FREE Parents' 11+ Preparation Support Meetings
Tuesday 3rd November, 2020
Monday 25th January, 2021
Online via Zoom Meeting
Are you thinking of applying for a grammar school in Gloucestershire? Not sure on how to apply or what the test involves? Join us for a FREE presentation with Q and A session with highly experienced, qualified and friendly educators. We usually do this session physically at a venue but due to the current situation we are offering this at no cost. Please feel free to invite others who may find this useful. It is most likely to appeal to parents of children in years 4 and 5 at primary school.
Discover More About Our Events & Meetings
Welcome to our Events Page. Not sure which event to attend? Let us help you!
Our Parents' Support Meeting (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 At Home Assessment Test allows you to assess whether grammar school entrance (11+) preparation is right for your child. Take the Test in the comfort of your own home and we'll send you a detailed report on the result.
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+. Our Summer Hubs are a great fun way to revise in a more relaxed summer environment and are suitable for year 5 students.
Note in the table below that events in grey will be running next academic year and included for information.
If you need further guidance please contact us. Details are at the botom of this page.
Year 4 Children
Year 5 Children
Year 4/5 Parents
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11+ Grammar School Mock Tests
Saturday 24th April, 2021 (am and pm sessions)
Saturday 22nd May, 2021(am and pm sessions)
Saturday 26th June, 2021(am and pm sessions)
Saturday 31st July, 2021(am and pm sessions)
Saturday 21st August, 2021 (am and pm sessions)
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. Note that if conditions prevent on location tests we plan to run these as At Home sessions, but you will be refunded if you do not wish to take up this alternative.
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 for physical mocks is as follows (approximate timings for am and pm 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
The At Home Tests, if running, will be available from 10.00 am on the day following the on location test. The stream can be played at any time up to 48 hours after this time 'as live'.
Note that places are strictly limited for these events.
Please contact us for any questions on the event.
The Summer Hub - Eleven Plus Revision and Tips
Wednesday July 28th- Thursday July 29th 2021
Witcombe Village Hall, Cheltenham
Summer learning to develop skills and improve confidence
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 covers all four elements of the grammar school exam over the two days and is intended to help students develop their skills in mathematics, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and comprehension.
The Hub includes all the following:
Active ice breaker session
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.
The 11+ Six Week Short Learning Course
Thursday 22nd April - Thursday 27th May (16.30-18.30 )
Live with two educators online via Zoom
Learning and Developing English, Maths and Non-Verbal Skills for the 11+ Test
Our 11+ six-session course is for a strictly limited group of Year 5 children.
Our accelerated learning course enables your child to get to grips with the basics of the 11+ test in just six weeks. Our carefully designed course is a cost effective alternative or supplement to tuition, enabling students to understand the range of skills required for CEM style grammar school entrance tests.
The course runs online on Thursday evenings from 4.30 to 6.30 pm over six weeks starting on 22nd April and ending on 27th May, 2021. Each week includes elements of English, non-verbal and numerical skills, led by our highly experienced and qualified education professionals. The sessions are interactive and encourage the students to engage in active learning. By the end of the course the children will have increased their confidence to tackle a range of CEM 11+ test questions, but will also have enhanced knowledge and skills of the school curriculum to help them in their day to day lessons.
Please note this event is for Year 5 children and is strictly limited to 16 children to ensure the students get the best possible experience from the course.