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?”

The Geek School Six-Week 11+ Revision Guide

Preparing for the 11 Plus exams, be it grammar school selection tests like the Kent or Bexley tests, or for independent schools can be a stressful process for children and parents alike. Some parents are often (wrongly) under the impression that children work well under pressure. However, research tells us that strategies that induce stressContinue reading “The Geek School Six-Week 11+ Revision Guide”

Why your child does not finish 11 Plus papers in time

Passing the 11 Plus exams for grammar and independent schools requires children to show academic ability at the highest level. It is a tall order for even the brightest child, especially when some exam papers are developed in such a way that children are expected to run out of time! You may also like…11 PlusContinue reading “Why your child does not finish 11 Plus papers in time”