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Posts Tagged ‘independent school entry’

Do tutors just help people pass exams?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

At 121 Home Tutors we get all kinds of calls and emails asking for private tutoring help – from the parents of a primary school child already falling behind with Maths to 11 plus tutoring and A Level one on one tuition. Most people come to us because they have an end goal in mind […]

Entrance tests – how to cope on the day

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The new year will signal the start of entrance exams for independent schools. So you’ve read our revision tips blog and have been working hard with your child over the Christmas break. The big day (or days!) is here, how do help your child cope? Preparation is important The school will have sent you a […]

Grammar schools top popular schools list in Manchester

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

In the last few weeks the most (and least) schools in Manchester have been revealed with grammar schools dominating the top spots. There are around 160 grammar schools in the UK and entrance to them usually depends on your child passing an entrance (or 11+) examination. In recent articles we’ve discussed which secondary school might […]

What to think about when choosing a secondary school

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Following on from our article last month about ‘Which secondary school is right for your child’ we’re bringing you some additional hints and tips around what to consider when choosing a school for your child. If your child is in Year 4 or 5 then it’s worth starting to think about some of these things […]

Decision time – which secondary school is right for your child?

Monday, November 1st, 2010

If your child is in Year 4 or 5 you’ve got a big decision looming – which secondary school is right for your child? If your child is in year 6 you may be in the midst of a testing time – literally – with grammar schools entrance tests completed and entrance exam tests for independent […]

Independent School Entrance Tests

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Passing the entrance test to get into an independent school is sometimes a slightly different business from passing the 11+ tests set by state grammar schools. Every independent school is free to set its own tests, and, although many use systems very similar to the 11+, some vary considerably. As such, if your child is […]