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 thoseContinue reading “Why Don’t Mums Talk About the 11 Plus?”
This is a question that many parents ask when they get in touch in Year 5 – especially at this time of year. The simple answer to that question is that it really does depend on the child; what level he or she is currently working at, whether he or she has a hunger toContinue reading “Is it too late to start preparing your child for the 11 Plus?”
The clock is ticking! If your heart is beating a lot more than usual these days, you really aren’t the only parent going through this. But don’t panic – with the Christmas break fast approaching, maximising on this holiday time could ensure your child is ready for the independent school exams in January.
It’s this time of year when a lot of parents with children going into year 5 start to panic a bit about the 11-plus. Many will have only heard about the 11-plus in passing during the summer holidays, and others have waited for the summer to end before starting their search for an 11-plus tutor.Continue reading “How to prepare your year 5 child for the 11-plus exams in Kent and Bexley”