How to prepare for top universities with a little guidance

How to prepare for top universities with a little guidance Gaining a place at a top university is difficult. Competition is extremely tough and each university can pick and choose from only the very best. That is why it is vitally important that your child is properly prepared. That preparation should begin years in advance,…

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Empowering your child to be a future leader

Empowering your child to be a future leader Children who are confident and excel at school are those most likely to become future leaders. If you want your child to be a leader in his or her field, or to work towards even greater achievements, you should consider what you can do now to give…

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Should struggling students repeat a school year?

Should struggling students repeat a school year? Children who struggle to grasp the basics during a school year are at a distinct disadvantage for future years. Having a weak understanding of knowledge and skills at set milestones can have a devastating impact on subsequent learning. In fact, it can set a pattern that is likely…

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British National Curriculum Vs. International Baccalaureate

With the International Baccalaureate gaining so much favourable press, it may be hard for parents to make a clear choice about what is best for their child. Some of Europe’s leading educators say A-levels, for example, are outdated and that the International Baccalaureate (IB) is favoured by universities and better prepares young people for adult…

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Does School Size Matter?

Does school size matter? It stands to reason that a smaller school will have smaller class sizes – giving teaching staff more time to focus on each student’s education. While choices may be limited, a smaller school will make a huge difference if your child could benefit from a more tailored approach to learning. While…

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Compelling reasons why parents should encourage their children to learn

Compelling reasons why parents should encourage their children to learn Every parent wants their child to succeed in life, and education is the cornerstone of future achievements. Without a solid foundation on which to build success, young people can miss their targets in life and fail to reach their full potential. While some parents may…

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Does Diet Make a Difference in a Child’s Academic Performance?

Does Diet Make a Difference in a Child’s Academic Performance? Extensive studies have shown that nutrition could be the missing link to academic success. While more and more children – up to one-third between the ages of 6 and 19 – are now considered to be medically overweight or obese, the concept of healthy eating…

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Stop Playing and Get to Work: What is the Use in Play?

Stop Playing and Get to Work: What is the Use in Play? Does play make a difference to a child’s life and, if so, is it beneficial? The answer is a resounding yes, but the degree of benefit varies – depending on the type of play. Many top educators recommend structured play as an intervention…

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Counting Cookies: combining academics and quality time at home

Counting Cookies: Combining academics and quality time at home Parents can inspire a love of learning in their children at home with educational activities. An every-day task, such as cooking, can lift the lid on a whole host of knowledge – from science to mathematics and much more. Younger children, for example, can gain valuable…

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