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  • Cloze Tests Explained Cloze Tests Explained

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    One of our most popular titles on the website are the UBP 11+ Cloze Test Practice Papers But what are cloze tests you ask?

    A cloze test is an assessment where your child has to fill in the blanks in a passage of text. There are two types of cloze test:

    - Cloze Paragraphs: This is where you are given a paragraph with words omitted. Your child then has to fill each gap with the appropriate word so that the paragraph makes sense (sometimes they are given a word bank to select words from.)

    - Cloze Words: This is where letters are removed from words in a sentence, and your child has to fill these in correctly.

    Cloze assessments are tests of vocabulary, spelling and an understanding of the English language.

    Order your cloze practice papers today with 10% off using discount code: CLOZE10 

    Or if you need more information on the Cloze papers feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help! 

     

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    One of our most popular titles on the website are the UBP 11+ Cloze Test Practice Papers But what are cloze tests you ask?

    A cloze test is an assessment where your child has to fill in the blanks in a passage of text. There are two types of cloze test:

    - Cloze Paragraphs: This is where you are given a paragraph with words omitted. Your child then has to fill each gap with the appropriate word so that the paragraph makes sense (sometimes they are given a word bank to select words from.)

    - Cloze Words: This is where letters are removed from words in a sentence, and your child has to fill these in correctly.

    Cloze assessments are tests of vocabulary, spelling and an understanding of the English language.

    Order your cloze practice papers today with 10% off using discount code: CLOZE10 

    Or if you need more information on the Cloze papers feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help! 

     

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  • Parental Preparation....why it's important! Parental Preparation....why it's important!

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    As with most of lifes important experiences, failing to prepare often means preparing to fail, and your childs 11-plus exam is no exception.  When looking to get a place in a selective school, your child may not yet fully understand the importance of the 11-plus exam or the necessity for exam practice, but with the right support, you as the parent are able to gently guide them in the right direction.

    Selective school places are determined by the result of your childs 11-plus exam result, so if you are looking to get them into a grammar or independent private school as opposed to a comprehensive, taking the time to help them prepare to the best of their ability will be highly beneficial to them come exam week. 

    Whilst giving your child the right resources and support are both crucial, having you on hand to help them when they become stuck or stressed can be a real boost, and as such it is important that you are there with the answers.  On-going, at-home assessment of their learning helps the child to become confident in their ability to master the knowledge they are required to know and as such, StudyElevenPlus have a vast range of 11-plus practice books from some of the most trusted and experienced names in the business.  Practice papers and study guides are usually split into the following categories; English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning and from the following top names in the industry:

    • Bond
    • Letts
    • UBP
    • CGP
    • Athey Educational
    • GL Assessment

    As each school you are looking at may use a different assessment variation, it is helpful to know what examination you will need to prepare and study for so that your child is comfortable and able to recognise the exam style on the day.  For example, studying the CGP papers at home and then taking the exam in the Athey style may confuse them, so preparing in the right style will help to lower their stress levels on the day. In turn this will help ensure they can remain calm and complete the exam to the best of their ability without anxiety marring all the hard work they, and you, have put in together over the weeks and months leading up to it. 

    GL Assessment practice papers are designed to look exactly the same as the 11-plus exam they are studying for, but be sure to make sure that the school you are looking at follows this way...this is always KEY. As different schools work with different publishers and despite working very hard for years beforehand, if you're child is practicing on the wrong exam board it puts them at a HUGE disadvantage to the other children taking the exam. Recognising the lay out of the papers on the day and lowering any anxiety will enable them to feel comfortable and be at ease in the exam situation, which is crucial for success.

    The Bond papers are created with nearly fifty years of 11-plus experience and as such they offer extensive and continuously updated practice papers, ideal for supporting your childsstudy.  Alongside their graded papers, which you and your child can use as a way to test their studying success prior to exams, there is a motivational progress chart to help encourage them along the way.

