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”

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”

11 Plus Preparation During the Coronavirus Lockdown

At this time, the only exams that may not be significantly affected by the school closures in England are the grammar school and independent school entrance exams.

Even if this is the case, it is likely that the 11 Plus tests may still go ahead because schools may well have resumed by September, the month in which the grammar school selection tests take place. Independent school entrance exams start anywhere from late October.

Is it essential, therefore that all Year 5 children who are preparing for the 11 Plus (and children preparing for the 10 and 13 Plus) exams continue to work consistently and make use of their time out of school to perfect their skills.

What are the Best Books for 11 Plus Preparation When Your Child is Getting Ready for Grammar and Independent Schools?

Is your child preparing for the 11 Plus exams for a grammar or independent school place? If so, you’ll probably be wondering what the best books for 11 Plus preparation to buy in order to help your child get the results – and fast! Gone are the days when there were just one or twoContinue reading “What are the Best Books for 11 Plus Preparation When Your Child is Getting Ready for Grammar and Independent Schools?”