Clients and school teachers keep asking me about how to keep momentum over the summer. It needs to be said that children at any stage will certainly need a real break over the summer. Those preparing for 11 plus are no exception and yet it can work well to keep working through some online and paper materials for a couple of hours each week. This enables [...]

Top Tips for English Comprehension

1 Apr 2015, 08:45:24

Skills learnt in your English lessons can be invaluable to this section. Here are a few tips to make the most of your time: 1.Read the text. Twice. When checking your answers, it may even be worth reading it all the way through a third time! 2.Read the question. After reading the text so closely, treat the questions similarly. 3.Learn vocabulary. [...]

Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning

1 Apr 2015, 08:44:49

In contrast to Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning focuses on conceptual thinking. Everything is visual and there are fewer words. Here are some tips to guide your practice: Don’t rush! Take your time to work out what is being asked. Trying to visualise the question can be helpful. Think carefully. Conceptual questions can vary a lot [...]

Top Tips for Verbal Reasoning

1 Apr 2015, 08:44:11

Verbal Reasoning can be tricky as a wide range of skills are tested, from logic problems to number equations.  Here are some ways to focus your preparation: Read the question carefully. This is crucial: answer what the question is actually asking, not what you expect. Learn vocabulary. Though this is also important for the English questions, [...]

Top Tips for 11+ Success

1 Apr 2015, 08:40:14

As with any exam, there are tricks and techniques that can help you achieve your best. And the 11 plus is no different. Though by no means a guarantee for success, if you follow these you can be confident that you will achieve your potential! Start preparation early. Plan how to tackle the familiar question types. Which ones will you find [...]