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Entrance Exam Story Writing with Wow Factor

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Writing a story or composition within 30 minutes is tough going when you’re against the clock. Though some entrance exams give a choice of  composition questions, while others just set one, you need to get your skates on. A ‘what happens next’ question is a classic question that appears often. Continuing a story written by […]

How to Ace 11 Plus Comprehensions

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

If your child is a budding mathematician, it’s likely that he or she could underperform in 11 Plus comprehensions. Some brains are more logical, while others are more creative. Some children – perhaps on the Autistic Spectrum – find numbers easier to negotiate too. Because entrance exams usually include a comprehension and writing task, it […]

How to Soar Through Entrance Exams Part II

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Hot on the heels of our popular 11 Plus top tips, here’s part II of our ‘How to pass entrance exams’ series. Today’s is all about time: how to make the most of it, and how to avoid wasting it. Easily done..! Beat the clock in entrance exams For 7-11+ exams, beating the clock is […]

How to pass 11 Plus exams part I

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Are your 11 Plus exams looming? Unsure how to make the most of the time you have left? Luckily, you’re in the right place. Our 121 private tutors help scores of students pass their entrance exams with flying colours every year. Because subjects tend to be English, Maths Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning, we’ll initially […]

The Online Route to 11 Plus Success

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Is your child sitting an 11+ entrance test this year? Are they ready to face challenging exams? It can seem daunting at first given the competition for limited places. Grammar and private school entry has always been hotly sought after. So it makes sense to build your child’s confidence by learning a raft of techniques […]

When should you start 11 Plus practice?

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Year 6 is quite a year for our children whether they are sitting entrance exams, SATs or preparing to move up to Secondary school. All are academic hurdles which children need to navigate… Entrance exams for Grammar, Independent or Private Schools need different preparation since the exams fall between September in Year 6 or just […]

Relaxing ways to brush up your 11 Plus skills

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Sitting entrance exams can feel like you are going into battle – not just against yourself, but against many other local students all fighting for those coveted school places. Whether it’s the holidays or weekend, here are some fun ways to polish up on those skills – while maintaining interest and motivation: Be a bookworm […]

Perform at your best in any exam

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Exams – whether SATs, GCSEs, A Levels or entrance tests – can strike fear into all of us. Whether you’re days, weeks or months away from that first big test, you’re bound to feel a bit jittery. Worry not – there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that you sail through […]

Set goals you know you can achieve

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Are you in your last year before key exams? Whether you’re taking SATS, Entrance tests, GCSEs or A Levels, the chances are that you will feel overwhelmed at some point before them. If you simply aim to ‘try my best’ or ‘pass all exams,’ you’ll quickly get into a panic as those long term goals […]

How to ace exams and tests

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Facing exams soon? Perhaps end of term, key stage or unit tests, GCSE subject tests, mock exams, common entrance papers, SATs, A Levels… Because there’s so much testing in schools now, you’d think children find it easier? Sadly, no. Many children our team of private tutors support fall into two main categories: those feeling overwhelmed and […]