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Why revising in groups can be the best way to achieve academic success

Here a Bright Young Things we know full the power of discussion as a medium for learning. Such, we have designed our centres and our revision courses around this principle.To openly discuss subject ideas and_ principles_, be_ contrary in thinking_...


11+ and GCSE Mock Exams | Harrow, High Wycombe and Maidenhead

We are putting on a series of 11-plus mock exams in our centres in Harrow, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and St Albans during the February Half Term.These dates are applicable in Harrow and High Wycombe too. St Albans are also offering mock exams — ema...


Getting started with BYT 11+ Online Practice

We’re delighted to have launched our new dedicated 11+ Online Prep Platform — one of it’s creators, BYT Head of Education Donald Bennet gives us a run down of it’s features.Welcome to BYT 11+ Online Practice!1. How it worksFour topics, each with s...


BYT Maidenhead Tuition Centre | COMING SOON

We’re delighted to be announcing the arrival of our brand new tuition centre in the Thames Valley area.Bright Young Things Tuition | Maidenhead | COMING SOONWe are excited to be bringing another Bright Young Things tuition centre to the Thames Val...


How BYT St Albans makes the 11+ process that little bit easier…

St Albans is well known for its incredible schools, yet tough entrance examinations, and here at Bright Young Things, we know all about that. Our specialised Year 4 and Year 5 11+ programmes allow students to first build the foundation knowledge t...


11+ mocks and helping to take the pressure out of the exam…

At BYT High Wycombe we’ve decided to run a series of 11+ mock exams over the May half term.We are hoping that, by offering students a chance to have a go at several 11+ CEM style papers in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, we can give them th...


Grammar Schools: Can they truly support ordinary working families?

This week Education Secretary Justine Greening urged the need for Grammar Schools, including the new raft of grammars included in Theresa May’s latest initiative, to do more to help “ordinary working families.”In a speech today Greening will say t...


The 11+ - Useful Advice for Parents and Children

Here at BYT we get a lot of thoroughfare when it comes to the 11 plus. From panicked parents to record breaking whizz kids, we daresay we may have seen it all. Of course it’s not an exam everyone sits and debate on the pros and cons of selective s...


The BYT Method and Why it Works

In one sense we’re real sticklers for the rules at BYT. With so much jargon and weighty terminology churned around each academic year on numeracy and literacy; pass rates, SATs, CAT scores, to name a few, it can be easy to get lost when it comes t...


Ten things you need to know about the Bucks CEM 11+

As we wrote in our previous blog about it’s challenges, navigating the finer details of the 11+ exam and indeed how you can best prepare your child for it can be a tricky business. ISEB, GL, CEM are all need-to-know terms and that fact that a numb...


Our Five Top Tips for Keeping Learning Going through the Summer Holidays

Our Five Top Tips for Keeping Learning Going through the Summer HolidaysAs school work begins to wind down and the days lengthen, at BYT we can’t help but notice that tangible excitement among students of all ages for the long awaited summer holid...


Memories of a Grammar School Student

On my very first day, we were taken to the Main Hall where we sat neatly in rows while waiting to be sorted into forms. This also involved us being put into different houses, a little like Hogwarts but unfortunately nothing so extravagant as a sor...


Medway Appeals Workshop 17th Jan. 2016

Bright Young Things are delighted to be holding the Medway Grammar School Appeals workshop on the 17th January 2016. It is set to be a highly informative afternoon for parents who need to know more about the appeals process, detailing what to expe...


Jargon Jenga: Our approach to truly preparing for the 11+

At Bright Young Things we strip away the unhelpful jargon that is all too often associated with the 11 plus. The myriad of terms — CEM, Late Transfer, Non-Verbal Reasoning etc.- draw parents into thinking the exam is something special, almost myst...


A Different Approach to Teaching..

Too often than not there can be a mode of teaching prevalent in the building up to exams that is characterized by a ‘this is what you don’t know and must learn’ authoritarian approach.A little bit of stricture is no doubt often useful when it come...


Four commonly held misconceptions about the 11 Plus Exam (U.K.)

The 11 Plus is an examination administered to some students in the U.K. in their last year of Primary Education and is taken in order to gain entrance to a grammar school of their choosing. The ’11 Plus’ aspect to it actually refers to the age of ...


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