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How to Get a 9 in GCSE Biology

JK educate - August 22, 2023

Students often get nervous about their Biology GCSE exam as the subject requires remembering a lot of information. This creates anxiety about whether their grade boundaries will be high enough. If you’re aiming for a grade 9 in GCSE Biology, you may be feeling stressed about your revision. Getting a high grade in GCSE Biology Read More >

The Power of Online Tuition

JK educate - March 24, 2023

At JK Educate, alongside our very successful at-home face-to-face tutoring service, online tuition has been a core option since 2018. Before March 2020 when Covid lockdowns meant that educational institutions had to use online teaching, there was still much debate over the effectiveness of online lessons. Many people supported the idea that children taught face-to-face Read More >

Nature versus nurture: an on-going debate

JK educate - November 4, 2022

Is it time to stop talking about nature versus nurture? It’s probably worth keeping a very open mind on the whole subject, as research continues to inform us with fresh evidence and perspectives for both elements. Genes and environment are deeply entwined The latest science shows that genes and environment are deeply entwined. We know Read More >

Why Academic Assessments are Important

JK educate - October 4, 2022

Before you make any decisions about your child’s education, it is vital to understand how well your child is doing at school. This is where a good quality academic assessment plays an important role.  A JK Academic Assessment allows parents to understand both the academic level a child is currently reaching at school compared to Read More >

Key Differences Between the 11+ and 13+

JK educate - August 3, 2022

Choosing the right senior school and establishing the best time for your child to sit entrance examinations can be a complicated and overwhelming experience. If your child is looking to transition to a state selective grammar school, or they are attending a prep school that doesn’t take students beyond age 11, they will have little Read More >

A Family Summer Bucket List Full of Fun and Learning

JK educate - June 28, 2022

  Summer tutoring can be a great idea, particularly if your child is preparing for exams or you want to prevent summer regression, as covered in a previous blog. But in addition to tutoring, there’s a huge choice of enjoyable summer activities that can maintain and boost learning. Here’s a selection of ideas for your Read More >

Demystifying the 7 plus

JK educate - June 7, 2022

  The 7 plus entrance point to independent preparatory schools is now very popular, especially for those schools with a senior department*. However, parents are often concerned about subjecting their children to exams so early, and confused about precisely how schools can assess children at this young age. To set minds at rest, we will Read More >

Is Online Tutoring The Future?

JK educate - May 9, 2022

  Online tutoring is a phenomenon, and it’s proving very popular and highly successful for JK students and tutors. The pandemic introduced many teachers and students to online learning for the first time. Many schools, teachers and students adapted well, but the consensus seems to be that the quality of online provision varied enormously. Some Read More >

How to achieve 11+ success

JK educate - March 30, 2022

  At JK Educate, we have been helping children to succeed in the 11 plus for many years, and this depth of experience has helped us identify a clear set of eleven plus success factors. The eleven plus is a big commitment for families; it requires careful planning, the right resources and support, and a Read More >

Finalising School Choices

JK educate - March 2, 2022

In our most recent blog, we looked at the first steps parents need to take when considering their choice of next school for their child. We also discussed academic assessments, the importance of being realistic in the schools you aspire to and finding out what you can about potential schools in relation to your requirements. Read More >

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