DS passed Wilson's and WCGS. Will also sit SGS, but it is our third choice.
(1). Primary School Contribution, Did the primary school contributed? If yes, how?
DS is at an independent junior school that also has a senior school. They therefore want all children to continue on to the senior school, so there was no contribution from the school towards 11+ at all.
(2). When and in which year you have started working with your child to achieve 11+ Success?
Started in January of Year 5.
(3). How you have worked on your DS/DD weaknesses and how you motivated them?
DS is weak in English. We bought the Magic Money Cards and these have helped. Motivation has been less easy. A new games console for getting in to one of the Sutton grammars has been used as an incentive, but I doubt it has worked much. Daily nagging to do a bit of study has been more useful
(4). How many hours of preparation per week in Year 4 and Year?
Nothing in Year 4.
About 4-5 hours per week in the middle and last terms of Year 5.
Between 2 and 10 hours per week in the summer holidays.
About 5 hours per week in the first term of Year 6 up until the exams.
(5). Any specific approach on First Stage (Objective Type) and Second Stage Test (Subject or Topics etc.)
We did Bond Online and SATs tests as prep for the SET. Then Bond Online, SATs, Manchester Grammar School papers and other indie schools' papers for the second stages.
(6). Tutored Yes / No - This is an Optional Question : Please don’t give any Tutor details
No formal/external tutor, just Mum
(7). Anything else that you think has helped your child to Succeed
He's really bright anyway, so I don't think that we've done much except some exam technique practice and also creating a "formula" and checklist when writing stories. He still really struggles with the harder comprehension questions (MGS et al).