Archive for July, 2014

Last minute grammar entry changes

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Earlier this year, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Cheshire replaced the Non-Verbal Reasoning paper with a new English/literacy assessment. For children applying for September 2015 entry, this decision meant they didn’t need to study a largely unfamiliar discipline not taught across the board in schools. Latest news: it’s all change again Following a consultation […]

Fun 11+ Summer Revision Tips

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Is your child sitting the 11+ in September, or a grammar school Common Entrance exam? It’s closer than you think. ‘Brain drain’ can strike even the most hard working student – where all those concepts and techniques seem to fly out of the window during the holidays. Here are some useful tips to keep the […]

Do private tutors just help you pass exams?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

This is one of the biggest myths about private tuition. The idea that tutors ‘coach’ children to robotically pass common entrance, 11+ or finals exams is wide of the mark. Undoubtedly, achievement is a top priority – judging by the countless parents and students who contact us to thank their tutor for helping them pass, […]