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A level results day 2019 The lead-up to A level results can be an anxious time for teenagers and there’s not a great deal parents can do to help beforehand apart from being there and staying positive (while keeping everything crossed). Here’s our guide to what happens on the day and what to do if your child’s grades are lower or higher than expected.
GCSE results day 2019 After all that hard work, when can you expect to get your GCSE results and how can you make sure you’re fully prepared for the big day? Results day is Thursday 22 August. The GCSE exam boards release the results to schools and colleges, where you can collect them in person, usually from 10am. You can also sign up to receive your results by email. Although schools get the results the day before, 21 August, these are strictly for headteachers and exam officers.
Getting an educational psychologist assessment. If you feel that your child is not developing/learning as they should, and strategies put in place to help by your child’s teacher/SENCo/nursery worker are not making a difference, the next step may be an educational psychologist’s (EP’s) assessment.
Finding a state grammar school Counties such as Kent or Buckinghamshire are ‘selective authorities’ and most families will have at least one grammar school close to where they live. Elsewhere, for example in Reading or Kingston-on-Thames, there are just one or two grammar schools and competition for places at these is ferocious.
Educating the gifted child.Gifted is one of a number of issues in education that cause the blood to stir. For some, 'gifted' is an elitist concept that beggars definition; others do not see what all the fuss is about because a gifted child will always do well, won't they? Gifted children develop cognitively at a much faster rate than they develop physically, emotionally and socially, posing some interesting problems.
Inspection reports from Ofsted. As with most reports, there’s a code to decipher and a few questions to ask. The local school gets a glowing report, yet you know half the population are banned from the shopping centre. Puzzling? So just what do inspection reports tell us and have they any value? The answers are lots, and yes, if you know how to read them.
State schools - the right one? State schools exist not only in a variety of forms, but with nuances between those. Some areas continue to have a selective system at 11; others do not. Many secondary schools – and a few primary schools – are now academies.