In this blog, Alexandra outlines the necessary steps in preparing your child for a move from a state school to an independent school. Whilst this can be a daunting process, there are also many exciting opportunities that shouldn't be forgotten!
Alexandra March, 2021
Raj, a qualified teacher and Maths examiner, offers tips on how to master Maths! Apart from the obvious answer (through a lot of hard work) here are some other ideas on how to keep on top of things.
Raj July, 2020
Josephine is an experienced English teacher and school entrance tutor. Here, she provides 6 clear steps that will allow pupils to breakdown the complex language of the 19th Century novel, which will stand 13 Plus scholarship candidates in good stead.
Josephine May, 2020
Teaching Science online may seem a difficult task, particularly for topics typically demonstrated in the school laboratory. However, as Phil sets out in this blog, for every challenge, there is a solution. While great communication between tutor and student is key, along with careful preparation ahead of each session, there is nothing to say that online Science tuition cannot be practical and interactive!
Phil April, 2020
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.
Phil March, 2020
Wondering if your child’s special educational needs (SENs) will be taken into consideration during school entrance exams? This blog outlines who may be eligible for exam concessions, which arrangements can be made to assist your child in their exams and how to get your child the best support available for them to succeed.
Meredith February, 2020
In this blog Holly sets out some clear solutions to the issues posed by the unseen poetry question in the 13+ English exam, alongside some tips for those aiming for Scholarship. Understanding some of the easier ways to approach poetry will give your child a chance to shine in this component of the exam.
Holly February, 2020
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.