March 8, 2019
Taking an 11 Plus mock test is a crucial part the preparation process for most children because it provides the experience of sitting an 11 Plus exam in an unfamiliar place, working among their peer group.
Taking an 11 Plus mock test also exposes children to working within exam conditions, in particular working to time and under instruction.
11 Plus mock tests can also help children overcome any nerves and anxiety they have before they take an 11 Plus exam.
The mock tests are also a good way for parents to gauge the performance of their child against their peer groups, in a larger number than just based on their tutor’s experience or working in isolation at home.
In the following video, you will get a more detailed explanation of 11 Plus mock tests and the reasons why your child should sit at least one before the grammar or independent school exams.
December 14, 2018
Congratulations! If your child has been called in for an independent school interview, following an 11-plus exam, they’ve done well enough to get through to the next stage. Of, course, it doesn’t guarantee an offer of a school place, but your child is now one step closer to an offer, which is excellent news!
Preparation for Independent School Interviews
Schools will be looking for bright, articulate, confident and well-mannered children who can fit in with the school and give back to the school as well. Every school knows the type of student they are looking for, so it’s essential that your child doesn’t pretend to be someone he isn’t. Read More
October 23, 2018
Writing a story is something that every child will be asked to do in school – and this will continue well into their secondary school life.
So, helping your child cultivate the skills needed to write compelling stories will go a long way! Here are seven tips: Read More
October 5, 2018
Since its inception in the 1940s, the 11 Plus has created competition amongst children. This is understandable – it is they who write the exams and they who face selection for grammar schools. But who would have thought that mums (and some dads, too!) Take this competition to such extreme lengths.
It’s one of those hidden secrets at the school gates that only emerge once all the registrations and exams are well and truly over. Mums just don’t talk about the 11 Plus as much as they should when their child is in Year 5. It can be a real shock to the system (I’ve been there!) when school mum friends suddenly play the silent game when the conversation of secondary school choices come up – especially when your children are the same gender. Read More
October 4, 2018
Creative writing is a core component of so many 11 Plus exams. Even if your child isn’t sitting these competitive exams, an ability to write a letter, a descriptive piece of writing or other forms is crucial for school life and the real world. This is why I have created an effective creative writing course for children who are preparing for the 11 Plus exams. Read More