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2 Simple Ways to Use Past Papers for 11 Plus Preparation for Independent School Exams

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 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 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’s 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.

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: Download Private School English Sample Papers

Here is a list of some Independent school English sample papers to do:

Solution Number 2: The Geek School Tutoring English Comprehension Course

English Comprehension Course for The 11 Plus

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.

If you’d like to speak to us about your child’s needs, please call Joycellyn today to discuss your child’s learning needs.