Kent Test Practice Material
If you've already had a look for some Kent Test practice books online or in a book shop then you will have seen that there are many, many books available. There are 10-minute tests, quick tests, practice tests, practice papers, books for GL tests, books for CEM tests and books for different age groups, and that's before we consider whether an English book or a comprehension book would be better; should we focus on maths word problems, mental arithmetic or KS2 maths revision? It's a little confusing for many parents, so I have done the research for you...
The books that I recommend have been carefully selected to offer short bursts of practice in the question-types that pupils should expect to be asked during the Kent Test. Initially, timing is less important than familiarity with the question-types but once we begin to consider pace as well, then these books also provide a good guide to our target speed for answering Kent Test questions.
At the start of my Kent Test Preparation work each year, I will provide my pupils' parents with details of the practice material that I would like my pupils to use at home, in support of the Kent Test work that we complete during our sessions. These materials have been carefully created to consolidate and develop previously learnt skills and will be provided in a bag, with a 'Sunnydene Tutoring Kent Test folder', to keep everything together and easy to find for our weekly sessions. I may occasionally use these resources during our sessions, but in general, the materials provided are for use at home. The cost of this 'pack' will be added to the invoices that I send for our first set of sessions and more details will be provided when we arrange our work together.
If your child is not one of my pupils, but you are looking for advice regarding the best practice books to use for Kent Test familiarisation, then I recommend the books shown below. For each book purchased, I will receive a very small commission from Amazon, but the main reason that I ask you to use the links below to purchase your child's home practice books is to ensure that you buy the correct version of each book. There are multiple versions of each practice book - for different exam boards, for different aged children and for different revisions of the same title - but these are the books that I believe offer the most representative practice questions in preparation for the Kent Test.
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If you find that any of the books are out of stock when you try to order then please contact me and I will update the link. Please do not buy an alternative version of any of the books without contacting me first.
Some pupils will complete their first set of home practice books and, for those pupils, I generally recommend the books that I have linked to below. However, these books may not be the best recommendation for all pupils, so I ask that you contact me before purchasing if you would like a more personalised recommendation as I'll be happy to chat with you about the most appropriate choices for your child.