Despite the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in, we are aware that many of you and your children will still be thinking/worrying about the Medway test (11+) that is usually taken in September of Year 6 by those children hoping to go to one of the Grammar Schools when they leave Thames View.
Arrangements for the 2020 Medway test (11+) for entry to a grammar school in September 2021 are still currently being finalised but all year 5 parents/carers at Thames View will receive a letter via Parent Mail to inform them of the proposed dates of the test and any appeals that might be needed. Please remember that you will need to register for the Medway Test between 1st and 29th June 2020. You can also visit the Medway website for any news where there will be guidance that you can access.
We are unable to make specific recommendations about taking the test and it is entirely your / your child’s choice but, for guidance, practice materials or publication you could buy, you might like to try Googling 11+ support for parents or 11+ practice questions. There are many helpful websites but be sure to select the correct area and to select the CEM materials if you are given a choice as those are most relevant for Medway. The test currently involves extended writing, maths and verbal reasoning papers but NOT non-verbal reasoning. Be aware that some content will not have been covered yet in school (especially with the lockdown) or is of Year 6 standard.
Although we cannot recommend specific websites/resources as there is no guarantee of their reliability or how up to date they are, you might like to look at CGP / Bond materials or some of these websites :
You will see what works best for your child. We would also suggest they continue to read challenging/ a variety of texts to develop a wider vocabulary, keep up with the home learning online, make sure they have a thorough knowledge of their multiplication/division facts and do lots of different puzzles such as crosswords, anagrams, codes or sudoku for further vocabulary and logical thinking. Keep asking them 'Why?' to get them explaining and reasoning.