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When should your child start preparing for the 11+?

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When should your child start preparing for the 11+?

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Ideally, your child should start preparing for the 11+ or Entrance Exams in Year 4. This will give you enough time to get your child up to speed with the subject areas and get used to the question types. However, we don’t live in an ideal world and in truth, any preparation is better than no preparation. But, beware. More and more children are now preparing for and taking the 11+, and each extra child that takes this test reduces your child’s chance of passing.

These are not GCSEs or SATs that most students will pass. Places for Grammar Schools are limited and the competition is fierce. Depending on your child’s ability one tuition session per week might not be enough. Your child might have to study on their own time as well as take tuition. Standards in Grammar Schools will be high. An over-tutored student might struggle which can be very stressful for the child and their parents.

Preparing for the 11+ exam can be a daunting task for both parents and children. The 11+ exam is a selective entrance exam taken by students in the UK who wish to attend a grammar school. Many parents start to think about 11+ preparation as early as year 3 or 4, but the question is, when is the right time to start preparing your child for the 11+?

It’s important to remember that 11+ preparation is not just about learning new concepts; it’s also about developing exam techniques and time management skills. Therefore, starting early can be beneficial for your child as it gives them more time to practice and perfect these skills.

It’s also important to consider your child’s ability and their willingness to learn. If your child is struggling with their current academic workload. It may be best to hold off on 11+ preparation until they have built up their confidence and abilities.

At Chorlton tuition centre,

We offer comprehensive 11+ preparation programmes that cater to children in years 4 and 5. Our expert tutors work closely with students. We help them develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to pass the 11+ exam. We also offer regular assessments to track your child’s progress and identify areas for improvement.

In conclusion, the right time to start preparing your child for the 11+ exam is a personal decision. It depends on your child’s readiness and ability. However, starting early can give your child an advantage and help them to develop the necessary skills needed to succeed. At Chorlton Tuition Centre, we are dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals.

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