Understanding CATs tests and reasoning and how to help your child prepare for them.
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.
The new, tougher SATS are here to stay (for now at least) and the MagiKats revision programmes - completely re-written last year for the new requirements – are back!
SATS results are out - but were your child's results good or bad? How do you know? Here's a short guide to help you understand what you are reading on the results report.
GCSE revision can get a bit same-y. Read subject, make notes on subject, make smaller notes on subject, perform miracles with ant-size writing to make notes even smaller. Remember notes. Rinse. Repeat.
I once heard a teacher of GCSE English remark that one of the best ways to teach his students how to pass was to take the examination himself.
When the great illusionist David Blaine was asked how he manages to achieve difficult stunts he admitted he says to himself, somewhat pragmatically; “so today I’m going to have breakfast, read the paper and stand in an ice block”.