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    Children aren't the only ones who require support during this potentially stress filled time.  Anxiety from concerned parents who are unsure if they are doing the best they can to support their child can rub off and jeopardise the necessary learning, and as such, using practice papers and parental guides available at StudyElevenPlus (or perhaps taking advantage of the free consultation with an 11-plus expert) can also help put your mind at ease too.  Knowing that you are using the right information and that you are in capable and experienced hands will really help you to remain calm and confident in your childsability, and this in turn will be reflected in them come exam time. 

    In fact, this element is so important to your childs success that some of these assessment packs come with a step-by-step guide for the parent to allow them to understand what is needed at every point along the way.

    No doubt your childs happiness is the top priority, but of course their secondary education and getting into the best school is also important, and as such preparing them to succeed with the right knowledge and a relaxed yet competent attitude toward these all important exams from day one is the best possible way to ensure both of these factors are met. 

     

    Click here to find out more about how a free consultations to help you put your mind at ease when it comes to which practice book and why!

     

    As with most of lifes important experiences, failing to prepare often means preparing to fail, and your childs 11-plus exam is no exception.  When looking to get a place in a selective school, your child may not yet fully understand the importance of the 11-plus exam or the necessity for exam practice, but with the right support, you as the parent are able to gently guide them in the right direction.

    Selective school places are determined by the result of your childs 11-plus exam result, so if you are looking to get them into a grammar or independent private school as opposed to a comprehensive, taking the time to help them prepare to the best of their ability will be highly beneficial to them come exam week. 

    Whilst giving your child the right resources and support are both crucial, having you on hand to help them when they become stuck or stressed can be a real boost, and as such it is important that you are there with the answers.  On-going, at-home assessment of their learning helps the child to become confident in their ability to master the knowledge they are required to know and as such, StudyElevenPlus have a vast range of 11-plus practice books from some of the most trusted and experienced names in the business.  Practice papers and study guides are usually split into the following categories; English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning and from the following top names in the industry:

    • Bond
    • Letts
    • UBP
    • CGP
    • Athey Educational
    • GL Assessment

    As each school you are looking at may use a different assessment variation, it is helpful to know what examination you will need to prepare and study for so that your child is comfortable and able to recognise the exam style on the day.  For example, studying the CGP papers at home and then taking the exam in the Athey style may confuse them, so preparing in the right style will help to lower their stress levels on the day. In turn this will help ensure they can remain calm and complete the exam to the best of their ability without anxiety marring all the hard work they, and you, have put in together over the weeks and months leading up to it. 

    GL Assessment practice papers are designed to look exactly the same as the 11-plus exam they are studying for, but be sure to make sure that the school you are looking at follows this way...this is always KEY. As different schools work with different publishers and despite working very hard for years beforehand, if you're child is practicing on the wrong exam board it puts them at a HUGE disadvantage to the other children taking the exam. Recognising the lay out of the papers on the day and lowering any anxiety will enable them to feel comfortable and be at ease in the exam situation, which is crucial for success.

    The Bond papers are created with nearly fifty years of 11-plus experience and as such they offer extensive and continuously updated practice papers, ideal for supporting your childsstudy.  Alongside their graded papers, which you and your child can use as a way to test their studying success prior to exams, there is a motivational progress chart to help encourage them along the way.

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    Children aren't the only ones who require support during this potentially stress filled time.  Anxiety from concerned parents who are unsure if they are doing the best they can to support their child can rub off and jeopardise the necessary learning, and as such, using practice papers and parental guides available at StudyElevenPlus (or perhaps taking advantage of the free consultation with an 11-plus expert) can also help put your mind at ease too.  Knowing that you are using the right information and that you are in capable and experienced hands will really help you to remain calm and confident in your childsability, and this in turn will be reflected in them come exam time. 

    In fact, this element is so important to your childs success that some of these assessment packs come with a step-by-step guide for the parent to allow them to understand what is needed at every point along the way.

    No doubt your childs happiness is the top priority, but of course their secondary education and getting into the best school is also important, and as such preparing them to succeed with the right knowledge and a relaxed yet competent attitude toward these all important exams from day one is the best possible way to ensure both of these factors are met. 

     

    Click here to find out more about how a free consultations to help you put your mind at ease when it comes to which practice book and why!

