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Eleven plus (11+) tuition and mock exams by Kate Marke, a full time 11+ tutor and experienced primary school teacher.
Children who receive tuition for nine months or more improve their scores at 11+ by up to 40% so the earlier you start the better.
Many children start tuition in Year 4 to get a head start and we strongly recommend that tuition is started no later than the beginning of Year 5
TorbayTutors 11+ Tutoring for children in Year 4 in 2016/17
In Year 4 we work to reinforce the key skills in Maths and English and introduce children to Verbal Reasoning. Children gain an understanding of the standard expected of them and are encouraged to improve their skills leading up to our 11+ course in Year 5 and the exam itself.This will provide a stronger base to work from and boost their confidence for the 11 plus preparation. The children work in classes of a maximum of five children.




New CEM Tests
The course is designed to improve core numeracy skills:
  • tables up to 12 x 12
  • efficient written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • decimals
  • percentages
  • number patterns and relationships 
  • multiplying by 10 and 100 
  • rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 and estimating the result of a calculation
Children will also need a good knowledge of the following topics before taking the exams. We will start introducing these topics and consolidate them in Year 5. 
  • ratio and proportion
  • negative numbers
  • co-ordinates
  • 2D and 3D shapes and their properties
  • angles and bearings
  • symmetry and transformations
  • area and perimeter
  • measurement -metric and imperial, time, reading scales
  • reading tables and charts
  • analysing data- mean, mode median and range
  • probability
The course will concentrate on consolidating core skills:
  • developing vocabulary
  • grammar: understanding and identifying verbs, nouns adjectives etc.
  • punctuation: understanding and accurate use
  • literary devices: simile, metaphor, alliteration etc. identifying and using
  • different types of comprehension questions: closed, analytical, inferential and main idea
  • effective writing: structure, style, content, use of complex sentences 
  • different types of writing: stories, newspaper reports etc.
The course will introduce children to Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning:
  • word meaning, building vocabulary:antonyms, synonyms
  • practising known question types
  • comprehension and logic
  • systematic introduction to Non-Verbal Reasoning question types
  • familiarisation with answering maths problems in the CEM- style format

The new CEM tests put more emphasis on vocabulary and spelling which are best built up over time. This will make starting in year 4 much more important.

Children will tackle questions in 11+ style but designed for Year 4 children. We aim to have children well prepared for our 11+ Tutoring in Year 5.
We will run the following courses for the academic year 2014/15:
Year 4 (2016 11+)
Year 5 (2015 11+)
4.00 - 5.00 pm
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To reserve a place for the new academic year starting in September please Book Online
or contact Kate by phone 01803 501411 or e-mail.

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