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How to Get a 9 in GCSE Maths and Science

JK educate - May 18, 2023

The GCSE grading system Since the Government grading system changed from the alphabetic system (A* to G) to the new numerical system running from 9 to 1, it’s become much harder to get the highest grade. A 9 in GCSE Maths or Science is a higher grade than an A* was, as it is meant Read More >

How many A Levels can you take?

JK educate - May 18, 2023

Students are offered little respite as they jump straight into A levels after completing their GCSE exams. Pupils will normally be asked to select their desired A level subjects before March of year 11. It is incredibly important to pick the A level topics based on strengths and interests, as these topics will play a Read More >

How to take care of your Child’s Mental Health

JK educate - May 18, 2023

Education and exams can be stressful no matter your age. But it is easy to forget that children feel the same pressures and anxieties as adults, whether it is in relation to physical or mental challenges, academic performance or school exams. Children understand the impact their education has in determining the schools they attend and Read More >

What is the 7+ exam?

JK educate - May 18, 2023

The 7+ exam is an assessment used by many academically high-performing prep schools as part of their admissions process for children aged 7 and above. It is designed to assess a child’s learning potential by using a variety of verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative reasoning tasks. If your child performs well in these exams, they will Read More >

How to build classroom confidence in your child

JK educate - April 17, 2023

In an increasingly competitive world confidence and self-esteem have never been so important, and some would argue, hard to achieve. Self-confidence is the cornerstone to a successful life, opening up opportunities, affecting how others perceive us, and a critical element if one is to thrive at school, at work, and in personal relationships. A lack 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 >


JK educate - August 30, 2022

Is your child ready for the important changes coming to the 11+ or 13+ entrance exams process? Every year, we are asked by parents how the exam process has changed compared to previous years. And there are always changes! Like all educational establishments, independent schools tweak and adapt their entrance exams. Changes might include content, 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 >

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