11+ Exam Preparation / UK Grammar and Private Schools
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11+ Exam Preparation / UK Grammar and Private Schools

A set of resources that build on and enhance the skills you need to get as high a grade as possible on all 3 papers.
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Created by Mr Ebling
Last updated 9/2015
English
Price: $20
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently tackle the three most common papers comprising the 11+ Entrance Exams; English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. You will be able to successfully do this with a developed range of skills such as mathematical, grammatical and logical.
  • Make thoughtful and intelligent responses to questions imploring you to use your own words or select the appropriate answer in a multiple choice scenario.
  • Effectively and efficiently use logical, numerical and lexical practices to solve the questions presented in the Verbal Reasoning paper.
  • Work efficiently under time constraints, being selective and critical of how they compose their responses.
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Requirements
  • A good grasp of reading and writing at a Key Stage 2 level is necessary.
  • A good knowledge of Key Stage 2 Maths is also required.
Description

This course helps students prepare for the 11+ Entrance exams. With a mixture of video tuition and PDF resources, it will develop your understanding of what examiners are looking for in each paper; Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. The course has been divided into sections, and once you have completed the video lectures for each course, you are given a number of additional practice papers and worksheets designed to test your skills and understanding. Collectively, the materials we have provided for you, as well as a sufficient amount of time spent practising, will enable you to achieve a grade high enough to ensure entry to the UK's best schools.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for anyone taking (or planning to take) the 11+ entrance examinations.
  • It is focussed on equipping you with the necessary skills to achieve as high a grade as possible in both papers.
  • It covers the three most common papers used in the examinations; English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. With a knowledge and familiarity of each paper you will be best equipped to sit any private, grammar or independent school entrance exam.
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Curriculum For This Course
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11+ English
3 Lectures 42:45

Section A

Go through the paper whilst watching my tutorial. Feel free to skip to the questions that you aren't sure about or need more help with.

I picked this paper because it's an example of how important reading and understanding what the question is asking you actually is. This will test your ability to connect with the text and the way the author has written the passage intelligently, and some of the questions encourage you to look at the impact of individual words.

Preview 12:13

Section A

Go through your paper whilst watching my tutorial. Feel free to skip straight to the questions you aren't sure about or need more help with.

I chose this paper because it features an extract from a book which is on every required reading list for 11+ English. Even if you've never heard of it or read any of it before, it's packed full of the kinds of things you need to be noticing: punctuation, dialogue, syntax. The trick with this paper is more to do with being selective and writing answers appropriate for the marks they are worth.

City of London Freeman's School 11+ English Exam Paper
14:56

Section A:

Go through the paper alongside my tutorial. Feel free to skip to the questions that you aren't sure about or need more help with.

This paper has a slightly more challenging extract, with questions that are worded slightly differently. The paper also doesn't follow the typical 11+ pattern of having the lower marked questions at the start, which tests your ability to alter your skills and responses appropriately. As a whole, this paper is extremely useful to practice because it's more challenging, and seeing how well you can do on it will prove invaluable in terms of your revision.

Kings College Wimbledon 11+ English Exam Paper
15:36
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Recommended Additional Materials
3 Lectures 00:00

This lecture will help you develop an understanding of some key terms used in the exam. I've included space for you to use examples of the terms in their proper context, as well as define them in a way that makes it easy for you to understand.

Vocabulary List & Activity
2 pages

These sample papers have been selected from a variety of the best schools in order to provide you with the most effective form of practice. Go through each one under timed conditions to see how you do. Refer back to my video tutorials for any extra guidance. Make note of the areas you feel you need to work on for future reference.

The papers included here are:

  • Emanuel School
  • Northwood Girls' College
  • Dulwich College
  • Reigate Grammar
  • City of London
A Selection of Exam Papers
1 page

A helpful and varied list of books that students can choose from as additional reading. By reading books from different genres and styles, as well as different time periods, you'll expose yourself to a wide variety of themes and language. All of this will help you in your response to whatever extract you're faced with in the exam.

Recommended Reading List
2 pages
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11+ Maths
2 Lectures 17:35

This paper is a good example of what the standard 11+ Maths papers look like. However, it follows a slightly different order than most. Using this for your revision is a useful way of ensuring you are prepared to tackle different mathematical problems at different stages of the paper without being thrown off.

City of London Freemens School 11+ Maths Exam Paper
17:35

These sample papers have been selected from some of the best schools in order to provide you with the most effective materials to practice with. Go through each paper under exam conditions and try to identify key areas of strength and weakness.

The papers included are:

  • Latymer Girls' School
  • Kings College Wimbledon
  • City of London School
  • CGP
  • Bond
  • IPS
A Selection of Exam Papers
1 page
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Verbal Reasoning
2 Lectures 37:22

We understand the scarcity of Verbal Reasoning sample papers provided by schools, and recognise that this can make revising challenging. That is why we have taken inspiration from the readily available sample papers from CGP and Bond, and comprised our own exercises for you to use and study from.

This part is focussed entirely on word problems - letter sequences, word codes, analogies etc. You can choose to tackle the questions yourself in the PDF first, or work alongside the video provided to understand the questions and methodology better.

Verbal Reasoning Part 1: The Word Exercises
16:30

We understand the scarcity of Verbal Reasoning sample papers provided by schools, and recognise that this can make revising challenging. That is why we have taken inspiration from the readily available sample papers from CGP and Bond, and comprised our own exercises for you to use and study from.

This part is focussed entirely on number problems - codes, LHS and RHS, sequences etc. You can choose to tackle the questions yourself in the PDF first, or work alongside the video provided to understand the questions and methodology better.

Verbal Reasoning Part 2: The Numerical Exercises
20:52
About the Instructor
Mr Ebling
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Mr Ebing is a UK-based premium tutoring business that produces courses and live streams aimed at helping young students aged 10-16 pass their exams and master new skills. Our tutors in this course are graduates from Oxford and Goldsmiths and they specialise in 11+ Exam Prep. They go through some key mock papers that student will need to score 85%+ to gain entrance into the top private UK schools. The format is a couple of papers in Maths, English, Verbal and NonVerbal Reasoningwhere the tutors go through each question in detail, with tips about how to manage your time and stress levels and achieve the highest possible marks. Each tutor has also selected 4-5 further mock exams for self study, along with some useful guidelines.