Our classes

11plusschool approach

11plusschool has been preparing Year 5 students for the grammar school test at the beginning of Year 6 for entry to North Halifax and Crossley Heath Grammar Schools since 2012. Using his unique experience from being Head of Maths at both grammar schools, Geoff Storer knows what it takes to be a successful grammar school student and knows what it takes to pass the exam. All of the 11plusschool tutors are grammar and high school teachers and specialise in one or more of the three topic areas mirrored in the exam; Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Traditional high school model

All classes take place in a school so students are familiar and comfortable with a traditional learning environment including interactive whiteboards. The two hour class is based on a high school model with three x 40 minute sessions for Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning; children rotating class rooms with a specialist teacher in each session. Teachers deliver from the front of the class.

Class size

Classes typically have eight to nine students with class sizes never exceeding ten.

Homework

Homework is issued each week in each topic area; approximately 30 minutes for each topic. Answers are sent each week to parents. Students and parents can choose to mark homework themselves or 11plusschool has dedicated markers who will mark the homework for you.

Assessments and pre-test

We assess students in December and March based on their learning to date. Parents and students will receive personalised feedback. We believe it is essential to give parents honest feedback and if we have concerns Geoff will speak directly to parents after each assessment. In May we will hold a pre-test mirroring the entrance test in October. Again parents and students will receive personalised feedback including peer ranking and feedback on improvement areas. Parents have the opportunity to sit in the class with their children when test feedback is being given.

Year 5 Classes 2020

Saturdays 08.30 to 10.30

The Gleddings Preparatory School
Birdcage Lane, Halifax, HX3 0JB

Saturdays 11.00 to 13.00

The Gleddings Preparatory School
Birdcage Lane, Halifax, HX3 0JB

Saturdays 13.30 to 15.30

The Gleddings Preparatory School
Birdcage Lane, Halifax, HX3 0JB

Mondays 16.30 to 18.30

The Mount School
3 Binham Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield,HD2 2AP

Tuesdays 16.30 to 18.30

The Mount School
3 Binham Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield,HD2 2AP

Year 4 classes from January 2021 – Wednesdays 16.30 to 18.00

Beech Hill School
4 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax, HX1 5TN

Year 4 classes from January 2021 – Wednesdays 18.15 to 19.45

Beech Hill School
4 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax, HX1 5TN