Many grammar schools and selective independent schools require student to sit the 11+ entrance exams prior to gaining entrance into the school. A large number of parents choose to work with expert 11+ private tutors with WISE tutors to give their child the best chance possible with the 11+ exams.
Our specialist 11+ private tutors with WISE tutors understand that the 11+ examinations are extremely competitive. 11+ students need to be highly motivated and it is not uncommon for thousands of students to apply to grammar and independent schools with less than two hundred places. Most students preparing for the 11+ exams will already be highly academically able. Specialist 11+ private tutors with WISE tutors therefore aim to provide guidance to students and parents to help the student with achieving his or her best in the 11+ examinations.
Students usually sit the 11+ exams for grammar schools in the first term of Year 6 (September to October) and the 11+ exams for independent schools in the second term of Year 6 (January to February). Many parents start preparing their child at home from the start of Year 3 and start working with a specialist 11+ private tutor from the start of Year 4 or the start of Year 5 as this gives the student ample time to prepare for the examinations.
For many students, the 11+ examination will be their first critical examination. Preparing for the exams requires the students to approach study and preparation in a mature manner. Specialist 11+ private tutors with WISE tutors will often assess each child before beginning tuition to give an indication of whether he or she is likely to pass the 11+ examination and if he or she is suited to the rigorous and intensive preparation required for the 11+ examination.
Not all students will be used to this form of intensive preparation and parents may find it helpful to use long term and short term reward systems at home, parents may also try to help their child feel excited about the possibility of gaining entrance into a particular school and try to find a way to help the student enjoy the intensive preparation process.
The 11+ examinations may involve private tuition in Math, private tuition in English, as well as private tuition in verbal reasoning and private tuition in non-verbal reasoning. Our specialist 11+ private tutors will usually work collaboratively with parents and carers to ensure that the student is gaining continued progress throughout the week.
Most independent schools and grammar schools will have access to specimen exam papers and 11+ past papers that will help parents and the student gain a better understanding of what to expect from the 11+ examination. Our expert 11+ private tutors will often use these as well as a range of resources to help pupils prepare for the entrance exams. This may include popular 11+ textbooks, specialist workbooks and other resources that the specialist private tutor uses to help students prepare for the 11+ exams.
Preparing for the 11+ examination can be quite intensive for the parent, student and the private tutor and parents may be requested to assist with marking homework and sitting timed tests at home throughout the week. This will help the private tutor focus on assessing the child’s progress and decide on the areas of learning that require the most attention.
Our expert private tutors specialising in 11+ exams have helped numerous students gain entrance into independent schools and grammar schools in and around London. We have private tutors experienced with Blackheath High School, private tutors experienced with Whitgift School, private tutors experienced with Colfe’s School, private tutors experienced with Hampton School, private tutors experienced with Kingston Grammar School, private tutors experienced with Palmers Green High School, private tutors experienced with Trinity School, Shirley.
We also have private tutors experienced with Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, private tutors experienced with Henrietta Barnett School, private tutors experienced with Latymer School, private tutors experienced with Newstead Wood School, private tutors experienced with Queen Elizabeth’s School Barnet, private tutors experienced with St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, private tutors experienced with Tiffins Schools, private tutors experienced Wallington Schools and private tutors experienced Wilson’s School.
To find out more about 11+ private tuition with WISE tutors and to book an assessment session with one of our expert 11+ private tutors, contact a member of the WISE tutors team by filling the contact form.