Articles by

Lucy Holmes

Lucy has taught English for fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History of Art and Italian before spending time abroad in Japan and Italy. During her five years in London, she worked as a researcher at the Guinness Book of Records, a Production Assistant at a subtitling company and in HR at the Japanese Embassy. She writes for Oxford University Press and Macmillan, and has self-published a teacher resource book: Talking Images: idioms. Now, living in Oxford with her dog and three children, she’s into running, drawing, travelling and all things Japanese.

Answering Your FAQs About Grammar Schools in Scotland

Answering your questions about Scottish Grammar schools. What’s the best grammar school? How many grammar schools are there? And much more!

Celebrating Universal Children’s Day: What? When? Why?

Universal Children's Day is more than just a day for children. Find out everything that goes into making this a special day all over the world.

GCSE Results Day for Parents: Be Prepared Ahead of Time

GCSE results day is a nerve-wracking time for all involved. Support your child by being ahead of the game and be prepared for any outcome.

Education Secretary Considers a Longer School Day: The Pros and Cons

Should newly-appointed Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, look at lengthening the school day in a bid to catch up with lost learning?

Puzzled by ISEB Testing? This Guide Will Help

Confused by ISEB certification and testing? Let us help with a comprehensive overview! Check it out right here.

Our GoStudent Guide to 11+ Verbal Reasoning

Maths: check! English: check! Science: check! 11+ verbal reasoning: ummm. Find out everything you need to know about verbal reasoning right here.

Impulsiveness in Children: How Much is Too Much?

Impulsiveness in children can be great! But not always. When exactly are impulsive decisions positive, and when are they negative? Find out here.

Consequences: How Kids Can Learn From Their Behaviour

Do you have consequences for your kids’ bad behaviour? The more important question is: Are they effective? Let’s find out. 🤔

How to Provide the Best Homework Help to Your Child

No one looks forward to homework but everyone has to do it! If you’re struggling with homework help, here are some homework tips to try.

Can You Apply to Oxford and Cambridge?

University life beckons! Is your child thinking about applying to Oxbridge? Here’s everything you need to know about the two historic universities.

Our Guide to Japanese Anime

Do you know what your kids are watching? We think there’s a good chance it’s anime! Here’s all you need to know about the global phenomenon.

How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry

Some siblings just don’t seem to get on. If you’re feeling more like a boxing referee than a parent, we’re here to help.

How to Deal With a Difficult Teenager: Our Top Tips

What’s more difficult than being a teenager? Being the parent of a teenager! Read on for some useful tips if you need help with a difficult teenager.

How to Teach Yourself a Language: Our Top Tips

When was the last time you really challenged yourself and got your brain cells working? Here you'll discover how to teach yourself a language.