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Four Key Grammar School Facts

Grammar School Facts

Grammar schools have been present in the UK since the 6th Century, although they were fairly different back then! It was 1944 when the modern era of grammar schools was heralded by the introduction of the Education Act. The Education Act brought about the tripartite s

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Aspirations: how do you strike a balance between a child’s wellbeing and their SATs test scores?

Whilst all parents say “let kids be kids”, most harbour aspirations for their children. It’s at this time of year, many pupils are facing the reality of 11+, SATs, GCSEs or A-Levels. At the same time, many parents across the UK are facing a dilemma; How do you support a child’s emotional wellbe

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Group tuition vs one-to-one

What’s right for me and my child?

So you know you want your c

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Why is the age of 8 so important to my child's academic development?

Is 8 the magic number?

Around the age of 8 children are experiencing one of the biggest changes in

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5 Ideas For Helping Your Child Develop Grammar School Study Habits

Grammar School Study Habits

All parents know that helping children with their homework is a difficult but essential task. However, how do we know we are helping in the best way possible for our child? In this blog, we’ll look at some simple grammar school study habits that you can instil

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Grammar School Profile: King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

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King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls shares it

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Grammar School Profile: King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

About the school

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys was established in 1883. It was originally o

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Grammar School Open Evening Questions For Current Students

Who knows the most about life at a grammar school? (Clue: It’s the students)

When you go to a grammar school open evening, you’ll watch a talk by the head and you’ll probably talk to teachers who can tell you how great the school is. However, in reality, the best people to ask about what

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11+ Exam Preparation: 7 Last steps to success

Ideas and tips for your child’s final 11+ exam preparation

By now your child’s 11+ exam preparation for

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Simple things worth checking to improve attainment

Does increasing funding equal success?

When politicians look to improve attainment from students around the country, often it is considered in line with spending on improved facilities or increasing the number of teachers. However, this Read Article

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Smart 11+ Tuition – Solihull teams up with Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club

At Smart 11+ Tuition, we care about more than just exam results. We are passionate about helping children reach their full potential in all fields, including the cricket pitch! That’s why we’ve teamed up with Knowl

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What is non-verbal reasoning (NVR) and is it possible to improve my child's ability?

When researching the eleven plus (11+), you will find that the 11+ exam contains an area known as non-verbal reasoning (NVR).  NVR is the ability to ‘understand and analyse visual information and solve problems using visual reasoning’ according to the University of Kent.  It shows pupils abilit

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Can the CEM exam writers make an 11+ test that is 'untutorable'?

Grammar school tests have changed in nature over the past 15 years. They have increased in the weighting of certain areas, while other areas have decreased.  We have seen a rise in the verbal and non-verbal reasoning sections of the paper, while more ‘traditional’ area

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What are the best 11+ revision tips for the exam this summer?

Revision involves an amalgamation of the application of all one has learnt, alongside memorisation of specific facts.  Punch ’11+ revision tips’ in to google and you will see an abundance of advice and tips on how to approach revision. You will find ways to help optimise what has been taught during

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