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In this blog, Alexandra outlines the necessary steps in preparing your child for a move from a state school to an independent school. Whilst this can be a daunting process, there are also many exciting opportunities that shouldn't be forgotten!
Alexandra March, 2021
In this blog, Emily offers some suggested reading matter for those students embarking on their 11+ journey. There are many more to come so keep an eye on the blog for any reluctant readers out there!
Emily October, 2020
Four simple steps to staying 'match fit' for the upcoming 11+ season. With children having to cope with the stresses of lockdown and school closures, Ally provides some valuable advice on how to stay on track with 11 Plus preparation.
Ally August, 2020
Raj, a qualified teacher and Maths examiner, offers tips on how to master Maths! Apart from the obvious answer (through a lot of hard work) here are some other ideas on how to keep on top of things.
Raj July, 2020
The 7 Plus composition and comprehension papers will test vocab and grammar. In this blog, Hannah suggests some fun and engaging activities that will help to develop your child's vocab and get them ready to sit the school entrance exam.
Hannah April, 2020
For all the new home-classrooms that have sprung up following school closures, Claudia shares her favourite online and interactive English resources for ages 5-11.
Claudia April, 2020
In this blog, Sophie, a qualified English Teacher and Owl Tutor, has compiled a list of websites which offer resources for 11 Plus preparation. Focusing on the 11+ English and Reasoning papers, these free resources are great practice for any budding school entrance exam candidates.
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.
Wondering if your child’s special educational needs (SENs) will be taken into consideration during school entrance exams? This blog outlines who may be eligible for exam concessions, which arrangements can be made to assist your child in their exams and how to get your child the best support available for them to succeed.
Meredith February, 2020