While I am still around - I though I would share some advice for next year's takers:
1) get yourself a decent tutor. Don't just go for any PGCE/primary school Teacher - most of them have no idea regarding 11 Plus. Go for someone who has track record - ask people on this forum or at your child's school. Half the battle is knowing what to cover - bond books particular English/NV and VR miss the mark for Bexley
2) Read, read read and read even more. While Bexley is CEM you need to read and have a good vocab
3) Do lots of tests particular mock exams.....however watch out for Bond and CGP as these are too hard. Letts is great and very accurate. We were lucky that our local centre run mocks throughout the holidays. I can't stress how valuable this was. My child said everyone around her were struggling for time during the Maths section.
4) Do the kent 11+for practice but don't get lul into a false sense of security as it is easier
Above all remember - you only have to get max 55-60% to pass.
Other parents please post your thoughts before you disapper......
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Thank you so much. Very informative.
What type of books would you recommend?