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The 11 plus is a set of entrance exams taken by children at the age of 11 (or the beginning of Year 6) when applying to selective Grammar or Independent Schools. The exams are designed to test a child's academic ability and often include sections in Maths, English, Verbal skills, Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) and on occasion, creative writing.
Before reading on, ask yourself: 'Does my child understand why they are working in preparation for the 11 plus examination?' This is a question we ask our parents on our 11 plus courses. It may seem like a simple question but you might be surprised at just how many children are not fully aware of what the 11 plus is and why it is potentially so important to their future.
Your child has worked extremely hard to get to this stage, the last thing you want to do as a parent is forget to register for the exam! This guide will help direct you through the registration process from choosing a school to making an appeal. This clear guide is packed full of useful information to help all parents who are going through the stressful 11 plus registration process.
Choosing the right secondary school for your child represents a big turning point in your child's life. It is important to understand the decision you make here will undoubtedly have a huge impact on your child's future years. In this 11 plus advice guide we will be looking at vital things you as a parent should be considering when making that all important decision, as well as the usual top tips from our KSOL 11 Plus tutors.
Getting your child into the habit of reading on a regular basis is advisable to all parents who are looking to prepare their child for the 11 plus exam, as it helps children to expand their vocabulary. This 11 plus advice guide outlines the importance of getting your child into the habit of reading on a regular basis as well as listing a range of fictional books that our 11 plus tutors recommend for children between the ages of 8-10 years.
We found KSOL to be a very worthwhile experience. Our daughter attended a session at Warwick once a week and did the daily online tests - both of which were excellent but the weekly session with KSOL teachers really made the difference. She had very little confidence when she joined but they encouraged her and helped her to believe that she could do it - and she did! They were very motivating, firm and fair and I would recommend KSOL to anyone
At KSOL, we offer a wide range of online courses, centre-based tuition programmes, creative writing classes, workshops and revision products to help you and your child along the path to 11 plus success. We cater to a variety of different requirements in fun and engaging learning environments in order to support your 11 plus preparation journey. Our aim is to help every child build the skills and confidence they need to succeed in their transition to secondary school.
We also want to make sure that every child gains a valuable experience from KSOL. We conduct extensive research to ensure that all of our teaching materials accurately reflect the most up to date 11 plus content. With over 10 years of experience, you can trust that we have the knowledge and understanding required to help your child on their road to success.
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