Preparing for the 11 Plus exams, be it grammar school selection tests like the Kent or Bexley tests, or for independent schools can be a stressful process for children and parents alike. Some parents are often (wrongly) under the impression that children work well under pressure. However, research tells us that strategies that induce stressContinue reading “The Geek School Six-Week 11+ Revision Guide”
Passing the 11 Plus exams for grammar and independent schools requires children to show academic ability at the highest level. It is a tall order for even the brightest child, especially when some exam papers are developed in such a way that children are expected to run out of time!
We have been inundated with parents asking for guidance on Key Stage 2 English here at Geek School Tutoring Towers. So, in an attempt to help parents navigate what can be quite a complicated and not-so-transparent curriculum, we have created a free Key Stage 2 English Checklist. Yes, it is true that reading, writing, grammar,Continue reading “Free Key Stage 2 (and SATS) English Checklist for Homeschooling”
Thanks to homeschooling, many parents with children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 now know that their children are learning more than just addition, subtraction and timestables. This realisation has come as a shock for so many parents because up until March, that seemed to sum up the kind of homework children inContinue reading “Free Key Stage 2 (and SATS) maths Checklist”
It can be challenging to encourage your child to read during a typical school term when they have homework to do, levels to complete and friends to text. However, when your children are at home for the whole day during quarantine, it’s a good idea to make the most of this time. Get creative inContinue reading “Encouraging Reluctant Readers During the Coronavirus Quarantine – and Beyond!”