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What is Oxbridge: A Guide
May 24, 2024
What is Oxbridge: A Guide

Oxford and Cambridge, hence, Oxbridge, represent the epitome of academic excellence. As two of the world's oldest and m...

Hardest A Levels 2024
Apr 26, 2024
Hardest A Levels 2024

What makes an A Level hard may depend on individual factors such as a natural aptitude, a preference for certain subjec...

IB or A Levels: Which is the Right Choice?
Apr 19, 2024
IB or A Levels: Which is the Right Choice?

Choosing the right qualifications and subjects to study for the last two years of school can affect the choices your chi...

How to Revise Effectively for GCSE History: A Comprehensive Guide
Mar 28, 2024
How to Revise Effectively for GCSE History: A Comprehensive Guide

Whichever exam you are studying for, it is important to have a revision plan. History GCSE can seem especially daunting ...

GCSE Maths Exams Explained
Feb 15, 2024
GCSE Maths Exams Explained

Along with English and Science, GCSE maths remains a compulsory exam for all students in England and Wales. A strong per...

How to Revise GCSE Maths
Jan 19, 2024
How to Revise GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths is an important qualification that is required for university and many jobs beyond. As such it demands thorou...

The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision
Jan 04, 2024
The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision

The Ultimate Guide to GCSE Revision GCSEs are a pivotal moment for students as they enter a new phase of academic challe...

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...

Useful Revision Tips for the Christmas Holidays
Dec 01, 2023
Useful Revision Tips for the Christmas Holidays

Whilst we can’t pretend that telling your children they have to study over Christmas will make you as popular as Santa, ...

How to make the most of the new school year
Nov 17, 2023
How to make the most of the new school year

In our latest blog, experienced tutor Oliver (himself a student for many years), explains how goal setting and prioritis...

Ivy Education Tips - Choosing your child's school
Nov 12, 2023
Ivy Education Tips - Choosing your child's school

Parents make thousands of decisions every day, some more important than others. Am I going to let him have another scoop...

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...

Tuition: Are there benefits to longer lessons?
Nov 06, 2023
Tuition: Are there benefits to longer lessons?

At Ivy Education, we are often asked how long tuition sessions should be, and we know that getting the lesson length rig...

Exam Preparation: Say goodbye to cramming!
Mar 15, 2023
Exam Preparation: Say goodbye to cramming!

Preparing for academic examinations can be a highly stressful time for any student. But what if there was a way to prepa...

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...

Back to school: how to tackle it your way
Sep 03, 2021
Back to school: how to tackle it your way

Over the next few weeks, students across the country will be heading back to school. Given that quite a lot has changed ...

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. ...

International study in 2021 and beyond: what comes next?
Feb 04, 2021
International study in 2021 and beyond: what comes next?

With February being an otherwise quiet month for education - the school entrance process is wrapping up and end-of-year...

Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants
Dec 04, 2020
Should I enter a fifth choice? Advice for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine university applicants

Continuing our recent theme of offering specific and timely university admissions advice - thanks to the input of our wo...

SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications
Nov 27, 2020
SEN and Extenuating Circumstances in University Applications

As more and more students will be putting together UCAS applications for university, we approached our brilliant univers...

UKiset- UK Independent Schools' Entry Test
Oct 12, 2020
UKiset- UK Independent Schools' Entry Test

The UKiset is an assessment international students take when applying to independent schools in the UK. This assessment ...

What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?
Oct 09, 2020
What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?

ISEB Common Pre-Tests As many schools shift to the ISEB Common Pre-test rather than the 11+ examination, we've put toge...

Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Don'ts
Oct 05, 2020
Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Don'ts

Entrance Exam Preparation – pitfalls and pointers As we enter entrance exam season for students applying for schools at ...

School Entrance Interview Preparation with Brodie Bibby
Sep 11, 2020
School Entrance Interview Preparation with Brodie Bibby

“Would you rather have a bath in jelly or in baked beans?” School entrance interview preparation with Brodie Bibby As a ...

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...

Education Advisors
Jun 01, 2020
Education Advisors

Meet our top Education Advisors Our education advisory team has over 100 years of combined education experience, rangin...

Gear up for success with the end of year school exams
May 21, 2020
Gear up for success with the end of year school exams

Despite current disruptions to the academic term, end-of-year school exams are fast approaching. In this latest blog we...

The Waiting Game: How to Navigate Independent School Waiting Lists
Feb 03, 2020
The Waiting Game: How to Navigate Independent School Waiting Lists

In the admissions process, independent schools carefully consider applicants at various age levels, including 7+, 8+, an...

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...

Summer reading suggestions
Jul 29, 2019
Summer reading suggestions

Whether it be by the beach, on the plane, to while away long afternoons at home, or as a gap-filler between museums and ...