Curriculum, Key Stages and Ofsted

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    A Levels – The Parents’ Guide

    A levels are qualifications undertaken by students in further education (age 16-19), mostly in academic subjects. They are traditional qualifications and as such are valued by most higher education providers (universities) and employers. What are A levels or AS levels? A levels consist of two years of study: the first year leads to an AS

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    What are my child’s options at age 16?

    Finishing school is an exciting and daunting time for most 16 year olds, with many options open to them. From the summer of 2013 the age of participation is being increased to 17. This means that although a student may choose to leave school at 16, they are required to continue participating in education in

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    Thinking of home schooling?

    Put quite simply you are legally required to ensure your child is engaged in full time education, relative to their age and ability, however you are not required to send your child to state school. This opens the door for home schooling and gives some parents the chance to educate their children themselves. Whether the

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    The 11 Plus exam: What can you do to help your child?

    Any parent who wishes their child to have a good standard of education will undoubtedly worry about whether their child has the potential to pass any necessary entrance exams in order the achieve this. The 11 plus exam is used to determine a child’s education after they leave primary school and a tripartite system of

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    Special education needs

    Being the parent of a child with special education needs can be extremely difficult, especially if these needs affect your child’s ability to learn, socialise and adapt to their everyday surroundings. However, support is readily available for both you and your child should any additional help be required. What are Special Educational Needs? SEN or

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    School dinners how healthy are they?

    School dinners generally get a bad rap. Most people expect little better than turkey twizzlers and blancmange. However in reality most schools are striving to feed kids decent meals on low budgets and they are doing pretty well. School dinners food standards The school food standards that were introduced after Jamie Oliver raised awareness through

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