     

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  • Work with your children...create a study regime that suits you (and them!) Work with your children...create a study regime that suits you (and them!)

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    While it is important for parents to provide their children with the platform to study and the right materials, this cannot be where a parent stops their interest. There is a need to continually work alongside the child and to ensure that their child is being evaluated.

    It is worth remembering that different children prefer to learn in different ways.

    This means that there may be a way that is more beneficial to your child when it comes to learning about a range of topics. It may also be the case that there are times of day or certain places where you child is more comfortable studying. A parent should take the time to learn these elements and then incorporate them into the learning process. You will find that at studyelevenplus, we understand the importance of providing every student with the right platform and the right tools to develop their skills and confidence.

    It is important to know when to study and how to make it as relevant as possible. There is also a need to keep the studying process light-hearted, because both parents and students can become very stressed during the studying process. This can be transferred from parents to their children and quite often it is the anxiety levels of the parents that increase the level of pressure that a student feels when preparing for their 11+ exams. A parent should be looking to provide the perfect platform for studying while removing much of the stress and pressure from the studying process.

    Knowing when to take a break is crucial too

    While it is important to take the studying process seriously, there is also a need to know when to take a break from the studying process. There will be times when a child needs a break from studying and there will be occasions when things don’t sink in. This cannot be allowed to happen every day or at every study session, but there will be times when a parent needs to evaluate the overall status and progress being made by a child with respect to their exams.

    This can be helped by developing skills over a longer period of time. There are study aids and guides available to help parents and their children build up knowledge and understanding for tests that will come in the following school years. There is a genuine opportunity to shape the progress of your child in a real and tangible manner. It is never too early to ensure your child is well prepared for the 11+ tests.

     

    Download these handy timetables we've made to help you organise your child's study times! Make sure you include breaks and activities that will help to relax your child as well- don't overload them with information, after a while it will stop sinking in...

       

     

    Don't forget you can always get in touch and book a FREE consultation with our resident 11+ expert!
    Email: studyelevenplus@sheelseducational.co.uk
    Tel: 44 (0) 1707 226597  

     

     

    While it is important for parents to provide their children with the platform to study and the right materials, this cannot be where a parent stops their interest. There is a need to continually work alongside the child and to ensure that their child is being evaluated.

    It is worth remembering that different children prefer to learn in different ways.

    This means that there may be a way that is more beneficial to your child when it comes to learning about a range of topics. It may also be the case that there are times of day or certain places where you child is more comfortable studying. A parent should take the time to learn these elements and then incorporate them into the learning process. You will find that at studyelevenplus, we understand the importance of providing every student with the right platform and the right tools to develop their skills and confidence.

    It is important to know when to study and how to make it as relevant as possible. There is also a need to keep the studying process light-hearted, because both parents and students can become very stressed during the studying process. This can be transferred from parents to their children and quite often it is the anxiety levels of the parents that increase the level of pressure that a student feels when preparing for their 11+ exams. A parent should be looking to provide the perfect platform for studying while removing much of the stress and pressure from the studying process.

    Knowing when to take a break is crucial too

    While it is important to take the studying process seriously, there is also a need to know when to take a break from the studying process. There will be times when a child needs a break from studying and there will be occasions when things don’t sink in. This cannot be allowed to happen every day or at every study session, but there will be times when a parent needs to evaluate the overall status and progress being made by a child with respect to their exams.

    This can be helped by developing skills over a longer period of time. There are study aids and guides available to help parents and their children build up knowledge and understanding for tests that will come in the following school years. There is a genuine opportunity to shape the progress of your child in a real and tangible manner. It is never too early to ensure your child is well prepared for the 11+ tests.

     

    Download these handy timetables we've made to help you organise your child's study times! Make sure you include breaks and activities that will help to relax your child as well- don't overload them with information, after a while it will stop sinking in...

       

     

    Don't forget you can always get in touch and book a FREE consultation with our resident 11+ expert!
    Email: studyelevenplus@sheelseducational.co.uk
    Tel: 44 (0) 1707 226597  

     

     

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  • The Role of Parents... The Role of Parents...

