11 Plus ‘core skills’ Assessment Sunday 18th November 2018 10-12.15pm

Croxley Tutors are proud to announce that we are now taking bookings for our first practise 11 plus style mock test.

When: Sunday 18th November 2018 10-12.15 pm

Where: Harvey Road Primary School, Croxley Green, WD3 3BN

The purpose of this baseline assessment is diagnostic, to highlight  the subject areas in which your child already has some level of mastery and those which need further boosting.

Ultimately, the 11 Plus test focuses on speed and accuracy and to build up to this, preparation is key.

Our assessment follows the format of the South West Herts Consortium Test. Your child will sit a 50 minute maths paper with 50 questions, followed by a 10 minute break for snack / toilet, and then a verbal reasoning paper (of 65 questions) in 50 minutes.

We ensure all children feel safe and secure and take time to explain in detail the format of the mock. We  recognise that this may be a student’s  first exposure to a test situation. Answering questions in timed conditions in a  formal environment while a little new, gives invaluable experience and builds your child’s confidence.

It is also a chance  for you and your child to see what they can achieve in a ‘mock’ situation, away from the distractions of home. Our intention is to demystify the experience and allow each child the best chance to enter the real exam relaxed and ready.

Our team of experienced teachers will send individualised feedback by email within 5 days of the mock test, and usually earlier. This feedback will focus on areas for improvement with our recommendations for your child’s next steps to be worked on with their parent or tutor.

The cost of the exam is £40 and you must ensure your child brings along two pencils and an eraser, a named bottle of water and a small nut-free snack!

We will only run one pre-Christmas mock test with a series of further mock exams in 2019.

 

Please register your interest in the form below now to avoid disappointment. You will then receive a confirmation email with account details and directions to Harvey Road School.

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How good is teaching at my local school?

Traditionally, if you wanted the measure of your local school you would look at the GCSE pass rate, as well as listening to local gossip! Specifically, school’s will highlight the number of pupils gaining 5 GCSE passes at A*-C.

However, if you unpick this performance indicator, you will see that it only goes some way to reporting how effective teaching has been for any given pupil’s school career.

How much progress all students make during their time in secondary school is now being reported by a new, more rigorous, ‘Progress 8’ score.

This short video explains the new scoring system put in place by government.

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Big School is a big decision

Whether your child is in Year 5 or Year 6 of Primary School, Autumn Term ushers in a new focus. All of a sudden your child has become one of the older ones at school and thoughts turn to where they might be educated next.

And so begin the Open Days…

This is a thoughtful piece in The Guardian, about what to keep at the forefront of your mind when you are following a (likely, carefully chosen) student around your local secondary school. Look past the hard sell people and have your own tick list!

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/sep/17/schools-teachers-tips-for-parents

and here’s another article from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/open_days/

Some spaces remaining for our very small group 11+ revision sessions on Saturdays in Croxley Green and Rickmansworth.

Call 07779 298 286 or email admin@croxleytutors.com

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Ongoing 11+ lessons for Year 4 and 5 pupils

Croxley Tutors run weekly sessions at your home for children in Years 4 & 5 preparing to sit for the 11+.  Please see the 11 + section of this website.

Get in touch with us if you would like more information on the 11+ or to book your child in for an assessment lesson with one of our qualified primary teachers.

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Intensive Resit Revision sessions this October.

If you are a student or adult learner looking to re sit either your Mathematics or English Language GCSE this coming November, then these intensive revision days could really help you.

Two of our most experienced tutors are on standby, ready to deliver dedicated and comprehensive revision sessions covering all the relevant content and detail that you need to feel confident going in to your retake.

If you know the which exam body (AQA, Pearson, OCR etc.) your exam is under, please let us know right away so that we can tailor the materials to your needs. Our teachers have over forty years combined experience helping learners to succeed and are familiar with all exam boards, including the new GCSE and A level curriculum.

 

 

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Welcome

Our mission is to help students develop their confidence and capability.

Transitioning from Primary school to Secondary, from GCSE to  A Level or going to University can be a big challenge for the whole family. Our approach to teaching and learning is to help students thoroughly prepare for each stage of their educational journey, maximising their potential.

HOW CAN WE HELP:

  • One or two day courses at key times of the year
  • One to one tuition available
  • Over 16 years’ proven success improving grades
  • Experienced and committed tutors
  • Small informal seminar groups focused on individual student needs
  • On-going feedback for students and parents

 

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