Eleven Plus

Exam Prep

Making the decision to try for independent or grammar school can be quite overwhelming. Let us ease the pressure with our carefully planned course, which covers everything your child will need to know in order to be successful. Students can take as many sessions per week as they can fit into their schedule and, at just £10 per 45-minute class, it is extremely good value for money.

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Course Leader

Alison Goulden

Preparing children for 11+ entrance exams is one of the best parts of my job.

I attended Wallington High School for Girls and then, having studied English Literature at Warwick University, I graduated in 1999 with first class honours and Qualified Teacher Status.

Throughout my career, I have held Assistant Head and Head of English positions in many state and independent schools (including Royal Russell, Dunottar and The Dubai British School) Throughout this time, I have made it my mission to build confidence and a love of learning in all my students and have been successfully tutoring children for the 11+ for the past ten years.

My style is to make learning fun and to encourage independence and critical thinking skills through engaging and interactive classes.

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  • Lessons can be booked in half termly blocks
  • Students can choose maths, English or creative writing
  • Lessons are taught online and are 45 minutes long
  • Resources and homework are provided
  • Regular practice papers and progress tests carried out
  • Exam techniques in addition to content coverage
  • VR and NVR courses available during school holidays
  • Small group lessons so children can learn from one another
  • Just £30 per week for 2 hours and 15 minutes of teaching
  • One to one or two to one lessons also available
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The Course

The course has been carefully divided into separate topics, ensuring that everything is covered in depth. Each lesson will follow the following format:

(1) Warm up – revision activity from previous lesson

(2) Teaching key skills of the day’s objective

(3) Practice questions linked to topic

(4) Homework to consolidate learning

Throughout the sessions, we will focus on building confidence and honing exam techniques, such as working under strict time pressure and problem solving.  Parents receive progress updates after every lesson using our online quiz tool.

At the end of each block, students will sit a timed test, based on everything that has been covered. Parents are given full feedback on their child’s attainment and any areas of weakness will be clearly identified.

Group Classes

Please click here to see our full class schedule.

Course Info

Click here for a downloadable copy of our 11 plus course information.

Click here for a free practice maths paper!

Click here for details on our marking service

What Our Parents Say…

“I am so delighted to share a very good news with you. Cai got an offer from both City and St Albans. We are extremely happy for the offers. I truly thank you for your guidance and support. With so much learning in your lessons, Cai has come so far to get this wonderful result.”

Sunyoung Cho, mum to Cai

“I wanted to thank you so much for all the help you’ve given Will so far – he got into Dunottar and Reigate Grammar and got academic scholarships to Caterham and Lingfield so we are so proud, and so grateful for all you’ve done.”

Julia Dolling, mum to Will

“Nicole got in! Just want to thank you for your help and overall awesomeness! She not only learnt so much from you but also enjoyed (and still does) all your lessons. You are an incredible and inspiring teacher.”

Oana Fourie, mum to Nicole

“I just wanted to let you know that Alberto got a place at St Dunstans and has been offered a scholarship. He really benefited from his tuition with you and we’ll definitely be in touch again when it is time for our daughter.”

Annabelle D, mum to Alberto

Frequently Asked Questions

At GBA, we believe in making the 11 plus journey an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  We recommend that children begin with our Year 4 Exam Prep class initially.  This class has been carefully planned to introduce children to the topics and to practice basic exam techniques.  Our formal course begins in September of Year 5 and includes English (comprehension and grammar), creative writing and maths.

We encourage parents to book an 11plus eligibility assessment before enrolling on the course.  This is an hour long one to one session with one of our Exam Prep team and, following the session, we can give detailed feedback.  The level required depends very much on the schools you are interested in, and we can give guidance on this.  As a general rule, the 11 plus route is for children who are exceeding their year group expectations in school.

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