Should ‘fidget spinners’ be allowed in the 11 plus exam?

Parents will surely be aware of the newest craze amongst children… ‘fidget spinners.’ These gadgets were originally designed to help children with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs, however now that these toys have become a global frenzy, parents and teachers are beginning to question their place within educational environments. With exams placing children in a Read More …

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4 Steps to 11 plus Success

The build up to National School Offers day in March can be one of the most stressful experiences as a parent. It may also be the last big decision you make about your child’s school career. With just 4 months until the entrance exams take place for grammar and independent schools, you may be worried about Read More …

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Big changes to Buckinghamshire 11 plus exam

  It has been announced that from September 2018, Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools will be changing 11 plus exam provider. This change, starting with children currently in Year 4, will affect 11 plus entrance exams from September 2018 and beyond. After moving to the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM at the University of Durham) in Read More …

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It’s National School Offers Week!

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! It has been a tremendous journey for all of you embarking upon the 11 plus and I would personally like to say a huge congratulations to everyone on behalf of KSOL, for putting so much time and hard work into the whole process. Below, I have supplied Read More …

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Love Education – Love KSOL

Today, people all over the world are celebrating Valentines Day! Hundreds of thousands of people will be giving and receiving gifts of chocolate, flowers, jewellery and cards. But did you know that in America alone, people spend around $18 billion on valentines treats each year?! Different countries all have different traditions – for example, if you Read More …

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