Explore Learning tuition is the best possible support for your child’s journey into grammar school.

Our expert 11 Plus tutors can support your child online in the lead up to and beyond the exam. 


11 Plus tuition

Experienced tutors for exam success

We’ve got 12 years of experience under our belt!

There are a few important things, which are key to succeeding in the 11+ exam (or any other entry exam).

A multitude of
self-belief, confidence
and a fearless approach
to learning.

Regular structured
time to practise, revise
and recap.

Being equipped with the
right exam techniques
and ability in core maths
and English skills.

We know this through our experience of coaching over 50,000 children in our centres and online, helping them to practice their speed, hone their accuracy and master exam techniques to ace it on the day. 

The entrance exam that your child takes may differ depending on the area you live in and the school your child is looking to join. Two of the main exam boards are the CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) and the GL Assessment.

Find our more about the differences between CEM and GL exams with example questions in our guides here.

Professional 11 Plus and Entrance Exam
tuition memberships

At Explore Learning, we understand that your child will work best in the environment that suits them best.  That’s why we have flexible memberships to suit you.  Regardless of what membership you choose, rest assured that our priority is getting your child confident and exam ready. 

Our 11 Plus and Entrance Exam courses run from September – August each year. 

See if for yourself and meet our team before you decide in our free trial.

11 Plus and Entrance Exam Tuition

From £150 per month

Available in learning centres and online

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11 Plus and Entrance Exam Tuition

From £149 per month

Available online

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From £149 per month


One-to-One 11 Plus & Entrance Exam Tuition

Online tuition only

1 x one-to-one online session

  • 1 x scheduled online one-to-one 11 Plus session per week.
    11 Plus sessions will develop exam technique, speed and accuracy and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Recommended 11 Plus home practice.
  • Access to unlimited online verbal and non-verbal reasoning practice.
  • Access to your child’s tailored learning programme.  This means they can log on and work on their maths and English skills as much as they like from home.

We will tailor your package to suit you.  So if you would like to add on more sessions, whether online or in centre, please let a member of the team know when you enquire and we will calculate this for you. 

What is the 11 Plus?

What exactly are the 11 Plus and entrance exams, and what sort of questions are in the test? 

Watch our handy video guide to get the lowdown.


What do our 11 Plus and Entrance Exam Courses cover? 

At Explore Learning, our courses are designed to support children not only with their exam technique but to build the correct foundations and keep confidence high beyond the exam too.

Whilst children are able to join our courses at any point, we thoroughly recommend attending from the start; this way your child will get the knowledge they need at the right pace.

Our 11+ and Entrance Exam courses run from September – August each year.

Pre-Year 4

Our pre-year 4 course builds a strong
foundation of skills, which is the key to
succeeding in the exams.

  • Individualised tuition from experienced tutors
  • Stretch and challenge
  • Core maths and English ability
  • Encouraging fearless learning

Year 4

Our Year 4 course introduces and
practices the content your child will face
in the exams.

  • Introduction to exam content
  • Enhancing problem solving skills
  • Awareness of exam etiquette
  • Tackling new concepts
  • Building confidence

Year 5

Our Year 5 course develops advanced
knowledge, covering all question types
covered in the exams.


  • Exam technique
  • Speed and accuracy
  • Advanced maths and English
  • Working under pressure

Year 6 and beyond

Continue to excel in the next chapter,
where we continue to teach skills and
knowledge for success.


  • Positive learning attitude
  • Hone skills in KS2 curriculum
  • Preparation for SATs exams
  • Not afraid to make mistakes
  • Strive to discover more

Proven results with 11 Plus tutors

The University of Reading carried out an independent efficacy study to assess the impact Explore Learning has on children’s academic and personal progress.
Download the report to read the findings.


      Regular, honest feedback

  Online practice at home

  Support for the whole family

How does 11 Plus online tuition with Explore Learning work?

Book your free trial session

This is a great opportunity for you to meet our team and see our tuition in action, with no commitment.

Join the Explore Learning family

As a member, you’ll pay a monthly fee for weekly tutored sessions, unlimited access to your learning programmes and so much more.

Log on, discover and practise

Your child will work with the same tutor every week, building a strong relationship but they can also log in anytime and practise on their own.

Review and make progress

We’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way. You’ll get tailored feedback plus regular parent’s meetings to discuss their progress and plan ahead.

11 Plus and Entrance Exam course content

We tailor our 11 Plus and Entrance Exam offering to suit the schools in your area, including local and independent schools, so you know your child is getting the right personalised preparation they need.


Our courses cover the following areas:

Verbal reasoning

Our verbal reasoning exam preparation increases your child’s vocabulary and reasoning skills using our challenging paper-based and online resources. Read more…

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Non-verbal reasoning

Seen as a ‘pure intelligence measure’ by examiners our non-verbal reasoning exam preparation utilises a sophisticated online learning tool. Find out more...

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11 Plus maths

Our maths exam preparation will encourage your child to be confident in their arithmetic, speed, reasoning and problem solving skills. All essential for the exam and beyond. Read more…

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11 Plus English

Developing comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and writing skills are the focus of our exam preparation English course. Find out more…

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Try out some 11 Plus questions

If you’re not sure what verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning is all about, or if you want to get a better understanding of the kind of knowledge children need for the 11 Plus exams, then try out some practice questions below.


Premium 11 Plus tutors near you

When we ask our family of staff, ‘Why do you love what you do?’, they all say the same thing – because I believe in what I do.  Explore Learning believes in our people, they’re at the heart of everything we do!

Trust in our very own expert tutors to help you to achieve your goals.  We’re recommended by teachers and trusted by parents for a reason:

Proven results

Experts in
building bonds

DBS checked

Skilled in
different learning

Vibrant tuition

Experienced in
knowing what’s
best for your

We hand pick our elite tutors based on their passionate experience and teaching styles. 

For us, tutoring is more than just showing a child how to do maths and English.  Our tutors instil an everlasting confidence and fearless learning approach in every child they support.  Trained to the highest standards of delivering the school curriculum and beyond, our team are here waiting to deliver vibrant and unforgettable tuition for you!