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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 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 â...

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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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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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Why Planning Matters

Why Planning Matters

Failing to Plan…is Planning to Fail. Or put another way, ’Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ Either way, this old adage rings true for almost everyone. For those currently enga...

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Should We Care About Reading Age?

Should We Care About Reading Age?

One of the most confusing aspects of reading and comprehension is the measurement of the reading age itself. We hear all the time about the importance of reading in the pursuit of academic...

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Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

Is it better to read books or to listen to them?

We often think how fast we learn or perform something represents how smart we are. ‘If your brain is soaking in material quickly, you’re intelligent’ is a common assumption. It is ...

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Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Can 11+ exams ever be tutor-proof?

Thetutorblog.com caught up with BOFA11plus.com founder and best-selling Bond Assessment author Andrew Baines for his take on a very topical question. HF:  Andrew, you have many years’ ex...

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