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Personalised One to One 11+ courses

Registration available for September 2020

Beaconsfield School of Education specialises in One to One courses (private tuition) for the Buckinghamshire and Slough Consortium 11 Plus tests. The 11 Plus test provider for Bucks is GL Assessment®. The Slough Consortium 11 Plus tests are provided by CEM.

Our 11 Plus courses are for children in Year 5. They cover all areas of the 11 Plus - English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning. We only provide One to One lessons. We strongly believe that, for some children, this is the most effective form of 11 Plus tuition. Private tuition enables the 11 Plus tutor to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to pinpoint areas in need of improvement. Many children also find it easier to concentrate in a One to One lesson than in a group, and consequently both teaching and learning can be more effective. 

The weekly 11 Plus lessons are 75 minutes long, enabling our pupils to focus on 11 Plus practice exercises for an extended period of time. The lessons take place is the student's own home and are provided by a DBS checked tutor. Homework is set after every lesson and is an integral part of the course. Parents support their child throughout the course by ensuring that homework is completed and that records of work are well organised and maintained.

The academic standard of the 11 Plus test is mainly aligned to the National Curriculum. However, to score well in the English and Verbal Reasoning sections of the 11 Plus test, a more extensive knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar and syntax is required.

A major focus of our 11 Plus courses is on helping pupils widen their knowledge of vocabulary and phrases. This includes:

  • understanding the meaning of words in isolation and in context
  • understanding the meaning of fixed phrases
  • developing the accurate reading of individual words
  • developing knowledge of synonyms and antonyms
  • developing knowledge of closed form compound words (e.g. barrow, outlet, evergreen)
  • developing knowledge of homophones and homonyms (e.g. stationary / stationery)
  • developing knowledge of idioms and collocations
  • developing accurate spelling
  • vocabulary used in formal / informal contexts
  • highlighting pronunciation features
  • developing dictionary and other study skills
  • developing independent learning skills
View sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Maths practice questions:

The 11 Plus course starts two weeks after the Bucks CC schools start back in in September. The course dates then closely match the Bucks CC school term dates. There are three terms in the Academic Year:  Autumn, Spring and Summer. 

11 Plus Course Dates 2019/20 and 2020/21

11 Plus Autumn Term 2019
w/b Monday, 16 September, 2019 - Saturday, 26 October, 2019 (6 weeks)
w/b Monday, 04 November, 2019 - Saturday, 14 December, 2019 (6 weeks)

11 Plus Spring Term 2020
w/b Monday, 06 January, 2020 - Saturday, 15 February, 2020 (6 weeks)
w/b Monday, 24 February, 2020 - Saturday 04 April, 2020 (6 weeks)

11 Plus Summer Term 2020
w/b Monday, 20 April, 2020 - Saturday, 23 May, 2020 (5 weeks)
w/b Monday, 01 June, 2020 - Saturday, 11 July, 2020 (6 weeks)


11 Plus Autumn Term 2020
w/b Monday, 14 September, 2020 - Saturday, 24 October, 2020 (6 weeks)
w/b Monday, 02 November, 2020 - Saturday, 19 December, 2020 (7 weeks)

11 Plus Spring Term 2021
w/b Monday, 04 January, 2021 - Saturday, 13 February, 2021 (6 weeks)
w/b Monday, 22 February, 2021 - Saturday, 27 March, 2021 (5 weeks)

11 Plus Summer Term 2021
w/b Monday, 19 April, 2021 - Saturday, 22 May, 2021 (5 weeks)
w/b Monday, 07 June, 2021 - Saturday, 17 July, 2021 (6 weeks)

Please see our Fees page for the latest fees. Fees for the 11 Plus course are payable termly in advance. There is a one-off non-refundable Registration Fee of £50. There is also a non-refundable £200 Course Reservation Fee, which is set against the first term's tuition fees. There are no lessons on Public Bank Holidays.

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Pupils normally start their 11+ course approximately two weeks after the Bucks CC schools start back at school. The 11 Plus course dates then match the Bucks County Council school term dates closely. There are three 11 Plus course terms: Autumn Term, Spring Term.

Preparation courses and Mock 11 Plus Test Sessions for the Bucks and Slough Consortium 11 Plus. One to One courses (private tuition) helping pupils succeed in the 11 Plus in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Online 11 Plus Practice Tests suitable for both GL Assessment and CEM 11 Plus preparation, with over 30,000 11 Plus test questions.

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