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11plus Exams – Can CEM really make them tutor-proof?

Many schools in the home counties are now dumping the 11plus Exams centred around the GL Assessment papers (formally known as Nfer Nelson) and Bond papers for the ‘new’ CEM type papers which are meant to be tutor-proof. The question now being raised is , ‘Why were so many children and parents alike in tears?’ and ‘Why has the demand for these ‘over-night’ CEM tutors increased dramatically where parents are now paying extortionate fees for their time?’.

The myth of CEM being tutor-proof will remain as such, as The Guardian points out that children from state school seemed to have fared even worse than before. All tests require tuition and when a child is taught the subject matter in an enjoyable environment that child will thrive.

At The Learning Hub, we provide a comprehensive syllabus to suit all type of children and schools. The material contains all aspects of Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non Verbal Reasoning, with the latter being reduce in favour of more English. This redesigning of our courses allows us to bring in more CEM type questions and tests. With it, more regular assessment of the child to ensure their understanding and ability to answer questions in quick bursts is fast and accurate.

Whilst parents are paying extortionate fees for these over-night CEM tutors, the children at The Learning Hub under the guidance of Mr Rakesh Joshi, a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (M.NLP) and a very successful teacher having personally taught over 820 children to a successful conclusion into the grammar school of their choice. He now works systematically with children at our Hub, guiding them and encouraging them to their to end goal of success.

To find out more then The Learning Hub either by telephone on 020 8908 0123 or by email on info@tlhroup.co.uk. 

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/16/state-school-pupils-worse-tutor-proof-11-plus-tests, 16 September 2014

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11plus Grammar School Mock Exams – June 2013

The Learning Hub June Mock Exams went very well with the children feeling more positive after the important review. Many children realised the benefit of doing them and appreciated the scale of the task they face.

The exams were based on the CEM style papers as now given by most grammar schools and comprised of three intensive papers – Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. Each paper was 1 hour long and the intensity helped the children prepare for the actual day.

It was great to hear children telling their parents that they wished to come back for the July Mock Exams as they were learning much from the experience and from the review.

At The Learning Hub, we encourage children to experience our unique and highly respected Mock Exams as they cover all of the core topics. We also have to remembering that in some areas only one in ten grammar school applications are successful and therefore thousands children, securing a sought-after grammar school place rests on passing.

With our simulated Grammar School exams the children experience conditions required to help them in their preparation like; becoming very uncomfortable with the prospect of sitting an examination in a room filled with strangers. At The Learning Hub we have organised five Mock Exams – March 2014, June 2014, July 204, August 2014 and September 2014. All the papers are one hour long and comprise of Maths, English & Verbal Reasoning. We do this as we strongly feel that by sitting a number of Mock Exams, children are able to become familiar with the examination setting reducing any worry and distress. This then allows them to perform at their best September.

With The Learning Hub, your child will be tested against other children and a report provided showing your child’s score, percentage, standardised score and placement out of the Mock Exam group. This will allow you to judge accurately how well their preparation is coming on and what is required to be done. It has been proven that Mock Exams can provide an extremely accurate indication of the final exam positioning and multiple Mock Exams over time will allow a parent to track their child’s progress. This is a fantastic form of practice and excellent value.

For further details, or to book your child for our next Mock Exam,kindly contact us 0208 908 0123

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11+ Mock Exams for Grammar and Independent Schools (London & Home Counties)

This is a reminder that The Learning Hub is now taking bookings for its renowned 11plus Mock Exams and places are filling up very fast. Our experience of previous years have shown that many parents in the past have felt that their child had missed out on these crucial exams as places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

As Grammar and Independent Schools places have become very limited due to the large demand these exams generate the 11plus Mock Exams are now a crucial part of the 11plus preparation and designed to broaden the experience for the child as it is targeted towards them having a more structured and logically approach.

Remember that in some areas there are 12 students competing for every place and as demand for grammar school places soars this situation will only get worse.

By sitting our 11plus Mock Exam in April and June, you will be able to understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses and where to best focus their revision in the coming months. Our statistics prove that students who sit 11plus Mock Exams will ‘on average’ see their Exam scores increase by 15 – 20% at their next exam sitting. This can be the difference between you succeeding at your first choice school and not scoring enough marks to gain a grammar school place.

The 11plus exams are designed to be realistic and will last for approximately 3.5 hours in total with breaks and the subjects covered will be:

Verbal Reasoning
Mathematics
English

These Mock exams are also an important feedback indicator to parents on what is required for their child to be successful in the final ones. With FULL review of the papers given to the students the following week and papers given to students to take home.

For further information and dates or in order to book either send a reply to this email or contact us 020 8908 0123.

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11+ Mock Exams Results – Grammar & Independent Schools – Henrietta Barnet, QE Boys & Bucks

August 12 – 11+ Mock Test Results

 The August 2012 mock tests went down well with the children enjoying and appreciating the whole experience. Confidence is now rocketing sky high with the children seeing the fruits of their hard work and the benefits in their improvements.

