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Spend your summer exploring Europe

As GCSE and A-level exams come to a close, students in their final years of school will undoubtedly be looking for exciting ways to spend their summer.

For students who have turned 18 this year, the DiscoverEU programme is offering 15,000 free travelpasses to explore countries in the European Union.

For more information about the programme, please follow the link:
https://europa.eu/youth/discovereu_en

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Educational Q&A videos with Vivek Gathani: 17 days left!

It is now 17 days until the launch of our educational Q&A videos with our lead tutor and qualified teacher Vivek Gathani!

The first video will be posted on the 6th of July exclusively on our Facebook page.

In each video, Vivek will be answering students’ and parents’ questions received on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Do share your questions with us on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrefoilTutors/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/trefoiltutors) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/trefoil-tutors/).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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University and subject choices key factors in students’ future earnings

A recent study has confirmed that the choice of university and study subject, as well as family background, have the most significant impact on students’ earnings a few years after they finish their studies. Furthermore, every A at A-level added a 3% premium on earnings.

While some differences in earnings can be explained by students’ achievements and backgrounds, the most apparent differences are due to the chosen subject. Medicine, Economics and Mathematics graduates have had the highest average earnings five years after graduation.

To read the full article, please follow the link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44395621

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Educational Q&A videos with Vivek Gathani

After our lessons, tutors will often spend time speaking to parents about their children’s education, support in preparation for their exams, advice about applying to different schools and other topics. This inspired the idea to offer education Q&A videos, and share our tutors’ answers with a larger audience.

In 21 days, on the 6th of July, we will be starting a series of educational Q&A videos with our lead tutor Vivek Gathani. He will be answering such questions as:
How can we help a child choose the right A-levels?
How early is too early to start 11+ preparation?
How should a student prepare a UCAS application?
How can a student write a fitting personal statement?
What is the key change in the new and confusing GCSE (9-1) grading system?

In each video, Vivek will be answering students’ and parents’ questions received on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

To get notified when the videos are published, please like our Facebook page!

What other questions would you like to hear answered in the upcoming videos? Please comment underneath this post or via the channels above.

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Free English 11+ mock examination paper

Many Y5 students will spend the upcoming weeks preparing for their 11+ entrance examinations in September 2018 and January 2019, and we would like to offer all the advice and support we can to help them get ready for secondary school entrance.

We are therefore delighted to offer a FREE 11+ entrance English mock paper to help students in their revision. The mock paper is written by Milda Sabunaite, a full-time English tutor with over five years of experience in private tutoring who is closely familiar with the entrance requirements to grammar and independent schools in North London.

The mock paper is modelled on 11+ entrance papers to top independent schools in the area.

Please click the link below to download the paper from our Resources page:
http://trefoiltutors.co.uk/wordpress/?wpdmdl=3635

We hope you find this useful!

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How do we get children to enjoy mathematics?

Today, we would like to share with you a fascinating discussion between two Cambridge mathematicians about why so often children who thoroughly enjoy exploring mathematics at a young age often lose this fascination as they go through school and in later life.

To read the full debate, please follow the link:
https://www.tes.com/news/can-we-get-every-student-love-maths

Have you ever felt anxious about having to solve mathematical problems?

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Educational Q&A videos with Vivek Gathani: 24 days left!

In just 24 days, we will be launching a series of educational Q&A videos with our lead tutor Vivek Gathani covering topics ranging from 11+ support to UCAS application advice, and everything in between.

The first video will be posted on the 6th of July exclusively on our Facebook page.

What topics would you like to hear Vivek speak about in our first video?

Do share your thoughts with us on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrefoilTutors/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/trefoiltutors) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/trefoil-tutors/).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Children’s word of the year – Plastic

After the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s annual 500 Words contest, Oxford University Press analysed all the stories that were sent in by children of various ages. “Plastic” was the most frequently mentioned word in all of the stories, closely followed by “unicorns”, “slime” and the computer game “Fortnite”. Such significant influence towards the children’s focus on the environment in their writing was credited to Sir David Attenborough’s programme Blue Planet II.

To read the full article, please follow the link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44372686

What would your word of the year be?

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Coming next month: educational videos with Vivek Gathani

We are thrilled to announce that next month, our lead tutor Vivek Gathani will be launching a series of educational videos for students and parents on topics ranging from 11+ support to UCAS application advice, and everything in between!

In addition, in each video, Vivek will answer your questions. You can send in a question through our:
Facebook page
Twitter
LinkedIn

If you have a question that you would like Vivek to answer in the first video, please visit our Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn pages and leave us a message there.

The videos will be featured on our Facebook page only – so do follow our page in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

What educational topics would you like Vivek to discuss in our first video?

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Mathematics and English 11+ mock examinations

For many of our 11+ students, this summer will be an important time of developing their exam skills for grammar and independent school examinations in September 2018 / January 2019.

We are delighted to announce that this August and September, we will be running 11+ Mathematics and English mock examinations.

The Mathematics paper is written by our lead tutor Vivek Gathani, a qualified teacher with a PGCE from the University of Oxford and four years of experience teaching at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, where he helped write and mark the 11+ mathematics paper.

The English paper is written by Milda Sabunaite, an experienced 11+ tutor who is closely familiar with the entrance requirements to North London’s top grammar and independent schools.

Click the post for more details about the mock examinations.