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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

Here are a few of the recent comments I have received:


"Hello Kate,

(our daughter) has been offered a place at Torquay Girls Grammar school! The first thing she said is 'Can you text Kate!'. We are so thrilled and relieved. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for (our daughter). I have no doubt she would not have received the tutoring, support and encouragement elsewhere. You were a huge support to me too. 

Kindest regards, (mum) x"

March 2014


"Yes we had the letter and we have got 3 yes's as the indication. 

Thank you so much for all your tutoring and patience and for putting on all the mocks - much appreciated."

October 2013


"Just to let you know that (our daughter) passed her 11+ We are all very happy and proud!!

Many thanks Kate for all your help, couldn't have done it without you :)"

October 2013


"I thought I would just drop you a quick email to say that (my son) has received "yes" for all three selective schools.

I am so pleased and (he) is over the moon.

The mocks that he sat with you were invaluable to help identify his strengths and areas which needed work. We now just need to wa


to see if he is successful with the Grammar School of his choice.

Best wishes and thanks again."

October 2013

"Just wanted to let you know that (my daughter) received her letter today to say that she had passed the 11+ exam. 
She is delighted and relieved ... we are delighted and relieved! 
I was wondering though if you could help me to understand the next bit.  Do we ever find out how the ranking is conducted or how she did. Do we just have to sit it out until 3 march next year? 
Thank you so much for your support, warmth and encouragement"
October 2013 
(Answer: You don't find out the rankings and unfortunately we do have to wait until national allocation day to be sure!)

"(my son) passed! He must have scored over 50% in English too as it is likely that he would be accepted by all the grammar schools in the Bay. (We) cannot thank you enough for your contribution towards this!"
October 2013


"Just to let you know that (my daughter) has passed the eleven plus, just received the letter,she is absolutely thrilled to bits (as are we all) have to try and not think about it until March now!!!!  Best regards,"

October 2013


"Just to let u know that (my son) got 3 yes on his letter from churston this morning. He is missing your lessons, you helped him so much especially with the maths. He felt the maths paper went the best when taking the tests! Thank you so much & we hope the other Chdn also did well. Kind regards"

October 2013

"I just wanted to say what a tremendous difference your help has made to us, and to (my daughter's) chances in the 11+. Whichever way it goes, I will always be grateful for your help,(my daughter) seems to have really learned well from you, and I have sent her back to her primary a far more able pupil for her last year there.  See you on Saturday and many thanks again for helping us, if you need any testimonials I am v happy to supply a glowing one.  You know yourself how far (my daughter) has come."
September 2012   (update: the daughter has since received her guidance letter with yes for each of the three schools!)
"I am pleased to be able to let you know that (my son) got three Yes's on his results and so will go to the Boys Grammar as we hoped. needless to say we are all delighted. Themock tests he did with you this summer were a great help and a key part of (my son's) preparations so we would all like to say thank you very much for your help and advice.
Many thanks and best regards" 
October 2012
"Just a quick email to say that (my daughter) has got 3 yes's, and we would like to say thank you very much for all of your help."
October 2012
"Hi Kate, (my son) just opened the results letter & I'm proud and pleased to say there was a yes to Torquay bys grammar & Churston grammar school. Thank you so much for all you're help. He's so pleased he cried a little bit. Thanks again."
October 2012
"Kate, thank you so much for being such a brilliant teacher! We've had a positive letter today! Thank you (daughter) and mum X"
October 2012
"hi Kate. many thanks for all your tuition for (my daughter). she has been offered tggs!!"
October 2012
"Hi Kate, just to send u a BIG thank you for all your help you gave (our son). We got the letter to say he had passed!! We will be in touch to see if u can squeeze (our daughter) in"
October 2012



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