    0 comments / Posted on by Jaya Matta

    When it comes to providing your child with the best level of information about the upcoming tests, it is important to undertake some research into the tests that take place in your area. You should find that there is considerable information about the 11 plus exams that schools use, and knowing what is likely to be in the test will enable you and your child to prepare more effectively for the tests. It is important to be as fully prepared as possible, so make sure you don’t waste time studying trivial matters. This is especially true for selective schools so make sure that your preparation is tailored to what your child will be asked.

    It is then important to ensure you purchase the right materials and study aids for your child. Not every product on the market will be relevant for your area, or your child. However, you should look to find as much variety as you can. There is a wealth of publishers operating in the market, with companies like BondUBP, Letts, CGP and even Athey Educational offering a wide range of materials on books, CDs and even parent guides in the online area. You will also find that there are plenty of resources when it comes to Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning and even the very popular cloze tests!

     

    Get in touch for more information or to book your FREE consultation with one of our 11 plus experts!

     

     

    Email: studyelevenplus@sheelseducational.co.uk
    Tel: 44 (0) 1707 226597  

    When it comes to providing your child with the best level of information about the upcoming tests, it is important to undertake some research into the tests that take place in your area. You should find that there is considerable information about the 11 plus exams that schools use, and knowing what is likely to be in the test will enable you and your child to prepare more effectively for the tests. It is important to be as fully prepared as possible, so make sure you don’t waste time studying trivial matters. This is especially true for selective schools so make sure that your preparation is tailored to what your child will be asked.

    It is then important to ensure you purchase the right materials and study aids for your child. Not every product on the market will be relevant for your area, or your child. However, you should look to find as much variety as you can. There is a wealth of publishers operating in the market, with companies like BondUBP, Letts, CGP and even Athey Educational offering a wide range of materials on books, CDs and even parent guides in the online area. You will also find that there are plenty of resources when it comes to Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning and even the very popular cloze tests!

     

    Get in touch for more information or to book your FREE consultation with one of our 11 plus experts!

     

     

    Email: studyelevenplus@sheelseducational.co.uk
    Tel: 44 (0) 1707 226597  

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  • When to start preparing... When to start preparing...

    0 comments / Posted on by Jaya Matta

    Preparing for the 11 plus exam takes a lot longer than many parents think. We have had a number of you contact us just weeks before your child is to take the exam asking for advice on which books should be purchased. 

    Which can sometimes be too late. 

    And no matter how well your child performs in school, the 11 plus exams require a completely different way of thinking. The exams require you to think in a different way to what you're used to and they test how fast you are and how quickly your mind grips certain concepts.

    Starting as early as possible is the best way to train your mind on the 11 plus.

    We do understand that sometimes its difficult to get a child to concentrate at such a young age, but even if they start with just one or two hours a week and build it up from there it will always be beneficial. 

    Now before we get an influx of comments saying that it's not always the case that a child who has only begun preparations a few months before the exam will not pass and continue on to the next level, but we do implore that the 11 plus entrance exams are extremely competitive- and the longer you wait to get your child working and preparing on the exams the bigger the gap between your child and some one who has been studying and preparing for years. 

     

     

    Preparing for the 11 plus exam takes a lot longer than many parents think. We have had a number of you contact us just weeks before your child is to take the exam asking for advice on which books should be purchased. 

    Which can sometimes be too late. 

    And no matter how well your child performs in school, the 11 plus exams require a completely different way of thinking. The exams require you to think in a different way to what you're used to and they test how fast you are and how quickly your mind grips certain concepts.

    Starting as early as possible is the best way to train your mind on the 11 plus.

    We do understand that sometimes its difficult to get a child to concentrate at such a young age, but even if they start with just one or two hours a week and build it up from there it will always be beneficial. 

    Now before we get an influx of comments saying that it's not always the case that a child who has only begun preparations a few months before the exam will not pass and continue on to the next level, but we do implore that the 11 plus entrance exams are extremely competitive- and the longer you wait to get your child working and preparing on the exams the bigger the gap between your child and some one who has been studying and preparing for years. 

     

     

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