The parents of two children in Northern Ireland have won High Court permission to challenge decisions to delay this year’s post-primary transfer tests, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
State school intake at the University of Cambridge increased to a record 68.7 percent of total acceptances, up from 65.2 percent in 2018-2019, the university’s newspaper Varsity reported.
Good spelling, although relatively obvious, can sometimes be undervalued, according to 11 Plus UK.
Around 80 percent of students at the centre aiming for Kent and Essex grammar schools pass the 11-plus.
Tutoring children in destinations as far flung as Dubai, Qatar and China for the 11-plus, Education Hotel has always taught online. Children love using the online whiteboard, says director Jemma Zoe Smith.
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.
Transfer tests are fairer for pupils than “selection by parental wealth,” according to the Association for Quality Education (AQE), one of the two test providers.
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield has apologised after students from the school were allowed to attend a leavers’ day celebration despite turning up as “slaves and slave masters”.
Non-verbal reasoning can absolutely be taught – don’t panic if your child finds it tricky at the beginning, says Education Boutique’s founder Lucy Spencer.
Entrance exams to Bourne Grammar School in Lincolnshire have been delayed by a week due to the pandemic.