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EASTER 11+ COURSE

 

Course Dates: 9th -12th April 2019: 10am-1pm daily

Emmanuel Church NW6

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Our 11+ courses have an exceptional reputation for preparing pupils in Y5 and Y6 for the tough 11+ / pre-test process to come.

 

Working with a group of up to 12 Year 5 pupils, we will introduce them to the key skills and exam techniques required to perform well in their upcoming exams and assessments. Devised and led by Victoria - who has been tutoring 11+ pupils for 12 years, with an exceptional track record - and supported by other top 11+ tutors, the course will cover comprehension technique, story-writing, consolidation of key maths topics, problem-solving skills, handling nerves, time management, non-verbal and verbal reasoning tips and an interview workshop. The course is aimed at any pupils sitting competitive 11+ exams, and many boys sitting pre-tests in the Autumn Term also find our 11+ courses a useful way to brush up their skills and get focused! The week ends with 2 mock papers, after which parents are sent detailed written feedback to help strategise for the year to come.

 

These courses do book up quickly and with several places pre-booked already, I would encourage you to get in touch asap if you'd like your child to attend.

 

For further details or to book, email victoria@griffinandbell.com.

 

Cost for 4 mornings: £395

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR 11+ COURSES

 

 

Our 11+ courses have an exceptional reputation for preparing pupils for the tough 11+ process to come.

 

For families with their sights set on Consortium schools, we are well aware of the new CAT tests being introduced, and one of the mock tests will be reflect this style, while the other will cater for schools which use a more conventional exam format (NLCS, Highgate, Habs, SPGS etc).

 

Past participants in our courses have earned places at: St. Paul's (Girls' and Boys' Schools), Westminster, North London Collegiate, City, Habs, Highgate, UCS, Merchant Taylors, Francis Holland, South Hampstead High, Latymer Upper, Godolphin, Notting Hill and Ealing, Winchester, Eton, Wycombe Abbey and many more. Several have been offered academic scholarships.

 

11+ CAT FAMILIARISATION COURSE

 

Course Dates: 19th - 22nd February (Half-Term)

10am-1pm Emmanuel Church, NW6

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This course is designed for pupils on Y5 who will be sitting the CAT papers for the London Consortium Girls’ Schools in 2020.

 

Over 4 mornings, Victoria will introduce students to the following keyaspects of the CATs:

 

1. Non-verbal reasoning

2. Verbal reasoning and vocabulary building

3. Numerical reasoning and multiple-choice comprehension

4. Group and individual interviews

 

The aim of these sessions will be to familiarise pupils with the content and style of the CAT assessments, to build confidence and understanding of the skills involved, and to suggest ways to prepare effectively over the next year.

 

Puzzles and problems will be incorporated into the teaching to ensure that the course is fun and inspiring. The final morning - our interview morning - will include some 'apprentice-style' tasks to promote collaboration and ingenuity!

 

There will be no mock exams during this course, as the participants will still be a year away from the assessment process. Parents will, however, be emailed some advice related to ongoing preparation and resources.

 

Cost: £395

 

To book, don't hesitate to call the office or send an email to victoria@griffinandbell.com

 

 

 

FURTHER STUDY

 

We run a cycle of 11+/pre-test courses that take place in each school holiday, welcoming students from Easter of Year 5 to Christmas of Year 6. We run English GCSE sessions in the Easter holidays and regular creative writing masterclasses.

 

If your child has a group of friends or classmates who want to learn a particular skill or revise for a specific exam, we are happy to put together a bespoke course at your home or another venue. Please get in touch with your requirements.

 

 

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