Keystone Advice

7+ & 8+

20 March, 2020

In light of the Covid-19 school closures we thought it would be helpful to list some of our key recommendations when it comes to making home-schooling a success. Learning Environment We recommend that you create a dedicated learning space that is solely used for home-schooling. Some key points to consider: Location: If possible, a room that is quiet, receives plenty of natural light and has a good amount of space.

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27 September, 2019

Overview Originally, the 7+ was designed for girls who traditionally mature quicker than boys, for whom the 8+ was designed. However, some boys’ schools now use both examinations. We would recommend opting for the 8+ if your child is a relatively slower developer, giving another year to grow in confidence and prepare for assessment. Remember that failure at this age can be damaging to confidence so, unless your child is a robust character, trying the 7+ first may not be wise.

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23 August, 2019

Unsure about how to monitor your child’s education, or keen to have an unbiased opinion regarding progress and future goals?   Keystone’s newly adapted ‘Education Health Check’ offers an annual ‘MOT’ to ensure that families are getting the best possible educational experience.

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30 December, 2015

In the primary phase of education, it is important that children secure the fundamentals. This truth especially holds for the fundamental topics in English and Maths, without which future academic progress is made significantly more difficult. Experienced primary tutors tell us that they are able to make the most progress when their pupils are expected to work on these fundamentals independently between tutorials.

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