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Subject: 11+ exam
Last updated: 17/05/2018
Tags: 11 plus, 11 plus exams, 11+, bexley test, kent test
This is a question that many parents ask when they get in touch at this time of year: can their child who is in Year 5, prepare sufficiently for the grammar school selection tests and the 11 Plus at this time of year. The simple answer to that question is that it really depends on the individual child; what level he or she is currently working at; whether he or she has a hunger to get into a good grammar school; and - even more importantly - the support you as a parent or guardian can give them at home, alongside their tuition (even if it is only to encourage them to try their best). Yes, it's true that some children start preparing for the exams with a tutor as early as Year 4 and do exceptionally well - and others burn out. Some children start even earlier in Year 3 and do just fine. It's all about individual differences and there is no one-size-fits-all approach when working with children in this way. If you can see the picture that’s building up here, it should be that every child is different. What works for one child may not work for another, so it’s important to look at each child differently. As a tutor, my first step to getting an answer to the question begins with that all-important assessment to see what level the child is working at. After that, I provide honest feedback about the feasibility of helping them reach the required standard for a grammar or independent school test on time. I don’t look for children who are 'ready made' (what would be the purpose of the tuition?). Instead, I focus on a few things, such as the child's timestables knowledge and a spark of potential. With that, I can start knowledge and technique building. If you'd like to find out if your child has enough time to prepare for 11 Plus exams, please do get in touch. Call me at Geek School Tutoring today on to book your child in for an 11 Plus assessment: 02086583239. Joycellyn

Geek School Ltd Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (Bromley)

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