Curriculum, Key Stages and Ofsted

  • A levels

    What are A levels? A Levels and AS levels are the usual courses offered to 16-19 year old’s at colleges and sixth forms in the UK and are the qualification of choice for higher education centres who require that potential students have completed and gained grades in a particular number of courses specifically tailored to

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    Will term time holidays continue?

    The government have received a petition demanding they put a stop to the ban on schoolchildren taking time off school for holidays during term-time. The petition has 126,000 signatures and has been submitted to the Department for Education. Campaigners state that families can’t afford the inflated cost of a holiday during school holidays. 10 days

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    home schooling

    Could home schooling work for your children

    Is it legal to educate my child at home? Yes. Parents (or carers) are obliged to ensure that their child receives efficient full time education appropriate to the child’s age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Most parents fulfill this obligation by ensuring their child attends school, but that is not

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    helping with homework

    Helping with homework

    Homework can be a challenge: both for children and their parents. Although you can’t do their homework for them, there are things you can do to make helping with homework time more productive and less of a battle. Organize appropriate homework time. Most children are able to concentrate best in the early evening. It is

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    exam panic

    Exam panic

    Tests and exams are a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. Whether it’s SATs, entrance exams, GCSEs, A Levels or college and degree courses, each level of qualification brings with it its own Exam panic. As a parent, it’s important to support your child through whatever academic challenges they are facing

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    Back to school boy smiling

    Beat the Back to School Blues

    Back to school is a term that is thrown around by advertisers from July onwards, reminding children that September is on it’s way even before they have finished their summer term. As the school summer holidays draw to a close you might notice your little ones, and not so little ones, getting anxious about returning

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