Jess from Mentor Education
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How can I help prepare my child for the ISEB Pre-Test?
The ISEB Pre-test has a similar syllabus to other school entrance exams, covering Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. To some extent therefore, parents can prepare as they would normally for traditional written exams.
This is a critical part of preparing your child for their ISEB because multiple choice digital tests require a different approach. Normal advice, such as leave hard questions and come back to them if you have time at the end, will be counterproductive as time is of the essence. In an ISEB test, each question must be answered, and candidates cannot go back to previous questions. Children need to practice this style of test because they will not necessarily have come across this before. Atom Learning and BOFA both have good digital practice options that correspond well with ISEB exams. A familiarisation test is also available on the ISEB website which demonstrates the look and feel of the tests.
How can we help?
Here at Mentor Education, we specialise in school admissions. Our results speak for themselves, with 90% of our most recent cohort achieving their first-choice school in 2021. This was the cohort that switched to ISEB exams at short notice. We also specialise in 13+ exams, hence how our tutors knew the ISEB Pre Test and how to prepare children thoroughly. The key to this success is our annual 11+ programme that runs from January of Year 5 to the January of Year 6. This encompasses the whole syllabus, across all disciplines tested in the exams themselves, exam technique and question practice. This allows young children to develop at an appropriate pace, with no element of cramming.
Our School Entrance Co-ordinator
One of the main advantages of working with Mentor Education is that we can coordinate your whole journey. Our dedicated Co-ordinator works to get to know you, your child and your aspirations. Perhaps you don’t know where to start or if your child is a good candidate for school entrance exams. Our Coordinator can arrange an academic assessment brimming with data points to help you make decisions, target schools and focus tuition only on where your child needs it. Essentially our school entrance co-ordinator’s job is to stay close to your journey and assist every step of the way.
Specialist ISEB Tuition
We have specialist school entrance tutors, who understand the requirements of the ISEB tests and how to practice for them. School admissions can change year by year and our exam tutors are always up to date with the latest knowledge. We do not know whether schools will return to written exams or remain with digital options, so pupils need to be prepared for all eventualities. Our experienced tutors can help.
Please do get in touch if you are unsure where to start or would like a clearer picture of the whole 11+ process.
020 8883 2519