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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Why is my child not where they are meant to be educationally in Year 3, 4 or 5 or even 6?

As a tutor I am getting asked this question more and more from first visit parents… and it is something that I too am noticing. This, of course, does not apply to all children but to a great number of them. These are the reasons why, in my opinion: 1. The school they are at […]

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How to study – A parent’s guide to helping your child

We expect our students and children to ‘study’, but most of the time we just mean completing homework or prepping for a class test. Studying is much more than this. It is an art – even a science, or at least a technique – which needs to be made explicit. Children need to be taught […]

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