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December 28, 2019

Pass the 11 Plus Independent School Interview With These Tips. Includes the Interviews and Questions

Congratulations! If your child has been invited in for an independent (private) school interview, following an 11-plus exam, they’ve done well enough to get through to the next stage of the application process.

Of course, the invitation to the interview doesn’t guarantee an offer of a school place, but your child is one step closer to an offer, which is excellent news!

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December 19, 2019

11 Plus Exams: When and how to start preparing. Year 3, Year 4 or Year 5?

If you’re thinking about grammar and independent schools for your child, you’re probably thinking about when preparation should start.

There may be some different questions and conflicting viewpoints from other parents about the 11 Plus preparation:

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December 10, 2019

Are you looking for an 11 Plus creative writing tutor?

While we provide lessons for creative writing in our Beckenham and Catford centres, we get contacted by parents from all over the country, asking for 11 Plus creative writing tuition. The Geek School Creative Writing Crash Course is designed to help children develop their creative writing skills.

Creative writing is an essential part of most independent school exams; as well as some of the 11 Plus grammar school exams such as those by Sutton, Kent and Essex counties.

The 11 Plus has become increasingly competitive over the years, which is why it’s crucial to ensure that children who are preparing for those exams have the best chance of exam success.

By equipping our students with the exact literary techniques that examiners are looking for, so they have a massive advantage over rival students.

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December 9, 2019

Are the Bond 11 Plus books enough for preparing children for grammar and independent school exams?

Many parents who ask this question tend to be doing the 11 Plus prep for their child with minimal or no tutor support. Therefore, access to a broad range of resources tends to be limited.

This limitation in resources can cause quite a surprise when children sit mock tests for their 11 Plus exams, and go from scoring, say 90% in their Bond books to perhaps failing their 11 Plus mock tests.

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November 9, 2019

How to Do the 11 Plus Reading Comprehension

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

In the 11 Plus exams, children have to work in a strict, time-limited environment, answering enough questions correctly to be in with a chance of passing the paper. 

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