AQE Transfer Test revision – resources we love
Doing some AQE Test revision? Want to know how to get your child ready for the Transfer Test at home? How to revise work covered in school, and make sure your child is ready to answer English and Maths topics in the test?
Transfer Test Tips membership site helps parents and students with AQE Test revision – you can find out more by clicking here.
Our site is full of information about helping your child achieve their potential in the AQE Transfer Test. Lots of our tips are free. We also offer Premium membership, which gives you access to all our revision tips on maths and english topics, quizzes and checklists.
We also recommend other resources that can help with your transfer test preparation. Read on to find out how just 10 minutes a day can boost your child’s test score and knowledge.
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Maths tips for AQE Test revision
Who doesn’t love Carol Vorderman? She is such a great role model for kids, as a best-selling author, pilot, Cambridge-graduate, maths genius and mum. She’s also currently chairing a task force on the way forward for Maths education. An all-round Renaissance woman!
That’s why we were excited to discover Carol’s maths projects for children.
The 10 minutes a day Maths books are a pretty useful starter. Whatever your child’s age and progress, you’ll find a suitable workbook. Let’s face it, persuading your child to do just 10 minutes a day is no great challenge! Take a look at the workbooks here – for Transfer Test we recommend this one aimed at 9-11 year olds.
For explanations on maths for AQE Test revision that are a bit more in-depth, also have a look at Maths Made Easy.
Online maths tutor
Did you know Carol Vorderman can also help your child through AQE Test revision in Maths, step-by-step, through her website, The Maths Factor.
Essentially, the Maths Factor is a online maths tutor. You might think that’s no substitute for a human tutor. But hold on, because which human tutor has access to such a wide selection of maths games and revision topics? Rather than relying on feedback from one person from a weekly tutoring session, you can work on The Maths Factor when it suits you, and get progress reports which enable you to focus on weaker areas for the Transfer Test.
We’re seriously impressed with the feedback on this website – you can check it out here by clicking on the banner below.
If you choose to sign up, there’s a video lesson from Carol, plus warm-up and practice exercises for each maths topic. There are 30-day challenges, printables and revision sections. You can chart your child’s progress. Crucially, it all looks like fun screen-time rather than work!
By signing up to the programme, you get access to all the Maths games and topics. You can pay monthly (£9.99/month), quarterly or annually. And if you’re not happy, you can cancel for up to 30 days and get your money back. You can also take a break with your subscription and pick it up again within 12 months, if you have another child getting ready to use it.
Find out more about The Maths Factor here –
English grammar and punctuation workbooks
Educational publisher Scholastic also has a huge range of resources for learning at home, for whatever stage of school your child is at. Of course, we’re focused on Transfer Test here, so what is useful right now for AQE English?
Maybe your child is getting tripped up on grammar and punctuation? If so, check these two books out.
Scholastic’s English Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook (Year 5) is a useful starting point.
Scholastic English Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook (Year 6) is the next level and covers more than you need to know for AQE English.
Spelling and vocabulary revision
This is a really important area for AQE English. While it’s helpful to encourage your child to read plenty, you can work on general vocabulary and accurate spelling in short sessions.
We love these tricky spelling flashcards from Usborne. They’re wipe-clean, so you can use them over and over again. With 300 words to learn, they’ll expand your child’s vocabulary too.
English and Maths topic dictionaries
Looking for a book that covers all the main themes in Maths and English? One that will keep you right a parent, and maybe provide a little refresher (cough!) on some topics you may have forgotten yourself?
The Usborne Junior Maths Dictionary is a perfect reference for you and your child. Keep it by your side for Maths homework and get your child in the habit of looking it up with any maths queries.
Easy Peasy English also provides a good summary of the rules of English your child needs to know, in a bright appealing format.
By the way, did you know we offer a Basic Skills Bootcamp 5-day online course? All Premium members have unlimited access to the Bootcamp, where you’ll learn everything you need to get 5 points every time in the proofreading passage. You can also sign up for the course on its own for £15.
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