11+ Holiday Learning Club in The Times newspaper
11-plus pupils hone skills at holiday club
Nicola Woolcock Education Correspondent
Published at 9:50PM, August 17 2012
Children quiver with excitement when asked a question at the 11+ Holiday Learning Club. Their hands shoot up as they strain to be picked to give the right answer. As class ends, the 10-year-olds cluster around their tutor, demanding to know who got the highest grade in that morning’s test. The top score was 93 per cent.
Bright, eager and well-spoken, these children are being armed for a battle for places at some of the best state schools in the country. That means spending the summer holidays back at school, taking mock tests and tackling the weaknesses these identify, with...