11 Plus Exams Reviews
Newest Review: ... and back then exams didnt matter, not really. Kids these days always try and push themselves too hard, and in the end, it doesnt really work. When you son was sitting his exams when he was in year 6, he had mountains of homework to do in preparation. What happened to a childhood, these days, all teachers want to do is keep kids in the house doing for work, as if 6 hours a day isnt enough. Yes you need exams to test their progress, but if there was a better way to do it, I am sure that more kids would do much better than they are doing now. In my opinion, I think that exams are not a way to test the pupils, but a way to see how good a sc... more
Customer 11 Plus Exams Reviews (14)
by Tim - written on 05/02/13
After my daughter recently attended a Tudor House Edgbaston Centre 11 plus mock exams at the Edgbaston centre in Birmingham www.elevenplus.co . The exam was very professional and appeared to follow a very similar format to the Birmingham consortium eleven plus entrance examinations. Subjects covered in the exams were Verbal reasoning ( in its new combined form with English), Non verbal reasoning and Mathematics. After looking on the website I discovered that there are a further 13 mock exams in 2013. I will certainly be purchasing some more before the real test.
by Ros - written on 24/07/10
My son is preparing for the 11 Plus exam. I have private tuitions and have loads of papers. I pay the tutor £35 per hour (even at this rate you have to struggle to find one !). All he does is "papers". Is this worth it? I have no feedback on how his progress is. I have seen a few web sites. Most notably 11plusdiy.co.uk which provide very clear breakdown of performance and feedback. Has anyne else tried this site at 11plusdiy.co.uk?
by - written on 01/06/10
My son is taking the 11+ in November. We have used the NFER and Bond books, which we bought from WH Smiths. We have also looked around on the web for more practice papers. We have made use of 3 internet sites, elevenplusexams.com, 11plusexams.com and 11plus.co.ukelevenplusexams.com has an excellent active forum where parents swap advice11plusexams.com has excellent 11 plus practice papers and interactive software available for download. We were impressed by the explanations provided for the answers, which provided tuition as well as just giving the answer.11plus.co.uk is an excellent site with thousands of free questions available. There are also free videos available which explain verbal reasoning techniques.We are doing lots of practice tests as I want my son to be fully prepared. Many children go to tutors, but we are preparing together by doing lots of questions, which is the most important thing.
by - written on 16/02/09 (Very useful, 211 readings)
If I had my way, there would be now exams before the age of 14, when teenagers have to sit there GCSE's, and even then, I would limit the amount of exams that they must sit. There is way to much pressure on a child when they are coming up to an exam, it is ridiculous. I never had that sort of pressure when I was a child, and back then exams didnt matter, not really. Kids these days always try and push themselves too hard, and in the end, it doesnt really work. When you son was sitting his exams when he was in year 6, he had mountains of homework to do in preparation. What happened to a childhood, these days, all teachers want to do is keep kids in the house doing for ... Read the complete review
by Gemma - written on 25/11/07
Regardless of whether it is fair or not, the 11+ still exists and we just got the results and are over the moon! The only tip I can give is the wonderful site- www.chuckra.co.uk/education where we were able to do 1000's of 11+ questions for free!! Absolutely free! there was no catch at all. Thanks to Chuckra, my son passed with flying colours!give it a go!! Good luck everyone!