Preparing for 11 Plus exams is no easy feat. There are so many different types of papers, so many different styles of exams and lots of confusing information when it comes to looking for valuable content for the 11 Plus English paper.
When preparing your child for independent (private) school exams, the more practice, the better. But unlike textbooks (which your child has probably finished by the time you read this), schools often supply just one sample (some private schools don’t even provide that).
Books like Bond English Assessment Papers and ISEB books can be helpful to get your child started, but if your child is working diligently, they will soon finish those papers – or get bored of their repetitive nature.
Then there’s the issue of how to mark the papers. Maths can be quite straightforward for some parents, but 11 Plus English can be an uphill battle if you don’t have a point of reference.
How much depth does your child need in his or her answers?
What standard does your child’s writing need to be?
How will your child compare with those of other children writing the same exams?
These questions are just a handful of the many that many parents have about independent school sample papers when they contact Geek School Tutoring. It’s one of the reasons why we have created an 11 Plus guide for parents, with our Easy 11 Plus Guide premium content so parents can access all the important information they need before time.
Independent schools often design their own English papers for their entrance exams, and the English paper is one that usually doesn’t come with answers.
Also, one sample just isn’t enough. That’s why a variety of papers is helpful. It can take such a long time to source independent school papers, as well.
A Practical Solution
At Geek School Tutoring, we provide past papers for our students and mark them. We can also benchmark students quite easily because of our experience in successfully placing children in some of the best independent schools in the country.
Solution Number 1: The Geek School Tutoring English Comprehension Course
We have put together the perfect 11 Plus English Comprehension course for busy parents and children alike who want their children to get some English comprehension practice. Not only is it packed with English papers from independent schools around the country, but there are video tutorials. You will also be able to submit your child’s completed papers for marking.
If you need someone who is experienced to mark them, look no further. Wherever you are in the world, we can help – take a look at our English Comprehension Course and see how we can help.
With this package, you will no longer need to worry about using the right sample papers for your child’s exam preparation. Nor will you have to guess whether their responses are good enough, as we will mark the papers and provide detailed feedback – and grading, so your child can bring out their best in their independent school exams.
Solution Number 2: Download Private School English Sample Papers
If you want to carry out the 11 Plus English paper preparation and marking yourself, you can use the papers listed below, which we have compiled from popular independent schools: