Are you ready? The 11+ Countdown: 6 months to go
The 11+ Countdown: 6 Months to Go
With six months to go, and the end of the school year approaching, the pressure is certainly starting to build! Parents are being invited to 11+ sessions, the children themselves can feel the approach of Year Six, and tutors are working hard to help children with their exam technique.
But what needs to be the main focus right now? Quite simply, the answer is school choices.
Many application deadlines are September and October, but some are perilously close! The Westminster deadline (for entry at 13), is just a couple of weeks away.
From your child’s Year Five school reports, and meetings with your child’s teacher, you will most likely already have an idea of the schools that you would like your child to sit entrance exams for, and many will already have attended open days and other introductory events. If you haven’t sat down and made the list, it is very important that this is done now!
The question I am most often asked is, ‘How many schools should we apply to.’ In truth, there is not a simple answer to this question and it very much depends on two things:
How your child copes in stressful situations
How competitive the schools are that you’re applying to