Smart 11+ Tuition Reasoning Month is Complete!

Whether you’ve taken part on Facebook, sent us a video of your child doing a reasoning ac


Scrabble: The Fun Way to Succeed at the 11+ exam?

During Reasoning Month we have talked about activities that can help improve children’s reasoning skills. The fun way to succeed at the 11+ is to make the learning fun. Abstract puzzles like Rubik’s cubes, regular puzzles like sudokus or n


Tuition Update - 20th June 2020

Good morning,

I hope you are all well and are managing to enjoy the return of some normality.  I wanted to send a short email to share a few pieces of information with you:

Centre Reopening Update

Thank you all for your patience and support in this time.  I kn


Reasoning Month: Problem Solving for Primary Age Children

Reasoning is the idea of teaching children how to come to conclusions on their own, by using the elements of the problem to show that they understand how they have come to an answer. Problem solving for primary age children is really important if they are to pass the 11+ exam. A big part of the exam


Reasoning Month

We’ve decided to make June Reasoning Month. This is an essential 11+ skill, but what exactly is reasoning?

Reasoning: The action of thinking about something in a logical sensible way.

So now we’ve defined reasoning, we are going to t


May 2020 – Update on Smart 11+ Tuition in Harborne, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield

Hello everyone!
I thought I would update you on all the goings-on at Smart 11+ Tuition. I am so pleased with how hard our pupils are working. Their commitment to performing at their best in the 11+ exam, in the face of unprecedented disruption, is an ongoing source of inspiration.

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Breaking News: New Vocabulary Builder!

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What is the Impact on Children Not Doing KS2 SATs?

It’s KS2 SATs week; Well it should be! As with a lot of life right now, everything is a bit upside down. Not only are children not in school but they are also missing some key milestones within their education. There is a lot of debate about what should happen to children who are going to have a gap


CEM: Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring

When preparing your child for the 11+ exam it’s important to know exactly what they will face when they sit down in September. Fortunately, the schools of Birmingham and the surrounding areas all use the same assessment method: the CEM Exam.

Who are CEM?

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NEWS: Birmingham and Warwickshire Grammar School Test Registration

Applications to sit the Birmingham and Warwickshire Grammar School test for entry to Year 7 in September 2021 are now open. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 26 June 2020. The test will take place on Saturday 12 September 2020.

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Multiplication: Three Reasons Why Times Tables Are So Important

As the Smart 11+ Tuition Maths Challenge has just been announced, we thought it would be good to talk


April 2020 - Update on Smart 11+ Tuition in Harborne, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield

Hello everyone! I hope that you are staying well and safe. The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I wanted to write a quick note about what has been happening at Smart 11+ Tuition to ensure that tuition can continue during these strange times. I also wanted to thank you for your ongoing


Coronavirus COVID-19 Statement.

Dear Parents,

I wanted to write to you at this unprecedented time recognising that many people will understandably be feeling anxious about COVID-19 and what might happen in the coming days and weeks.

Firstly, I want to reassure you that should Smart 11+ Tuition be notified of a confirmed case


How is Technology Affecting Learning in Children?

I think it’s safe to say that technology has changed modern life. For better or worse, the progress of tech


What Are Grammar Schools?

Secondary schools in the UK are mostly non-selective. This means that children do not need to sit an exam to receive an education from the age of 11. However, this is different in some parts of the UK. Grammar schools were introduced in 1944 for children who showed the qualities that might suggest


What to expect at a Smart 11+ Open Day!

So you’re thinking of coming to one of our open days but you aren’t sure what to expect. Well let us fill you in…

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When To Start 11 Plus Tuition?

Once you’ve decided that you want your child to complete the 11 plus exam to


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

Now that all the sessions have been completed for 2019, I thought I would just pen a quick blog to celebrate an exceptionally successful year and have a look forward to the next year.

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Breaking News: New Sutton Coldfield Centre!

It was so exciting yesterday morning welcoming our first students to the BRAND NEW Smart 11+ Tuition Sutton Coldfield!

John Willmott School

We are


Birmingham Grammar School Allocations: 2020

The information about the grammar school allocations for 2020 has been released. This information is particularly relevant to parents whose child or children sat the 11+ exam in September this year. However, those parents who are looking for their child to sit the 11+ exam in 2020 may also wish to t


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