Harnessing the power of peer-to-peer learning, our targeted school entrance exam courses are the perfect complement to one-to-one tuition. Each course is designed and tailored in house by our specialist consultants to reflect up-to-the-minute changes in curricula and school expectations. The result is a dynamic, effective – but most of all, great fun – learning experience that will inspire confidence and ignite the imagination.
Entry to the country’s top schools is becoming more competitive every year, and in the face of growing over-subscription, students will need to go far beyond their existing syllabus in order to succeed. Our 11+ group course is led by our Academic Director, Rishi Sankar, who has helped students prepare successfully for entry to some of the country’s most discerning schools. The course offers an essential booster to sharpen students’ minds after a long summer, as well as providing an effective platform to launch into the new academic year and the start of the 11+ testing season. What’s more, we’ve found this collaborative setting is a great way to build confidence across the core stages, from computerised tests to written papers.
Running over three days, with participants capped at 12 students, we aim to create a supportive, open environment – where children can learn from us, and each other. Expect lots of interaction, creative group work and independent learning, tailored to meet the needs of each student.
When, where and who?
Our next group course is scheduled for the October 25th – 27th, and will take place at Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3AP, London. Each day runs from 10am to 3pm, with plenty of breaks in between. The course is open to all students entering year 6 in September 2023 who will be sitting the exam in the coming academic year, and is priced at £625 (exc. VAT) per student.
The morning session is dedicated to maths, covering everything from fractions, decimals and percentages, to ratios, probability, shapes and measurement. Students will learn to apply their skills to exam style questions to secure the highest possible marks. After lunch, we use our bank of Figtree resources to help candidates get to grips with the verbal and non-verbal reasoning parts of the exam, including nets, vocabulary, codes and rotations.
In the morning, we focus on written and multiple-choice comprehension, moving onto more reasoning-specific questions, where we look to expand vocabulary. In the afternoon we will guide children through reasoning question sets, offering problem-solving guidance and practicing pattern recognition.
Our morning session is all about creative writing – supporting students to structure their ideas effectively, write accurately under timed conditions, as well as teaching the key features examiners will be looking for. The afternoon sees students practice maths word problems and the specific challenges these questions present.
25th – 27th October. Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AP.