Is negative discipline the best way to get naughty students to behave? Here’s why punishment doesn’t work and an investigation into better ways for fixing disorderly behaviour in the classroom.
This week is (November 7-11th 2022) is Number Confidence Week. Number confidence of course can have a huge impact on your child’s 11+ preparation progress. Number Confidence Week is a great chance to inspire your child to take part in activities and a change of mindset that will improve their overall experience of maths. We have compiled five tips for how to support your child in improving their number confidence alongside Number Confidence Week.
The nights are growing longer, the leaves are turning orange and brown, the wind is getting colder and the routine of school and 11+ preparation is now back in full swing. Halloween and the 11+ might not seem like they have a lot of common ground, but the changing season might in fact be a great opportunity to inspire your child’s reading. Here are some our top picks for October reading.
This month, Eleven Plus Exams was featured in the Families Hertfordshire Magazine, the go to magazine for families with children aged 0-12 living in Herts. Our CEO and founder, Ilesh Kotecha, explains why the 11+ exam can be important for your child and what to look out for in a good tutor.
At Eleven Plus Exams we usually encourage our students to ramp up their revision during the Easter break. This does not have to mean spending every waking hour at a desk, though. A solid revision timetable can help create structure for both you and your child and ensure they make the most of their time off to both enjoy themselves and focus on their areas for improvement in their 11+ preparation.
Here are some of our top tips for using the time over Easter to keep up with 11+ work.
It is important to keep in mind your child’s ability to manage this stress around their entrance exams. This is not always easy, for both child and parent, though it is crucial to their wellbeing and their ultimate success in their exams. Here are five things to keep in mind to help your child manage and reduce their 11+ related anxiety.
What are Greek and Latin roots and why are they so important for 11+ preparation? This is a vocabulary recognition method that may be especially useful in an exam setting. Greek and Latin words form the basis, or root, for many of the words we use in the English language. This is important because it can help us understand the meaning of English words, even when we have never encountered them before. Here are 25 examples from both languages that are in common use today. There are many, many more root words but these can form the beginning of your child’s study of them.
The 11+ comprehension involves a short passage of text followed by a number of questions. Students are expected to read and understand the passage in order to answer these questions correctly. Therefore, strong comprehension abilities are a must! So what helps a child better understand what they read?
Here are seven of our top tips to help improve your child’s reading comprehension.
Many independent schools in the UK select their candidates for entry based not only on their scores in an entrance exam but also on their performance in an interview. These interviews can present a challenge for parents who often are not sure what exactly to expect for their child. Here are a number of our top tips for parents seeking to prepare their child for their entrance interview.
Children do often feel that the essay element of the 11+ is a monumental, insurmountable task, and parents preparing them for it can often feel the same way! The tough time limit and the unseen writing prompts can make the essay quite daunting. What’s more, it can be difficult to find the right resources to prepare effectively for the 11+ creative writing exam. That’s where we come in.