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What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?
Oct 12, 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 Dont's
Oct 11, 2020
Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Dont's

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 ...

Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers
Aug 24, 2020
Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers

How can parents and students keep up with the changing world of school entrance exams, especially at a time like this? H...

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...

Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber
Jul 21, 2020
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...

Education Advisors
Jun 01, 2020
Education Advisors

Meet our top Educational Advisors Our educational advisory team has over 100 years of combined educational experience, ...

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...

Balancing the joy of Nativity with school work over Christmas
Dec 16, 2019
Balancing the joy of Nativity with school work over Christmas

In this blog, we discuss how to plan a study schedule for your child over Christmas, a vital consideration for students ...

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

The first UCAS deadline for 2020 university applications is fast approaching: 15 October for Oxbridge, medicine, dentist...

How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’
Oct 01, 2019
How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’

Following on from our webinar with Ivy’s school’s consultant, Sally Hobbs, our latest blog picks up on some of her insig...

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...

How to make the most of the new school year
Aug 28, 2019
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...

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 ...

REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN
Dec 21, 2018
REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN

USEFUL READ – Ivy Education’s free guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling In There is now less tha...

4 Tips on getting the most from Tuition and revision during Half Term
Oct 19, 2018
4 Tips on getting the most from Tuition and revision during Half Term

October Half Term. You made it this far. For many children (and teachers), this holiday period can feel like a much-need...

Advanced Reading Technique (ART)
Feb 27, 2012
Advanced Reading Technique (ART)

Ivy Education launched ART exclusively with a prep school in Knightsbridge. Emails, text books, studying, revising, webs...