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Dalia C

Miss Dalia C

11+

Poole


Subjects taught:
English, German, English Language, English Literature, 11+, School Entrance Exams, 13+
Qualifications:
MA in International Education Policy and Leadership, University of Leeds (2018). PGCE Secondary Modern Languages, Oxford University (2016). MA (Hons) German and Philosophy, University of St Andrews (2015).
Melissa J

Ms Melissa J

11+

Poole


Subjects taught:
English, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams, University Entrance, 13+, 11+
Qualifications:
BA 2:1 Honour Moderations, English Language and Literature, Oxford University.
Liz C

Mrs Liz C

11+

Poole


Subjects taught:
SEN, Study Skills, 11+, SATs, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
MA Education, The Open University (2006). BEd. Primary Education, Avery Hill College, University of Greenwich (1990).
Sarah G

Miss Sarah G

11+

Poole


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, 11+, School Entrance Exams, SATs
Qualifications:
PGCE Teach First (2016). PGCert Special Educational Needs Coordination Leed Beckett (2020).
Elizabeth G

Miss Elizabeth G

11+

Poole


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, 11+, Homeschool, SATs, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary Education, Hertfordshire University (2012). BA (Hons) Education Studies and Religious Studies, Middlesex University (2010).

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What is the 11+ Exam?

The 11+ Exam (or 11-plus) is an academically selective exam generally taken by 10 year old children at the beginning of Year 6 to gain entry into Year 7 at a selective state Grammar School. There are over 160 Grammar Schools in England. The structure and content of the 11+ Exam varies between different areas of the country. The 11+ Exam is generally based on some, or all, of the following types of questions: English, maths, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning. The child will sit two or three eleven plus examinations papers in the September of Year 6. The 11+ Exam is increasingly competitive and the passmark for entry into most Grammar Schools is challenging. There are two main exam boards for the 11+ Exam:

(1) GL Assessment (previously known as NFER) administer the 11+ exams for the majority of Grammar Schools in Berkshire, Bexley, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wirral, Wolverhampton. The GL 11+ exam cover English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning (spatial awareness). Each school can choose any combination of these to best fit their selection criteria.

(2) CEM, developed by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University, administer the 11+ exams for Cumbria, Dorset, Kent, Lancashire, Medway, Northern Ireland and Wiltshire. The CEM 11+ exam covers verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. (The verbal reasoning exam includes many of the skills tested in the GL English exam; the numerical reasoning exam includes many of the skills tested in the GL maths exam.)

Grammar Schools in Devon, Essex, Hertfordshire, Trafford and Yorkshire use a mixture of GL and CEM.

How do I best support my child in preparing towards the 11+ Exam?

The best time to start preparing your child for the 11+ depends entirely on their current attainment levels and experience. Your son or daughter may only need a few weeks or months of preparation as the 11+ Exam approaches, with a focus on practising exam papers, developing the exam technique and confidence. Most children benefit from a longer period of support, with most families beginning in Year 4 or Year 5. Regular weekly tuition builds rigour and polish across core skills, also providing them with academic stretch and challenge. Any support or tuition focused on preparing for the 11+ Exam also brings a significant and broader benefit to your child, in terms of their general schoolwork and confidence.

Do I need to use an 11+ Tutor?

Some parents will choose to prepare their child for the 11+ using books or online resources available, such as the series of Bond 11+ books or GL and CEM past papers; other families may choose to send their child to 11+ group tuition, with small goups of children being taught together, outside of school hours; other families may choose to enlist the services of a professional 11+ tutor or 11+ teacher, who has experience in preparing children for the 11+ exam. Teachers To Your Home provides specialist 11+ Examination tutors who have considerable experience in preparing children for entry into Grammar Schools. All our 11+ tutors are qualified and experience teachers, often Primary, Prep or Grammar School teachers, who have considerable experience in preparing Year 4 and Year 5 children for the 11+ exam. They can provide high quality one-to-one 11+ tuition at your home, generally one-hour weekly lessons. Initially, the teacher will provide an assessment, then focus on strengthening the foundation skills across English and maths, before then going on to develop exam technique and confidence.

How are Poole schools performing?

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

Poole primary school performance:

The Poole area has 33 primary schools (one of the top being Baden-Powell and St Peter's Church of England Junior School with 28% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“High-quality systems for managing and checking all aspects of the school’s work ensure improvement planning is well targeted at weaker areas. These are then successfully addressed. The school is already tackling the weaker aspects identified during this inspection. It is exceptionally well placed to improve further. ”

The Poole local authority has an average of 67% 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 12% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Poole secondary school performance:

The Poole area has 12 secondary schools (one of the top being Poole Grammar School with 93% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Disadvantaged pupils’ progress has fluctuated in recent years. Senior leaders’ actions to improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils have been largely successful. However, the progress of a minority remains too slow.”

The Poole local authority has an average of 51% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of % of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Poole Ofsted ratings:

78% of Poole schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 6 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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