Eton is arguably the most famous boarding school in the world. In this blog, Ed sets out the main aspects of the Eton admissions procedure with hints and tips that might maximise your son's chances.
Ed October, 2018
Josephine is an experienced English teacher. Here, she provides 6 clear steps that will allow pupils to breakdown the complex language of the 19 Century novel.
Josephine June, 2018
Schools are keen to emphasize the importance of wide and ambitious reading for students sitting the 13+. If you are unsure what constitutes ambitious reading for this age group, here are some of the best books for 12-year-olds, along with suggestions for what to read next.
English is a compulsory part of Common Entrance in almost all cases, but it can be difficult to know how to prepare for the exam. This blog gives guidance on the syllabus and likely requirements of the exam as well as advice on how to help prepare your child.
In this blog, Pamela explores Independent Secondary Schools in Oxfordshire and talks you through the registration and application process. Pamela also provides a handy "Timeline for Year 6" and a list of Independent Secondary Schools in the county.
Pamela June, 2017
An overwhelming educational concern among parents/guardians of secondary school students is that their child does not read enough and that they may struggle with the English Language GCSE. This blog sets out five easy things you can do at home to help improve your child’s English Language skills.
Pamela February, 2017
If you decide to study English literature beyond GCSE, it is important that you ask yourself "why" and justify your choice. Whether you are a bookworm wanting to pursue your love of literature, or see the subject as a way to develop your communication skills, there really is no right answer.
Isabel October, 2016
In this blog, our lead 13 Plus Science tutor Phil uses "Pokemon Go" to explain the difference between fair testing and repeated tests. Knowing the difference could help secure top marks at Common Entrance.....and help Pikachu avoid getting caught!
Phil October, 2016