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Progressing from GCSE Maths – what next?

UPDATED JANUARY 2017 You’re in Year 11 and your GCSE Maths is all going swimmingly – a few...
A-level English

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Which English A Level Should You Choose?

This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their...
GCSE Science

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Literacy in Science

One key to achieving the most marks possible in exams rests not just with your knowledge, though...
Key Stage 1 English

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The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum

Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to...

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    V Kondou Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to what extend it is appropriate in developing and educating the young child. In order to critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to assess to what extent...
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  • 11+ Basics

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  • Speaking With Children

    Catherine Alexander Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (North West London) Picture In her book 'Tout est Langage' (All is Language) the French paediatrician and psychoanalyst Fançoise Dolto, who bases her work on a fundamental belief in the importance of speech, gives this lovely example of the way she responds to a child's demand for sweets: "I want to illustrate something...
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