Underlying Thinking Processes
Drawing on years of experience in preparing children for the Year 6 selective school entrance exams we understand that whichever exam you sit, all have one thing in common – they are testing a candidate’s underlying core thought processes. Does the candidate have the cognitive skills to compare and contrast, identify patterns as well as cause and effect, to classify, sequence and make analogies?
Our thousands of practice questions have been designed so whether you are sitting for the CAT4, ISEB, London Consortium, CEM or grammar school exams you will be developing the underlying thinking skills needed to better answer whichever questions are asked.
Every year students waste countless hours doing ‘worthless’ practice where the questions are too easy. The result? Boredom and valuable revision time thrown away in the comfort zone, not improving.
Perhaps worse is time spent on questions that are way too hard. The result? Panic and shattered confidence.
We have developed “Goldilocks” an algorithm that optimises practice. Goldilocks keeps you in the learning zone, constantly adapting to your answers and adjusting to offer questions that are neither too hot nor too cold but perfect for each user’s individual learning.
How it works
Sign up and one of our teachers, all former department or Deputy Heads at well known preparatory schools, will set you an online practice ‘paper’ that’s appropriate to your age and the reasoning area you want to target.
Once you’ve completed the paper you’ll instantly see how you’ve done and be able to review the questions you didn’t answer correctly. Your teacher will then send you some suggestions on where and how you can make improvements.
You can then put that learning to work. We’ll send you another practice paper whose questions will have been selected by Goldilocks to ensure you are operating in your learning zone, constantly improving. Your teacher will keep reviewing your practice papers and provide suggestions as to how to progress each time you take a new test.
Charlotte was recently both Deputy Head, Academic and Pastoral at Sinclair House, Fulham. She is an expert in encouraging children to communicate their thinking and in preparing children for 11+ & 13+ entrance assessments.
Julia has recently retired as Deputy Head, Academic of Old Buckenham Hall, Suffolk (Tatler's 2018 Prep School of the Year runner up) where she specialised in preparing children for the top senior schools. She continues to be the SENDco at OBH having held roles as Head of Saint Felix Prep, Southwold and Head of Pre-Prep at Belmont School, Surrey.