Top Mark is the ultimate choice for a better future
We have been providing a unique and highly effective method of teaching for 11 plus exams over the past decade. During that time we have ensured a passing rate of over 80% which is remarkable when compared to other Tuition Centres.
Having provided such a high standard, of 11 plus teaching, for so many years, it goes without saying that all of the nuances and specifics of the course we are beyond familiar with. With our vast
Accuracy and Timing in an 11 Plus Exam
Accuracy and timing are by far the single most important factors for any student to perform well at eleven plus level. Here we instil in our students a true understanding of both and we work extensively in order to ensure that students are perfectly primed for each and every 11 plus examination they are entered
Here at Top
First of all we focus on real life Repetitive mock exams on a regular basis in order to help students overcome anxiety and fear associated with examinations which results in achieving the right confidence to pass the exam but this type of regular assessment also helps the teacher to better understand their students shortcomings and how to address those.
We also have an intensive homework programme for our 11 plus students, which requires a minimum of 4 hours homework and parental support.11 Plus is very difficult and competitive exam so the candidates are presented with the questions and problems which are way over their educational level.We ask parents for their 100% commitment while their children attend our classes, acommitment that ey will ensure that homework is returened complete every single week.
We are committed to keep the parents fully informed while your child takes the golden step to succeed in their exams.We write an intensive lesson report about each individual child at the end of each session.Parents are invited to attend Parents’ special cllases where they are taught how to help your children in their eleven plus journey.
Is There a Preferred Exam?
How are the GL and CEM assessments different?
Any, and every, 11 plus examination must assess students based upon; Mathematics, English, and Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning. Nevertheless parents should be aware of key differences when deciding which examination they want their child to sit
Both CEM and GL papers cover roughly the same material. GL deals with; English Mathematics, Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning whilst CEM covers; Verbal/ Non Verbal but also Numerical Reasoning
How are the GL and CEM assessments different?
How long do the exams last?
Which exam is more difficult?
CEM examinations however will require your child to have a much more diverse and in-depth knowledge of vocabulary. The CEM paper will also much more closely resemble that which your child will be taught at Primary School for both Mathematics and English as it is closer to the standard National Curriculum.
Overall Top Mark is more than ready to prepare your child for either form of the 11 plus examination and we are the right choice for any parent keen on getting their student through this stage of their education!
Why bother with the 11 plus exam?
The 11 plus remains the single most impressive way in which any student can, before they reach Secondary school; In order to succeed,the students need to prove themselves to possess academic and intellectual ability. Here at Top Mark we understand that the 11 plus primarily functions as a practical means to ensuring a child is able to attend the grammar, or otherwise impressive, Secondary School of their choice. However, the 11 plus still remains as a long-term measure to help inform future; schools, colleges and universities that the child was intellectual, and capable, from an early age.
Here at Top Mark we have a long and proud history of providing excellent teaching for the 11 plus and over the years have secured myriad students their desired School place. Now, more than ever, the 11 Plus is the most definitive way to ensure your child gets the best start in further education and proves their intellectual ability!
For the 11 plus it is very important that your child has a thorough understanding of the basics of maths. It is very easy to have missed an important lesson at school for whatever reason or simply just never understood it well enough to continue. These topics are broadly divided into 4 sections: Number, Handling Data, Shape and Space and Measurement. Your child will not yet have covered some of the topics at the level required for the 11 Plus. We cover every topic thoroughly in a systemic way.
The English paper varies greatly, dependant on your Local Education Authority. The test usually entails writing a story on a given theme and there may be a comprehension test consisting of a text to be read by the pupil and then a series of questions to determine how the child has interpreted and understood the text. We cover grammar, spelling, reading, writing, vocabulary and comprehension.
This is not taught in the National Curriculum and can be thought of as a way of testing your child’s potential, not just how good they are at learning. VR requires a good vocabulary and involves problems with words, sequences, codes and logic. There are 21 different types of VR questions; your child needs to understand how to identify these questions and what is required to answer them.
Non Verbal Reasoning
This is also not taught in the National Curriculum and involves solving problems that are represented graphically with pictures and diagrams. These questions can also be broken down into different types and again your child needs to understand how to identify them and have a strategy on how to answer them.
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