Active learning and how it helps with revision
By Elizabeth Holtom
02 May

Reluctant learners see studying as a chore.  Keen learners see studying as an opportunity. Whatever their starting point, we want to encourage everyone to study in as effective a way as possible by becoming actively engaged in their studies.  After all, the better they get at studying, the more time they will have for fun.  Here are some tips on how to be an active learner.

Breaking down the upcoming 13+ examinations
By Chris Pearse
30 Apr

Chris Pearse, author of several Galore Park Verbal Reasoning resources, provides some useful tips and hints for preparing for the 13+ exams.

7 top tips for helping your child cope with exam stress
By Dr Kathy Weston
27 Mar

As parents, we are largely powerless to change the system in which our children are being educated. However, we can use our great influence to positively impact on our children’s self-esteem, academic skill development and attitudinal approach to life in general. But how? Dr Kathy Weston takes us through her 7 top tips for helping children cope with exam stress.

Study skills: the science behind the power of sleep and revision
By Elizabeth Holtom
19 Mar
Students are fast approaching the final exams of their prep school lives.  How effectively are they using their study skills?  Would a few changes to their schedule at home make a big difference to their exam readiness in the summer term? In this blog, Elizabeth Holtom looks at two areas worth considering with an explanation of the science behind them.
How to develop a strong vocabulary
By Chris Pearse
06 Mar
A good vocabulary is integral to success in 11+/common entrance exams. Besides, learning new words should be fun and something that you can do with the people around you. This article will provide useful suggestions on how to develop a deep and wide vocabulary.