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Year 6 Key Stage 2 SATs Are Changing: Here’s What Parents Need To Know

How are Year 6 SATs Changing? The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 9 May 2016. In Summer 2016, children in year 6 will take new SATs test which will no longer produce a level … Continue reading

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What to say and what not to say to students

In response to the BBC article on what not to say to exam stressed teens, here’s a few personal and unresearched notes on what might work. Any further ideas gratefully received! Want a cuppa? Support is what is needed. Not … Continue reading

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Some Context for Students: An Inspector Calls

It’s tempting to read a book in isolation; the characters are imagined, the action just happens and we speed through the plot to get to the ending. No spoilers please! However, everything is part of a more complex web and just … Continue reading

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Student writing: Of Mice and Men

This is a first draft that one of my English GCSE students produced in one of our 80 minute Kip McGrath tuition sessions. Milos is an able student and we are really pushing to get an A* at GCSE. He had been … Continue reading

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How To Prepare For the 2013 Year 6 SATs

Here is a link to a WordPress blog where fellow Kip McGrath Centre Director,  Samina Rashid gives hints and tips on how to prepare for the Key Stage 2 SAT exams. There’s a lot changing in education and keeping up … Continue reading

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William Klein: photography and stories

I visited the William Klein and Daido Moriyama  2013 exhibition one freezing Sunday in the canyons of Tate Modern. Klein is the grandfather of street photography. Long before everybody had a camera and shots of everyday life became commonplace, Klein captured … Continue reading

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