Product no.: HP151

Aylia Fox

Practical, straight-talking, encouraging and packed with information, advice and anecdotes – the essential handbook for anyone who wants their child to go to a selective school

This book contains everything a parent needs to know if they’re considering putting their child though the 11+. It is an authoritative, information-packed manual which takes you through the complicated twists and turns of the exam maze process in 11 easy-to-follow steps. It tells you what to do, when to do it, how to do it and perhaps more importantly, how to survive it in a straight talking, practical and supportive way. Helpfully, it also tells you things the education authorities would rather you didn’t know.

Written by a parent who went through it herself, the Guide draws heavily on a wealth of first hand experiences, wry observations and anecdotes. It’s funny; it’s touching and, at times, a teeny-bit terrifying! With contributions from three respected London head teachers, the Guide is penned with the particular needs of parents in south-east London, Bexley, Kent and Bromley in mind.

There are chapters on tutoring, motivating your child, what each school’s exam entails, verbal and non verbal reasoning, the Common Admission Form, what to do if it all goes wrong and the Independent sector, amongst others. There’s also a contribution from the author’s 11-year-old daughter about what it’s really like for a child on the 11+ journey. That’s an eye opener!

  • 210 x 148 mm
  • 122 pages
  • Paperback

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