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I Need A Holiday

Yes, that’s right – I am in a desperate need of a holiday. I am not necessarily talking about going somewhere sunny and warm (although that would be very nice);  in fact, I don’t actually need to go anywhere as such. I just need a break, from pretty much everything. This year has been very hectic […]

3 Reasons Why People Struggle With Maths

Maths is one of those subjects that people believe they are either good or rubbish at, with very little – if any – space for the middle ground. Those who are good at maths, tend to take it for granted. Many assume that if they understand it, so should everyone else. Those who are not particularly ‘mathematically minded’, tend to adopt an […]

The Cost Of Getting Through 11+ Exams

Quality and affordability of education in the UK, especially at a secondary school level, is often a controversial and divisive subject. This is even more the case when a discussion focuses on access to selective schools. The cost of preparation for selective schools’ 11+ entry exams has been rising over the past few years; it can be significant and unaffordable […]

11+ Preparation – Can It Be Too Much?

11+ exams are looming… With just over six months left before selective secondary schools exams, pressure is building up. Let’s face it – preparation for entrance exams at 11+ is stressful, both for children and parents. Between the two, it is the child’s stress that needs to be avoided as much as possible if the preparation is to be effective.  Yes, a bit of stress is a good motivating factor for grown-ups, but I’m not sure to what […]