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  • Key Stage 1 and 2 Maths and English
  • Year 2 SATs
  • Year 6 SATs
  • 11 Plus exams
  • Maths
  • English
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

Year 6 children usually sit the 11 Plus exam in September of each year. The dates for 2023 are to be confirmed.

TLC recommend to start preparing in Year 3, but Year 4 at the very latest. Children need time to build on their problem-solving skills and be exposed to exam content gradually.

Non-verbal reasoning requires the ability to solve problems using visual reasoning based on pictures, shapes and diagrams.

Verbal Reasoning is information and understanding using concepts framed in words.

  • The child’s school
  • Local education authority

Realistically, it is impossible to state whether a child will pass or not in the real 11 Plus exam. The child’s performance is dependent on many factors: nerves, illness, pressure. However, regular 11 plus lesson will help you to gauge your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Although 11 Plus tutoring lessons help a child in acquiring the knowledge they require, it is vital they experience mock exams to become familiar with other factors that may affect their performance i.e. nerves and surroundings. Thus, TLC recommends children benefit from participating in at least 3 mock exams.

The exam papers are scanned by the computer and not re-marked.

For 2023 entry, you will receive your results by Friday 21 October 2022 in addition to completing your local authority preference by 31 October 2022. Offers will be made by your Local Authority on 1 March 2022 for 2022 intake and 1 March 2023 for 2023 intake.

No, you cannot retake the 11 Plus exam.

No TLC does not charge extra for the feedback report.

  • Your child’s percentage score for each paper.
  • A breakdown of the different sections covered in the paper.

For copyright reasons we do not provide a copy of mock papers.

Yes, we do. TLC believe providing valuable feedback to children and parents is vital. It informs you of the child’s performance and progress during the session.

TLC are always available for discussing your child’s progress as well as their gaps in their knowledge. For each lesson delivered, TLC will provide the feedback by email ensuring the information is available 24/7. Having said that, we are also available to discuss this in person at the end of the session too which normally lasts 10 minutes. If you would like to discuss anything in greater detail, an appointment must be made in advance (dependent on booking availability).

5 minutes before the session ends.

  • Pen/pencil
  • A4 notebook
  • Folder

These sessions vary, depending on your request and availability. Typically, most lessons last for either 60 or 90 minutes.

  • TLC will provide the concrete resources for any of the maths topics it requires.
  • Whiteboard, whiteboard pens.
  • Other mathematical stationery.

No, we do not allow this as it does not support the child in terms of their confidence and independence level. As with the real exam, parents are not allowed to enter the examination room.

Yes, there is a break of 15 minutes, midpoint of the exam duration.

  • Two HB pencils
  • An eraser
  • A sharpener

Please take the stationery in a clear pencil case. No other stationery such as rulers or highlighters are permitted. A small supply of spare stationery will be available in each room.

Yes, we are DBS checked.

You can write in the question booklet to do any working out. Rough/spare paper is not permitted to be used. Question booklets are not marked – only the separate answer sheets are marked.

GL assessment: children will sit two papers each lasting for 60 minutes. Each paper is divided into smaller individually timed sections that test English comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There are no sections of writing within the test – all questions are multiple choice and children record their answers on a separate answer sheet.

CEM: children will sit two papers each lasting for 45 minutes. Both papers will cover all subjects: Numerical Reasoning, Comprehension, Literacy, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. Some of the questions are multiple choice and the papers will be divided into smaller, individually-timed sections.

Yes, they will receive homework for every session they attend. It will include: spelling sheet, the skills sheet and a reading book.

No, we encourage children to complete the homework independently so TLC can see their strengths and weaknesses. The gaps in their knowledge will enable us to plan for their bespoke lessons.

At the beginning of the session.

We can rearrange the lesson to a more suitable time. If notified 4 weeks prior to the holiday, TLC will not charge for the session.

If TLC are notified of this at least 24 hours prior to the lesson taking place, no charge will be taken. If under the 24 hours, payment will be charged.

If TLC is open then you may rearrange the missed lesson. If we are closed then we will inform you of the date and time of the rescheduled class.

It must be acknowledged that the possibility of their child might not be successful in passing the 11 plus exam. Please ensure you have applied to more than one comprehensive school in the area. Most importantly, remember to encourage your child that they have performed well and that the school they will attend in Year 7 will be the best one for them. It is always possible to flourish later on and become quite successful in your chosen career, regardless of passing the 11 plus or not.

TLC offer a free assessment for every child. To book a no-obligation assessment