Preparing for the 11+ Exam - Reading List.

Many of our pupil’s parents ask us how their child can improve their general English


Managing the stress of results day - 11+ Exam.

It is an anxious time of year for both parents and children. To manage the expectation and results of a highly-pressured and challenging paper can be very stressful. Here at 11+ we have put together some top tips on how to handle results day.

Look at Comprehensive and Grammar Schools before res


Why chose small-group learning?

As the Guardian has recently reported, there has been a sharp increase in the number of children having private tuition. They have found that over 40% of children have had private tuition


Birmingham Grammar School Entry Levels for 2022 Intake

Birmingham Grammar Schools have announced the scores which will allow a child entry into grammar schools in Bir



National Poetry Day – Creative Writing and Entrance Exams.

Welcome to National Poetry Day! This 7th October, people across the UK are coming together to explore, discover and share in the wonder that is poetry. National poetry day celebrates an explosion of activities both off and online. The day encourages a conversation about the importance of language â€


What YOU need to know about the 11+ exam in Birmingham.

So we did a little research. It turns out a lot of parents are asking the same questions about the 11+ exam and the overall Birmingham Grammar school process. Many of them finding it hard to navigate the formidable amount of advice online. They find themselves navigating the copious amounts of propa


Finding the best Birmingham Grammar School for you!

Finding the right Birmingham grammar school for your child can be a fun but daunting experience.

A lot of the parents who walk their brilliant and excited children through our centre doors, ask us the question: what is the right grammar school for us?

Where to start…

There is a huge varie


11+ Exam - Learning Non-Verbal Reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning is a significant element of the 11+ exams. It has been called challenging, difficult, and confusing but it still remains snuggled in entrance exams across the nation.

The non-verbal reasoning portion of the 11+ exam is targeted towards identifying your child’s ability to prob


Welcome back to everyone here at Smart 11+!

A huge welcome back from everyone here at Smart 11+ Tuition!

We can’t believe it is that time of year again – how time flies. The schools are back open, restrictions are lifting, and we are raring to go. This year at Smart 11+ Tuition there have been some exciting changes.

What’s New


Three reasons to start 11+ tuition today!

Quite commonly we have parents come to us with children who are excelling at school. They have been doing well in class and achieving some fantastic feedback. It is at times like these that parents start thinking about Grammar school. They come to us with questions like ‘should we consider different


Why face-to-face learning WORKS!

How many times has your child asked for help with online learning? From the age-old “they can’t hear me Mum” to the heartbreakingly honest declaration that they miss their friends. Going to online after face-to-face learning is a challenge.

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Good Luck on your 11+ Exam!

It’s that time of year again!

This Saturday the 11th of September is the 11+ exam date for West Midlands Grammar school


"Learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage" - Celebrating Roald Dahl Story Day!

Sometimes we take the magic of reading for granted. Do you remember reading your first full book? How did it feel to dive into a character’s mind and get lost in the depths of their imaginary world? When asking others how they felt about reading they expressed how they found it not only ‘refreshin


Back to School: How to prepare after a mind-boggling year

Routines, measures, and nerves. Just a few words that


Back to Basics: National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is taught to all children studying in a state or “maintained” school. This includes grammar schools but not private schools. They are likely to teach very similarly and the qualifications


EXPLAINED: Your Child's School Report

As teachers, we regularly get questions about children’s school reports. A host of jargon and information that looks nothing like the reports you got as a child makes for confusing reading. Fear not, we are here to help out!

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News: 11 Plus Registration Open

11 plus registration to sit the Birmingham and Warwickshire Grammar School test for entry to Year 7 in September 2022 are now open. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Wednesday 30th June 2021. The test will take place on Saturday 11 September 2021.

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News: Smart 11+ Tuition Harborne Reopening!

We are so happy to be able to confirm that we will be reopening a centre in Harborne on 23rd May 2021! Our partners at Harborne Academy are continuing to take precautions to safeguard their pupils so we will be opening in a different location. Our new centre will be based at 2 Davison Road, Birmingh


How To Help Your Year 5 Child Pass The 11 Plus Exam

With less than 5 months left until the exam, you might be wondering what steps you can take now to help your Year 5 child pass the 11 plus. You can take practical steps today and things you can be doing in the run-up t


What are Grammar Schools?

When you’re deciding where you want your child to spend some of the most important years of their education, you’re probably asking, what are grammar schools and why do I want my child to study at one? We hope the following helps answer some of the questions about grammar schools, how you can gain a


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