Jun 29

Does Poor Attendance Impact on Student Learning?

A register is taken at each and every class a student attends, but does poor attendance really make a difference if a student misses lessons due to a short illness, the dentist or a doctor’s appointment? Or even more controversially, a family holiday? Absence from lessons raises a host of...

Mar 27

Unlocking your Child’s Inner Maths Genius: From Mystery to Mastery

There seems to be a peculiarly British acceptance that some people are no good at maths. The comment is made happily by self-professed 'mathsphobics' in a way that an admission that 'I struggle to read' would rarely be. In China, Japan and Singapore where all children are expected to be a maths...

Jan 31

Promoting Wellbeing in Learning: A Place for Private Tutoring

Growing up today seems to be harder than ever. Children and young people face a host of pressures that were unheard of only a few decades ago. The omnipresence of social media and an increasingly screen based lifestyle, if not managed, can lead to stress and lack of sleep. However Private...

Apr 26

GCSE Options Part II: Making Subject Choices In Year 9

GCSEs are likely to play a more significant role in university applications than in recent years. The government has scrapped the two-part A level, which means lower sixth formers no longer have AS level grades to show to admissions tutors. GCSE scores will now be the only concrete evidence of...

Apr 21

GCSE Options Part I: Helping Your Child Choose In Year 9

The spring term in year 9 is the time to start thinking about GCSE choices. Engaging early with your child gives both of you time to do some research, consider the options and select the best path thus, averting last minute arguing and panic. Some subjects are, of course, compulsory...