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Is your child entering Year 5? You need to research their secondary education NOW!

Is your child entering Year 5?  You need to research their secondary education NOW!

Horrifying it may be, but your child’s secondary education is going to depend on the decisions that you make when he or she is only nine years old. Whether you are looking at the local secondary, a grammar school or private education, it’s never too early to know the path and work out how to ensure you child has the best shot at the school place that works best for them.

Is This Generation Multi-Tasking Too Much?

Is This Generation Multi-Tasking Too Much?

Using mobile devices to learn versus learning through writing, exploring and critical thinking with Magikats maths and english tuition.

Teaching reading is not rocket science - it's harder!

Teaching reading is not rocket science - it's harder!

Jane Williams from MagiKats Llandaff North looks at how parents can help at home as their kids learn to read.

When Your Child is Stuck in "Study Hall" Cover lessons

Increasingly common in secondary schools is the practice of putting students in ‘study hall’. This involves sometimes several lessons a week being with other classes where the teacher is absent, and everyone is working in a large space (like a hall) with a cover supervisor.

More changes in British schools: A Summary

Several announcements have been made in the last few days about the future of everything school-related. From funding of places to testing in primary and functional skills for teenagers – there is lots to take in and lots of “consultation” still to take place. 

What Learning Style Does My Child Have? (Part Three)

What Learning Style Does My Child Have? (Part Three)

This article by MagiKats helps identify which learning style your teenager has, so they can approach their studies more intelligently.