7+ tutor

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sl280 Mon 06-Aug-18 19:01:39

My DD will take her 7+ exam next yesr, where is a good place to find a tutor to help her prepare. We live in North East London. TIA

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chocaholic73 Mon 06-Aug-18 19:48:24

Surely at that age, it'll be more observation and assessment. It seems awful to tutor her at such an early age.

laptopdisaster Mon 06-Aug-18 20:48:38

Don't know one in your area but you are right to look. @chocaholic73 the 7+ is a competitive maths/story writing/comprehension/verbal reasoning/non-verbal reasoning exam and most children are tutored.

thayanirmi Mon 06-Aug-18 23:34:48

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chocaholic73 Tue 07-Aug-18 13:54:27

I'm actually shocked by this description of the 7+. There is no way I could have put my DD through that at that age. She did an assessment day for a prep school at that age. She spent the day in the Year 2 class (where she was being observed although she wouldn't have realised that). During that time a couple of informal tests took place which the whole class did. That description sounds only slightly less formal than the 11+ which my DD did take. Putting her in for that was not a decision that my DH and I took lightly as they are still very young even then and we definitely felt it put her under pressure, although she did well.

laptopdisaster Tue 07-Aug-18 14:40:55

@chocaholic73 Prep schools are usually everyone's backup at 7 (as those who have properly prepared at 7 don't want to do it again a few years later) so they don't have to assess as fully as they know most will turn them down so they can make lots of offers.

chocaholic73 Tue 07-Aug-18 16:52:15

I just think it's morally wrong to put a 6 or 7 year old through such a process. Obviously, as a parent, you want the best for your child and are going to go through the process to get your child into a particular school. I think the schools are the ones at fault in making such in depth judgements on such young children.


laptopdisaster Tue 07-Aug-18 19:49:51

Many kids do it and are fine though and it saves doing the 11+ which is much tougher.

CruCru Wed 08-Aug-18 10:43:10


I've sent you a PM with the details of a tutor.

mumteacher Wed 15-Aug-18 01:32:52

Happy to answer any questions you may have re 7+
There are a number of threads which you may find useful.

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