eleven plus: years 4-5

Eleven Plus 1-2-1 Tuition

  • Tutored by qualified teachers who are 11+ specialists
  • Programme designed for the GL eleven plus test format
  • Children tutored on a 1-2-1 basis ensuring ample individual attention
  • Formal assessments with detailed termly reports
  • Ofsted registered centres for your peace of mind

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What will your child learn?

With 1 tutor to 1 student, our Eleven Plus 1-2-1 Tuition ensures pupils receive ample individualised attention. Lessons follow a bespoke personalised learning programme geared towards the CEM and GL Eleven Plus examination test formats.  The CEM test format is used by the Walsall/Wolverhampton and Gloucestershire Consortium Grammar Schools and the Birmingham Consortium of Grammar Schools uses the GL test format.  Our tutors have an in-depth understanding of eleven plus material and all eleven plus tutors are experienced and fully qualified school teachers with QTS.


  • Parts of speech – Verbs, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs
  • Punctuation – commas, brackets, apostrophes, speech marks, colons, semi-colons
  • Spellings – plurals, homophones, prefixes, suffixes
  • Awkward spellings – such as ie/ei, double/single consonants
  • Word Types – alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor, simile, personification, abbreviations, acronyms, synonyms, antonyms


  • This area overlaps with English considerably, in these lessons we focus on question types that children will encounter for the eleven plus
  • Comprehension skills – understanding words; finding information; recognising main ideas in paragraphs and whole text; sequencing
  • Cloze passages – using rules of English; missing letters; missing words; word banks


  • Working with numbers – place value; rounding up and down; addition / subtraction / multiplication / division; multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Number knowledge – square numbers; negative numbers; fractions; factors, multiples and primes; ratio and proportion; introduction to algebra


  • Spotting patterns – counting; pointing; shading and line types; order and position; rotation; reflection; layering
  • 3D shapes – rotation; nets and cubes
  • Question types – similarities, sequences, analogies, symmetry, codes, hidden shapes, matrices, hexagonal grid

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Fees, discounts & support


£30per child
annual one-off fee


  • Only 1 student to 1 qualified eleven-plus tutor, ensuring extremely individualised and targeted support
  • Individualised lessons covering eleven plus specific English, Maths, verbal reasoning and/or non-verbal reasoning relevant to the CEM and GL test formats
  • Parents receive regular weekly verbal/written feedback and a detailed end-of-term report

Reduce your tuition fees by up to 85%

Sibling discounts of up to £282 per year

Referral Programme pay as little as £40 per month

Recommend a friend and get £20 cash as a reward in return

Reduce your fees by paying with childcare vouchers

Working parents can save 20% with tax free childcare

Save up to 85% if you are eligible for tax/universal credit


1. When can my child start?

You can start at any time of the academic year and your child(ren) will make progress.  However, we strongly recommended that eleven plus students start lessons at the latest from September in year 5.  The eleven plus is an extremely intense programme of study and as a result the earlier a child starts the better.

2. How long are the lessons?

Our 1-2-1 lessons are hourly and we recommend at least 1 hour a week for year 4 children and ideally 2 hours a week for year 5 children.

3. How many children are there in the lesson?

There will be one tutor dedicated to one students during all 1-2-1 tutoring sessions making them an extremely targeted form of learning support.

4. What will my child be taught?

Children are taught English, Maths, verbal reasoning and non verbal reasoning in line with the structure followed for the CEM Durham University eleven plus entrance examinations. A list of some of the topics covered can be found at the top of this page.

5. How will you teach my child?

Children learn in various ways whether it be visual, auditory, reading / writing or kinesthetic. All our tutors are very experienced with teaching children using various methods to ensure they understand what is being taught. Eleven plus tutors give lots of examples whether it be using the whiteboard, discussing verbally or demonstrating practically.

6. Where will my child work?

Children will work in one of the designated one on one suites.

7. Will my child receive homework?

Yes. Children are given homework on a weekly basis (except for assessment weeks).  All homework is based on what a child has learnt in the lesson and is designed to reinforce their learning. Once returned, homework is marked and explained with further examples.

8. How much homework will my child get?

Homework will vary on a week by week basis. Unlike our English and Maths booster classes, Our eleven plus courses do require considerably more homework to be completed.  The homework starts off slow at the beginning of the programme and builds up considerably as the programme progresses.

9. Will I be informed regularly of my child's progress?

Yes, all our children have weekly progress reports which will let you know how they performed in their classwork, homework and work ethic. Tutors and parents can also write comments within the weekly reports which make them a great way of ensuring regular communication between your child’s tutor and yourself.

10. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our eleven plus tutors are fully qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  In addition to this our eleven plus tutors have specialist knowledge , experience and skills around delivering content relevant to the eleven plus entrance examinations.

Rated ‘Excellent’ by our parents

My son Connor attended Cohort Tuition in preparation for his 11+ exams. He loved his time there, his tutors made learning fun and really brought Connor along. Connor was fully prepared for his exams and he's achieved some great scores, we can't thank Cohort enough. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for tuition. Prices are also very reasonable
Blair Woodward

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Diya got a high score in the 11+ entrance exams after attending Cohort Tuition, and we are confident that she will get a place in our preferred Grammar School. The Cohort Tuition holiday Revision & Mock classes were very useful and Diya was able to consolidate her knowledge. The staff are friendly and approachable. There are regular tests and updates. We are continuing to send Diya to Cohort Tuition for year 6 and she will also be attending from year 7 onwards. The class sizes are small and there is a review after every class which is recorded in a booklet that children take home to show parents.
Rabinder Kumar Soggy

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I want to say a massive thank you to all the tutors at Cohort Tuition. My son Oluwadamilola joined the 11+ programme around September 2016. At that time he was already in year 5, so he only had a year to prepare. I am so happy because he got a place at Queen Mary Grammar school for boys
Folashade Adesola

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