Category Archives: Education

Introduction to the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)

  What is the TSA?   The TSA, or Thinking Skills Assessment, is designed to test whether you have the problem solving and critical thinking skills which are crucial for your university studies. It is used by Cambridge, Oxford and UCL (University College London). The test varies in style and length depending on which university […]

How to Write a UCAS Personal Statement | Examples and Advice

When it comes to your application process for university or other elements of higher education, you’ll need to complete a personal statement. This is a form of cover letter in your application which will preface your qualifications – a primer on who you are as a person, and why you think you’d be suitable for […]

Eleven Plus Exam Questions – Maths 11 Plus

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog on 11 Plus Exam Questions – Maths Eleven Plus. By using this blog, you should hopefully have a clearer understanding in regards to the eleven plus including how you will be assessed, what you’ll be assessed on, and sample questions. This blog will specifically focus on the 11 […]

Educational Videos for Kids – Learning Video Blog

Interactive, fun, and engaging videos for children aged 5 to 11. This video blog contains educational videos for kids on an array of fascinating topics. From history, to science, to the Chinese New Year; this blog contains all of our latest educational videos for kids. To use the blog, simply scroll down and view each […]

CSSE 11+ Guidance Sheet For Parents | PDF Download

  CSSE 11+ Guidance Sheet For Parents   The consortium of selective schools in Essex requires pupils to take two tests (one English, one Maths) in order to gain entry into any of the following ten selective schools: Colchester County High School for Girls. Colchester Royal Grammar School. King Edward VI Grammar School. Shoeburyness High […]

10 Ways to Get a First in Your Next Essay

Getting a first at university can be incredibly challenging, and the only way to achieve it in a humanities subject is to be great at writing essays. If you’re studying a subject such as English Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology, Politics, Economics, Anthropology, or Geography, then you’ll almost certainly have to write essays throughout the university […]

New GCSE Pass Grades and Universities – New GCSE Grades 2017

The new GCSE grading system might be troublesome for those wishing to apply for places at university in the coming years, as universities are undecided on what counts as a passing grade. Let’s take a look at the new GCSE grades 2017, and how this may or may not have an impact on your university […]

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham 11+ Test – A Parent’s Guide

Welcome parent’s, to your in-depth resource for guiding your child through the application process of applying to Grammar Schools in Birmingham. As a parent, it is your job to oversee your child’s education. If you are reading this resource, it is inevitable that your child is applying, or is thinking about applying, to a Grammar […]