Every good Eleven Plus child needs make two little prayers to Thomas Edison.
The first prayer could be about his light bulb – as he was the first recorded inventor of light bulb. The light bulb allows Eleven Plus children to work into the night.
The second prayer could be about Edison’s invention of the phonograph. Surely this was the forerunner of the MP3 player, the Ipod and all music on mobile phones.
Serious Eleven Plus children could possibly try to remember one of his most famous statements.
“I never allow myself to be discouraged under any circumstances. The three great essentials to achieve anything while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
1. Your child can be helped to understand the need to study and `see the light’.
2. The importance of being able to study without the TV on – and with the aid of music.
3. The need for hard work.
4. The importance of being able to stick to a task.
5. The application of common sense to work and play.
6. Understanding why questions have to be read at least twice.
7. The reason why work should be set out neatly.
8. Why even a tired child should work against a time limit.
9. Being prepared to admit that a mistake has been made.
10. The total comprehension of the statement that he or she is not expected to get every thing right.