Author Archives - Leah

Navigating Open Day Season – Tips for Parents

It’s open day season! It’s the end of September. It was just yesterday (almost literally!) that you sent your kids off for their first days of school this term – name tags sewn, bags packed, new teachers met… and suddenly you’re finding yourself immersed in the quagmire of open days, open evenings, working mornings, ‘school…

Mindfulness Tips for Stressed Students

It’s pretty fair to say that this is a stressful time of year for any 16 or 18 year old in the UK. Luckily there are a number of strategies students can use to alleviate some of their pent up (or not so pent up!) anxieties. We spoke to Elissa Levy, renowned Hertfordshire hypnotherapist, to ask…

Top Revision Tips from Watling Tutors

It’s that time of year again… But don’t panic! We’ve got lots of tips to keep you calm and in control.. Find somewhere quiet, comfortable and well lit to study. Have everything you need to do your revision to hand before you start. The top tip for successful revision is to make a plan. We…

Some thoughts on the new 11+ proposals

Much has been made in the press over the last few months about a proposed shake up of how the 11+ examinations are structured and a new assessment style that focuses on ‘what if’ questions rather than a more traditional approach. The North London Girls’ School Consortium, which is made up of twelve independent day…

Personal Statements – Dos and Don’ts

Personal Statements – Top Tips Do…. Explain why you’re applying for your chosen subject and how it fits in with your career aspirations. Make it clear that the subject excites you. Use positive words like commitment, enthusiasm, developed, discovered Don’t: Just say you’re interested in a subject, say what it is about the subject that…