Entrance exams test a particular set of skills; timing and self motivation are crucial
If you are looking to send your child to a selective independent preparatory school for Year 3, they will be required to sit the 7+ in the January of Year 2. The exam will assess literacy and maths skills. We most commonly help children prepare for St Paul’s and Lady Eleanor Holles.
At Education Boutique we realise that this will be most children’s first experience sitting an exam. We therefore aim to make tutoring sessions relaxed, fun, meaningful and as stress free as possible, while of course, covering the essential skills that children will be assessed on. Our aim is for students to be prepared, capable and confident.
Our most common form of preparation support is for the many 11+ exams. We provide 11+ support for state grammar schools, boarding schools and independent day schools.
What is assessed can vary quite dramatically between schools but will include some or all of the following: maths, comprehension, creative writing, non-verbal, verbal, interviews, group tasks and discussions.
Once we understand which schools our clients are targeting, supported by our school choice assessment if need be, we structure sessions around needs and strengths. Our aim at Education Boutique is to be totally transparent in regards to school choices and help clients select the schools in which their child will thrive.
Common Entrance 13+ support
Common Entrance is a requirement for children targeting certain boarding schools. The exams are taken in the May of Year 8 in the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, French, Latin and Religious Studies.
Education Boutique support clients with the revision process at all levels (Level 2 and Scholarship) We encourage our clients to become independent studiers, helping to draw up revision schedules and teach revision techniques which will see them well prepared for college life.
Depending on which entrance exam your child is sitting, there are a range of marking options, external and internal.
Grammar schools: use a computerised marking system and scores are standardised. Parents will find out the standardised score.
Independent Day schools: use a combination of internally marked, paper based tests and online computer based reasoning tests. Parents will not find out scores but with some schools it is possible to request feedback.
ISEB Common Entrance Pre-Test: Your child will sit this exam in their own school and on a computer. The marks, coupled with a head teacher’s report, will be sent to the school and you will find out if your child is successfully through to the next round or if they did not meet the expected standard. Parents will not find out the scores.
Yes we do. Our tutors for 7+ and 11+ will teach all subjects required whereas at Common Entrance we recommend subject specialists. We do, however, have tutors who can teach the whole Common Entrance Curriculum.
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