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 ​”

Looking for an Online 11+ Tutor for the 11 Plus Exams During Coronavirus Lockdown?

While SATs, GCSE and A level exams have been cancelled, local authorities have not cancelled the 11 Plus exams (selection tests); and neither have independent schools. So, if you have had your hopes set on getting your child into a grammar or independent school, now is not the time to stop preparing for the 11Continue reading “Looking for an Online 11+ Tutor for the 11 Plus Exams During Coronavirus Lockdown?”

Watch How 11 Plus Creative Writing Essays Are Marked for Grammar and Independent School Tests

Would you like to see how the creative writing task in the 11 Plus exams is marked?

We have a special treat for you – a ‘live’ marking. Well, it’s not live-streamed, but you get to see the creative writing task as it is being marked – with your very own eyes.

Why Don’t Mums Talk About the 11 Plus?

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?”