Overall, we will be working mainly at level 2 level, but we will work at level 3 for children who are going for the higher schools.
ISEB Paper 1 – We will work through prose comprehension and how to answer prose style questions, looking at how to point, evidence and analysis appropriately, a lot of children struggle with the analysis of quotes and imagery.
ISEB Paper 2 – We will have a look at poetry and the types of questions which come up, for example explanation of rhythm and rhyme is something which most children struggle with, the mark schemes often ask for the same answers here.
We will spend time going over descriptive writing and discursive writing and go over which paper each comes up in.
Predominantly level 2 paper practice with level 3 practice where appropriate, both calculator and non-calculator. We will work on timing as this is something which catches a lot of kids out. Any areas of weakness will be identified and worked on. More often than not what children struggle with is the style of question, in which their knowledge is being tested by making them think outside the box.