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Our Support Your Child Event (for any school year parent) will help you learn more about the test itself, how to answer the different kind of questions and valuable tips and tricks on how to help your child prepare for the test.  Ideal if you are considering tutoring your child yourself or just to be informed on supporting other work your child is doing for the test.

Our Preparation Morning is perfect if you want to know more about how to apply to grammar school in Gloucestershire. It's for parents and children in years 4 and 5.

Our Mock Tests give year 5 children the authentic grammar school entrance test experience. 

Our Hub days are great to learn more about the skills required to succeed in the 11+.

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Saturday Morning 9th November 2019 and Tuesday Evening 4th February 2020

Christ Church Centre, Malvern Road, Cheltenham  GL50 2JH

Help prepare your child for the grammar school test in a supportive, fun, environment

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Are you confused about the grammar school test? Not sure what kind of questions it has? Worried about whether you have the skills to be able to help your child? You're not alone. Come to this fun, relaxed learning evening where we'll help build your confidence to a point where you'll be able to help your children tackle grammar school test questions.

We'll start the evening with a brief introduction to the grammar school test and discuss the reasons why you might not feel confident in supporting your child in preparation for the test. You may have seen some impossible looking questions that puts you off being able to help, but with some knowledge on how the questions work you can be in a much better position to offer support.

You'll get tips and tricks on how to answer the whole range of grammar school questions from comprehension to verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics- all in a relaxed, friendly environment with free refreshments.

The evening ends with a fun pub-style quiz where you can try out what you've learnt and maybe win a prize!

You'll leave feeling more knowledgeable and might even save a small fortune in tutoring costs. Or you might just want to give a little extra support to your child in between teaching sessions and help with the odd question.

Still not sure if it's right for you? Give us a call or drop us an email for more information or a chat!

Support Your Child for the 11+ Grammar School Test
 
11+ Grammar School Entrance Preparation Morning
Saturday Morning 21st March, 2020

Christ Church Centre, Malvern Road, Cheltenham  GL50 2JH

Our introductory event for parents and children in Gloucestershire school years 4 and 5

Our Grammar School Preparation Morning is designed to help students applying for Gloucestershire grammar schools that are currently in school years 4 or 5.  Your child takes a mock grammar school test while you attend presentations on how to apply for grammar school and how to support your child. A detailed report on your child's performance is emailed after the event.

The ticket price includes all of the following:

  • Interactive presentation on the format of the test paper, including examples.

  • Presentation on 'Applying for Grammar Schools', including question and answer session

  • Presentation on 'Supporting your child' giving advice on how to help prepare your child for the test

  • Information booklet on applying for grammar school and suggested reading list.

  • Supervised Mock Test for the children. Year 4 and 5 students get different tests to reflect their development.

  • Detailed report giving raw marks, percentages and ranking of those taking this test. There are also suggestions and recommendations based on your child's performance, including inviglator's comments.

  • Free refreshments throughout the morning.

  • Fully trained DBS checked staff available during the morning for informal discussions.

  • No hidden extras!


Staff will be available throughout the morning for informal discussions. Free refreshments will be provided

Note that places are strictly limited for this event.

Please contact us for any questions on the event.  info@cotswoldeducation.co.uk

 
11+ Grammar School Mock Tests
Saturdays am or pm - 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June and 25th July, 2020

Christ Church Centre, Malvern Road, Cheltenham  GL50 2JH

The authentic experience of the Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test for year 5 students

Our Grammar School Mock Tests gives an authentic experience of the Entrance test for Year 5 children.

The Tests comprise of two full length papers taken under supervised test conditions with other children. There is a refreshment break between the papers. 

Parents may remain in the centre waiting room with free refreshments during the test or return at the end of the test to collect the children.

A full individually prepared report with raw marks, percentage marks and ranking position will be emailed to you within 14 days of the test.  A summary of your child's performance and recommendations are also provided.

The tests are designed to be challenging for even the most able students, whilst enabling all students to gain experience of test conditions . Our staff are highly experienced and DBS checked and will do their best to ensure that the Test is a positive, informative and rewarding experience for your child. 

Please note that the test papers have been prepared by us specifically for these events. They are not papers that your child will have taken previously, so you can attend in confidence that this will be a new test for them. Each event has different papers, so you can attend all four without repetition.

The session's programme is as follows (approximate timings for mornings and afternoons respectively):

09.15 am/12.15 pm  Arrival and Registration

09.30 am/12.30 pm  Introduction to the test

09.40 am/12.40 pm  Test 1: 50 minutes

10.30 am/1.30 pm    Break for refreshments

10.45 am/1.45 pm    Test 2: 50minutes

11.35 am/2.35 pm    End


Staff will be available throughout the sessionfor informal discussions. Free refreshments will be provided

Note that places are strictly limited for these events.

Please contact us for any questions on the event.  info@cotswoldeducation.co.uk

 
The Summer Hub - Eleven Plus Revision and Tips
Wednesday 22nd/Thursday 23rd July and Tuesday 18th/Wednesday 19th August, 2020
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pilcroft Road,  Witcombe  GL3 4TB

Summer grammar learning in a relaxed and fun atmosphere

Our Hub is staffed by talented and innovative educators who know how to support your child's learning and yet respond to more relaxed summer dynamic by making learning fun. Teaching is delivered in small groups with individual attention given to each child. Our Hub sessions are carefully crafted to support all of the elements of the grammar school exam paper using a mixture of digital learning, workbook based activities and practical kinetic dynamic group work.

The Hub runs over two days – 9.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. and is carefully structured to optimise your child’s learning and keep them engaged and interested.  The Hub covers all four elements of the grammar school exam over the two days and is intended to help students improve their skills in mathematics, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and comprehension.   We also cover exam and relaxation technique methods to manage those exam day nerves.  Parents/guardians are very welcome to attend this short session at the end of the second day.

The Hub includes all the following:

  • Active ice breaker session

  • Workbook including 

    • Sessions on how to tackle Comprehension tests

    • Sessions on Verbal Reasoning question types and how to solve them

    • Sessions on tips and tricks for Mathematical tasks

    • Sessions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and patterns 

  • Free light refreshments (dietary needs catered for)

  • Experienced, DBS cleared friendly staff

  • No hidden extras! Just provide a packed lunch.

Fee Reduction Available: If you have previously attended one of our Mock Mornings you can get a 10% discount for the Hub.

Contact us for further details and a discount code.

Note that places are strictly limited to 18 children for this event.

Adjacent free car park. Adjacent playing field .  

Please contact us for any questions on the event.  info@cotswoldeducation.co.uk

 

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07976 218062

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