11 Plus Forum General

In this general section, we have tried to collect the most common general 11 Plus questions we are asked and put them all in this section for your use.

There is a lot of useful information in our 11 Plus Forum but there is more in the main site. You can use the main site to understand whether using tutors or preparing at home might be the best option for you, how to reduce 11 plus related stress or you could access our free preparation guides and see what resources we recommend.

11 Plus General Forum contents

In the Forum you’ll find answers to the following questions. We want to focus on questions which all parents will find useful, which is why we don’t include very niche questions. If you have a question that you feel lots of other parents might also have then please ask us using the form provided.

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    Which 11 Plus Exam Preparation Options Are Right For You ?

    11 Plus Private Tutors

    • Personalised Work
    • 1-1
    • High feedback levels


    • VERY Expensive
    • Lots of work at home
    • Lots of travel

    11 Plus Tuition Centres

    • Structured work
    • Third party involvement
    • Some feedback


    • Some children don't progress
    • Lots of work at home
    • Lots of travel

    11 Plus Guided Courses

    • Structured work provided
    • No wasted time
    • Help and advice on hand


    • High parental commitment
    • Cost higher than DIY

    11 Plus DIY- Books

    • Parents in full control
    • Work can be totally tailored
    • Lowest cost


    • Difficult to plan well
    • Difficult to deliver well
    • Maximum parental effort