11 plus tuition near me
Eleven Plus Education for Grammar & Independent Schools
Grammar and Independent School Entrance Exams
11 plus tuition is something 123Tutors offers 11 Plus exam tuition either at dedicated centres in West London or at home in the comfortable surroundings of your children. If you prefer, we can also do online tuition.
The 11+ Exam courses that we cover prepares pupils for entrance to those selective grammar and independent schools in London and Greater London that students want to get into. All of our 11 plus tutors are very well qualified, experienced and all DBS checked. Pupils are accepted in Years 4 and 5 so that we start the process at an early stage of preparing them for 11 plus entrance exams
11+ tuition near me is crucial therefore for your child. So why not contact us today to find out more information and get your child registered?
Many people do live and are residents in one of the areas of the UK which has a grammar school system. So therefore, when collecting your child from school, they will have been talking to friends and also possibly teachers, about the wider exams which are called the Eleven Plus (11+). These exams are taken by children in Year 6 typically in September and its for those who want to be considered for a grammar school education.
- The Grammar Schools have been in existence for a long time and they are pivotal to education and strive for the highest possible standards. Their history goes back a very long time and they are very much seen as a higher tier form of education that the very best students aspire to. There is very clear evidence that these schools lead to children with better exam results in GCSEs & A Levels and education overall
- Independent Schools are those that also require entrance exam sittings. However, the core difference typically is that these schools have a fee attached on a per term basis. This fee can typically range from £4000 to £10000 per term depending on the school. There are discounts available and rebates depending on your childs non-curricular skills
The 11 plus exams can cover four main different disciplines and areas for testing. These are listed below with some brief detail on each key area:
- Maths – These questions consist of short form Maths questions and also longer format Numerical Reasoning multi-part questions;;
- English Comprehension – A passage of text and then this is followed by a series of questions on the passage with some of the questions being relatively tricky;
- Verbal Reasoning – These are tested through a series of questions on Antonyms and Synonyms and also through many other forms such as shuffled sentences and CLOZE.
- Non-Verbal Reasoning – These questions require you to differentiate between shapes and pictures and images in terms of features and either find the next pattern in the sequence, the odd one out or some variation on this theme
11 plus tuition near me gives you the best possible chance to master all of these key areas for your forthcoming 11+ exams and tests.
2 key types of format are tested through 11+ entrance exams. These 2 styles of exams are listed below and the core difference between the 2 can be found on a different link:
- GL Style Assessment – These were previously referred to as NFER. However, in 2007 NFER was acquired by Granada Learning and re-named ‘GL Assessment’. It is since this time, that GL Assessment have developed and administered 11+ exams in the majority of grammar schools in the United Kingdom.
- CEM: These were developed by the Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring at the University of Durham. The CEM 11+ exam was created in response to some fears from grammar schools that the existing 11+ exam system had become too transparent. In other words, relatively easy to spot patterns and the format of questions being asked. The exam was designed to address concerns over question spotting and ‘teaching to the test’.Therefore, once these exams were launched, the CEM exam became the preferred choice by some regions and schools as it was seen as significantly more ‘tutor-proof’. There was increased focus on the CEM not producing or publishing any practice papers; they also regularly changed the test format, and there was also therefore, a perceived increase in difficulty. CEM are quoted to have said that: “CEM aims to reduce any disadvantage created between children who are tutored for tests and those who are not. We firmly believe that children should not be tutored for our selection assessments.”
Different regions cover different styles of exams. Either GL or CEM. This does vary and we have completed many write-ups on some of the key regions. These are listed further below. Initially, see below for some of our thoughts based on the very latest information we have. Note that as always, this is subject to change but as of May 2020, this is the correct information we have:
GL Assessment: Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire & Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Medway, Northern Ireland.
GL and CEM: Devon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Trafford, Wiltshire, Wirral, Yorkshire.
Note as we say, these will change over time no doubt. However, the above gives you a good indication on the current state of events.