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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.
The differences between GL Assessment and CEM 11+ tests
By Galore Park
05 Feb

The 11+ tests used by secondary schools to help decide which pupils to select are often written by either Granada Learning (GL) or CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring). This blog provides an insight into the differences between these exam boards and outlines how best to prepare for each 11+ test. It has been written by Chris Pearse, author of several Galore Park Verbal Reasoning resources.