Why Choose Our AQE and GL Papers Over Other Brands?
Have your child’s marks in the AQE and GL practice papers dipped after the summer holidays?
Maybe this is why?
Many parents are worried about what percentage their child gets in practice papers. We often found in our tuition centre that marks dipped after the summer holidays. Children had been busy all summer working on practice papers but when they returned to school parents were feeling frustration that the hard work done over the summer months had made no difference to their marks in the class tests. Sometimes children appeared to be getting worse, rather than better!
Most schools move on to the actual AQE past papers and GL Familiarisation papers instead of using commercial practice papers in September. Marks often go down as the actual papers are different from the papers they have been doing. The style of questioning is different, the content can be different and this often causes confusion and lower marks. Not what you want to see so close to the actual tests and especially when they are using the real papers!
We concluded that one of the main reasons for this dip in marks was that many of the papers available on the commercial market, online and in shops are written in the style of the old 11+ and many are written with the English 11+ market in mind. They do not cater for the unique style of the Northern Irish Transfer Test.
This is why On Target Tuition have written their own papers. After years of frustration in our tuition centre trying to pick and choose questions from practice papers that would reflect the real tests we gave up and wrote our own.
Our papers and revision books were written after a detailed analysis of the AQE Past Papers and GL Familiarisation Papers. We have worded the questions in the style used on the real papers, only included the curriculum used in the real papers and have worked hard to make our papers a realistic replica of what children will experience in the real tests in look and feel. This allows parents to prepare their children properly and avoid the stress that moving from practice papers to the actual past papers causes in the run up to the test.