11 plus

What does the Eleven-plus exam involve?

How Eleven plus exams work Approaching Eleven plus exams for the first time can be a daunting task. They are unlike any other school exam your child will take for several reasons: There’s no pass mark. Success or failure depends on your child’s performance relative to the performance of other children sitting the test. The […]

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Education News, Private Tuition and Happy Learners at Elisa’s Tutorial School for Private Tuition

Many of you will be visiting our site for the first time and so in this post I’m looking at education news, private tuition Edgware and why we have happy learners at Elisa’s Tutorial School which is a school offering private tuition across KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4. Children of all ages are welcome here […]

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Tests Your Children Will Take – Part 6 of a 6 Part Series For Parents.

PART SIX –  The secrets of 11+ success in maths What’s in an 11+ maths exam? Unlike reasoning exams, for which your child has to practise special skills, maths for 11+ is just a continuation of the work your child does every day at school. Some of the questions may be a little harder, but […]

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Tests Your Children Will Take – Part 5 of a 6 Part Series For Parents.

PART FIVE – Non-verbal Reasoning Paper Non-verbal reasoning is not subject that your child will study as part of their school curriculum, but it is dependent on a set of core skills integral to maths, science, design and technology. It does not rely on literacy skills: all the questions are in pictorial or diagrammatic form. […]

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Tests Your Children Will Take – Part 3 of a 6 Part Series For Parents.

PART THREE – The English Paper The most critical area in my opinion is the English Paper, particularly the comprehension part as this is now very inference-based and tests an understanding of old-fashioned English vocabulary and sayings. To be prepared it helps if your child is well-read and articulate. Most of the English skills your […]

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Exams – Part One

At Elisa’s Tutorial School (Kids Learn Fast) we prepare children for exams in a fun but academic way. They learn all the skills they need to pass exams at all stages as well as develop their confidence. We have two exam periods. SATs are coming up in May and pupils should start preparing now so […]

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