11 plus

Expert tips and resources for preparing your child for 11 plus grammar school admission. Find information on CEM and GL entrance exams.

Moving to the UK for school: applying to UK schools from overseas

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Applying to UK schools from overseas

Part 2 of our guide to moving to the UK for school. Learn what to expect when applying to British schools, and how to help your child prepare for entrance exams.

Moving to the UK for school: guide to the UK school system

School guides

Guide to the UK school system

Part 1 of our guide to moving to the UK for school. Learn about the structure of the British education system, the curriculum and how to choose your child's school.

11 plus creative writing topics

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11 plus creative writing topics

Wondering what your child could be asked to write about in their 11 plus exam? Here's a list of topics that have been used in real-life entrance exam papers. This is a guest post from Bright Light Education.

How to improve timing for the 11+ exams: take the TikTok challenge

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How to improve timing for 11+ exams: take the ‘TikTok’ challenge

In this guest post, Sarah Collins from Galore Park shares tips for how children can improve their pace for 11+ exams. Try these techniques to speed up your answers!

Christmas worksheets: non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning

Christmas worksheets: non-verbal reasoning

Prepare for the 11 plus with these free, festive puzzles. Non-verbal reasoning practice with a Christmas twist! If you get stuck, take a look at our helpsheet.

How to approach the intense competition at 11+

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How to approach the intense competition at 11+

Feeling under pressure about applying to senior school? You're not alone. Anna shares advice from her experience both as an education specialist and a parent.

Cloze tests in the 11+: Free practice questions, tips and techniques

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Cloze tests in the 11 plus

Everything you need to know about cloze tests on 11+ verbal reasoning exams. See cloze examples and download a free practice question pack for your child here.

When is the best time to start with 11 plus tutoring?

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When is the best time to start with 11 plus tutoring?

If your child is taking the 11+ exam, you may be considering private tuition. Find out when to begin tutoring and how to boost your child's performance.

What's the difference between CEM/GL 11 plus and ISEB?

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What’s the difference between CEM, GL & ISEB?

Understand the differences between the 'big 3' entrance exams for selective secondary schools, and get resources to help your child prepare.

11 plus challenging topics: non-verbal reasoning

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11 plus challenging topics: non-verbal reasoning

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus non-verbal reasoning that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11+ challenging topics series: verbal reasoning

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11 plus challenging topics: verbal reasoning

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus verbal reasoning that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus challenging topics series: maths

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11 plus challenging topics: maths

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus maths that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus challenging topics series: English

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11 plus challenging topics: English

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus English that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

11 plus tutor Katya shares her top tips for passing the 11+

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Tutor Katya shares her top tips for passing the 11 plus

"I always apply these principles to 11 plus preparation with my students to help them approach the exam with confidence."

11 plus vocabulary: 500 essential words for your child to learn

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500 essential words for your child's 11 plus vocabulary

Download a list of the 500 most important words your child should know for the 11 plus and find out how you can help expand their vocabulary for exam success.

How to handle unexpected 11 plus results

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How to handle unexpected 11 plus results

If your child did not pass the 11 plus and you're wondering what to do, here are practical next steps to take and ways to keep their academic confidence on track.

Using Atom Nucleus to prepare for written tests

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Using Atom Nucleus to prepare for written tests

Is your child preparing for a written test? Find out how Atom Nucleus can help your child build the necessary skills to excel in long-form written answers.

11 plus results in 2022

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11 plus results 2022: what to expect

Is your child applying for 2023 entry to a grammar school? Find out when 11 plus results are released in your area and the next steps in the admissions process.

How to prepare for the 11 plus in 2023

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Preparing for the 11 plus exam in 2023

Help your child prepare for the 11 plus exam in 2023 with our top tips for the year ahead, including how to build subject mastery and practice exam techniques.

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