1) Are you keen for your child getting into The Latymer School?
Latymer School, 11+ entrance test, consists of papers in English and mathematics, which are set by the school. Successful applicants have been invited back for an interview on a Saturday in late January or early February. School references can also be considered as part of this selection process.
The Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning test is going to be one combined test paper of multiple choice format set by GL Assessment. It'll be 60 minutes in duration, and also the School will have no advanced knowledge of the content of this paper. The English paper is going to be set by the school and will contain both reading (30 minutes) and writing (30 minutes) sections.
Currently, The Latymer School sample papers are not available on the school website but here are a few free 11 plus past papers with solutions will help your child to get ready for The Latymer School.
Read more about school information: The Latymer School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Complete Guide 2019.
Exam Dates: Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September 2020.
Note: In the event of the school not having the capacity to test all candidates on Saturday 5th September 2020, the school will use Sunday 6th September 2020 to fulfil capacity.
2) How much competition is there for Latymer School Entrance Exam?
The School receives roughly 1200 applicants for 170 places for year 7. The Latymer School shows that the tentative ratio of 7 applicants applies for single position giving a ratio of 7:1.
After having a look at all statistical information, Latymer School is taking only top 14 to 15% of students who've applied for 11 plus entrance test.
Additional information regarding the Entrance test / Latymer School 11 plus entrance test format is mentioned in a previous part of this article.
For all updated information about 11 plus exam dates and exam format, we recommend parents to visit the school website: The Latymer School Admission Section on the school website.
We advise parents, a strict preparation on many different maths questions, comprehension and creative writing is utmost essential.
The following section is on 'how to prepare your child for Latymer School 11 Plus entrance exam' and it will provide you with more insights about preparation.
You will find 3500+ questions in our 11 plus past paper section which includes detail stepwise answers and every question is segregated as per the topic. The link to access these papers is given here: 11 plus past papers with solutions.
3) How to prepare for 11 Plus entrance exam for Latymer School?
As discussed in the earlier section about the competition for getting a place in Latymer School, this section will now give more insights about the preparation for Latymer School.
Every parent in Enfield and outside Enfield make sure that their child is practicing many resources and various practice books available in the market. These resources are very good for practice. But, these are not enough and do not reflect the difficulty level of what Latymer School entrance exam is expecting.
Most of the students in Enfield has practiced many resources available in the market. But Latymer School is looking at an exceptional child, as said before only top 14 to 15 % of the top students. Therefore the school while designing the papers more likely to avoid the similar language of questions or style of questions appearing in various 11 plus resources available in the market.
Furthermore, these resources do not reflect the complexity of the Latymer School exam paper.
We strongly recommend parents that the children who are appearing for Latymer School 11 Plus exam must be exposed to different 11 Plus Past Papers, which contains more logical, problem-solving type of questions and the language of the mathematical problems must be unique.
This year our students secured 140/140 in QE boys exam and Band A in HBS. Our tutors worked hard. We never practiced the resources which are commonly present in the market in our tutoring classes. Our Tutors always challenged our students on more on logical problem-solving questions, lots of word problems and every question in our tutoring session was different.
Our tutors used to set up a structured homework on the 11 plus practice books and 11 plus past papers as homework for the student.
Every question the student needs to solve in less than 40 sec and the time management was on the priority.
Our success formula shows that students who practiced a variety of Mathematical questions not just from typical 11 plus resource provider but from other independent school’s past papers succeed to get an entry into the Latymer School.
To give an example, if you look at City of London School Papers, the questions are tough. Also, the language of the problems is very tricky to understand even for an adult. Our students when they appeared for Latymer School 11 plus exam last year told us that practicing past paper questions helped them to crack the entrance test for Latymer School and managed the time accurately to complete the paper in given time.
The question above is from City of London School paper. The problem clearly shows a difficult language where many children struggle. Our stepwise solution will be helpful and develop the confidence of a child. There is time guidance so the parent can monitor the child is solving question under time pressure.
For the Latymer School entrance exam, they look at the approach of a student to solve the question. Hence writing steps are extremely important. That shows examiner the thought process of child and method to answer the questions.
We strongly recommend the parents must practice scholarship questions. The parents can find the scholarship type of questions in 11 Plus Independent school Past papers. The parents can browse at the end of each 11 plus exam paper, the difficulty level of scholarship problems is very high. Practicing these scholarship questions we have noticed that it gives a boost to a child’s independent thinking and logical approach to tackle any question. The students are not scared to see the language of the exam question when it appears in the actual 11 plus entrance exam in Latymer School.
Also, there are many past papers along with solutions on our website. Top mathematicians write these solutions. We recommend that students use 11 Plus Past Papers with solutions to have more practice for a variety of questions which may come in their examination.
Parents are advised to print the papers from our recommended practice paper links and can give it to the student ensuring the student complete the paper under timed and exam conditions.
The parents can come back to the website to mark the answers.
Solving a variety of papers helps students to learn time management.
Please see below links for our highly recommended resources.
Our top mathematician tutor team has put enormous efforts to write detail solutions to each question.
If you as a parent know what your child’s weak area is our system will show you all question segregated by topic, and you can practice them.
- 11 Plus Past Papers with Detailed Answers
- 11 Plus Maths Practice Papers
- 11 Plus English Practice Papers
- 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers
- 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers
- 11 Plus GL Assessment style practice Papers
- 11 Plus online Mock Exams
4) How to revise for Latymer School?
Here we would like to give some expert tips:
Students who are preparing for multiple schools including Latymer School, the core subjects for 11 plus entrance test are Maths and English.
For Latymer School 11 plus entrance exam, the below revision schedule of 11 plus past papers is very helpful to clear the Latymer School entrance exam.
All students in PiAcademy used this schedule and secured a place in Latymer School.
Below is a schedule we usually follow in our mathematics tutoring sessions to practise and revise the 11 plus past papers:
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You can now access our subscription of 11 Plus Past Papers with Detailed Answers.
Parents can go through the wrong questions with their child. As our system also shows topic wise segregated questions, it is beneficial for parents to practice more questions on the same topic and revise them frequently. In our 11 plus past paper subscription, the time guidance is given for each problem which helps parents to revise the topic questions with their children under time pressure.