The 11 Plus and entrance examinations for grammar and independent schools usually use a combination of Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English papers to test students.
There are two main types of paper which students may face. The first is 'standard' which means students work out their answers and write them directly next to the questions in each paper. The second is 'multiple choice' and as the name indicates, students work out their answers and then mark one choice - usually from 5 options - on an answer paper. It is important to find out which type of paper the school or area in which you are interested operates so your child can prepare in the best way.
The amount of time needed for preparation varies from student to students but I find that the most success comes from those who dedicate a year to tuition, one hour a week, with regular homework and practice questions set. I currently prepare students in the Greater Manchester area for the schools listed below in the left hand column. Additionally, I prepare some students each week for examinations in other areas using online tuition. These schools are listed in the column on the right. IF you click on any school a link should take you directly to that school's website so you can learn more about it.
|Greater Manchester and North West Schools||Schools Requiring Online Tuition|
|Alderley Edge Girls' School|
|Altrincham Girls' Grammar|
|Altrincham Boys' Grammar|
|Bolton Grammar Boys|
|Bolton Grammar Girls|
|Bury Grammar Boys|
|Bury Grammar Girls|
|Lancaster Royal Grammar|
|Manchester High School for Girls|
|The Manchester Grammar School|
|St. Ambrose College|
|St. Bede's College|
|Withington Girls' School|
PLEASE NOTE: All classes for students sitting entrance exams this autumn are FULL. If you require more resources to help with your preparation, check out my resource centre or my series of books - Practise and Pass
Bookings for children wishing to begin their tuition in autumn 2017 are now open but are filling up fast due to high demand. please contact me as soon as possible to secure a place for your child.
Available times for tuition beginning autumn 2017 are listed below...
|Schools||Day and Time||Starts||Availability||Ends|
|All Manchester||Monday 6.15-7.15||October 2017||Class Full||September 2018|
|All Manchester||Tuesday 3.45-4.45||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Tuesday 5-6||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Tuesday 6.15-7.15||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Wednesday 3.45-4.45||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Wednesday 5-6||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Wednesday 6.15-7.15||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Thursday 3.45-4.45||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
|All Manchester||Thursday 5-6||October 2017||Class Full||
|All Manchester||Thursday 6.15-7.15||October 2017||Class Full||September 2017|
Due to demand I have added an extra two classes for autumn 2017. All students need to take an assessment so that we may group them appropriately.