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The 11 Plus Journey


Don’t Miss the 11+ Test Registration Deadlines

The 11 Plus test is a hugely important milestone for students, and their parents, in many regions across the UK, serving as a crucial step towards gaining admission into selective grammar schools. Each year, countless parents and students face the challenge of preparing for this examination while juggling all the various deadlines and requirements. For […]

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 […]

What is the verbal reasoning section of the 11+? 

Get 20% off your first month and a 5-day free trial with Atom Learning Guest blog post by Jonathan Ellis of Atom Learning    For a list of online subscription sites for 11 plus, read our blog on the various options you have. The verbal reasoning section can cause its fair share of test anxiety. […]

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. […]

‘Five a Day’- A great way to learn vocabulary

Guest post by Sheena Ager, author of ‘The Cadwaladr Quests’ series of vocabulary novels, and workbooks, available on Amazon.  I have been talking about my ‘Five a Day’ for many years as I did it with Jude, my son, who was not a reader. There are so many ways to learn vocabulary, but we found this to […]

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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