Are your children feeling confident and prepared for their 11+ CEM exam? Or are they feeling a little anxious and unsure of how they will perform on the big day? It may be they are over-confident which can equally lead to disaster! The answer? Mock 11+ CEM exams.
Mock 11+ CEM Exams:
Better to Have the Shock in the Mock!
We don’t need to tell you that doing well in this exam can open up prospects for that sought-after grammar school which creates better options for your children later on in life.
Parents, it’s true, we want the best for our children. We love our children! What better way to secure their future than to prepare them with mock 11+ CEM exams.
“Students who did a practice test after a period of revision did better on the final exam than those students who didn’t do the mock exam and had just spent the whole time revising.”Cognition & Learning Lab – Test Enhanced Learning by Henry L. Roediger, III, and Jeffrey D. Karpicke
Practice Makes Perfect!
Mock exams are designed to give you and your child insight into their progress and performance allowing good time to address the following;
- Help target areas that require improvement
- Create earlier revision schedules
- Help make effective revision strategies
- Update knowledge & understanding
- Instil greater confidence resulting in better performance under pressure
When discussing ‘learning techniques,’ Prof Stafford made the following statement based on a study he conducted which highlighted an insightful way we learn and progress;
“Make sure you fail occasionally!”
“A new result from our analysis shows that people who are most inconsistent when they first start have better scores later on.”
“The moral is clear: invest some time in trying things out, which may mean failing occasionally, if you want to maximise learning in the long run.”The Guardian – Prof Stafford, a psychologist from the University of Sheffield
In summary, mock exams are a fabulous way to get your children really focused giving them plenty of time to refine and hone any weaknesses previously unknown to them or yourself. Yes, we’re sure you agree, that it’s ‘better to have the shock in the mock!’
Tempted to Procrastinate?
Procrastination! Yes, a word that’s often synonymous with students. However, succumbing to it can be the difference between gaining entrance to that prized grammar school or not! So parents, help your children to refrain from procrastinating in their preparations required for the big exam day. Encourage them to start early on with a revision strategy that works for them. Incorporate Mock Exam papers as part of their preparations, so when that vital 11+ Exam day arrives they are fully armed with the knowledge of their subject, techniques and confidence. They are ready to take on the world!
Research suggests that 75% of students consider themselves to be procrastinators with 50% doing so regularly and to a level that is considered a problem.
The author of one of the biggest studies on procrastination, researcher Piers Steel, states that “the further away an event is, the less impact it has on people’s decisions.”The Guardian – Procrastination A Student’s Worst Enemy
So why not empower your children for their 11+ CEM exams by taking a mock 11+ CEM Exam this summer!
Wirral 11+ Academy is holding five different mock 11+ CEM exams. Each date is for a different exam giving your child the widest range of practise to help develop confidence with exam techniques and overcome exam nerves. Please see details below;
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