Parents fear making kids sit transfer tests in grammar school halls could put their health in danger, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
“I never put a limit on a child because each year there is always someone that surprises me and parents thank me for this because they would have never originally considered a top school for their child,” says tutor Danielle Baron.
A grammar school in Aylesbury has improved its wireless connectivity with a solution from education WiFi experts Redway Networks, The Bucks Herald reports.
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.
Chief executive of the Grammar School Heads Association Mark Fenton has said the A-level results had been unfair to some of its students.
We personally believe that 12 months duration is enough to prepare well for the 11-plus, says Louise Formicola from Champs Learning.
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School head has slammed this year’s A-Level grading system, saying their pupils’ grades are “way out of line” with their historic records, Bucks Free Press reports.
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.
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has been named the best state-funded secondary in Greater Manchester, the Manchester Evening News reports.
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!