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The entrance exams for the Grammar Schools vary from school to school.  Each exam consists of a combination of papers.  For more details of the individual schools, please click here.

It cannot be denied that the selective education process can be a very stressful process.  In order to minimise the stress levels, focus on the Cub Scout motto – BE PREPARED!!

Whether you decide to prepare your child for the entrance exams yourself or decide to get a tutor, make sure that you start early enough. One year should be enough time to take your child through all the necessary work, but any Maths work that you do with your child before Year 5 will be beneficial.
Maths is the discipline that many children find comes as a shock to them. As they have been doing Maths since they began school, they think this will be the easiest work for them to understand. However, much of the Maths required for the entrance exams touches on Year 6 and, at times, Year 7 work. If in doubt, consult a tutor who may be able to give you some guidance.
Make sure your child is familiar with the style of papers used by the individual schools for which he or she is sitting the exams.
Keep your options open as to which exams you want your child to take. Remember, you don't have to make a final decision until the actual exam day.
Keep informed about the entrance exam format and admissions procedure for the schools where you want your child to sit the exams. Some schools are better than others at giving out information. Visit the schools' websites and, if you can't find the information there that you require, don't be frightened to ring up the schools direct.
Try to deflect pressure from your child - encourage them to face the workload with a positive mental attitude. As a parent you are more aware of the long-term implications of passing the entrance exams, but try to maintain a calm and pragmatic outlook for your child's benefit. Grammar school is not for everyone, but it is important that your child realises their potential within a happy, stress-free and loving environment.
Encourage your child to do at least one mock exam. The experience is beneficial for both your child's familiarisation with exam situations and for your planning of your child's work schedule.
Although the subject of entrance exams may be almost taboo amongst those around you, with no-one admitting to preparing for the exams, share your fears and uncertainties with a friend or relative who is sympathetic to your cause.