How to prepare for Creative Writing

This article provides advice for students about the creative writing task in the 11 plus / selective school entrance examinations. How is creative writing tested? Creative writing for the 11+ may require you to write either an original story or complete a continuous prose exercise in the same style of writing (when you are given […]

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Getting to Grips with Comprehension

Comprehension skills are tested in 11+/grammar school exams and also form part of the Key Stage 2 English Test as the Reading Test – it is the skill of reading with understanding that is being tested. Reading and comprehension skills are essential to every subject that is taught in school; they are the backbone of […]

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COAsT Help – Tests

Once you have added at least one student, you can do the following from the ‘Test List’ Tab: assign tests for your Student(s) to do online print tests for your Student(s) to complete on paper Assigning Tests We believe the best approach to 11 plus practice is for a Parent or Tutor to have control over […]

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CEM Durham Tests

An increasing number of schools and LEAs are opting to use CEM Durham entrance tests instead of GL Assessment (formerly nfer) tests. To react to this change,  11 plus websites and publishers are jumping to market special ‘CEM’ products. CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) tests are designed to be ‘resistant to prepping’. This means, […]

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MY 11PLUS – Parent/Tutor Dashboard

Adding a Student to COAsT Before your student can start doing questions, tests or games, they need to be added to your Parent/Tutor account as a student.  How do I add a Student? A Student account is created and managed via a Parent or Tutor Account. Your students are listed on your Parent/Tutor Dashboard in […]

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How to prepare for Maths & Numerical Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning is the ability to reason with information provided in tables, charts and figures. Most of the skills required are taught in KS2 mathematics. So 11+ Maths & Numerical Reasoning exams comprise in essence the same topics as taught in the national curriculum for Key Stage 2 with a few topics that are usually only […]

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Chuckra 11+ Playing Card 3-Pack Bundle

Make Eleven Plus Exam Preparation Fun! Why our playing cards are so popular as part of 11 plus exam preparation… What skills are necessary for success in selective tests such as the 11 plus exams? Large vocabulary including: Antonym knowledge Synonym knowledge Alphabet recognition speed Rearranging letters to find new words Quickly evaluating numerical expressions […]

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Mock Exam Days 2021

Professional service with top quality mock papers and insightful feedback at affordable rates. All questions that your student gets wrong, or misses out during their mock exam, will be added to their bank of Retry Questions so they can attempt them again online. Parents, Tutors and Students are saying… “…the mock test days helped enormously […]

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COAsT Overview

My 11PLUS stands for Chuckra Online Assessment Tool. This powerful online testing system makes preparation for entrance tests more efficient, more affordable and easier to manage – and hence more effective. COAsT has helped thousands of parents and tutors to: Assign tests to Students to be completed online (or on paper). Track a Student’s 11+ preparation progress. View detailed performance analysis […]

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Are you confident with numbers?

Mathematics is a subject that seems to split the world of learning into two: the confident and the frightened. Many teachers and tutors discover children who are afraid of maths and who are convinced that the subject is too difficult for them to even have a go. Where did things go wrong for them? Understanding numbers […]

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