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5 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET READY FOR EXAM DAY

With May fast approaching, now is the time to start adopting some good habits. Follow these top tips for a successful and stress-free exam season! ...(read more)

Posted by Hannah McDowell on Thursday 17 April 2014

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Did your child get their primary place? National Offer Day for primary schools

For the first time, all place allocations for children starting primary school in England have been revealed on the same day. Did your child obtain the...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Wednesday 16 April 2014

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The Loss of Childhood?

A recent article published in the Telegraph warned that childhood could be ‘eroded’ due to an increased amount of time spent in the classroom. “Childhood...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 15 April 2014

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Friday Puzzler: The solution...

On Friday, we asked you the rather tricky problem: My grandson is about as many days as my son in weeks. My grandson is as many months as I am in years. My...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Monday 14 April 2014

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Friday Puzzler

99% of people get this question wrong… My grandson is about as many days as my son in weeks. My grandson is as many months as I am in years. My grandson,...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Friday 11 April 2014

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“More whizzes and bangs in school”: 3 ways Michael Gove will shake up A-Level Science.

Plans for an increased emphasis on practical experiments in science classes have been revealed by education secretary Michael Gove. The plans followed...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Thursday 10 April 2014

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Four-year-olds to face assessments

The Department of Education have confirmed that a series of tests will be introduced in reception classes as a baseline measure of abilities. The assessment...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Wednesday 09 April 2014

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International grading: ‘Playing fast and loose’ with your child’s education, or raising falling standards?

Maths Doctor’s blog has been following the continued debate surrounding the internationalisation of exam grading. Since Michael Gove’s review of GCSE examinations...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Tuesday 08 April 2014

Mathematricks: The solution‏

Last Friday we asked you a very tricky brain teaser: At a party, everyone shook hands with everybody else. There were 66 handshakes. How many people...(read more)

Posted by on Monday 07 April 2014

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Education at the touch of a button: The rise of online learning

A recent article in the Telegraph this weekend highlighted the growing prominence of online tuition. More and more parents are turning to online learning...(read more)

Posted by Morwenna Evans on Monday 07 April 2014