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How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?
Dec 20, 2023
How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?

How to Get All 9s in your GCSEs?Achieving all 9s in your GCSEs is an exceptionally impressive achievement. It demonstr...

Little people, big feelings: How to develop emotional intelligence in your children
Dec 04, 2023
Little people, big feelings: How to develop emotional intelligence in your children

Navigating the complex world of emotions is a daunting task. Nonetheless, it is a task that needs to be done. Acknowledg...

Assessing dyslexia: The challenge for students, parents and educators
Nov 13, 2023
Assessing dyslexia: The challenge for students, parents and educators

Ivy Education aspires to provide bespoke tuition to all its students and one area we are always looking to support more ...

Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber
Nov 10, 2023
Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber

As the school year approaches, our educational consultant Charlotte Faber, former headmistress of Garden House Upper Gir...

How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’
Oct 01, 2022
How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’

Choosing the Right School for Your Child: A Comprehensive Guide Parents make thousands of decisions every day, some more...

Starting University: A guide to the first week!
Aug 26, 2022
Starting University: A guide to the first week!

Are you starting university this year? Going to university is both exciting and scary for new students. It’s a big step ...

5 key considerations when applying to US universities
Jun 16, 2021
5 key considerations when applying to US universities

There are a number of key differences to bear in mind when applying to university in the US as opposed to the UK. We hav...

How To Create Readers for Life: Webinar with Angela
May 13, 2021
How To Create Readers for Life: Webinar with Angela

What’s the importance of early reading for children? Angela is passionate about the importance of reading for children. ...

Subject Selection for your GCSEs, A Levels and IB: advice from Dr Caroline Watkinson
Apr 22, 2021
Subject Selection for your GCSEs, A Levels and IB: advice from Dr Caroline Watkinson

Fresh from discussing UK university admissions and entrance into sixth form via the 16+, the indefatigable Caroline Watk...

Entry into Sixth Form with Dr Caroline Watkinson
Apr 15, 2021
Entry into Sixth Form with Dr Caroline Watkinson

In this, our latest webinar, Dr Caroline Watkinson joined us once more to talk about entrance into sixth form (16+ entry...

Featured Video Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley
Aug 03, 2020
Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley

What Can We Do Right Now That Will Make a Difference? We recently caught up with Camilla Smiley to talk about the implic...

Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions
Jul 09, 2020
Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions

For students considering an application to attend college or university in the USA, now would normally be the time when ...

Featured Video 7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber
Jun 04, 2020
7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber

So your child was entering the important phase of gearing up to 11+, or perhaps 7/8+ and now you are concerned about ho...

How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead
Apr 06, 2020
How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead

In this blog we look at how students in years 11 and 13 can handle the cancellation of their exams. We outline the rece...

Why outdoor space matters when choosing a nursery & what to look for
Apr 01, 2020
Why outdoor space matters when choosing a nursery & what to look for

For this latest blog, we discussed the use of outdoor space by London nurseries with our brilliant Nursery & Early ...

Grammar or Independent: which is right for your child?
Mar 02, 2020
Grammar or Independent: which is right for your child?

For our most recent blog we wanted to run you through some of the differences between grammar and independent schools, ...

5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university
Feb 18, 2020
5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university

For Year 12 students, now is a good time to think properly about university applications. Some of you will still have to...

Replying to UCAS University Offers
Jan 22, 2020
Replying to UCAS University Offers

Now that the main UCAS deadline has passed, we spoke with our brilliant university entrance consultant, Camilla Smiley, ...

Understanding your child’s potential through assessments
Nov 27, 2019
Understanding your child’s potential through assessments

In this blog we discuss the different types of assessment tests - Maths, English and Reasoning - which are used by schoo...

3+ & 4+: How to reduce your anxiety as a parent
Nov 13, 2019
3+ & 4+: How to reduce your anxiety as a parent

This week our blog considers the decisions of parents with children who are approaching starting school for the first ti...

Family wellbeing - it's an emotional life
Nov 04, 2019
Family wellbeing - it's an emotional life

Do you ever feel as if you and your family are on a daily emotional roller coaster ride?! If you do that's probably beca...

Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!
Oct 24, 2019
Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!

For all the tribulations of the UCAS form (and we covered those in our last blog), at least you know where you stand in ...

A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications
Oct 08, 2019
A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications

It sounds simple enough, right? Just fill out a form. However, anyone who has dipped into the UCAS form for applying to ...

Featured Video Choosing The Perfect School with former Head, Sally Hobbs
Sep 20, 2019
Choosing The Perfect School with former Head, Sally Hobbs

Choosing the right school for your child is a daunting prospect, a decision that seems laden with consequences for the f...

How to choose a nursery for your child
Sep 09, 2019
How to choose a nursery for your child

With a new school year starting, many young children will also be ready to start nursery. To help parents navigate the d...

Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber
Apr 03, 2019
Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber

Charlotte Faber is one of Ivy Education's top consultants. A former Head of Garden House school, Charlotte is currentl...

Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out
Mar 04, 2019
Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out

Could a US University be the right place for your child to study? The growth in British Sixth Form leavers journeying ac...

Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?
Jan 16, 2019
Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?

In recent news, the University and College Union has been advocating for Unconditional University Offers to be banned or...

A recipe for exam success: Exam Papers Plus and Ivy Education providing comprehensive School Entrance preparation
Dec 04, 2018
A recipe for exam success: Exam Papers Plus and Ivy Education providing comprehensive School Entrance preparation

Ivy Education are delighted to announce their partnership with Exam Papers Plus. Ivy Education are an award nominated ...