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2023: How did they pass the 7+,10+ and 11+ exams?

2023: How did they pass the 7+,10+ and 11+ exams?

‘Is there anyone so wise as to learn from the experience of others’ Voltaire once famously said.  We could not agree more – preparing your child for an entrance exam is a ...

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What is an occasional place for admission in to a school?

What is an occasional place for admission in to a school?

A Guide to Occasional Places for Independent Schools If you are looking for a place in an independent school for your child at a non-standard entry point (i.e. not 4+, 7+, 11+ or 16+), you m...

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National School Offer Day Tips

National School Offer Day Tips

National school offer day is a big moment for many families in England. It’s when they find out which secondary school their child has been offered for September. For some, it’s a time o...

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7 tips for parents visiting school open days

7 tips for parents visiting school open days

School open days are one of the few opportunities parents will get to explore school grounds, speak to teachers, talk to students, and get a feel for the school‘s culture and environme...

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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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2022 – How did they pass the 10+/11+ exams?

2022 – How did they pass the 10+/11+ exams?

  Another year brings another set of successful candidates who have managed to succeed in their entrance exam applications. It also brings another set of parents who have experienced th...

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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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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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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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When are the grammar school test dates

When are the grammar school test dates

The past few years have disrupted grammar school test dates. Fortunately, they do not seem to have been affected this year: Take a look at the table below for this year’s test dates....

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