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Power Up for the Eleven Plus

The best chance of 11+ success

At Flying Start we have over ten years’ experience in supporting children and their parents through the Eleven Plus exam. Over the past decade, hundreds of students have taken our courses and successfully gained entry at a secondary school of their choice.  

Our Power Up 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 Verbal Reasoning and English books. 

Weekly lessons are planned by our team of qualified teachers – all of whom have extensive teaching and Eleven Plus experience. Lessons are delivered by our friendly, experienced tutors at one of our well-equipped tuition centres.  All our tutors are trained the Flying Start way, which includes training in techniques from neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help our students learn smarter.

Course Content

We’ve got it covered

Tailored to the GL Assessment tests, our Power Up for the Eleven Plus course covers the four main areas of English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning,  preparing students for the wide range of question types found in the tests.

At Flying Start, we know that children flourish and learn best when happy, engaged and confident within a positive, nurturing environment. In addition to curriculum content and exam strategies, we provide the tools to help deal with anxiety, improve concentration and enhance performance. These techniques are valuable and highly effective additions to a child’s skillset and beneficial way beyond the Eleven Plus point.

Our award-winning approach gives students the confidence to adapt and apply their knowledge efficiently, no matter what format or question types they encounter.

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Course Benefits

Lifelong learning skills

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

Students successfully completing the Power Up for the Eleven Plus course will:

•   Learn effective strategies for tackling the main 11+ question types
•   Acquire a powerful toolkit of lifelong learning techniques
•   Become confident in exam situations
•   Develop reasoning and independent thinking skills
•   Accelerate their school progress
•   Have fun!

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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.

Now available for students not attending our term-time courses for the very first time

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Please could you pass on our thanks to Mel for boosting (Our daughter’s) confidence and for bringing her academic level up over the last two years to the point where she is excelling in all aspects of her school work.

L.H. Parent, Year 5 Eleven Plus course, 2017/8

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