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How is a grammar school different?

How is a grammar school different?

Grammar schools are state secondary schools that select their pupils by means of an examination taken by children at age 11, known as the “11-plus”. Under the grammar school system, pupils who pass the exam can go to the local grammar, while those who do not go to the local “secondary modern school”.

What is the benefit of grammar school?

What are the PROS of grammar schools? Good results: Grammar schools get great academic results. This is not only because of the selection of more able pupils, but also because they can often be pushed harder due to a more equal level of ability in class.

When should I prepare my child for 11+?

Don’t start 11+ preparation too soon. You don’t need to begin looking at 11+ questions any earlier than the beginning of Year 5. Twelve months is plenty. I know you’ve probably heard stories of children who started in Year 1, but believe me, it’s unnecessary and possibly counter-productive.

When should I start revising for 11 plus?

Many people start their preparation before or shortly after Christmas during year five. It is a good time to start especially if children have developed very sound core skills at school.

What is the best way to prepare for 11+?

  1. Introduction.
  2. Find Out What Exam Board Will Administer the Test.
  3. Start Preparing for the Exam Early.
  4. Cover Each Element of the Exam.
  5. Practise Both Question Formats.
  6. Use 11 Plus Practice Papers.
  7. Get Support From Other Parents.
  8. Consider Using a Private Tutor.

What should I revise for 11+?

A good way to revise for the non-verbal reasoning test is to study mirror images and work on addition and subtraction techniques using objects. For more information on how to prepare for this part of the exam, take a look at our post 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice.

Can my child pass the 11+?

Unfortunately, even if your child does pass the 11+, there’s no guarantee they’ll get a place at one of England’s 164 grammar schools. Competition is extremely fierce, and some schools have seen up to 13 pupils apply for each place available. Taking the 11+ can be a really stressful time for both you and your child.

Is the 11+ an IQ test?

The intention was that the eleven-plus should be a general test for intelligence (cognitive ability) similar to an IQ test, but by also testing for taught curriculum skills it is evaluating academic ability develop over previous years, which implicitly indicates how supportive home and school environments have been.

Who has 300 IQ?

William James Sidis

How is 11+ marked?

Rather than just adding up the totals, a statistical process is applied to give each paper equal weight before the total score is calculated. Exam boards and schools always take into account the age of your child when sitting a test. Some 11 Plus exams have a pass mark.

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