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.
How do you get a place at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet? Sabah Hadi managed it twice and also set up a social media page to help others do the same.
Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet tops The Times’s secondary school league table followed by Wilson’s School in Wallington and Herietta Barnett School.
Here are some more links to specimen 11-plus exam paper which appear on independent school websites.
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.
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!
With mock exams possibly harder to come by this year, it may be that families need to organise their own exam practice sessions. Here are a few suggestions on how this might be done.
Numerous books have been written about the 11-plus and there are now consultants who dispense advice on grammar school entrance for a hefty fee. The continuing popularity of selective schools has undoubtedly spurned a lucrative advice industry in the UK.
But increasingly parents are taking to social networks to seek reliable real-time advice which has the added benefit of being free.
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.