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Re: Emanuel School

@bookmummy
Could you clarify what the “huge concern for the wider community and pupils of other local schools,” actually is?

Assume you have children at the school so best course of action is to talk to the school and if still unhappy move them.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:45 am

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

@ionaB. National curriculum is a basis and is built to be accessible by all children. There will be children at all schools who are ahead of curriculum, those working at it and those struggling to keep up. Most good teachers can easily support this. If your child is academic they will with your supp...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:53 am

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

Know both schools well. There is definitely no academic gap. Really there is no academic race, except in our bubble. Secondary school starts at 11, GCSEs at 16, A levels at 18, for the academic, and then possibly University. Most important thing is that children are happy and enjoy their childhood. ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:52 pm

Re: A Level results for Nappy Valley Schools.

Well done to all our young people. Let’s hope they all got what they needed or get the courses they want through clearing.
In particular the first set of results from Bolingbroke are outstanding for a non selective state schools. Just brilliant and a real option for all our children.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 2
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am

Re: Explaining economics: request for help

Try reading Economics: The Users Guide by Ha-Joon Chang. It is a simple book to read and takes you through the basics. Read reviews on amazon to give further background.
Replies: 3
Mon May 27, 2019 6:13 pm

Re: Dangerous junction outside Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham

If you want very little to change then leave the council and TfL to it. Their priority will be car drivers. If you want to get something done you will need to follow the lead of groups like Extinction Rebellion. Positive outcome would be to ban cars / vehicles between 7.30 and 9am and 2.45 and 5pm. ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 3
Mon May 20, 2019 2:46 pm

Re: Wilson's vs Tiffin

@ rumourmill or is it @ fakenews Couple of simple clarifications. The intake of Wilson’s and tiffins is dominated by middle class parents with many of the children attending private primary schools. All will have employed private tutors. Both schools are harder to get into academically than the priv...
Replies: 7
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:24 pm

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

Boarding Schools are surely only for people who are unable to bring up their children (both parents travelling overseas where no schools available) or unwilling. Why else would you abandon your children into the care of strangers ? Children are so precious and their childhood so short and yet some p...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

@SW12Pops Thanks for the further insights and clarification. My only concern lies with the assertion that the teaching is always better in Independent Schools due to extra resources. This may be supported by inflated exam results, but is not by the performance on leaving school and attending Univers...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Re: Get your education questions answered

@SW12Pops You do make a huge generalisation that Independent pupils are “just taught better all round. How to pass exams, how to think, how to problem solve etc etc.” However the considerable evidence totally contradicts this – there is little doubt that State School pupils do better than Independen...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

Interesting- so you are saying that the Independent pupils are taught how to pass exams well but when they start to have to to learn by themselves, and compete on a level playing field they struggle against the more resilient state school pupils? That to me is not a great advert for Independent scho...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:49 pm

Re: Get your education questions answered

I would be interested in hearing the answer to why State School students do better at university than students from Independent Schools. We are always told that Independent schools help our children become better independent learners and more resilient but the evidence is the opposite. From the Dail...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Re: Schools Guide -grammar schools

My advice would to get up one morning and do the commute yourself.
We tried - it was over an hour door to door.
Then ask if you want your child wasting 2 hours of their life commuting to school everyday for the next 7 years.

A few think it’s worth it - but they don’t have to do the commute.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:13 am

Re: Sixth Form Physics and Maths questions

What were his exact grades at GVSE maths and physics ? There is quite a big step up from GCSE to A Level and most good schools would recommend at least a 7, particularly in subjects like Maths where the learning curve is steep. Most 6th forms want as many pupils as possible and would allow students ...
Replies: 4
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:42 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

It is always best to look at the evidence rather than apply common sense. The studies on whether small class size makes a difference to outcomes are inconclusive at best with most saying it makes little difference - google it and you could probably find a report that agrees with your view but genera...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 am