We want every child to reach their potential and do their very best in school. For the 11 Plus or other entrance examinations this means:
High level of maths and English skills
Speed, accuracy and exam technique
Strong understanding and application in verbal and non verbal reasoning
High level of confidence and self-belief
15 years of experience
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Open 7 days a week
Our course is open to all. We don’t pre-test; we welcome all children with the ambition and drive to go to grammar or independent school.
Students on the 11 Plus course attend twice a week; one exam preparation class using conventional paper based tools and one tailored, flexible session using predominantly digital tools that focuses on developing core maths and English skills. 11 Plus members also have access to a fantastic online resource with unlimited non-verbal and verbal reasoning exam style questions – perfect for home practise whenever you want it.
Exam Preparation Class
Experienced tutors work with a maximum of six children in all sessions. A perfect balance to ensure individual tutor attention and learning from peers.
The hour long classes happen at a fixed time each week and the centre is open only to 11 Plus members at this time ensuring that exam conditions can be created when needed. Our tutors use material that has been tailored to suit the focus of exams in the local area, it broadly covers:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non-verbal Reasoning
- Maths including arithmetic and reasoning
- Writing composition
- Reading comprehension
- Punctuation, grammar and spelling
TAilored Flexible Session
Completely unique and wonderfully effective!
For more information on the maths and English curriculum click here
Online Home Practice Resources
It also includes some great analysis tools highlighting skills that your son or daughter is excelling at and those that need further practise. You will also receive an email summary of every test completed.
When to start?
The earlier, the better! From experience we know that the best preparation for the exams cannot be achieved in a short period of time. That’s why we commence our course 12 months prior to the exam for Year 5 members. Excitingly, this year our new ‘Introduction to the 11 Plus’ course means that Year 4s can make the most of the six-week summer holidays to get a head start.
Contact us to find out which are available in your area
Beyond the exam
We do not believe in simply ‘teaching to a test’ after all, the test is the very beginning of your child’s journey into their secondary career. To support your child in the run up to, during and once they have made this transition to secondary education we can continue to support them with the new challenges they face.
Depending on your child’s individual needs we will develop the tailored sessions to revise key primary concepts or focus on new secondary maths and literacy skills during two individual learning sessions per week.
Alternatively, your child may benefit from one individual learning session alongside a class lesson each week delivered through our Succeed in secondary class – giving students in secondary school or those about to start, the skills to succeed.
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That’s why we offer our award-winning service at a price that’s accessible for everyone.
Our membership is simple and great value. Childcare vouchers and the childcare element of Working Tax Credits could enable you to save on your monthly membership*, and we also offer a limited number of scholarship places which gives a 50% discount to parents receiving Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. This means anyone can access our award-winning service, because delivering the best standard of education shouldn’t cost the earth. Our members can also take advantage of our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme, which can reduce their monthly membership to as little as £24 a month – simply by introducing other families to Explore Learning.
*excluding Cardiff, East Kilbride & Aberdeen