Entrance Exam Preparation
Our Entrance Exam Preparation Programme prepares pupils for entry into independent and grammar schools and caters for children sitting the 4+, 5+, 7+, 11+ and entrance examinations as well as non-standard entry.
By exploring past exam questions you or your child can be as prepared as possible for the style and content of test papers to come. Private tutors can provide a large array of practise papers, and mark them to an examiner’s standard. Every single slip up will be personally worked out before the big day.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one
The 11+ exam for most grammar schools consists of four different sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Maths and English. It is essential therefore that children have been thoroughly prepared for these challenging entrance exams.
We believe that the initial assessment is a crucial part of the process as it helps everyone to know where they stand. Timing is vital when considering the school of your choice and we would strongly recommend that parents and carers start thinking about this seriously many months or possibly years ahead.
The 4+ assessment is increasing in popularity as parents have become aware that getting children into a popular independent school becomes increasingly difficult if left to the 11+.
The 5+ offers children a chance to get their child into the independent school structure at an early age. With places available at 7+ decreasing, this is a sensible option if you don’t want to wait till 11+.
This exam is becoming less common as an entry point. As such places are harder to come by and pupils must achieve a very high standard to win one of the coveted places. We offer a programme of English, Maths, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning to prepare.
The 11+ examination is taken by students wishing to obtain entry into the senior school at independent schools or into a grammar school. The shift from primary to secondary education marks a significant change and is the prime time that pupils look to move schools.
Verbal reasoning varies on different exams, some will be code based questions whilst others will be in the CEM style (also known as Durham University style). We can help with both!. Non Verbal reasoning is based around shapes and puzzle like questions designed to test cognitive abilities and logical processing.
The lessons aim to eliminate possible weak areas while enhancing natural talent, creating enthusiasm for learning and building children's confidence. Each individual works to his or her schedule and is therefore not competing with others. Children can also bring along problems which they may be having with set homework from school. This provides them with immediate solutions. If required, these topics will be taught in more detail. This helps to improve their confidence in their school life.