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.

New Year Study Resolutions: using 'metacognition' to inspire children's learning
By Elizabeth Holtom
21 Jan

Elizabeth Holtom explains what strategy you really need to use if you are to keep a New Year's Resolution, and how this can support a child on their revision journey. She is the author of the Galore Park book Study Skills: Building the study skills needed for 13+ and beyond. As pupils follow this step-by-step, interactive guide they become confident and resourceful learners ready for the challenges at prep school and beyond.

Pre-Test revision on the go
By Sarah Collins
19 Nov

In this blog we look at what Pre-Test actually entails and ways to include meaningful preparation into everyday life, with some advice from our forebears!

Global warming – local impacts and global catastrophes
By James Dale-Adcock
13 Nov
James Dale-Adcock, author of our Geography for Common Entrance textbooks, asks us to recognise the impact of global warming in our local area and to consider what changes we need to make as individuals to reduce the effects of climate change.
Deciphering 3rd declension nouns
By Nicholas Oulton
27 Sep
Nick Oulton, author of our Latin for Common Entrance resources, tackles the sometimes tricky topic of 3rd declension nouns.

Anyone who has ever learnt Latin will know that 3rd declension nouns are pigs. The happy days of masculine nouns ending in –US and feminine ones ending in –A are over, and we have to face the world with a new determination and lots of chocolate.  I mean, how else are we to cope with a chap who starts off COMES and ends up COMITES, or sets off into the world as CONIUNX and transforms merrily into CONIUGES? It’s enough to give you palpitations.