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Preparing your child for the 11 plus

 

It’s the time of year when parents are on tenterhooks, waiting to hear if their children have passed the 11 plus and clinched a prized place at a selective secondary school.

The 11 plus is still used in both the state and independent sectors. While much of the country abolished the 11 plus several decades ago a few local authorities – including Buckinghamshire, Kent, Birmingham, North Yorkshire and some London boroughs – still use it for their (highly competitive) grammar school entry.


Help with 11+ English - the basics
  Confident, relaxed ‘average’ children perform far better than brilliant, anxious ones.   As parents, all we can give our children is opportunities and support....

Pre-testing for entry to independent senior schools
Pro test or protest? Eton started it, now they've been followed by Marlborough, Wellington and getting on for a dozen others. What are they after - precocious sophistication or just...

Understanding the eleven plus (11+)
  This is THE must read article for any parent of a child under eleven years of age who is contemplating a selective or independent school education. We unravel the mystery...

Eleven plus maths - frequently asked questions
Preparing your child for 11+ (or 13+) Maths   I was taught things like ‘cross multiply’ and to multiply by 10 put a zero on the end– will these help my child? We...

Teach your child 11+ maths
Children, who are supported in their studies by parents, can make great strides both in performance and a confidence. How you help your child depends on your own interests and confidence;...

11+ and 13+ maths - what your child should know
It was the lack of a grasp of simple probability that led expert witnesses to conclude wrongly that mothers, with more than one child who had suffered a cot death, were guilty of...


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