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How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

Moving to another country is a stressful experience. It takes a lot of time and effort to get settled and adapt to a new culture. For many parents, understanding a foreign education system i...

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6 reasons why handwriting is still important

6 reasons why handwriting is still important

For many of us, handwriting is a lost art. Our generation has been raised on the keyboard and we’ve been taught writing with pen and paper is a thing of the past. But, there are many benef...

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10 Motivational Tips to Get Your Child Off the Sofa and Studying

10 Motivational Tips to Get Your Child Off the Sofa and Studying

When it comes to getting kids motivated to study, there is no single method that works for every child. There are many reasons why your child might be reluctant to study, such as: low self-e...

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Could you save money on tuition?

Could you save money on tuition?

At 11 Plus London, we are always trying to find ways to help ensure tuition is accessible for all children. Tuition not only helps with preparing for important exams at school, but aids with...

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Could Kumon help with the 11 plus?

Could Kumon help with the 11 plus?

Kumon is an internationally recognised organisation with a unique ‘Kumon method’ for children to improve their essential skills in maths and languages. For over 60 years, Kumon h...

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How to help your child improve comprehension

How to help your child improve comprehension

Many children struggle with the comprehension section of the entrance exams, and poor comprehension skills can lead to not just a failed English paper, but can also lead to feelings of frust...

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Why mock exams are more important than you think

Why mock exams are more important than you think

Preparing for an exam requires lots of hard work and time. We pour our efforts into organising our weeks and months into structured revision routines and practising exam questions. But there...

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How to help your child with ratios

How to help your child with ratios

Ratios and proportion is a topic usually introduced to students in Key Stage 2. It is a topic which extends beyond primary school and is even in the syllabus for GCSE Mathematics. If your ch...

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How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

Take a quick look at how much time young people spend reading the different types of media nowadays in the image below: On top of this, we can all testify that our kids – especially boys ...

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How to inspire your child to write

How to inspire your child to write

1. Use film genres Get your child to list film genres, and explain which genre is their favourite and why.  They should try to list some features that typically apply to the genre, for exam...

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Simple tips to help your child learn algebra for the 11 plus exams

Simple tips to help your child learn algebra for the 11 plus exams

Algebra is an obstacle for most children and in general, symbolic manipulation can be problematic for all students. Fortunately, due to the common difficulties many students face, there have...

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Getting your child started with musical instruments

Getting your child started with musical instruments

It is a well known fact that learning a musical instrument can have a positive effect on the minds of people of all ages. This is especially true of children – the earlier they start, ...

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