Struggling to Get Your Child Reading? New 11 Plus Reading Club for Children in Year 4, 5 and 6!

It’s a fact – children just don’t read as much as generations before them did. If I had a pound for every reluctant reader I hear about when parents enquire about English tuition at Geek School Tutoring, I would be stocked with my favourite beverage for life by the end of the year (well, sortContinue reading “Struggling to Get Your Child Reading? New 11 Plus Reading Club for Children in Year 4, 5 and 6!”

I’m Worried My Child Has Fallen Behind. Is it Too Late to Prepare a Child in Year 5 for the 11 Plus?

Is it too late to prepare for the 11 Plus? It is a question that has been asked by many parents who state their concerns about the impact that the Lockdown has had on their child’s 11 Plus preparation. You may also like…Is it too late to start preparing your child for the…11 Plus Exams:Continue reading “I’m Worried My Child Has Fallen Behind. Is it Too Late to Prepare a Child in Year 5 for the 11 Plus?”

11 Plus Preparation – Speed is Everything

Speed – the Key to 11 Plus Exam Success? Speed and accuracy are essential for 11 Plus exam success. Many children fail the exam because they do not finish the paper – it is not just because children do not have the knowledge to pass.   In terms of speed, the 11 Plus exams canContinue reading “11 Plus Preparation – Speed is Everything”

11 Plus Summer Revision: How To Revise Now That Exams Have Been Postponed ​

So the news is out: the 11 Plus exams (grammar school selection tests, that is!) have been postponed in most cases to either October or November. Thank goodness our hardworking children get some extra time to revise and learn, reducing the stress for everyone involved! If you are tempted to ditch your child’s 11 PlusContinue reading “11 Plus Summer Revision: How To Revise Now That Exams Have Been Postponed ​”

Do You Think the 11 Plus Exams Should Be Cancelled or Postponed this Year Because of the Lockdown?

Should the 11 Plus exams be cancelled this year? Well, the SATs, GCSE and A level exams were, so why should the 11 Plus exams be any different? It’s a debate that has been bandied around online, and I’ve even seen some newspaper reports of MPs calling for their cancellation this year. You may alsoContinue reading “Do You Think the 11 Plus Exams Should Be Cancelled or Postponed this Year Because of the Lockdown?”

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