“My dear, the answer lies in cybernetics.”
When a ship drifts off course the helmsman has to move the rudder to the port or the starboard to compensate for deviation. The word cybernetics is derived from the Greek word for a `steersman’.
When the eleven plus child drifts off course then gentle chat is sometimes needed to guide the candidate back onto the preferred route.
Suppose your child starts reaching failing marks on eleven plus exercises. You hope that your words will help to bring his or her grades up `Controlled guidance’ could be an invaluable asset.