West Malling – Kent
Tuition for Years 1- 6
Preparation for the 11 PLUS
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How we help
StudyBox provides tuition to primary school students from Year 1 to 6. We also provide 11 plus tuition for students in year 4 & 5. Students are taught methods based on the 11 plus exam format in the local area. We aim to cover all aspects of Maths, English, Problem Solving, Reasoning & Exam Prep
THE KENT TESt
ENGLISH AND MATHS TEST
The first paper is an hour and is split into two sections: Maths and English.
The maths section will include questions from the entire maths curriculum testing students on their ability to answer accurately and to utilise problem solving skills to determine the best methodology to solve more complicated questions.
The English section will test a student’s skills in comprehension, spelling and grammar by asking a series of multiple-choice questions.
THE REASONING TEST
The reasoning test is also an hour and is split into three parts: Verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and spatial reasoning.
These questions are designed to test a student’s ability to find patterns and relationships in words and shapes.
THE WRITTEN EXERCISE
The students will also be required to complete a 40-minute writing exercise, including 10 minutes for planning.
11 plus preparation for the following schools
Our 11 plus programme will prepare your child for the Kent Test,
which is required for admittance to 32 grammar schools in Kent, including:
Invicta Grammar School
The Judd School
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls
Oakwood Park Grammar School
Tonbridge Grammar School
Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School
Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Weald of Kent Grammar School
Weald of Kent Grammar School – Sevenoaks
Maths preparation involves a balance of learning & testing.
Make sure students are confident and accurate with core topics and mental calculation work.
We then move to start building speed and accuracy trying to eliminate mistakes.
Start multiple choice practice papers and work on exam technique.
English skills take time to develop so we recommend reading daily.
The three main skills needed for the 11+ exam: multiple choice, written comprehension, and essay writing.
Writing skills are taught including, effective planning, creative writing, punctuation and grammar, correct spellings and vocabulary.
Start testing using Multiple choice and written comprehension papers.
11 PLUS FAQ’S
We teach in small groups with a ratio of 1 tutor to 4 students.
Yes, we provide weekly homework and also test papers towards the end of the course. We recommend you buy 10 minute test books to practise at home during the year and can provide you with a list.
The tutors are Teachers, Graduates and past Grammar school students. They use their knowledge of the schools to guide the students through the exam process.
Yes absolutely, the 11 plus is not for everyone and if your child is struggling with the workload they may not be suited to the Grammar environment. We always provide regular feedback and results so you will be able to measure your child’s progress and make any decisions from there.
Lesson times and prices for 11 Plus
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9.30 – 12:00
From September 2020
Saturday 9:30 – 14:30
Year 4 & 5
£48 per two hour session.