Recently I was contacted by a company called Education Quizzes to try out their website for school age children. With Rocky heading off to school in September I thought it was a great time to find out what there was out there to help us help him. Kyd is in his own development timezone but these quizzes may also be a great help for me to work out where that timezone actually is.
What with all the hype about the SAT's about at the moment it seems that this site has come to my attention at the perfect time. Whether we believe that the tests on ones so young are right or wrong, this website, written by teachers, is here to boost the confidence and give a little help to those who need it.
Education Quizzes was created to help parents and children come together to add a little boost to their education outside of school. It's a proven fact that some children will find it harder than others to concentrate at school, I for one was one of those children. I was academic but was distracted by others so easily that I found learning in that environment really hard, choosing to go it alone and study on my own at home. There was no internet then, just books and a clever parent to help me. I fear for my children as my education suffered as soon as I hit my teens and so the idea of doing homework with Rocky scares the crap out of me. I know I'm not alone in this as a parent. I want to help him, I want to give him the best, but I feel unable to do so. Having websites like this really helps me have faith that when the time comes myself and Rocky can create the same home learning scenario as my highly educated mum did with me. I just pray he doesn't hit a bump in the road at his teen years like me.
Here is a video about Education Quizzes
What they do...
They choose to use multiple choice quizzes for revision because they provide the fastest route to success. During a revision session their quiz format constantly makes you think and concentrate so that you keep moving forward in a snappy way. After every question you are instantly told whether you answered correctly. Where appropriate, they give you helpful hints to make things clearer and to prevent you making mistakes.
If, like most people, you are still puzzled by the various "Educational Stages" then this table might help
5, 6 and 7KS1 (Key Stage 1)1 and 2
7, 8, 9, 10 and 11KS2 (Key Stage 2)3, 4, 5 and 6
11, 12, 13 and 14KS3 (Key Stage 3)7, 8 and 9
14, 15, 16 and 17GCSE (Key Stage 4)10 and 11
Not Just For Parents...
The Education Quizzes website isn't just for parents, they have made it accessible for schools too and at a much cheaper rate, why not mention it to your head teacher and explain about the amazing quizzes for pupils on Education Quizzes. Here is what their team had to say...
Subscription for parents...
Costs £7.50 per month and provides access to all quizzes in all curriculums. You are free to cancel at any time. Cancel after a single month and it will have cost you only £7.50 – no strings attached
Where to find them...
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