Nick Dale started tutoring for the 11-plus in 2009 after reading an article in The Daily Telegraph titled: 10 ways to beat the recession. Tutoring over 500 students, including a member of Qatari royal family, he has accumulated a database of 2,000 past exam papers.
The minimum score to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 483, down from 490 last year.
Schools that abandoned the transfer test to select pupils in 2021 do not need formal approval from the education minister for the move, the BBC reports.
Colchester Royal Grammar School has had its boarding provision rated by Ofsted as “outstanding.”
Is your child going to be taking the 11-plus in the next few weeks? Agness O’Brien of the Facebook group 11+, ISEB, SATs, GCSE and A-Level Resource Group will be hosting a live session on techniques for the exam at 6pm today (Sunday 20 September).
An investigation by The Times has found applications to grammar schools have risen by a quarter in five years.
A way of thinking can be encouraged in family settings years ahead of the 11-plus, according to Anne Benson from Tutor Doctor.
Attending a creative writing class and completing a 30-minute homework task once a week can see pupils go from being average KS2 writers to writing at KS3/GCSE level, says founder of Crystal Tuition Richard Gray.
Oxford and Cambridge have accepted record numbers of state school pupils to start this autumn, including some who did worse than expected at A-level, The Times reports.