As children we learn how to be disciplined. From every action, every daily activity we are encouraged and told to focus. A good teacher will show us how to concentrate. Important exams will mean we have to throw ourselves into study and soak up the information. Revision courses, homework prep time, parents sending us to […]
As mocks are finishing, and the real GCSEs are approaching, now is the time to start knuckling down. But how important are GCSEs? It turns out they could be more important than you think.
Firstly, they can determine the next step your child takes. Entry requirements for most Sixth Forms are based on the GCSE grades […]
The ability to learn a language varies drastically amongst students. Some children are perfectly fluent in 3 or more languages while others struggle to pick up the basics of French (despite learning it almost every day at school). How can we shorten this divide?
One of the keys is immersion. Many think that languages only come […]
There are some good questions to ask when choosing a tuition agency. Each blog post this week will deal with a different sub-category of questions that you might want to ask potential or current tuition companies. Yesterday was about discussing how to evaluate progress. This week we will work out what more the tuition agencies […]
There are some good questions to ask when choosing a tutoring agency. Each blog post this week will deal with a different sub-category of questions that you might want to ask potential or current tuition companies. Yesterday’s post was about telling if the tutors are of the right calibre. Today we will evaluate if the […]
It all happens on 1st January! Those good intentions to work harder, do two hours a day of hard studying, keep up to date with homework etc. Usually by February the joie de study has faltered and the “I’ll do it tomorrow” has started to creep in. It’s really hard once the mocks are over to […]
What do the French think of the English schooling system? Here, we have such a different attitude, ethos and level. I wonder what they make of it all. For the French, who have opted for the private schools (compared with much cheaper private schools in France) it must be a revelation but for those in the […]
Having put four children through the education system I can’t advocate enough how important extra tuition can be, especially at this time of the year.
Mock A levels are looming and although seem far away in January, come round fast enough. Although one would imagine that the Christmas holidays are the time to cram in extra […]