I was having a chat with my friend Helen about GSCE revision the other day, about helping your kids achieve the best they can and I realised just how incredibly difficult it is for us as parents to keep up to date with what is happening at school and how our children are doing in different subjects – especially when they get older.
Obviously there are report cards at the end of the school year, but realistically the end of term is usually when it’s too late to fill any gaps that have opened up during the school year. So what can parents do to see, if their children have any substantial gaps and how can they help close them before they get too big?
Of course, there’s always talking and hoping that your children are being honest with you, but if you’re looking for a fun way to keep track of your kids progress or help them with revision (even if you might not be an expert in Photosynthesis, endoplasmatic reticulums or Shakespeare’s metaphors and hidden messages), then look no further: Education Quizzes is a website aimed at students of all ages and helps them to revise and consolidate knowledge following their school’s curriculum.
Having checked out the website myself, I have to say that it follows a fabulous concept. All quizzes are written by experienced teachers which ensures that your child, no matter how old, knows all the important elements of the subjects they’re studying as well as receive the tools they need to remember them. The quizzes are fun while being challenging and allow you to keep track of your progress by showing you the last time you’ve completed the quiz and your latest score.
The subscription fee for a month is £7.50, which I think is fab value for money considering that so-called educational magazines set you back around £4 and they aren’t anywhere as educational as the quizzes on the Education Quizzes website. Of course, I’m aware that not everyone will be able to afford £7.50, especially when they’re a single parent or a family relying on just one income, which is why I was really pleased to find out that Education Quizzes are really keen to work with schools who can buy a subscription for their students and sign up for as little as £2.00 per year per student. In essence, a school can pay us on behalf of the students and benefit from greatly reduced costs. Depending on the number of students at a school, it is possible for them to sign-up students for as little as £2.00 per year which would be a great way to spend a minuscule part of the £4.500 that schools receive for each student each year, don’t you think?