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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

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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Have the grammar school test dates changed?

Have the grammar school test dates changed?

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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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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