Sitting the 7+ and 8+ exam can be a daunting prospect, so it is important that children become familiar with working under strict time constraints before the exam. There is significant competition for entry into schools at both 7+ and 8+. For example, for every one place at Westminster Under or Colet Court, 8 or more boys sit the entrance exam.
Judith December, 2015
Do you have a child in Year 11 (or equivalent) who is currently trying to decide what to study next year? If so, you may have heard of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Many schools in the UK are now offering the IB as an alternative or replacement for the A-Level. We often get asked which is the better qualification - here we give our opinion!
Intelligence is a strange, strange word. Just stop for a moment and try to define what intelligence is. Perhaps you thought of an IQ test, a chalky blackboard, or perhaps the classic Einstein-with-crazy-hair may come to mind. But is it really so easy to define, and more importantly to me as an educator, what do I need to know about intelligence?
Mike March, 2014