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 several types of paper a student may face. Most state grammar schools will test students using multiple choice papers. Students are required to work out their answers and then mark them on a special multiple choice answer grid. The grid is then scanned by a computer and marked. It is really important to practise getting answers correctly onto the grid. There are two main providers of multiple choice style questions:

GL Assessment

 

Gl Assessment tend to write papers which are longer and focus upon one specific subject. Typical lengths and timings are listed below (although these can vary too so always check before you begin preparation)

 

Maths - 50 questions - 50 minutes

English - 50 questions - 35-50 minutes

Verbal Reasoning - 80/85 questions - 50 minutes

Non-Verbal Reasoning 2 x 20 questions - 2 x 10 minutes

 

Durham CEM

 

Durham CEM tends to set 2 papers. Within each paper there may well be sections on maths, various English/Verbal Reasoning exercises and non-verbal reasoning. Students are usually required to stop at the end of each section and often the sections require students to complete a good number of questions in a short time period. Each section is timed differently but usually one paper will take between 45-60 minutes and contain about 100 questions.

 

Many independent schools may also use some aspects of multiple choice papers such as non-verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning but they will often have mathematics and English papers written in standard form. This requires students to work out answers and write them on the papers which are then marked by the school. There are no typical timings here and it is always best to ask each school for copies of past papers or confirmation of which papers students will be required to sit, and how long each will last.

 

Currently we prepare students in the Greater Manchester area for the schools listed below for face to face tuition but we can help students prepare for examinations in other areas using online tuition. 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
 
Alderley Edge Girls' School
Altrincham Girls' Grammar
Altrincham Boys' Grammar
Bolton Grammar Boys
Bolton Grammar Girls
Bridgewater
Bury Grammar Boys
Bury Grammar Girls
Cheadle Hulme
Grange School
Lancaster Royal Grammar
Loreto Grammar
Manchester High School for Girls
The Manchester Grammar School
St. Ambrose College
St. Bede's College
Sale Grammar 
Stockport Grammar 
Stretford Grammar 
Urmston Grammar 
Withington Girls' School 
 

 

PLEASE NOTE: All classes for students sitting entrance exams in the autumn of 2021 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 2021 and autumn 2022 are now open but are filling up fast due to high demand. please contact us as soon as possible to secure a place for your child.

 

We now have four dedicated tutors to help students prepare for the 11 plus/entrance exams. We are ALL qualified primary school teachers with current DBS (we've had background checks). Timetables and availability for each tutor are listed below. We are all based in Urmston.

 

Peter's Groups

 

 

Schools

Day/time

Starts

Availability

Ends

All Trafford

Monday 3.45 - 4.45pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Monday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Monday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 3.45-4.45pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 3.45-4.45pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Thursday 3.45-4.45pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Thursday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford - ONLINE ONLY

Thursday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

 

 

Clare's Groups

 

Schools

Day/time

Starts

Availability

Ends

All Trafford

Monday 4.30 - 5.30pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 6-7pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

 

 

Chris's Groups

 

Schools

Day/time

Starts

Availability

Ends

All Trafford

Monday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Monday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 5-6pm

October 2021

Class Full

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

         Some     

    availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 5-6pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

 

Amy's Groups

 

 

Schools

Day/time

Starts

Availability

Ends

All Trafford

Tuesday 4-5pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Tuesday 5.15-6.15pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Thursday 4.30-5.30pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

All Trafford

Thursday 5.45-6.45pm

October 2021

Some availability

September 2022

 

 

Due to demand I have added an extra two classes for autumn 2021. All students need to take an assessment so that we may group them appropriately. Please contact us as soon as possible to secure your child's place:

peter@pjweducation.co.uk or call on 0161 755 3392


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