11 Plus Head Start Course – Year 4
This is a unique course to reflect the new format of the 11+ announced in February 2017.
The new CEM exams in Devon require pupils to know year 6 skills and topics by the end of year 5. If your child is very bright and at a high performing primary they will pick up everything they need in our year 5 11+ Prep Course. If you believe they woud benefit from some extra professional input then this is the course for them.
Our year 4 Head Start course introduces pupils to the main CEM subjects: English, Maths and Non Verbal Reasoning We work on basics and common topics while introducing pupils to the format and style of the CEM exams. In order to help pupils deal with tricky questions and certain themes we have added an element of Thinking Skills and Philosophy into the curriculum. This involves structured group discussions backed up by 11+ exercises. It will help all pupils to become more independent in their learning. Our sessions are fast-moving, interesting and help build pupils’ confidence.
Our 11+ group lessons are dynamic, fun and absolutely packed full of new skills and knowledge each week. We teach, interact and discuss for the whole hour to make sure the pupils are fully engaged.
We teach in small groups which enables the children to
It also allows for some healthy competition!
We teach the skills and techniques needed, but, over the months, we encourage each child to develop his or her own approach. This will help with lifelong learning well after the 11 Plus is a distant memory.
We find that this increases pupils’ confidence and motivation and they really enjoy seeing themselves make progress every week.
Keeping the size of the group small, also allows for individual attention when needed, helping less confident children as well as those who may be gifted and talented.
We aim for each child to reach his or her full potential over the year.
'Some magical tutoring happens in setting of three or four pupils - and it can save you a bundle in fees. It won't suit everyone, but it can work well for grammar school exams and other school entrance tests.'
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