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Year 4 Get Ready for the Eleven Plus

Be ahead of the game

At Flying Start, we have over a decade’s experience of preparing children for these all-important tests. In that time, we have helped hundreds of students to gain a place at a secondary school of their choice. 

Our Get Ready for the Eleven Plus programme has been developed by Sian Goodspeed, Flying Start’s founder, experienced teacher, Eleven Plus expert and author of many Schofield and Sims Eleven Plus books.  

With competition for grammar and independent school places growing increasingly fierce and Eleven Plus tests now covering even more question types than ever before, it makes sense to start your child’s preparation as early as possible. An earlier start reduces pressure and allows more time to cover the curriculum, develop exam strategies and build confidence – all key ingredients for Eleven Plus success.

Course Content

Accelerated progress

Covering the four main Eleven Plus subject areas of maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, our courses are tailored to the exam provider for your region – whether that is GL Assessment, Durham CEM or another provider. 

As well as laying strong foundations for the Eleven Plus, our Get Ready course will extend core maths and English skills, helping your child to progress more rapidly at school.

We know that children learn best when they feel happy, confident and at ease.  Our tuition centres provide positive, nurturing learning environments in which teaching takes place in small groups allowing children to progress at their own rate.  

In addition to curriculum content, we teach our students neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques to help them learn smarter and dealing with stresses such as exam nerves – tools they will have for life.

Course Benefits

Skills for life 

All the resources needed for the course are included in the fee and lessons take place at one of our well-resourced tuition centres. 

Children completing one of our Year 4 Get Ready for the Eleven Plus courses will:

  • Lay strong 11+  foundations
  • Accelerate their school progress
  • Strengthen weaker areas
  • Extend core maths and English skills
  • Develop reasoning and independent thinking skills
  • Acquire learning techniques and skills for the future
  • Grow in confidence
  • Have fun!

View the 2021/22 timetable 

Boost your child’s 11+ Superpowers!

Getting a Superhero’s advantage

Throughout the course, your child will be given plenty of opportunities to flex their 11+ muscles as they learn a series of skills that will make up their very own 11+ Superpowers toolkit!

Including techniques from neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), this toolkit will enable them to approach their preparation and the exams with a ‘can do’ attitude, help them to focus for longer, avoid distractions and combat exam nerves – empowering them to do the very best they can.

Our 11+ Superpowers Video workshops are delivered over five sessions that you and your child can work through at home, in your own time. Sign up now and get instant acess to our 11+ Superpowers Course.

Start your Superhero training.

We are thrilled to let you know that our son passed the 11+ exam!!!! 🙂 He did really well across the board, the highlight being his 92% score in the Maths section! Kaitlin – thank you for your exceptional teaching and for your supportive and motivational attitude, your influence was key in reigniting our son’s interest once again in learning, Debbie – thank you for all your help in booking our son’s sessions, proactivey letting us know when opportunities became available and responding to our often last minute requests for extra sessions. Gavin – thank you for running a great revision week in the Summer holidays, which (against his expectations!) he really enjoyed.

Thank you so much once again. Flying Start tuition has truly been a transformational experience for our son to engage and enjoy learning again, during what has been a very challenging time with lockdown and homeschooling.

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