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When to start preparing your child for the 11 plus exams

When to start preparing your child for the 11 plus exams

At 11 Plus London we are often asked the question: ‘When should I start preparing my child for the 11 plus exams?’ Preparing your child too early could lead to burnout, but leavi...

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9 tips to help your child pass the 11 plus exams

9 tips to help your child pass the 11 plus exams

Preparing your child for the 11 plus exams can be mind-boggling. We have collated our top 9 tips to help your child pass the competitive 11 plus exams.   1. Prepare children early We re...

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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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7 Maths topics children must master for the 11 Plus exams

7 Maths topics children must master for the 11 Plus exams

Whether your child is preparing for entrance into independent schools or grammar schools, and whether you are in London or Manchester, the 11 Plus entrance exams are designed to stretch and ...

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Have the grammar school test dates changed?

Have the grammar school test dates changed?

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ongoing closure of schools, many schools have agreed to postpone their assessment tests until a later date. Schools and councils hope that in som...

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Essential reading for your child

Essential reading for your child

We cannot stress enough just how important it is for your child to be reading quality titles as much as possible. Besides the fact it is instrumental in passing exams for the best schools, t...

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Why are some children great at maths?

Why are some children great at maths?

For most of us, the four simple operations come naturally – adding up and taking away, dividing and multiplying are usually not hard to use in everyday life. Because of this, we assume...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

  As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, research shows that...

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Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

In spite of catchy (and often cheesy) mission statements from schools, colleges and tuition centres, educational methods are commonly based around memorisation of content – focused on ...

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1 in 10 Kent children fail in 11 Plus but does well in Sats

1 in 10 Kent children fail in 11 Plus but does well in Sats

Research by Education Datalab on the selective county suggests that ‘the 11-plus is an incredibly unreliable test’ One in 10 children in state primary schools in Kent fails the 1...

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Grammars are still flying the flags

Grammars are still flying the flags

When is a grammar school not a grammar school? When it’s independent. There are some schools in this country that appear a little confused in their terminology. They are grammar schools in...

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