Learning and achieving together... ...in the Newark, Bingham and Southwell areas
Learning and achieving together......in the Newark, Bingham and Southwell areas

Preparing for success - school entrance exams

The transition from primary to secondary level education provides both parents and children new choices and opportunities. For those parents wishing to use an independent or private school, some considerable thought and organisation will provide the best chance of successfully gaining entry to the school of choice. Part of the process can be the use of private tuition for mentoring pupils through the entrance exam requirements.


It is a recognised point that even with a small amount of coaching, the rates of success improve dramatically for a pupil; knowing the format of the examinations and their expected content can allow a child to perform with confidence and consistency.


For the best chance of success, preparation needs to be well in advance of the examination date. Tuition can inititate a year before, allowing familiarisation and support activities to embed the skills and knowledge  required. Entrance examinations occur during Year 5 of primary school education.


The style and structure of entrance examinations are considerably different to the learning experienced in primary schools. For Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire the examinations fall into two main types: verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.

Non verbal reasoning examples

Verbal reasoning examples

A review from one of our parents...

We got in touch with Anthony a few months ago to help support our son prepare for the 11 plus examination. We are extremely happy with the excellent service provided. The sessions are engaging, varied and methodical and our son continues to enjoy the lessons immensely. We have noticed some great improvements in his techniques and he continues to grow in confidence as a result.



11 plus Guide

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Integral Tutoring

West View, Town End Lane, Flintham

NG23 5LT

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