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11 Plus FAQ

Which grammar school do you prepare for?
Elite 11 plus tuitions are 11 plus EXPERTS who provide specialised preparatory tutoring for year 4 and year 5 children looking to take the 11 plus exam to gain a place at specific super selective and selective grammar schools like:

• St Olave Grammar School
• Wilson’s School
• Wallington County Grammar School
• Sutton Grammar School
• Wallington High School for Girls
• Newstead Wood School
• Bexley & Kent Grammar Schools

What feedback will I get about my child’s progress from Elite 11 plus tuition?

We at Elite 11 plus tuition provide regulate feedback of how child is progressing. A periodic summary of childs progress an an individual and relative to group will be provided. Additionally, we provide period progress emails with more in-depth feedback about your child’s progress and  provide  a learning pathway for your child to help them reach their individual goals.

What role does the Elite 11 Plus Tuition teacher play in my child’s learning?

At Elite 11 plus tuition, we try our best to know child as an individual, thereby providing them specific feedback and learning paths based on the child’s current performance and skill level. In our experience this generally boosts your child’s confidence and motivation for learning and provides them a specific learning pathway and framework to make progress in their 11+ exam preparation.

Are 11 + examination ‘tutor-proof’ as claimed by some authorities & parents?

In theory, 11+ tests should assess children’s innate academic ability (across a combination of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, English and maths), rather than what they’ve been taught by an external provider like tuition teacher, parents etc. However based on our experience we believe it is NOT possible to have 11 + examination  ‘tutor-proof’.

 

All students have varied level of academic foundation and will accordingly need calibrated levels of coaching , personalised teaching and exam practice to achieve their potential by excelling in 11+ examination.

Morever the skils and foundational knowledge pertaining to Maths and English are NOT taught in all primary state schools, so in essence realistically all children aiming to pass 11 plus examination, need to prepare for the 11 plus test format in depth using the support of a 11 plus tuition service.

At Elite 11 plus tuition, we support the child  by giving them a personalised road map during a stressful period and by providing them time tested strategies to keep them focused and confident during the stressful 11 plus examination period.We intend to build and enhance their Maths and Literacy skills which in-turn should help them excel in school performance too.

In our view, many primary school students have not prepared or taken any serious exams, and hence they lack vital skills and mind set required to appear in 11 plus exams, with the goal of exceling in them.

Can Elite 11 plus tuition increase my child's chances of a selective school place?

In theory, 11+ tests should assess children’s innate academic ability (across a combination of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, English and maths), rather than what they’ve been taught by a external provider like tuition teacher, parents etc.

However based on our experience we believe it is NOT possible to have 11 + examination ‘tutor-proof’.

All students have varied level of academic foundation and will accordingly need calibrated levels of coaching, personalised teaching and exam practice to achieve their potential by excelling in 11+ examination. Moreover the skills and foundational knowledge pertaining to Maths and English are NOT taught in all primary state schools, so in essence realistically all children aiming to pass 11 plus examination, need to prepare for the 11 plus test format in depth using the support of a 11 plus tuition service.

 

At Elite 11 plus tuition, we support the child by giving them a personalised road map during a stressful period and by providing them time tested strategies to keep them focused and confident during the stressful 11 plus examination period. We intend to build and enhance their Maths and Literacy skills which in turn should help them excel in school performance too. In our view, many primary school students have not prepared or taken any serious exams, and hence they lack vital skills and mind set required to appear in 11 plus exams, with the goal of exceling in them.

So in reality it is generally difficult to pass 11 plus test without focused coaching. Having said that you will always find an exception to this rule.In our view these exceptiosn are outlier rather then the norm.

 

More importantly, for super-selective schools across the country you will find that many students who pass the stage 1 and stage 2 of 11 plus test have been tutored and coach ( for 1 to 2 years) to various degrees.

In conclusion, focused ,methodical and strategic preparation for 11 plus definitely enhances the child’s chances of getting into the grammar school of their choice especially the super selective ones!

I think group tuition is better but my partner think’s one to one private tuition is better? Which one is better?

It depends on the student. Generally speaking based on our experience, one of the biggest advantage of group tuition, where the group consist of similarly abled students, all aiming for same set of grammar school, is that the student as well parent get to know about child’s progress and performance relative to the group.

Elite 11 plus tuition does group tuition,so in such a setting how does your tuition focus on individual student?

Yes Elite 11 plus tuition provide tutoring in a group setting however the key is they are assessed individually and assessed relative to the group performance.

This gives parents a good view of the students progress relative to the group performance.

What kind of teaching methods does Elite 11 plus tuition use?

We at Elite plus tuition are 11+ Specialist Tutors who have strong subject knowledge in Maths, English & Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning and love to teach these subjects in an effective, engaging, systematic and coherent manner. We use advance and effective assessment strategies to complement our effective teaching style and methodology.

 Last but not the least ,We sincerely believe that your child’s well being is important as we think 11 plus preparation can be stressful for most kids. Some children are naturally skilled in dealing with additional pressure on account of 11 plus while there may be some kids who might feel stressed and show performance anxiety.

We at Elite 11 Plus Tuition have teachers who are fully qualified UK teachers and who have experience in working with children to alleviate their stress and provide techniques and strategies to reduce performance stress and increase mental sharpness.

Does Elite 11 plus tuition provide own material or do you use books available in bookstores or online stores?
We at Elite 11 plus tuition use a combination of standard books along with specialist material prepared in house. Parent of the students will be told which books they need to buy and when they need to buy based on the progress in tuition.
Does Elite 11 Plus tuition provide lot of weekly home work?
Yes we provide regular weekly home work. The students will be able to get maximum benefit from the tuition only if they complete weekly home work which in turn will help to consolidate their learning and increase their requisite skills.
Based on your experience when is the right time to start preparing my child from grammar school?
The students aiming to secure a place in super selective grammar schools like St Olave ,Wilson Grammar School or Newstead Grammar school should ideally start preparing in year 4 onward. The earlier you start preparing more time you will have to put in the necessary effort to achieve success.
Can Elite 11 plus tuition prepare my child in Creative writing as he is not good at it?
At Elite 11 plus tuition,we start preparing from year 4 and year 5,so in the time of 2 years we have sufficient time to learn creative writing skills based on our specialist learning material and tools.
In my opinion,my child performs well in Maths but is not that good in English.Can my kid still pass the 11 plus examination?

The 11 plus examination is based on Maths and English. All our students learn the skills and knowledge to excel in both papers. To secure a place in top grammar school the students needs to perform well in both Maths and English ( VR , Comprehension & Creative writing) paper.

How can you assess the child’s suitability for top grammar school?

We try to assess the child’s suitability however the key thing is they should be ready to put in the requisite effort to learn the knowledge and skills to excel in 11 plus examination. We at Elite 11 Plus tuition believe there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and improving ones areas of weaknesses.

We help students cultivate a success mindset where they strive for progress consistently in terms of their knowledge ,skills and performances in 11 plus examination.

We  sincerely believe,with the right mind set , right type of 11 plus tuition and relevant specialist strategies/techniques ,children can reach their potential and thereby excel in 11 plus examination.

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