Our experienced and enthusiastic tutors are able to provide high quality education, but this is so much more effective when supported by work carried out between lessons. There are a large number of very good resources available to give practice in examination questions or to aid revision. We have given some links here to resources we have found useful or that have been recommended to us. We cannot guarantee the continued quality of these links since the internet can change rapidly but you may find them helpful.
If your child is taking grammar school entrance in Gloucestershire schools it is worth remembering that the test will be verbal reasoning, multiple choice for Pates', Sir Thomas Rich's, Crypt, Ribston Hall, High School for Girls, Marling, Stroud High School. However, we would always recommend that you double check with your school of choice as entrance requirements could change in the future. The resources below will help you prepare for the test either in conjuction with regular tuition or as last minute revision.
Many parents like to get their children started early on grammar school entrance practice. We would suggest that if you want to do this you try to make the experience as fun and stress free as possible. Some children enjoy the challenge of puzzles so a little at a time may spark your child's interest better than leaving it all to the last minute.
The Bond series of books shown below are tiered to give you child the experience of eleven plus type tests but at a level appropriate to their age. The questions get progressively more difficult at the higher tiers and there is even a book aimed at those finding the standard test papers rather easy!
If you are looking for practice tests for verbal reasoning, we have found that the test paper packs shown below are very good. They are not all multiple choice tests but still cover the kind of questions you can expect to find in grammar school entrance exams. They are also reasonably priced and may be cheaper to buy from Amazon than in high street retailers. Always be careful not to buy 'mixed' or 'variety' packs as they often include Maths, English and Non-verbal reasoning tests which are not required for the schools listed above.
The AVN packs are good for practicing early on in your preparation as they are slightly more straightforward than some of the other tests.
The Letts pack is also very good and are a little more challenging.
The bond series of eleven plus papers are very helpful because there are age bands that you can use to progress your child at a rate that suits them.