Here are some creative writing competitions to enter this month – including The Canterbury Tales writing contest and The Reflections’s Project calling for submissions on the pandemic.
Here is a list of free 11-plus resources available this month. Crystal Tuition has put together some creative writing resources while Sierra Tuition is offering a free maths topic list.
Entering competitions can be a great way to prepare for the 11-plus writing task – and you might win a prize in the process. The publisher Pearson is the latest to launch a lockdown-themed contest – write a story about your everyday hero. Here are some others – including the Young Muslim Writers Awards and a competition looking for a story including a taxi cab!
Here are some more links to specimen 11-plus exam paper which appear on independent school websites.
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.
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!
If lockdown has been good for anything, it has given children a break from their busy schedules and much more time to read.
With libraries firmly shut and bookshops not due to open until the middle of June, here are some free sources of e-books and audio books which regularly appear on 11-plus reading lists.