Many 11-plus courses this summer have been moved online but increasingly some on-site classes are being offered. Here is a list of what is available.
Students at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys are more likely to get into a top university than any other state school or college in Birmingham.
Grammar School Insider is inviting opinion pieces on 11-plus topics – including tutoring, creative writing, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, resources, mocks and courses.
Confidence in maths is key, and the subject is a big determiner at most of the top London schools, says tutor Fatima Mirza. On reading, don’t try to force Harry Potter – not every child is or will be interested in specific books, and that is okay.
Comprehensive Future has written an open letter to education secretary Gavin Williamson, along with MPs and councillors in selective local authorities, calling on grammar schools to abandon 11-plus testing this year.
The Department for Education has urged grammar schools to delay their entrance exams until as late as November to enable children to catch up with missed learning due to the pandemic.
If you are preparing your child for the 11+, building up your child’s vocabulary needs to be top of your list.
11-plus practice exam papers can be bought from publishers such as Bond and CGP. They can also be downloaded for free from the websites of independent schools. Here are links to some of the papers available.
The Kent Test is to be delayed by a month, Kent County Council [KCC] has said.
Here is a list of free 11-plus resources available this month. ExamBuddy is free until schools go back while Atom Learning is offering a free 5-day trial. There is also free Shakespeare on the BBC!