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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? CEM stands for the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring. The mission […]

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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 of COVID-19 among our staff […]

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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. The biggest and most exciting event of the year was the opening of Smart 11+ Tuition’s newest centre in Sutton Coldfield. […]

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Birmingham 11+ Results

The Birmingham 11+ results have been released earlier than expected this year. This gives parents more time to complete their Local Authority Preference Forms which is good news. Here’s our guide to what you need to do between now and 31st October. Halloween Deadline Don’t be spooked by choosing your child’s school. There’s nothing scary […]

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4 Best Exam Effort Rewards

The 11+ exam is not far away so we thought we’d put together some suggestions for how best to reward your child for all the effort that they’ve put in preparing for and sitting the exam! Some children need a little external stimulus to perform in exams. Others may be satisfied with the knowledge that […]

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School Holidays: A Time For Learning?

It’s a dilemma faced by many parents. You know that your child has holiday time to relax and unwind, but you also know that 6 weeks with no active learning, your child is likely to face challenges when they return to school in September. Dealing with this conundrum during school holidays has been something experts […]

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Improvement in Year 6 SATs Results

Some very welcome news from the world of education today. The Year 6 SATs results have shown a 1% increase on last year from 64% in 2018 and 61% in 2017. Progress is progress! The number of pupils reaching the level expecting of maths showed the biggest improvement compared with reading. 79% of pupils met the expected […]

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Are 11+ Mock Exams Important?

Many of you will already well into your 11+ exam preparation. However, you may be wondering, how important 11+ mock exams are to your child’s success in their 11+ journey. With about three months left until the 11+ exam in Birmingham, we look at the importance of giving your child rounded preparation for their test […]

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