Preparation for Independent Schools’ Entrance Exams & 11+ Selection Tests
As we are once again approaching the Selective Schools’ Entrance Exams, we have designed an 11+ specific course to help bolster students’ confidence and skills. This course will run over the Christmas Holidays to prepare students taking the January Exams and also during the Summer Holidays for those wishing to sit the September Exams.
The courses will run over the holidays and will include a wide range of question types with an emphasis on the development of exam skills and interpretation strategies.
Please call the office for further information including available dates and times.
11+ Selection Tests
With all the major selective tests for local non-fee paying schools now taking place within the first few weeks of Year 6, we are aware that the pressure on the children is rather high. This is only exasperated by the long summer break. In response to this we have drawn up a unique course to make sure that they do not lose vital skills over the long break.
Independent Schools’ Examinations
These examinations, as we are all aware, are highly competitive and in response to the success of the Summer Courses we are running extra, subject-specific study days this Christmas to help improve the students’ confidence and skills.
Important Notes Regarding Our Courses
All areas relevant to the exams will be covered. Most importantly it will arm the children with the skills and confidence to undertake the competitive nature of examinations. Also they will be conducted in a light, engaging manner for the children to enjoy. However, it is imperative that we clarify a few points so that parents are aware of what the course consists.
1. The course is devised as a revision/ practice course. It is not a supplement for more in-depth tuition. Obviously, we shall look at a variety of areas and issues but if your child is struggling with a specific topic (i.e. fractions) please note that the course isn’t designed to re-teach the said topic.
2. These examinations are highly competitive and aimed at a set academic level, notably higher than the standard KS2. We are not able to refund those who enroll onto the course and then struggle with the demands. We are happy however to offer our academic assessment at half price if you wish to enroll and are uncertain if your child matches the academic requirements to pass your choice of schools. We feel that this will save a lot of ‘sweat and tears’ in the long run. Of course there is no obligation to take an assessment before starting the course.
3. In some cases an extra area may be covered if the demand for courses is unusually high and certain groups have to be combined. This will be a rarity and parents will be notified before completing their booking.
4. Despite our high success rate, taking and completing the course is not a guarantee that your child will successfully pass (although we hope they
Dyslexia and Neuro-Diverse Friendly Holiday club
These courses are designed to give pupils and students an insight into how they learn if they have Dyslexia or a related Neuro-Diverse (ND) conditions, such as dyspraxia, ADHD and may be suitable for some individuals on the autistic spectrum.
Target age range: Years 7 to 9 – A fun way to discover how you learn and to develop strategies to help make learning easier at secondary school. This programme was run very successfully two years ago and is being repeated by popular demand, including requests from some of the pupils who attended previously!
Target age range: Years 10 to 13 – Strategies and skills to make life with GCSEs and A-Levels easier – a fun way to learn useful stuff to help with tackling GCSEs and beyond. We know the new curriculum and exam regime can be very challenging if you are dyslexic or have related ND condition. Therefore, we have put together a programme that aims to make this much more manageable for dyslexic and ND individuals.
These courses are being run by the Dyslexia Association of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham, with support from the Tutorial Foundation. They will take place at:
The Tutorial Foundation
76 Freelands Road
Each course will run over 5 days: 9.30am to 3.30pm
29th July – Target age range: Years 7 to 9
12th August – Target age range: Years 10 to 13
The courses will be run subject to demand, and more may be added if demand is high.
We are very grateful for the funding from the Community Fund and support from the Tutorial Foundation, which enable us to offer this course for £99 for the whole 5 days. Furthermore, it enables us to reduce this cost to just £25 for 5 days for those on Income Support (proof of income support is required along with the completed enquiry form).
If you know someone who would be interested in attending either of the courses, please fill in the attached enquiry form and return it to the Tutorial Foundation either by email to -firstname.lastname@example.org - or post to – The Tutorial Foundation, 76 Freelands Road, Bromley BR1 3HY. The Tutorial Foundation are supporting us by handling the booking administration for these courses so please ensure that your enquiry form is returned to them.