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 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.
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.
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+?
With a seemingly endless plethora of 11+ practice material to pick from, it can be confusing to know which is the best to select for your child, especially when they are just beginning their 11+ preparation. For those looking for where to begin, here are our top four recommendations for the best English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal reasoning books to kick start your child’s 11+ preparation.
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.
“Mock exams are a crucial part of 11+ preparation.” From our experience running 11+ courses, we know that no amount of tuition and home practice can prepare a child fully for real exam conditions. Children aged 10-11 generally have very little experience in exam conditions, as timed curriculum tests at school are far more relaxed and take place in familiar surroundings. Some children can even find mock exams intimidating and can get very nervous and have difficulty remaining focused when they attend a formal venue. We find that our own Year 5 students make greater progress with exam performance by sitting more mock exams and getting exposure to this environment.