In this blog, Claire discusses the benefits of having specialist subject tutors for 11+ English and Maths.
Claire July, 2018
In many families, technology is often seen as a distraction that prevents children from concentrating on their school work. However, if used well, technology can be a powerful tool to inspire children’s learning. Here is one exercise you could use to turn creative writing in to a fun and engaging exercise through the use of an iPad or laptop.
Rosie January, 2018
Schools are keen to emphasize the importance of wide and ambitious reading for students sitting the 11+. If you are unsure what constitutes ambitious reading for this age group, here are some of the best books for 10-year-olds, along with suggestions for what to read next.
In this blog, Claire gives you some guidance on how best to manage your child's 11+ preparation in the final month leading up to their entrance exams.
Claire November, 2017
The 11+ entrance exams can be a stressful and uncertain period. The few months before the exam dates are significant, with revision habits often making the important difference. It is important to note that there are a number of effective learning processes that do work and should be cultivated to equip your child with the right tools for success.
Mike October, 2017
In this blog, Pamela explores Independent Secondary Schools in Oxfordshire and talks you through the registration and application process. Pamela also provides a handy "Timeline for Year 6" and a list of Independent Secondary Schools in the county.
Pamela June, 2017
In this blog, Pamela talks you through the application process for Buckinghamshire grammar schools. Here you will find everything you need to know, including: a list of Grammar schools in Bucks, a handy checklist of things to research or consider, information regarding the Transfer Test and key dates for 2018 admissions.
In this open letter to Bob Dylan, Finnian challenges the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to sit an 11 Plus paper. He may have a way with words, but would the famous song writer's performance in a comprehension or composition exam secure him a place at Emanuel School or Wycombe Abbey?!
Finnian June, 2017
Are you hoping for your daughter to win one of the 75 places at City of London School for Girls at 11+? Read on! This blog tells you everything you need to know about the application process: from registering your daughter, to pre-tests, exams and the interview. You will also find sample Maths and English papers as published by the school.
Finnian February, 2017