These pages are designed to provide answers to some of the most common questions
about 11 Plus Exams and entry procedures to Selective Schools in an integrated and
categorized format to facilitate more user friendly browsing.
This depends on various factors:
How does the child feel about it?
Your child’s current attainment level.
How about an assessment test?
How much help will be available from you and the current school?
Would you consider private tuition?
How long is left before the exam date?
Do you believe your child can do it?
General categories on facts and stats:
What are the application procedures?
What are the pass marks?
What formats are the tests in?
What schools are there in the region?
What are standardised scores?
What is actually measured by these 11 Plus exams?
Do the question types change yearly?
Organising the revision process:
Where to start?
How much practice is needed?
What materials are available?
How to monitor the revision process?
When to start using full practice papers?
What paper formats to use?
When to start the mock exams?
Will my child have enough time?
What is time management?
How important is time management?
When should time management variable be introduced?
How to implement time management?
What are the techniques for improving time management skills?
Time management vs knowledge
Questions relating to each test subject:
General approach to answering comprehension questions
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
On motivation and maintaining interest:
How to motivate the child?
How to keep the enthusiasm going?
Assessing strengths and weaknesses?
How to deal with mental blocks on certain categories of questions?
What is ‘burn-out’ and how to deal with this phenomenon?