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.
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.
Marlow’s Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School has delayed its opening date after ‘a number of positive’ coronavirus cases in the school community, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.
Pupils in Southend will be given an additional secondary school preference when choosing their place this year.
Parents fear making kids sit transfer tests in grammar school halls could put their health in danger, the Belfast Telegraph reports.