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?Read More
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.Read More
What should I be doing over the summer break? How much time should my child be spending on English? On maths? On verbal reasoning?
Understandably, parents are worried about the big break in formal education between now and the start of September. Once September arrives, those 11+ exams are not far away at all!
But, first of all, please take a break.Read More
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.Read More