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Also can I just say a massive thank you too, Ellie was a bit apprehensive before her first session but when she came home last week she was absolutely buzzing, she loved her time spent there and felt so much happier even after just one session. So thank you, she has been so worried about her exams especially English.
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I was told at school that Harrison had fallen about 2 years behind in reading, writing and spelling. Harrison took to it straight away.  He has made fantastic progress and is meeting all his targets.  He loves the points and prizes that he collects for working so he comes out buzzing after every session!
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We brought him to the centre in Year 6 because he just had no idea about maths.  This year won the ‘Most Improved in Maths’ certificate for his year.  He also came top of his class in 2 out of 3 maths exams.  Coming to here is the best thing we ever did!
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Alex says ” I learned more in three months than my whole time in the maths classroom at school. I went from dreading it to feeling much better about being there.” This Summer he was overjoyed to find that he had gone from a Grade 2 in his mocks up to a Grade 4 (C) pass in his final exam.  
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Mariana brought her daughter to us as she was having a few problems with maths at school.  She liked it so much that now she comes for English as well!  Mariana says that now “She is more confident with math now and she’s coming to I Love to Learn for pleasure.  She is very happy with her teacher, she says she is very kind and patient.”    
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“We also had a parent’s meeting at his school earlier this week.  I am pleased to say that his maths teacher was very impressed with not only his work, but also his attitude toward it.  I can only say that this is because of the wonderful service you and your colleagues have given.  Thank you so much for this.  Ellis is really enjoying his time with you and also seeing how well he is doing and this has resulted in a positive attitude towards learning.” James (parent) 2021
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“Joshua got his GCSE results today and I just wanted to let you know how he got on. He got an 8 in English Language and a 7 in English Literature, he has always struggled with English and wouldn’t of been able to achieve these amazing grades without yours and Adam’s help, if you could please let him know how Joshua done. So once again thank you for all the work you did with him.” Emily (parent) 2021
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Navigating the UK Education System: A Friendly Guide for Parents

The UK Education System Explained (England)UKEducationSystem

Hello, wonderful parents! If you’ve ever found yourself scratching your head over the UK education system, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Understanding the ins and outs of Key Stages, infant schools, primary schools, secondary schools, and sixth form colleges can seem like deciphering a secret code. Fear not, though – we’re here to break it down for you in a friendly and digestible way. Although there may be exceptions to what follows (e.g. some counties still have Grammar Schools), this is how schools are divided in the majority of UK education authorities.

Key Stages 1-4: The Building Blocks of Learning

Let’s kick things off with Key Stages. These are like the chapters in your child’s education book, and there are four of them: Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7), Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14), and Key Stage 4/GCSEs (ages 14-16). Each stage has its own set of educational goals and milestones, ensuring your little one gets a well-rounded education.

schoolkidsInfant Schools: Where the Journey Begins (Reception to Year 1)

Picture this: your child, waving goodbye, stepping into the world of education for the first time. Welcome to infant schools, the start of the adventure! Here, in Key Stage 1, kids dive into the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s a time of discovery and play, focused on the building blocks of learning.

Junior Schools: Nurturing the Growing Minds (Year 2-6)

As your little explorer advances to Key Stage 2, they enter the realm of primary schools. These are the places where subjects get a bit more specific, and the excitement of learning truly takes flight. From science experiments to creative writing, primary schools lay the groundwork for a love of learning. Plus, with the support of fantastic teachers, your child begins to uncover their unique strengths and interests.

Primary Schools: (Sometimes Infant and Junior Schools are combined) (Reception to Year 6)

In some areas, children complete Key Stages 1 and 2 in the same school.

SecondaryStudentSecondary Schools: Teenagers and Textbooks (Year 7-11)

Hold onto your hats, parents – secondary school is here! Key Stage 3 introduces a wider range of subjects, allowing your child to explore areas they may not have encountered before. It’s a time of self-discovery, both academically and personally. As they dive into Key Stage 4, those all-important GCSEs come into play. These exams set the stage for future academic endeavours, so buckle up for a few years of hard work and achievements.

Sixth Form Colleges: The Bridge to Adulthood (Year 12-13)

After the whirlwind of Key Stages 1-4, your teenager reaches the crossroads: sixth form colleges. Here, in the magical realm of college, they specialise in a few chosen subjects, which may be vocational or academic, with a wide range of qualifications available, e.g. apprenticeships– A-levels, BTECs, or T-levels. These qualifications can open doors to universities and shape the path for future careers. It’s a time of increased independence and responsibility, where your child transforms from a student to a young adult.

In a nutshell, the UK education system is a journey. It’s the tale of your child’s growth, knowledge expansion, and the blossoming of their unique potential. So, to all the parents out there, fear not! Armed with this friendly guide, you’re ready to be the supportive co-pilot in your child’s educational adventure. Here’s to the exciting chapters ahead!

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