Grammar Schools: Will Your Child Get In?

Will your child get into a grammar school? This is a question that comes up a lot when parents get in touch with Geek School Tutoring. If you’re reading this and want to know a bit about the thinking behind grammar school preparation and the tutor or not tutor debate, Geek School Tutoring’s managing director,Continue reading “Grammar Schools: Will Your Child Get In?”

Year 6 Reading List – for SATs and 11 Plus Prep…and beyond!

At Geek School Tutoring, we are often asked to recommend books that are popular with children and have a good literary content. In year 6, children have often read all the classics in preparedness for the 11 Plus or SATs tests. So, this reading list is mainly to ensure they keep up their reading, andContinue reading “Year 6 Reading List – for SATs and 11 Plus Prep…and beyond!”

Reading Lists for Year 3 Children

With younger children, we try not to be too presciptive about what they should read – it’s al about reading for enjoyment. The reading list below is grouped alphabetically witht he author’s sruname – not in order of preference or importance. Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis The Demon Headmaster series Gillian Cross The Diamond BrothersContinue reading “Reading Lists for Year 3 Children”

Year 4 Reading List for the 11 Plus Preparation

Reading is a crucial part of preparing any child for the 11 Plus exams. You may think that Year 4 is too early to prep, but children who excel in English from an earlier age can find it a lot easier later on. Additionally, an ability to read and understand questions across not only EnglishContinue reading “Year 4 Reading List for the 11 Plus Preparation”

Year 5 Reading List for the 11 Plus Preparation

Reading is a crucial part of preparing any child for the 11 Plus exams. With reading comes increased comprehension, an expansion of vocabulary and the space to be able to digest complicated texts that show up on papers in the 11 Plus exams. If you’re looking for a guide on the type of books toContinue reading “Year 5 Reading List for the 11 Plus Preparation”