An 11+ forum can often be an invaluable resource. For those who feel adrift in the sea of 11+ information on the internet, a forum will often allow you to communicate directly with other parents and get tips, guidance, and news related to the exams. This, of course, can ease the stress of 11+ preparation by establishing a sense of control through preparation and mutual support.
Films are often championed as a great way to improve English as a second language – natural pronunciation, everyday vocabulary, spoken grammar, idioms, slang and accents all play out as a part of an engaging story with helpful visuals. With all that in mind, are they a suitable way to prepare your child for the vocabulary demands of the 11+?
As the parent of a child taking the 11+ exam you will probably find the process quite stressful. Reducing stress where you can is essential to ensuring your child’s success in securing a place at their school of choice. Here we have compiled some of our top tips for easing the anxiety that seems otherwise inescapable as you begin the 11+ journey.
Knowing the exam board and format of the test your child will be taking is essential for selecting the right 11+ plus practice material for them. When it comes to 11+ plus preparation, familiarity with particular question styles can sometimes be just as important as your child’s overall knowledge in particular subjects. When a student knows what to expect in their given exam, they can approach the test with confidence and answer each question to the best of their ability.
In most cases, the answer to “what should my child be reading” is a fairly obvious one: whatever they can be persuaded to! However, if your child is a moderately keen reader and is looking to take the next steps in improving their vocabulary, there are a few essential books they can add to their library.
We have compiled a selection of some of our favourite classic texts for years 3 to 5.
The 11+ is an examination taken by some school pupils in their last year of primary school to get into a grammar school of their choice. For many parents only just learning about the exam or only just beginning their …