Learning From The Great British Bake-Off

  10.10.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

Most of us think of the Great British Bake-Off as an antidote to studying. It’s what we watch with our kids on a school night to relax in a world

5 Ways To Improve Creative Writing Skills

  2.10.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

Most children are naturally creative, telling stories and making up rhymes to entertain themselves. Translating this natural ability into creative writing can be trickier, however. Here are some strategies to

Why A Tutor Can Help With A Personal Statement

  25.09.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

An application to British universities is made up of several components, such as predicted grades, references from teachers, and other requirements from the universities in question like interviews or sample

The Importance Of Mock Exams

  18.09.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

Many students experience mock exams as an unfairness; if they have to do the real exams, it seems unreasonable that they should have to do a fake practice version as

A Checklist Of Skills For Year 6

  11.09.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

By the time your child reaches the end of primary school in year 6, it's particularly important for them to have mastered a range of skills, as their secondary school

A Checklist Of Skills For Year 2

  4.09.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

Is your child sitting Key Stage 1 SATs this year? These exams measure your child’s progress in primary school so far, and you may be wondering what they’re expected to

A Checklist Of Skills For Reception

  29.08.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

When your child goes to primary school, it can be hard to tell whether they are progressing well or not. Here are some skills that your child should have mastered

Why Choose Grammar Schools?

  23.08.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

The UK has just over 200 grammar schools: 163 of those in England and the remainder in Northern Ireland. In England, grammar schools educate just 5% of the total secondary

What Is The 11+?

  22.08.2019   Jemma Smith   Blog   No comments

If you’re a parent trying to decide which secondary school to send your child to in the UK, you might have encountered the 11+.  This exam used to be taken

Why Choose Oxbridge?

The two oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK are the University of Cambridge (founded 1209) and the University of Oxford (founded so long ago that the date is