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A selection of Derbyshire Common Entrance Exams Tutors

Natalie D

Mrs Natalie D

Common Entrance Exams Lessons

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary Education, York St John's University (2015). BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University (2012).
Angie C

Miss Angie C

Home Tuition for Common Entrance Exams

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
Qualified Teacher Status, GTP, University of Bath (2009). TEFL (2005). BA (Hons) Exeter University (2000).
Dan B

Mr Dan B

Common Entrance Exams Tuition Near Me

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary Education, Sussex University (2022). QTS, Pimlico-London SCITT (2022). MPhil History, Emmanuel College Cambridge (2020), Distinction. BA Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Queens\' College Cambridge (2018), Double First.
Evgenia P

Miss Evgenia P

Private Common Entrance Exams Tuition

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) Classics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece (1998).
Phil G

Mr Phil G

Common Entrance Exams Lessons

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
MEd, University of Bristol. BEd, University of Winchester. Certificate in Education, University of Birmingham.

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What is Common Entrance?

The Common Entrance Exam

The Common Entrance Exam (also known as CE or the 13+) is taken by pupils as part of the admissions process for Year 9 entry into academically selective Independent Schools at age 13. Common Entrance consists of examinations in Mathematics (three papers: a mental mathematics paper, plus written non-calculator and calculator), English (two papers), Geography, History, Religious Studies, Latin, Classical Greek, plus either a specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology or a Combined Science. There can also be a choice of four languages: Spanish, French, German or Mandarin, assessed via listening, spoken and written papers. The only compulsory elements of the Common Entrance Exam are Maths, English and a Science, with each schools offering their own combination and subject requirements.

Common Entrance Exams will be scrapped in 18 months

The Common Entrance (CE) for admission at age 11, 12 or 13 to Independent Schools, usually from Preparatory Schools, is to be scrapped in 18 months. Many leading Public Schools now recruit more children from State Primary Schools and increasingly at Year 7 rather than at Year 9. Common Entrance was introduced in 1904. The "pass mark" varies widely and is high for the more prestigious schools but can be much lower for schools where academic standards are less demanding. For over a century CE has worked well, ensuring that privately-educated children transfer to an Independent School that matches their academic abilities and potential. Scholarships and bursaries are also available to rovide opportunities to a wider range of children, including those from less-privileged backgrounds.

Tuition with a qualified Common Entrance Exams teacher at your home in Derbyshire costs from £46 ph. Online tuition with a qualified Common Entrance Exams teacher costs from £40 ph. Create your own small tuition group and Common Entrance Exams tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced Common Entrance Exams teachers in Derbyshire, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our Common Entrance Exams teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a Common Entrance Exams tutor coming to your home in Derbyshire to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the Common Entrance Exams tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the Common Entrance Exams tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the Common Entrance Exams tutor is required to travel to your home, in Derbyshire. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your Common Entrance Exams tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your Common Entrance Exams tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of Common Entrance Exams tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group Common Entrance Exams tuition in Derbyshire depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Derby schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Derby (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Derby primary school performance:

The Derby area has 50 primary schools (one of the top being Griffe Field Primary School with 32% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ achievement is outstanding and by the end of Key Stage 2, their attainment is well above average in both English and mathematics. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from starting points that are usually average. Although the content of pupils’ writing is exceptionally good, their handwriting and presentation are not up to the high standard expected by the school.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 8% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Derby secondary school performance:

The Derby area has 28 secondary schools (one of the top being Landau Forte College with 59% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Attainment is high across the college, including in the outstanding sixth form. Students make rapid and sustained progress from their various starting points. Students’ academic and personal achievements prepare them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education and their future lives.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 91% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Derby Ofsted ratings:

63% of Derby schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 15 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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