Posts Tagged ‘eleven plus’

Ready to take on the 11+ competition?

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Is your child sitting an entrance exam or the 11+ in the next year? Chances are that you are worried about whether your child will get a place or not? It’s common. With fierce competition to get into top selective grammar and independent schools across Manchester and Cheshire, it’s essential to do a little homework into […]

Need-to-know changes in 2016 SATS tests

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Is your child sitting a SATs exam in year 6? You NEED to know that it’s all change for 2016! The key focus for the exams is English, plus Maths. Here’s all the key info: Reading exam: One hour long Paper includes reading of the three texts Expect a variety of questions from labelling to trickier open-ended […]

Countdown to the Eleven Plus exam starts now!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

For many parents, the summer holiday is too long a break… Children often get out of the study habit, making it more difficult to get back into the school mindset come September. With only a week before most schools re-open for the autumn term, and with 11+ exams looming, it can help to get back into the swing of things […]

Can you prep for the CEM Eleven Plus exams?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

You might not know, but many local Manchester and Cheshire Grammar schools have switched to CEM/Durham style entrance exams. This means that if you are applying to sought after schools such as Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGSG) and Altrincham Boys Grammar (AGSB), it’s important to know what your son or daughter can expect in September. […]

CEM test instead of 11+

Monday, March 17th, 2014

If your child is going to sit the 11+ (11 plus) in the next few months or next year you might have heard about changes to the testing.  Over the last couple of years there have been calls to stop the 11 plus because some people think it favours children whose parents can afford tutoring. […]

The end of non-verbal reasoning tests?

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

We’ve recently heard that Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, in Cheshire is changing their entrance test. For students applying for entry in September 2015 (or beyond) they have decided to remove the non-verbal reasoning paper. This decision has been taken because non-verbal reasoning isn’t something that is taught as standard in schools. In our experience […]

The end of the 11+?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Chelmsford County High School for Girls recently announced they will be replacing the 11+ (11-plus) with a new selection system. The headmistress of the school took this step because she felt the existing 11-plus discouraged girls from applying because their parents couldn’t afford the tutoring required. The new test is designed to be ‘tutor proof’, […]