Our congratulation goes to all the students who took part for their enthusiasm and dedication. It was great to see them all mentally focussed and working hard during the exams.

Overall, we found all the children had improved since the July Mock Test by many Reasoning Quotient points but a special mention goes to the following students whose improvement was on average greater than 22 Reasoning Quotient Points:

Amrita Arneja, Aza Ismail, Abhay Bhakta, Dhruti Vijay, Farhia Rashid, Het Patel, Jennifer Jaison, Mitul Shah, Mishaliy Radhakrishnan, Nidhi Ladhani, Riya Kulkarni, Saad Khurshid, Shria Morjania, Yagnesh Patel and Yogesh Patel.

The top 5 individuals:

1st Position – Farhia Rashid                                 Average Score: 389

2nd Position – Lauren Mshiu                               Average Score: 382

3rd Position – Saad Khurshid                              Average Score: 373

4rd Position – Payal Shah                                      Average Score: 369

5th Position – Humzah Hameed                          Average Score: 368

 Can these students please report to Mr Joshi office to collect their special prize!

The target for the children should be to gain 390 out of the possible 420 points in order to be certain in securing a place in a grammar school. The good news is that the marks are moving clearly upwards and many children have found the Summer Workshops beneficial. In the follow-up review, the children did realise their marks should have been higher were it not for all the silly mistakes and unanimously requested another Mock Exam in September. Probably due to the fact the experience is found to be highly beneficial in boosting their confidence and in reducing their exam nerves.

In response to this, we have therefore created a Special 11+ Mock Exams for Monday 3rd September 2012 in time to ensure they get some good solid experience prior to the actual 11+ Exams in September. The Mock Exams will be held at The Learning Hub at 5:00pm and parents are encouraged to register their child as soon as possible.

For further details please telephone 020 8908 0123.

IMPORTANT: We request that you kindly do not make copies of the Mock Test papers and pass them to other people as they will be used again in next year’s mock tests. Having these papers in circulation will ruin the opportunity for next year’s students to sit a paper they have never seen before in Exam Condition. Due to this risk, we are always tempted to withhold these papers, but we genuinely feel that things like returning them to parents help make The Learning Hub a centre of Excellence. The returning of the papers also allows parents to go through with their child and discover areas that require the most practice.

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11plus Mock Exams – London & Home Counties

The Learning Hub is running its next and hugely successful Mock Exam on the following days:

11plus Mock                    11plus Mock

  Exam Date                     Review Date

17th June 2012                                   25th June 2012

9th July 2012                                       16th July 2012

  11th August 2011                            18st August 2012

What do the 11plus Mock Exams comprise of?

The Learning Hub has a solid history of running successful mock exams and in order to benefit as many children as possible, we run the following exams on the day:

  • 11plus Maths
  • 11plus Verbal Reasoning
  • 11plus English

Each paper is designed to stretch the child utilising our unique 11plus IQ material set in a paper to maximise this experience.

Why The Learning Hub 11plus Mock Exams?

  • Our Mock Exams are conducted under exam conditions comparable to the actual exams.
  • Mock Exams are well prepared and correctly organised.
  • Full review of the papers carried out to ensure that the child learns from their mistake.
  • Overview of Good Exam techniques and practice.
  • Papers given back containing child’s detailed scores and correct answers.
  • Open to all students in the area.
  • Recommended by many tutors and tuition centres.
  • Our exams are of the highest quality and used by many private tutors and independent preparatory schools.
  • Attendance at a mock examination builds student confidence
  • Reviewed carried out by uniquely qualified MNLP Head Teacher (Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming)
  • All Staff are CRB checked and qualified.
  • 100% Satisfaction feedback from our customers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2011.

Benefits of a mock exam

In many areas only one in ten grammar school applications are successful and therefore for thousands of children, securing a sought-after grammar school place rests on that all-important entrance exam.

The Learning Hub 11plus mock Exams offers children a unique experience of simulated Grammar School 11plus exam conditions in the child’s preparation. Our experience has shown that children become very uncomfortable with the prospect of sitting an exam especially when in a room filled with strangers. This frequently result in some distress or worry on the child and many good and able children then freeze up whilst doing their 11plus exams causing them to fail when success was theirs for the taking. By sitting a number of our high quality 11plus mock exams, children are able to become familiar the examination setting, reduced worry and stress.

The learning Hub 11plus mock exams will also enable you as a parent to accurately judge how well your child’s preparation is going compared with other children intending to sit the 11plus exams.  It has been proven that mock exams can provide an extremely accurate indication of the final exam positioning and multiple mock exams over time will allow a parent to track their child’s progress and fine tune the learning to enable success.

As part of our service, The Learning hub will provide parents of the results comprising of your child’s standardised score, percentage and placement out of the 11plus Mock Exam group for every test.

It has been established that sitting a number of mocks can improve a child’s performance in the Grammar School Entrance Examinations. They’re a fantastic form of practice plus the practice provided is excellent value.

