With the focus in schools these days on tests, exams and even more assessments, it's little wonder that our children say they don't have time to read outside of the school curriculum - and what a shame that is! There is so much to be gained and learned from immersing oneself in a good book, … Continue reading Reading Lists
Well, I'm sure you've all seen a glossary or two in the past - and all pretty much look the same, don't they? In fact, they should! Because if they're doing their job properly, then they should all be giving you the most important poetic techniques to know when analysing a poem. So, for what … Continue reading A Glossary of 30 Poetic Techniques
With any good recipe, the key to an excellent result is the quality of the ingredients. The same is true of poetry! Yes, that's right - the particular ingredients (or elements) of a poem generate its overall meaning and, in turn, create an impact on you, the reader. So, it's important then, isn't it, … Continue reading How to read a poem?
How the admissions process at UK independent schools really works. This is the time of year when parents are starting to finalise their choices of which school their child will go to this September (2017). Whether it is for 11+ or 13+ entry to such selective schools, do we really - no, really - realise … Continue reading The Truth About ‘Getting In…’
11+ Exam (next ISEB 11+ test date is 16-17 Jan. 2017) Girls should be registered with the school TWO YEARS before entry. This is done by submitting a registration form and the registration fee (£200 as of 2016). In the Autumn term one year before entry a preliminary assessment is carried out at Wycombe Abbey. … Continue reading Wycombe Abbey School Admission
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UK university rankings from the Guardian newspaper this year (May 2016) show the top four institutions remaining unchanged. See the full list here. League tables differ widely, and finding the most suitable university for your department is the best advice. Here is the Times newspaper's league table.
Ever spent ages trying to think of a better word for 'said'? Annoying, isn't it? That allusive word just won't enter your head! Well, look no further! Perhaps one of these little beauties will help you! You can download the file and post it on your wall at home or keep it in your school … Continue reading Useful Synonyms
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