Can you apply for a grammar school place from anywhere? The answer is yes, if you apply for a school which does not have a catchment area.
Many of the mock exams that were due to take place in schools and centres across the country this summer have now been moved online. A few centres however are taking bookings for physical mocks in August. Here is a list of what is currently available.
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.
A box of plastic shapes can be an excellent resource to teach three-dimensional shapes for the 11-plus.
After weeks of lockdown children have worked their way through many films. That may be no bad thing depending on what they have been watching – good films can be excellent vocabulary builders. Here are suggestions for films they may not have seen yet.
Descriptosaurus by Alison Wilcox is a vocabulary and phrase toolbox to help teach creative writing which is widely used among 11-plus tutors.
You may not have been to grammar school yourself, you may live in an area where selective schools are not on other parents’ radar and your friends may know little about the system. So how do you go about getting good advice on grammar school entrance?
Lockdown has inevitably led to more screen time for many children – it may be wishful thinking but wouldn’t it be fantastic if some of that screen time could be harnessed for 11-plus preparation?
This is a box of 95 maths practice question cards for the CEM test covering verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning.
Achieving a wide vocabulary is key to 11-plus success, so can flash cards help?