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Gap Year
Gap Year
Thinking about taking a gap year but not sure where to start? A well-planned gap year is great way to impress potential employers. Over 200,000 young people in the UK take a gap year each year. If you decide it's the right move for you too, planning carefully is the best way to avoid starting your university or working life in debt. more »

Entrance Exams
Entrance Exams
11+, 13+ and 16+ advice and info more »

Exam Stress?
Exam Stress
Stress-busting advice for students more »
Online Revision Aids

  • BBC Bitesize
    Comprehensive listings of great revision resources

  • Eleven Plus Advice
    This site contains a wealth of information on many aspects of the eleven plus exam and contains advice and support for parents of children who are about to sit their eleven plus test.

  • Athey Educational
    Athey Educational publish practice tests for Grammar and Independent School selection. Their website provides advice and support for parents, and sample tests.

  • MW Educational
    MW Educational publish a variety of educational titles relevant to parents and teachers at independent schools including 11 Plus and SAT's practice papers as well as revision guides.

  • Learning Together
    The Learning Together books reflect the type of questions that are found in 11+ or 12+ examination papers and have been written to help prepare children who are going to sit selective entrance examinations to grammar schools or private schools.

A Level Options

Whether you have specific educational and career ambitions, or you are still trying to decide on a particular path, there are many things to think about. Advice for students and parents more »


GCSE Options

Information and advice for students and parents more »


International Baccalaureate Information

The International Baccalaureate, or IB, is a challenging and well-rounded programme of education for 16-19-year-old students. Information for students and parents more »



Recommended Study Guides

  • SATS Revision Guides
    These revision and practice books for KS2 Maths and English offer, full topic coverage for Key Stage 2, heaps of practice questions and accessible guidance and support. Learners can test their knowledge, check their answers and improve their results at KS2.

  • GCSE Revision Guides
    These books are full of clear revision notes and detailed diagrams. At the end of each section there are questions to check what you've learnt plus sections on exam skills. Easy to read and revise from - everything's explained in a simple, straightforward style.

  • A level Revision Guides
    These revision and practice books for IB, AS and A level are full of clear revision notes and exam practice questions for students and numerous worked examples.


  • The book is written from the perspective of a 16-year-old student who believes that everyone has the potential to achieve 100% in a GCSE. Having achieved 10 A* grades, the author shares practical tips on revision and exam technique directly relating to current GCSE specifications, including specific subject advice.



  • Recommended Books for Gap Year Students

    • Summer Jobs Worldwide 2012
      Are you a student taking a gap year? The new edition includes over 40,000 summer jobs listed in farming, construction, teaching and many more industries across the globe, plus opportunities for summer jobs here in the UK helping you find the perfect summer job.

    • The Gap-year Guidebook 2014
      Everything You Need to Know About Taking a Gap-year or Year Out. Providing unbiased and informative advice for those considering a gap-year, year out or career break. A must-have reference guide for those considering time spent volunteering, studying or working in the UK or abroad.

    • Work Your Way Around the World
      The trusted guide for the self-funded world traveller, explains how you can fund your trip by finding temporary work opportunities abroad and in the UK, helping you find the perfect summer job.

Useful Links & Homework Help

  • Childline - Beat Exam Stress
    Help and advice for students and parents on how to cope with exam stress

  • GCSE Site
    This site includes GCSE answers, support for parents, students, teachers etc.

  • Homework Elephant
    Internet resources to help complete your homework assignments. Over 5000 carefully selected resources to assist with your homework problems!

  • Homework High
    Channel 4 Learning - Homework help for 11-16 year olds

  • BBC Schools Students
    Games, video clips and activities for homework and revision

  • 10 Tips for University Stuents Studying Abroad
    If you're set on studying overseas it's important to be organised and prepare your finances for the move. Here are 10 top tips for getting sorted and ensuring a smooth transition to university.

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