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Grammar in 11+ Composition

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Grammar in 11+ Composition

Grammar is always essential, and in entrance exams it is an crucial thing that examiners look for. Learn how to spot these common mistakes, and complete the given exercises to avoid them completely.

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Fun Writing Exercise

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Fun Writing Exercise

Expanding vocabulary can be challenging, and some students find it hard to sit down and write a whole story on command. This blog post explains a fun way to get students interested in writing, and gets them working hard on their vocabulary too.

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Checklist for stories 11+

Checklist for stories 11+

This is a quick checklist of things which students should include in their stories if they want to gain top marks in their 11+ stories.

How to mark 11+ English stories

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How to mark 11+ English stories

As a parent or a new tutor, it can be hard to know what mark to award the stories that you are presented with. Schools don't typically release mark schemes, and as a parent you usually don't have many other stories to compare to. The blog post explains what to take into account when marking stories, and gives a simple methodology to follow.

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How To Get Better At Reading Philosophy

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How To Get Better At Reading Philosophy

As I've said before, it is very difficult to absorb information passively. Many people try and read philosophy in the same relaxed, switched-off way they would approach a piece of fiction, and it doesn't get them very far. In this blog I explain how get the most out of your reading, and how it can help you craft better essays and exam answers.

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