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The importance of last minute revision

The importance of last minute revision

Why should we do last minute revision?
As we approach the final half term of the year, our thoughts turn to the good weather we hope to have, and our camping expeditions or holidays – some of which we booked months ago – that can now finally be enjoyed.
Children have worked hard all year long at school and have certainly earned a rest. However, the summer holidays also bring the well-known phenomenon of “summer learning loss”.

You can read our previous blog about this issue here, but it’s particularly important for those that are going to sit the 11+ in September.

We describe in our blog about how it’s actually a well-known phenomenon and the subject of much research among academics. It’s one of the reasons, for example, that the Institute for Policy Research recommended that summer holidays be shortened.
The 11+

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Why you should start 11+ revision in Year 4

Why you should start 11+ revision in Year 4

The CET Transfer Test, otherwise known as the 11+ test, takes place early in September for the incoming Year 6. That means that much of Year 5 is spent preparing for the test.

However, a lot of parents choose to start tuition even earlier than that, in year 4, and here’s why:

Why start tuition in year 4?

Eighty per cent of the 11+ is supposed to be based on the national curriculum, in other words, taught at school. However, this doesn’t allow for:

a) those that fail to grasp certain topics comprehensively and

b) the 20 per cent of the test that isn’t part of the curriculum.

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