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High Take-up Of Private Tuition By Primary School Pupils Revealed

September 18th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school. Researchers from Newcastle University and from NatCen Social Research have been studying how a cohort of 19,000 primary aged children spend their lives outside of school. They analysed data for the children - collected when they were aged five, seven and eleven.

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The Top 10 Universities In The UK - 2015

January 27th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

The Complete University Guide, has released it's annual 'University League Table'. An aid to help students find the best university choice for them. The ranking is determined by 4 factors, Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment and Graduate Prospects.

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Wondering how much private tuition hourly fees are on average?

September 4th, 2014 by Admin

Here's our data on how much families paid for private tutors in the last academic year in towns across the UK and for those of you who love a bit of detail, here's the full summary breakdown on how much the hourly fees cost for primary v. secondary, and where it is cheapest and most expensive, etc... Londoners, prepare to not be surprised!

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The average cost of private tuition by academic level and by region

March 19th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

Ever wondered if you were getting a good deal on your private tuition? The national average cost over the past year was £22.31 per hour, with variation by academic level and by region.

The more complex the academic level, the more expensive the tuition per hour. An interesting exception is adult learning, which is cheaper than one would expect, probably due to the non-examined, casual basis on whi... Read More »

School performance 2011 - The truth!

February 6th, 2012 by Sara

Last week, the Department for Education published data on more than 3,300 secondary schools' GCSE and A-Level exam results. Now parents have more information than ever about how their child's school is performing, this is an increase of data of 400 per cent than in 2010.

Performance tables for 2011 now include:

level of performance of disadvantaged children. if pupils with high, middle and low achieving results continue to make progress. ... Read More »

As English grows in size, knowledge becomes more important

December 21st, 2010 by Emily

If you've noticed an extraordinary amount of new English words in use over the past few years, you've noticed one of the most striking phenomena to hit the language in recent memory.

The English language has doubled in size over the last century, giving it an unprecedented level of growth.

That's according to a new survey by Harvard University and Google, who have found that the language is expanding by 8,500 words a year.

There are now 1,022,000 words in the English l... Read More »

Does private tuition really boost exam grades?

September 10th, 2010 by Anita

We're delighted to say, that of the families we surveyed after this year's GCSE and A-Level results, 80% said that they believe private tuition definitely helped them improve their grades.

And to back it up, we asked the families we surveyed to outline their estimated grades and actual grades to see whether their grades had gone up. To our joy (and a little relief!) the results did indeed move in the right direction, i.e. our clients got better grades than es... Read More »

Debate of the week: Teaching patience

March 15th, 2010 by Emily

According to a leading figure in the education industry, a culture of "instant gratification" is making today's schoolchildren harder to teach.

John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, which represents secondary school heads, made the claim at the association's general conference last week.

Dr Dunford blames children's continual exposure to the Internet, computer games and TV for making teachers' jobs harder. He said: "Youngsters li... Read More »

Debate of the week: Education needs an early start

February 22nd, 2010 by Emily

According to new research, children growing up in the poorest fifth of families in the UK are already nearly a year behind children from other families in vocabulary tests by the time they are five.

The research was published by the Sutton Trust, which aims to promote social mobility through education. In it, 12,500 British five year olds were surveyed with reading and vocabulary tests. The re... Read More »