12+ & Secondary Transition

 

 

You may be considering 12+ for a number of reasons:

  • You're new to the area.
  • You decided not to sit the 11+  at primary school but now wish you had.
  • You didn't quite  get the pass mark first time around .

 

Different Grammar Schools have different entry requirements, so it's important to check with the individual school beforehand, but generally 12+ consists of a CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test). In this test  four types of reasoning are usually tested: verbal, non-verbal, spatial and quantative . Past papers aren't released and there is a limited amount of material out there.

 

However, through my experience with the 11+ and the use of  puzzles and problem solving I have successfully prepared pupils for this largely unknown exam and currently have a 100% pass rate.

 

 

Moving to secondary school is a huge change in children's lives, particularly for those moving from small rural schools. Post 11+, many pupils stay on to make sure they are well prepared for SATs . After the exams in May, we make an early start on Year 7 Maths and English which gives children a much needed confidence boost for those first weeks in September and October. I often continue tuition well into Year 7, concentrating on areas they may be struggling with in class. Many find it difficult to admit they don't understand in a new classroom environment with unknown teachers and peers. I offer that all important continuation from primary school.

 

 

 

 

Contact me today!

If you have any queries or wish to arrange a lesson, please contact me:

sarah@grammathicus.uk

07860787836 07860787836

 

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