Year 1 phonics screening checks will soon be taking place across the country. But what do parents need to know? What is the Year 1 phonics screening check? The phonics screening check is a short assessment conducted one to one with class teachers to identify if a child can use phonics to read a … [Read more...] about Year 1 Phonics Screening Checks: FAQs
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Many parents and students ask for help with maths. But why does it perplex so many of us and how much difference can private tuition make? A good understanding of maths is essential, not just for entry into higher education and to get a good job, but also to be able to live life successfully and … [Read more...] about Maths tuition: Why is it so popular?
The new “tougher” English GCSE is a source of stress for many. For the one in ten dyslexic students and their parents, it’s even harder to face. But what support is available? The government said it would “restore rigour and confidence to our examination system” by reforming GCSES. The … [Read more...] about Helping Dyslexic Students Face Exams with Confidence
A university study has suggested students could give their memory skills a boost by smelling rosemary while revising. A study by Northumbria University found pupils taking memory tests achieved results that were between 5 and 7% better when they worked in a room with the aroma of … [Read more...] about Revision + rosemary = GCSE success?