For more details and to book your child for this unique and important experience then contact us on 020 8908 0123 or via our email on info@tlhgroup.co.uk.

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Olympic Gold v 11plus Gold Scholarship – London 2012

The very first task is to learn how to execute the required skills and discover if you have the potential to reach medal standards by taking our assessments to ascertain what level they are and what needs to be done to make it to Gold. During the preparation process, we also organise 11+ Mock Exams in English, Maths and Verbal-Reasoning. These are especially written for and unique to The Learning Hub and designed to push the child’s experience threshold to a new higher level.

The next set of dates for the 11plus Mock Exams: 17th June, 9th July and 11th August with the review of the papers being a week after. The 11plus Mock Exams have been specially prepared to test each skill area within the subjects and to challenge the child. Once your child has discovered the skills required to practise, then you may decide if more help is required and that a trainer/coach is required to help aim for that pass mark. This could be in the form extra lessons at The Learning Hub or may be one-to-one tuition by a qualified and experienced teacher from The learning Hub. This is very similar to every successful athlete having a great trainer pushing them to be successful.

Olympic Gold Training                    The Learning Hub 11plus Training

Coach begins by teaching basic skills       Teacher teaches basic skills and techniques

Athletic is set goals by coach                       Students are set goals targets for the 11+

Athletes skills improved by varying          Student skills and knowledge enhanced by different exercises                                         work

Coach selects appropriate training             Teacher chooses most suitable material to help the equipment for the exercise to build    student to understand topic at a higher level     up muscles and stamina

Arranges participation of athlete in       Organises student to take part in internal tests and various competitions                                  various Mock Exams to help prepare for the main                                                                                event and the actual exams

If your child is taking the 11+ entrance exams this year or you are considering it for next year, it is not too late to enrol at The Learning Hub and find your child being tutored by a experienced professionals for their 11plus and to ‘Go for Gold’ – be it either Grammar School or Scholarship at an Independent School.

Take the next step and move your child in the realm of 11+ success by ringing The Learning Hub on 020 8908 0123.

 

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11plus (11+) Mock Exams for the London and Home Counties

As part of our broad strategy to help eliminate children’s exam fears and make them successful  in their 11plus (11+) exams. The Learning Hub is running its hugely successful Mock Exam on the following days:

11plus Mock                    11plus Mock

  Exam Date                     Review Date

13th May 2012(Fully Booked)            21st May 201

17th June 2012                                   25th June 2012

9th July 2012                                       16th July 2012

  11th August 2011                            18st August 2012

What do the 11plus Mock Exams comprise of?

The Learning Hub has a solid history of running successful mock exams and in order to benefit as many children as possible, we run the following exams on the day:

  • 11plus Maths
  • 11plus Verbal Reasoning
  • 11plus English

Each paper is designed to stretch the child utilising our unique 11plus IQ material set in a paper to maximise this experience.

Why The Learning Hub 11plus Mock Exams?

  • Our Mock Exams are conducted under exam conditions comparable to the actual exams.
  • Mock Exams are well prepared and correctly organised.
  • Full review of the papers carried out to ensure that the child learns from their mistake.
  • Overview of Good Exam techniques and practice.
  • Papers given back containing child’s detailed scores and correct answers.
  • Open to all students in the area.
  • Recommended by many tutors and tuition centres.
  • Our exams are of the highest quality and used by many private tutors and independent preparatory schools.
  • Attendance at a mock examination builds student confidence
  • Reviewed carried out by uniquely qualified MNLP Head Teacher (Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming)
  • All Staff are CRB checked and qualified.
  • 100% Satisfaction feedback from our customers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2011.

Benefits of a mock exam

In many areas only one in ten grammar school applications are successful and therefore for thousands of children, securing a sought-after grammar school place rests on that all-important entrance exam.

The Learning Hub 11plus mock Exams offers children a unique experience of simulated Grammar School 11plus exam conditions in the child’s preparation. Our experience has shown that children become very uncomfortable with the prospect of sitting an exam especially when in a room filled with strangers. This frequently result in some distress or worry on the child and many good and able children then freeze up whilst doing their 11plus exams causing them to fail when success was theirs for the taking. By sitting a number of our high quality 11plus mock exams, children are able to become familiar the examination setting, reduced worry and stress.

The learning Hub 11plus mock exams will also enable you as a parent to accurately judge how well your child’s preparation is going compared with other children intending to sit the 11plus exams.  It has been proven that mock exams can provide an extremely accurate indication of the final exam positioning and multiple mock exams over time will allow a parent to track their child’s progress and fine tune the learning to enable success.

As part of our service, The Learning hub will provide parents of the results comprising of your child’s standardised score, percentage and placement out of the 11plus Mock Exam group for every test.

It has been established that sitting a number of mocks can improve a child’s performance in the Grammar School Entrance Examinations. They’re a fantastic form of practice plus the practice provided is excellent value.

For more details and to book your child for this unique and important experience then contact us on 020 8908 0123 or via our email on info@tlhgroup.co.uk.

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