Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:13 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 5:10 pm
Posts: 17
Hi All,
DD in Yr 4, I've started Bond Books from last year in a very slow pace and my DD loves doing them but it's me who feel very guilty that I'm pushing her too early for the 11+ exams. Have booked a tutor to start preparations from Jan'12.
Last week I took her to open evenings SHSG and WHSG, She enjoyed going around the schools and I wonder if I'm doing everything too early for her or is it alright.... :? :?:
Any suggestions welcome Please.....
Rekha


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:25 pm
Posts: 198
There are many differing opinions on this topic and of course you are the one who is best placed to know what is best for your DD. Personally I believe that it is far too much pressure for a child to begin prep so early. They only get one childhood, and will feel quite devastated if the don't pass after so many years of training.
Wishing you and your DD all the best, whatever your decisions.
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 pm
Posts: 698
Location: Essex
Better to be too early than too late! It could be said that preparation done in a short time ( a few months, say) is more pressurised than spreading it out over a much longer period. A lot of pupils begin tuition in September or January of Y5. Some prep schools begin sooner. What is right for your child will depend on her ability, your patience/funds, the standard of your Primary School and whether you are aiming for a selective or a super selective school.

Good luck!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 9:21 pm
Posts: 56
Leaving it to late your childs under double pressure learning it all! year 4 they can work at nice slow pace not to intense and still have plenty of time to play and be a child! As long as your child is happy doing it and she is not eating sleeping drinking 11+ work I personally think thats ok! even yr 3!

any younger though i would see this as insainity! but everyone has their own idea of parenting and i guess as long as the childs happy then everyone to their own!

good luck

Sargul


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 5:10 pm
Posts: 17
Thanks :) to inmystride, First-timer & sargul. Hope all goes well for my DD.
rekha


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Posts: 3813
Location: Chelmsford and pleased
I usually began tutoring from January in year 5.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016