I’ve bought some books and some practice papers, and I’ve downloaded some revision sheets and question sheets.
Beth is generally doing good at the Maths ones, which is good, but there are some glaring omissions – it’s quite obvious that she doesn’t understand fractions or percentages.. whether she’s not been taught, or whether she wasn’t paying attention that day, I’m not sure, but it’s missing.
Thankfully her dad is good at all things mathamatical, and he’s also very patient, so this weekend he’s been working on these areas with her.
(What’s really sweet is that Amy has a ‘Learning to Add’ book, so she’s sitting there with them, doing her own work! 🙂 Still, I guess it’s never too young to start! lol)
On the English side, which I’m helping more with, the main section will be ‘Verbal Reasoning’ – we have a good book which shows you how to work through the various types of questions.. and thankfully once you go through that with her, she understands, and so after that, it’ll be a case of practising, so she gets quicker and more confident.
We’re lucky that she understands why the 11+ can be important, and why she needs to do this work. It’s obvious that most children will need to do some extra work, and it would be a struggle if they were battling against it!
I have to mention a site that’s been very useful, with lots of good information, content to download, and a useful forum.. http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/