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11+ English

Help with preparing your child for the 11+ English exam for selection into a grammar school or independent school is available through our 11+ Language Sense Programme.  This is English tuition aimed at teaching 11+ exam candidates how to be skillful and effective verbal and written communicators, how to make sense of the written and spoken word, to think creatively and independently and as a result increase cognitive function, verbal reasoning and aptitude. It is very comprehensive11+ tutoring.

What is the Aim of 11+ English Programme?

11+ English is a course designed to help children:

  • write intelligibly
  • speak and write using a wider vocabulary and with interesting language
  • understand written instructions
  • perform at their best in the 11+ exams
  • excel in English when they arrive in secondary school

It is ideal for

  • children in state or independent schools
  • preparation for 11+ entrance examinations
  • fluent readers

11+ English Main Topics

Our 11+ English Programme ensures that your child will develop and improve skills in:
  • creative writing
  • comprehension and deductive reasoning
  • spelling
  • vocabulary
  • grammar and punctuation
  • verbal reasoning technique

The 11+ English with the Language Sense Method

Creative Writing
Some of the strategies we use include:

  • creative writing workshops
  • modelling and guided writing
  • story elements analysis
  • graphic organisers
  • proof reading techniques
  • publication of stories
  • practise of story titles which re-occur in exams
  • extensive practise in developing persuasive writing skills on topical issues

Comprehension
Some of the strategies we use include:

  • research based methods
  • direct, explicit instruction on reading strategies
  • instructions cover finding main idea & details
  • compare and contrast
  • context clues for word meanings
  • making predictions
  • deductive reasoning techniques
  • 11+ exam practice papers

Spelling
Some of the strategies we use include:

  • research based methods
  • direct, explicit instruction on spelling strategies
  • fun reinforcement activities
  • improves memory for appearance and usage of words

Grammar and Punctuation
Some of the strategies we use include:

  • research based methods
  • direct, explicit instruction on important grammatical rules
  • structured, engaging reinforcement
  • correct grammar and punctuation becomes automatic

Vocabulary
Some of the strategies we use include:

  • research based methods
  • explicit, systematic instruction on critical vocabulary
  • practise through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
  • develop robust vocabulary necessary for academic success

11+ General Knowledge

Some of the strategies we use include:

  • reading and comprehending the news
  • topical issues comprehension
  • persuasive writing on topical issues

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