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Tips and advice for the 11 Plus, GCSE and everything in between!

Mary Poppins

How can I improve

Many parents feel like vocabulary is something that can’t be taught. You either have it, or you don’t. Well, research

Changing the word Chance into Change

The 11 Plus Exam:

The 11+ verbal reasoning tests assess your child’s ability to analyse the written word. These exams come from a time

Are you a parent looking to help your children with their creative writing? Here are some top Creative Writing Tips for children to help

How to Help Your

When it comes to creative writing, some children respond well to being imaginative and expressive, while others, may need an

How to Unlock Your Child’s Creativity

How to Unlock Your

Are you wondering how to cope when your child lacks imagination? for their creative writing? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering

Word of the day concept

How to Improve Your

If you’ve been following our recent content, then you’ll know we've been breaking down the different strategies parents can use

How to Prepare for the 11 Plus During the Coronavirus Lockdown With an Online 11 Plus Tutor

Looking for an Online

https://calendly.com/geekschool/11-plus-daily-booster While SATs, GCSE and A level exams have been cancelled, local authorities have not cancelled the 11 Plus exams

11 Plus Independent School Interview Questions (and Answers)

Pass the 11 Plus

Congratulations! If your child has been invited in for an independent (private) school interview, following an 11-plus exam, they've done


11 Plus Exams: When

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKG60cOn4JM&feature=youtu.be If you’re thinking about grammar and independent schools for your child, you’re probably thinking about when preparation should start.

How to Do the 11 Plus Reading Comprehension

How to Do the

Although every child will have done some English reading comprehension work at school, the 11 Plus paper has one crucial

100 real 11 plus

Congratulations! If your child has been called in for an interview, following an 11 Plus exam at an independent school,

11 plus maths

Are you in a

This time of year, Geek School gets many calls from panicked parents who are looking for a summer tutor -

How to prepare for

Schools out, and Christmas season is in force. Between the shopping, food prep, visiting friends and family and everything else

You can use this creative writing exercise to help your child write about any topic that interests them. The idea is to get their creative juices flowing, so these exercises start small (10-minute exercises) and then build up to the full-length, timed writing tasks.
11 Plus Creative Writing
Joycellyn Akuffo

Creative writing tips for children and parents

Every child is a writer. They may not know it yet, but they have the power to take any idea and turn it into a story. As parents, we can nurture this gift by providing our children with creative writing tips that will help them cultivate their imagination and find their voice as writers!

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Homeschooling Lesson
11 Plus Creative Writing
Joycellyn Akuffo

How to Improve Child’s Creative Writing Skills

Are you struggling to get your child’s creative writing skills up to scratch for the 11+ exams? It is essential to provide your child with an outlet for their creativity to help them develop skills like creative writing.

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Writing test
11 Plus Creative Writing
Joycellyn Akuffo

11 Plus Writing Prompts

Getting your child into a top independent school can be challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect solution! We have 11 plus writing prompts

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