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What is the 11 Plus ?

The 11 Plus or 11+ is an exam taken by students usually in their final year of primary school (Year 6). It is usually set by Grammar schools use it to select students for admissions in Year 7.


What does the 11 Plus involve?

The 11 Plus exams usually involve the following tests:
1. Verbal Reasoning
2. Non-Verbal Reasoning
3. 11+ English
4. 11+ Maths
5. Creative Writing and Spelling for some schools


Where can I find out more about the 11 Plus ?

Our branch managers will be able to answer most of your questions regarding 11 plus tuition. However, if you want to find out more ask your Local Education Authority, the Grammar or Independent Schools whose selective tests your child will be sitting.


What teaching methods do you use to prepare students for the 11 Plus?

We offer focused 11 plus tuition in order to prepare children for sitting the Grammar School entry exams. We prefer to keep to small class sizes, especially for verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning lessons as often children will not have experience of this style of question before.

GK Tuition 11 Plus teaching model is as follows:

1. Asses current ability
2. Identify gaps
3. Develop core skills
4. Exam performance boost

Along with one to one teaching, we employ a range of tests to help get students exam ready and boost exam performance, please contact us for details




  • Maths

    All children are given a FREE initial assessment to determine what year level they’re currently working at and to identify any learning gaps.

    An individual learning programme is then created to target exactly what your child needs help with. The programme is carefully designed so that your child progresses at their own pace.

    Your child starts on the GK Tuition programme at the level suited to their current ability and knowledge.


  • English

    Depending on what needs to be taught, your child’s individualised learning programme may consist of a combination of the following activities:

    1. Reading
    2. Phonemics
    3. Spelling
    4. Comprehension
    5. Grammar
    6. Written Expression
    7. Vocabulary Development


  • Assessing Progress

    Your child will be starting at a foundational level and will work their way up to the goal set. Each week their lesson plan contains new activities that build on the knowledge they learnt in the previous week.

    We reassess students towards the end of the year OR when a child has potentially reached their goal.