Firstly, well done, this is such a fantastic website with so much useful information and so many helpful forum members.
My Eldest child is in year five and is due to sit her 11+ later in the year. Having not been brought up myself in this area it is all a bit of an unknown territory for me.
She is very bright and is certainly a 'grammar school girl' so her school say. However I find it all a bit scary basing her future on one test. Luckily, my daughter loves tests and is not worried at all about taking her 11+ so hopefully that will go in her favour.
Having looked at the tips on here I am planning on going down the home tutoring path but obviously do not want to let my daughter down by making the wrong decisions now.
I have been through the method and technique book (IPS) with her and she is confident with the theory behind the questions. But what sort of percentage should I be expecting her to get right in the practice papers to put her in with a good chance of passing?
I plan to give her one of the Tutors full length tests over the weekend to get a ballpark figure of where she is at and whether she can finish in the time limit. How do the Tutors tests compare with the real thing difficulty wise?
Also, at what point do the buckinghamshire grammar schools allow you to go and view them to make your decisions on which ones you want to apply for? Are there set county days for this or do you just go to the schools independently for an appointment?
Many thanks in advance for your help and advice.