11+ Mathematics Examination Prep Course

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Is your child ready to take the 11+ examination?

Our top tutors will prepare your child for the upcoming mathematics examination with LIVE, interactive online teaching this half term.
This course will run during half term, you can choose your start date: 19th October or 26th October
£500 per week ENROL NOW and we will take care of the rest!

Course Leader – Peter English:
Peter English is a Cambridge University graduate with a Masters in Education from Loughborough University. He has over 30 years experience in teaching mathematics and physics at several schools as well as becoming Head of Department at Brighton College for many years.


About Myddelton College: 
Myddelton College, one of the fastest growing independent schools in the UK has teamed up with leading educational specialists to ensure that your child is fully equipped to enter into the next phase of their studies.
Myddelton College is a co-educational independent boarding school located in Denbigh, North Wales. At Myddelton, there is a focus on 21st Century Learning, as well as engaging specialist programmes such as our ‘Learning Through the Outdoors’ programme, which encourages our students to learn and apply knowledge beyond the classroom.

Our Approach:
All children progress at different speeds and meet different hurdles in their learning, they need bespoke learning plans and individual support. Our programme meets these requirements by offering small class sizes of up to 20 students. We provide immediate feedback to enable students to progress at their own speed. By using a combination of video link and interactive software, the teacher will provide live tuition. All exercises are marked automatically and results are recorded.
The programme consists of 6 hours per day for five days, covering the whole syllabus. Pupils will be assessed at the start of the programme to determine their base line performance and progress will be monitored continuously. Practice is the key to success, the greater the variety of examples the child has encountered and mastered, the less likely they are to meet unfamiliar situations.

The Effect of Covid-19:
Most Local Education Authorities that still administer the 11+ examination have postponed the date from its usual early September.  The Department of Education has recommended that it takes place in late October or November.  Some Authorities will hold the examination before half-term and some after.  In Birmingham, the examination has already taken place, on 12 September.

Course Overview:
The current purpose of the 11+ examination is to determine aptitude for school work. As it is usually taken at the beginning of Year 6, it is based on the material taught up to the end of Year 5. There is no single agreed syllabus or format of papers. The examination consists of papers that are broadly categorized as Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics. The Non-Verbal Reasoning consists of an IQ type test with no specific mathematical or language content apart from ability to read the instructions. Many schools use an examination produced by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) or the National Foundation for Educational Research, now owned by Granada Learning (NFER/GL-A), but some schools set their own examinations. The duration and number of questions are not fixed, but commonly consist of fifty questions in fifty minutes. There are hardly any straightforward arithmetic calculations.  The questions are phrased in words and need to be interpreted correctly to formulate a calculation.  Therefore a high level of reading ability is required. There is no fixed pass mark because the number of places are limited and they vary with Local Authority.

Summary of Topics:

  • Measurements of Scale
  • Rounding
  • Volume
  • Mean, Median and Range
  • Indices and Prime Numbers
  • Percentages
  • Classification Trees
  • Sequences of Numbers
  • Number Manipulation
  • Functions
  • Number Sets
  • Remainders and their application in real world problems
  • Monetary Change
  • Navigation along a path using various concepts
  • Divisions
  • Dealing with Tables
  • Shapes and their Area and Perimeter
  • Graphs and their direct interpretation
  • Lines of Symmetry
  • Coordinates and Maps
  • Fractions
  • Shading and Percentages
  • Pie Charts
  • Algebra
  • Multiplication
  • Probability
  • Folding a Net
  • Decimals
  • Distance, Speed and Time
  • Spatial Perception
  • Negative Number and Magnitude
  • Exchange Rates, Numbers or Objects
  • Image and Number Puzzles
  • Angles
  • Clocks and Times
  • Additions
  • True or False Statements

Links to a variety of sample examination papers: