. Many independent schools were originally founded for the education of “...

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Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Thetutorblog.com caught up with BOFA11plus.com founder and best-selling Bond Assessment author Andrew Baines for his take on a very topical question. HF:  Andrew, you have many years’ ex...

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Pupils who fail 11-plus outperform grammar school peers

Pupils who fail 11-plus outperform grammar school peers

Pupils who scrape into grammar schools end up with poorer GCSE results than their primary classmates who just miss out and attend secondary moderns, a new report shows. Researchers say their...

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Verbal reasoning compound words games

Verbal reasoning compound words games

Compound Word Games are very effective for both enhancing vocabulary and helping children with several types of verbal reasoning question. Download the games here to make learning this asset...

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