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The 11 Plus Journey


10 Proven ways to be ready for the 11 plus THIS September

  This year’s 11 Plus exams are coming around fast. The Easter holidays are just around the corner and the final term of the year is nearly upon us! 11 Plus tests usually happen in September/October, which is only a few months away. So, is this enough time to prepare for the exams if you […]

How to appeal your child’s secondary school place

This is a brief overview of how to lodge an appeal for your child’s secondary school place.  Watch this excellent video by the founder of Equality Tuition and independent panellist Sheena Chan here. She gives valuable advice on this subject. By the end of this article, you will be able to do the following. 1. Understand […]

Nurturing a child’s learning and growth mindset

No matter which school a child goes to or wants to go to, an important part of a child’s growing up years is nurturing a growth mindset. A growth mindset is not necessarily a natural skill or something someone is born with.   Most children are born with an innate skill to be curious, grow […]

Small wins, big joys

Written by Sabah Hadi, a mum, writer and learning enthusiast. She is the creator of the The 11+ Journal, available on Amazon. It is a book for children, aged 6 to 12, to help children develop all-round personalities and grow up with the powers of gratitude, expression and self-regulation. She is also founder of The […]

Everything you need to know about the 11+ entrance exam process

Guest blog by Sarah Collins, writing for Galore Park, trusted supplier of 11+, pre-test and 13+ educational resources. We collaborate with Galore Park to bring you articles and competitions. Map out your 11+ revision route for the journey ahead It’s unlikely we’d set off on any journey without checking the route first – we’d end […]

Atom Learning- Children’s Adaptive learning platform

Get 20% off your first month and a 5-day free trial with Atom Learning We have partnered with Atom Learning. Atom Learning is the UK’s comprehensive online learning platform. It brings our readers high-quality, teacher-made content with sophisticated technology. It keeps pupils on their optimal learning paths. It is AI-based online education material aimed at […]

Adapting Revision Time for Pre-Test Success

  Guest Blog for our website visitors by Sarah Collins, 11+ and Pre-Test Expert and Author at Galore Park     Year 6 can be a stressful time for children whether they are taking SATs tests or assessments set by the prep school so the addition of pre-tests for the Common Entrance can seem rather daunting.  […]

Common Application Form or CAF

  Get 20% off your first month and a 5-day free trial with Atom Learning CAF, short for Common Application form is the form that you fill for a school place in the UK.  For those wanting their child to go from a primary school to a secondary school, this form is to be filled […]

Preparing kids for interviews (e.g. 11+)

Guest blog by Kavin, Founder of KidCoachApp Interviews are a part of life and they are not going away. People hire people, and normally they only have 30 – 60 minutes to figure out if you are a good fit for them. This goes for adults in the workplace, but also for children with certain schools. If […]

11 plus Online subscription sites

You have a lot of choice There are various resources available to prepare for the 11-plus tests. Books, online worksheets, workbooks, websites…the list is endless. Online subscription sites are one of the many routes you can take to prepare your child for the tests. Even if your child is not taking competitive exams, these sites […]

Win £50 worth of Collins Books!

Happy to announce another competition, this time in collaboration with Collins4Parents, part of Harper Collins in The 11 plus Journey group. After our very popular competition in collaboration with Bond11plus, this is another one to get you all excited!  To enter, comment on this post with the correct answer to the question in the image below. […]

National Offer Day- Getting a Secondary School Place

11 Plus Journey OS- A parent hub to understand the 11+ process. Click here to find out more.     The very first thing that I would say to you as a parent who has been through this process twice is that it will be OK.   National Offer Day can be a day full […]

Where and how do I begin my child’s 11 plus preparation?

Year 3, Year 4 or Year 5? If you are a parent new to the 11 plus, a valid and common question you may have is: when should you start preparing your child for the 11 plus tests? How to start is another worry. This is to be expected if you are someone who doesn’t […]

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