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Are you ready? The 11+ Countdown: 2 months to go

With the half term so close (and a lucky few already on their holidays), it’s a great time to think about those other resources that might benefit your child. We all have stacks of revision guides littering up desks and half completed books of ‘practice tests’ lying around, but what else might be helpful and how can we avoid making these resources feel too much like extra work?

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Are you ready? The 11+ Countdown: 3 months to go

The new academic year has begun and I can smell autumn in the air!

 

With just three months to go until the assessments, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and nothing is nittier or grittier than PEE! Yep- you read that correctly. I haven’t gone mad. For those who are unfamiliar with the technique, PEE stands for Point-Evidence-Explanation and is a formula used to structure comprehension responses.

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Are you ready? The 11+ Countdown: 4 months to go

This month (because the holidays are the PERFECT time for some extra reading) I’m focusing on the books that make ideal preparation for the 11+ exams, with just four months left to go.

Now, I can’t tell you which texts are going to be used in your child’s 11+ comprehension assessments (these change every single year and will be different on every single English paper that your child sits) but I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two in the past few years.

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