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Posted on 23rd May 2013
Half-term time again! To make the most of this all-too-brief break here are five family friendly events and activities, handpicked by the Enjoy Education team, that will keep you and your children busy, laughing and learning.
Posted on 20th May 2013
Exam period is truly upon us and while people are cramming ideas into their brains, they can forget that sometimes what you eat during the day of your exam can be just as important as what you managed to revise all those weeks beforehand. So what should you eat (other than exam papers and other people's brains of course)? Read on to find out.
Posted on 16th May 2013
Here at Enjoy Education we take tutoring seriously and we want to make sure that every party involved is happy with the services we offer. So we felt it best to put together a list of key situations where we consider tutoring appropriate.
Posted on 2nd May 2013
By Tobias Chapple
One of the trickest things in life to prepare for is an interview and this is true whether you’re 8 or 58. A lot of London’s top schools require interviews before accepting a student and this can be a very scary thing. Don’t panic though; these interviews are mainly meant to be a way to get to know you. Here’s a list of advice to help you be your best on the big day.
Posted on 23rd April 2013
We’ve put together a list of five films that are relatively historically accurate for different historical periods so that you can have an idea of what went on and what life was really like. This a list aimed at GCSE level students and above.
Posted on 15th April 2013
When it was first launched, the Titanic was called the greatest ship the world has ever seen. It was top of the range when it came to luxury, equipped with an on-board swimming pool, restaurants, libraries, and even a gym. It was meant to be ‘unsinkable’. But, as everyone knows, this great ship sank. In fact, the Titanic sank 101 years ago to the day. We all know that it collided with an iceberg but icebergs are, you know, BIG. Things you’d think captains would avoid. So what happened?
Posted on 8th April 2013
School’s still out for some, and with the lovely weather we’ve (finally) been having, it’s time to get out and make the most of the fun family happenings around London. We’ve selected a variety of cool and fun things going on this week which range from secret missions to plays about eggs. Egg-citing, isn’t it?
Posted on 3rd April 2013
We saw last week how to break down a question by identifying its keywords and looking at what ideas and associations came from them. To boost your grade, you now need to structure your thoughts clearly in writing – what is otherwise known as an essay.
Posted on 26th March 2013
By Tobias Chapple
There’s a real moment of panic when you first sit down for an exam and turn over the paper. You suddenly have this question in front of you and you have absolutely no idea where to start. You’ve got some ideas, but are they good? Are they enough? One thing you can do to calm your nerves and to just get better grades is to know how to break down an essay question. In our blog today we will be focusing on an English Literature question, but the technique here is valid for most essay-based exams.
Posted on 18th March 2013
By Tobias Chapple
Metaphors can be absolute pains to talk about; the writer said the sea was frozen skin which means it was cold, but what else is there to say? Well, quite a lot as it turns out.
Here’s an example of a typical 11+ question:
“What does the metaphor in line 13 tell us about Jack’s mum?” (2 marks)
And here’s the metaphor on line 13:
“Mum was a busy bee buzzing around the kitchen.”