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Private Tutors for the 7 Plus and 8 Plus
We introduce private tutors for 7 Plus and 8 Plus Entrance Exams. Every tutor we introduce specialises in teaching the younger years and has experience of helping children secure entry into London’s most competitive schools. Your child’s tutor will use a variety of fun and engaging methods to develop the core literacy and numeracy skills required for each school’s specific assessment. They will also introduce your child to exam technique, helping them to understand potentially difficult questions and how to demonstrate their knowledge in key areas.
The 7 Plus assessment is an entrance exam used by most independent preparatory schools accepting pupils for year three entrance. It can consist of any combination of assessments; it really comes down to the school and the type of children they prefer. Most issue Maths, English, and Verbal Reasoning tests, while others may also include PE and Art sessions in the assessment. A few schools conduct interviews with the children, although these are informal. Some prep schools opt to host a general open day or taster day, observing the children during class time.
Many schools offer entry at 8 Plus, in year 4, as well as 7 Plus. The 8 Plus exam is a more intensive exam than the 7 Plus. Students are expected to have a greater mastery of Maths, including multiplication, as well as English. In terms of their literacy skills, students should have a wide vocabulary range, and be able to write eloquently, with a higher level of sophistication.
The 7 Plus assessment is a deciding factor in your child’s future, a stepping stone towards the rest of their academic career. For this reason, avoid any last-minute cramming, and prepare well in advance. Your child should build up their literacy, numeracy, and thinking skills over time, either with a tutor or parent, and practice expressing themselves correctly and eloquently. We can help you by carrying out a full, expert academic assessment on your child, that will give you an in-depth analysis of their learning strength. This assessment will help you ascertain specific academic goals for your child, and identify any weak areas before going ahead into 7 Plus preparation. If you are confident in your child’s test-taking skills, but are unsure about which schools to apply to, we can help you find a school that will be a perfect match for your child.
We introduce tutors to prepare children for the 7 Plus and 8 Plus assessments required by many of the UK’s leading schools including:
Basset House School Dulwich Prep Eaton Square Colet Court Latymer & Garden House Hill House Kensington Prep Knightsbridge School Newton Prep Norland Place Pembridge Hall Thomas' Fulham Thomas' Battersea Thomas' Clapham Ludgrove Papplewick Sunningdale Woodcote House Wetherby Prep Westminster Under School Kings College Wimbledon St. Pauls UCS
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