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How to expand your vocabulary

How to expand your vocabulary

We learn to appreciate the value of an enhanced vocabulary when we are enthralled by a great story that we are reading or listening to important orators who will fascinate us with their words making the most awkward arguments seem interesting.

How To Score Well in 11 Plus Examination For Grammar Schools

How To Score Well in 11 Plus Examination For Grammar Schools

Scoring well in your 11+ examinations is essential if you aspire to be in one of the top grammar schools. Some students opt for a safer route and start prepping for their exams even before their year 4 in school.

How to prepare for Math Section in 11 PLUS

How to prepare for Math Section in 11 PLUS

Till date, the 11 PLUS exam (Grammar School Entrance Test) is a paper pencil tests for students wanting to secure the coveted year 7 seats in various grammar schools or independent schools of the country.

Online learning for 11 Plus preparation

Online learning for 11 Plus preparation

In the current scenario, when the entire world is under lockdown and is advised to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 outbreak, there is no better option than utilising the available time effectively, especially for the ones who are preparing for 11 Plus exams this year.

9 months for 11 Plus 2020

9 months for 11 Plus 2020

9 months are enough for you to fetch good marks in your 11 Plus exam. First of all decide which school you want an admission.

Reading Comprehension and types of questions

Reading Comprehension and types of questions

Reading Comprehension is an integral part of English and also an important component of 11 Plus exams. Louise, faculty at Champs Learning explains the different types of question on this area.

Manage Exam.. Manage Stress

Manage Exam.. Manage Stress

GCSEs exams and also SATs are just couple of days away. And stress or anxiety to many students is a common phenomenon. Some are capable of handling exam fear and exam stress in their own way. Some fall prey to effects of exam stress and perform not so well in the same.

Time and Work Concept

Time and Work Concept

Most of the competitive exams like 11 plus have seen the trend of testing students’ ability to apply concepts to real problems. This is very evident from the question with situation from daily life. One of such categories of questions is on time and work concept.

How to build good vocabulary - few tips

How to build good vocabulary - few tips

Vocabulary is an integral part of most of 11 Plus exams, and sometimes it is a nightmare for most students who are giving these exams. It can be in the form of comprehension, cloze passage, fill in the blanks etc. The main problem with learning vocabulary is our ability to retain all the meanings of words, and to also use them as per the requirement.

11 Plus preparation tips for beginners

11 Plus preparation tips for beginners

New academic year started and aspirants for 11 Plus exams who started their academic year 5 in the school started or preparing to start their preparation towards their desired school exam in the next year.

Last minute tips for 11 Plus Exam

Last minute tips for 11 Plus Exam

The countdown for 11 Plus exam for 2018 has begun. The performance on the D-Day will decide whether an aspirant will or will not make it to any of the desired grammar or independent schools. With the clock ticking by, all aspirants and their parents are getting extreme..

Grammar Schools - who will make it?

Grammar Schools - who will make it?

With BBC’s current episode on the subject, it has re-framed the same big question to every parent and possibly every aspirant’s mind. Who will make it? As we witness, every child is different and possesses different skills. So when the entrance exams for the grammar sch...

What if your child did not pass 11 plus exams!!!

What if your child did not pass 11 plus exams!!!

The 11 plus results for 2018 entry into year 7 are coming out and the whole social media platforms and phones have been working without pause. Every mom and dad wants to know who has done better? Who is getting admission where? What’s the cut off ? Will my child secure...

One month strategy for 11 plus exam

One month strategy for 11 plus exam

The most frequently asked question by students at this point of time is "What should be done in terms of preparation for the next four weeks to pass 11 plus exam for the desired grammar school?" We need a strategy/plan that needs to...

11 plus - classroom or eLearning?

11 plus - classroom or eLearning?

There has been always a debate about the effectiveness of classroom and eLearning. We can not say which one is more effective across all age groups. But certainly few strong parameters influence the effectiveness at some age groups.

Parents role in 11 Plus exam preparation

Parents role in 11 Plus exam preparation

11 Plus exams….a transition of an aspirant from stress free primary education to a competitive world. Most of the students at that age don’t even understand the importance or aftereffects of 11 plus exams for Grammar Schools or Independent schools. (In some cases paren...

Preparing your child for education

Preparing your child for education

Sarah turned 3. Her parents started preparing for her education. Enrolling Sarah to school, buying those little bags, pencils, scented erasers, lunch boxes with cartoons, uniforms made exciting parts of the venture. Her innocent queries about...

Difficult child

Difficult child

Mrs. Roberts, 63, lives alone and spends her day doing her daily chores and meeting her friends. She loves to spend time in her backyard tending her kitchen garden. Except for the season when her plum and pear trees keep her busy distributing...

2nd Stage for Grammar School

2nd Stage for Grammar School

The 2nd stage exam for some of the Grammar Schools like Tiffin consists of three papers. 1. Mathematics 2. English Reading 3. English Writing After screening through the first stage of Maths and English with some questions on VR which no...

Making an intelligent child

Making an intelligent child

Which parents don’t want their children to be intelligent? Or who does not like to be called intelligent? The answers are obvious! It is an unwritten law that intelligence is the strength in the competitive world where the law is ‘survival of the fittest’! Animals survi...

Difficult child

Creative Writing for 11 Plus

Most grammar schools choose a paper on Creative Writing for their selection criteria for the 11 Plus. Does that mean that these schools are looking for the next William Shakespeare? Absolutely not. The main purpose of the creative writing pa...

11 Plus exams - overview

11 Plus exams - overview

For those parents who would like their children to prepare for 11 Plus exams for secondary school entrance, it is often hard to know what to use for exam preparation, what to study and when and how much to study? It is often...

11 Plus - Reading Comprehension techniques

11 Plus - Reading Comprehension techniques

Mrs. Roberts, 63, lives alone and spends her day doing her daily chores and meeting her friends. She loves to spend time in her backyard tending her kitchen garden. Except for the season when her plum and pear trees keep her busy distributing and fru