At Smart 11+ Tuition, we’re always looking for new ways to enhance the learning of our pupils. That’s why we’ve been working hard during the last few weeks to bring a great new digital package working on a key 11+ skill; Vocabulary!
Why is Vocabulary Important for the 11+ Exam?
There are four sections to the 11+ exam. These are:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
The 11+ exam really tests a child’s vocabulary. The broader the vocabulary the better. For a child to succeed in the 11+, they should be reading at a level advanced of many of their peers. They should understand complicated words and be able to provide synonyms for many regular words too. There’s also comprehension in the Maths section of the exam. If a child knows all the words in a problem, they are going to be able to get on with the sums quicker. That’s why building these skills is essential to succeeding in the 11+ exam!
What is Bedrock?
It is a vocabulary building tool which is designed to help your child build their lexicon (see what we did there?!). The benefits of this go beyond the 11+ exam too. Having a broad vocabulary and knowing synonyms and antonyms will make it easier for your child to comprehend harder texts which means they can access work which will stretch their brain.
We know new technology can sometimes be a challenge so in the email we’ve sent to each parent, there is an explanatory Youtube video.
Is It Really Free?
We had a few questions after my email last week and we just want to clarify that we’ve purchased a full subscription for every tutee at Smart 11+. You have now got full access to the platform for free, there is no small print or catches. Our rationale for investing in this platform was two-fold – firstly, because we know it will really help your child in their quest to improve English ability and also as a gesture of goodwill to say thank you for your support to us during the crisis.
There’s also prizes to be one for accessing this new system! All the information is in the email sent to parents!
If you have any questions or want to know more about Smart 11+ Tuition Harborne, Smart 11+ Tuition Solihull or Smart 11+ Tuition Sutton Coldfield, please contact us!