Are the questions relevant to the grammar school we are looking at?
Our Online Test Centre has test papers with questions similar to those used for your school entrance exam. It is therefore vital that before you sign up for your free account or paid subscription that you locate your desired school from our list. This will then enable you to choose the correct product from our shop geared towards your school.
Why is it important to use resources that are tailored to our chosen school?
Back in 2004, we just offered generic multiple choice questions in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning (as some other 11+ resource providers still only do). Today this just won't cut it and competition for places is fierce! As schools, consortiums and local authorities have different tests, in different formats, some in different subjects, we feel passionately that your child needs practice that is as close to the real exam as possible, building familiarity, confidence and speed.
Some schools require written answers, some multiple choice, some require computer marked pages to be completed or your child could be asked to follow audio instructions. New subjects, such as, Spatial Reasoning, Figure Analysis, Figure Recognition, NVR Pictures, Continuous Writing and so on have been added to exams and we have updated with the times.
You don't want your child to practise questions that will simply never come up in their chosen school's 11+ exam, nor do you want to miss any question types that definitely will!
Do you offer a trial period?
We do! We offer a 30 day FREE trial with our FREE level. No credit card is required and there is no commitment to continue beyond that period. However, after the 30 days, the pdf downloads are yours to keep, but you will lose access to the Online Test Centre. Of course, you are able to upgrade at any point.
Do you offer a FREE membership?
Yes! We want you to be absolutely sure you have made the right decision by trusting us with your 11+ requirements. We therefore offer a FREE membership level where you can try out the sample tests, downloads and resources before you decide to upgrade to our full membership level where you can enjoy our full range of tests, downloads and resources.
What is the Test Centre?
The Test Centre is our cutting edge online testing centre where students can take their 11Plus online tests. The tests have been specifically designed to match your school in layout, style and format so you know you are focused in on exactly what the school is looking for and it makes a great practice area where you can hone your skills before the real exam. Tests can be taken multiple times and the results stored for later review and analysis.
If your child answers a question incorrectly during an online test, there is a direct link on the Test Review Page to our "How-To" videos explaining how to answer that particular type of question, so you are never far away from the solution and it's a wonderful learning aid (Premium level only).
About 100 How-To Video Tutorials are also available independently in the Online Test Centre, which offer tips, techniques and current teaching methods. These videos are a great study aid for students and for parents wanting to help their child or even home-tutor. (Premium level only).
The Test Centre also offers our Topic Genius section, which enables your child to take shorter, topic-specific tests drawing from our data bank of over 45,000 questions. For example, if your child is weak in algebra or spatial reasoning, codes or spellings, they can build their confidence and strength in these areas. (Premium level only).
How do the paid subscription levels work?
When you sign up for our paid subscription levels, you get the first month's subscription to the Online Test Centre FREE with the study pack. After 30 days you will be moved onto our paid subscription service unless you decide to cancel before that point. Standard and Premium level offer different study packs and options in the Online Test Centre.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes. You can cancel any of the subscription levels at any time as there is no tie-in. You are always in control of how long you want your membership to last. Of course, when you do cancel, you will lose access to the Online Test Centre and all the stored results and tracking.
What is Topic Genius?
Our Swot Online Test Centre offers the Topic Genius section, which enables your child to take shorter, topic-specific tests drawing from our ever growing data bank of over 45,000 questions. For example, if your child is weak in algebra or spatial reasoning, codes or spellings, they can build their confidence and strength in these areas. (Premium level only).
Does Swot help with learning as well as practice?
Yes! Practice is a wonderful thing but, if your child cannot learn from their mistakes, they won't progress very quickly.
Thanks to Swot's cutting edge Online Test Centre, if your child answers a question incorrectly during an online test, there is a direct link on the Test Review Page to our "How-To" videos explaining how to answer that particular type of question, so they are learning and improving all the time (Premium level only).
Also there are 100 How-To Video Tutorials available independently in the Online Test Centre, which offer tips, techniques and current teaching methods. These videos are a great study aid for students and for parents wanting to help their child or even home-tutor. Remember, these techniques help to promote learning, confidence and speed, which could mean the difference between a pass and a fail in the actual exam (Premium level only).
Can Swot replace the need for private tutors?
Choosing whether or not to engage a tutor is a very personal decision and depends on your child and your financial situation. We could never make this decision for you. However, it is important to note that the Swot How-To Video Tutorials (offering tips, techniques and current teaching practice by qualified teachers and tutors), which are available to watch separately or through a direct link from the Test Review Page, offer a really cost-effective alternative!
When you consider that a tutor could cost upwards of £140 a month (if you can find a good one that has vacancies at times that suit you) and the Swot Premium membership costs £19.97 a month (available from the comfort of your own home 24/7), it's food for thought!
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Maybe you are used to seeing the original 11PlusSwot website? As you can see we have been busy upgrading the site - in fact a complete rebuild.
Fear not the original website is still there - https://prev.11plusswot.co.uk all your downloads and tests are still there.
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