Ark 11 Plus Tuition provides comprehensive preparation for 11 Plus exams for Redbridge 11 Plus and Essex 11 Plus Exams. There are three entry stages which children can join; this is at year 3, year 4 or at year 5. The Programme focuses on Maths and English with Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning. Lessons at the Year 3 and Year 4 stages take 2 hours per week, and at Year 5 the lessons continue to be 2 hours per week and later increases to 4 hours per week nearer to the exams. Parents have a choice of increasing the hours at Year 5.
At Ark, 11 Plus tuition follows the national Curriculum and the materials are developed in line with the National Curriculum. In addition to the materials provided by the Programme, children and parents are recommended on what other materials can they use in preparation for the 11 Plus Exams.
Ark Programmes emphasis on class room teaching in small groups and deviate from the culture of just practicing worksheets. We believe in providing education similar to the state school system but to very small cohorts. Our approach enables children to thrive in small groups which directly impact their performance at school. On average a child who attends ARK Tuition improves up to two grades at school.
Ark Year 3 Programme helps children prepare for the 11 Plus Exam at a more gradual pace. The programme is for the Year 3 children aged 7 to 8 years.
Ark Year 4 Programme is in line with the Maths and English National Curriculum requirements and lays a solid foundation for 11 Plus exam. The programme is for the Year 4 children aged 8 to 9 years.
Ark Year 5 Programme is more rigorous and intense preparing children for the entrance exam at the end of the Year 5. The programme is designed for the Year 5 children aged 9 to 10 years.
11 Plus registration for Ilford County High School for Boys and Woodford County High School for Girls will open on 1st May 2018 and will close on 27th June 2018 at 5pm.
The test will be held at Woodford County High School (girls) and at Ilford County High School (boys).
Saturday 15th September 2018
There is one open evening at each grammar school to give you and your child the chance to look at the school, listen to the headteachers speech and find out more about being a student there:
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To gain entry to the following selective schools ONLY:
Registration for 2019 entry opens Tuesday 5th June 2018.
Saturday 22rd September 2018
There is one open evening at the grammar schools to give you and your child the chance to look at the school, listen to the head teachers speech and find out more about being a student there:
150 places in Year 7
Tours: 4th-7th July 2017
160 places in Year 7
Tours 10th-14th July 2017
Open Day: 17th July 2017 7pm
120 places in Year 7
Wednesday 28th June 2017 6.30pm-9pm
150 places in Year 7
Thursday 29th June 2017 4.30pm-8pm
180 places in Year 7
Wednesday 5th July 2017 5.30pm-8pm
200 places in Year 7, of which 20 are selected on general ability
Partially selective, 280 places in Year 7 of which 28 are selected on general ability
Wednesday 14th June 2017 6pm-7.30pm
Catholic, 145 places in Year 7 of which 63 are selective
Wednesday 12th July 2017 6pm-9pm
Catholic, 150 places in Year 7 of which 30 are selective
Thursday 6th July 2017 6pm-9pm
154 places in Year 7
Tuesday 27th June 2017 5pm-9pm
184 places in Year 7
Tuesday 11th July 2017 5.45pm-9pm
Verbal reasoning and Non-verbal reasoning – 1 Hour
The verbal reasoning section of the test has a timed practice section of 10 minutes. The test itself takes 20 minutes.
The non-verbal and spatial reasoning tests are divided into subtests – smaller sections, each of which starts with an untimed practice section which you will go through with the invigilator. The questions themselves are timed, with each of the subtests taking 4–5 minutes to complete.
The English & Maths test – 1Hour
25 minutes for the English section (plus 5 minutes’ practice) and 25 minutes for the Maths section (plus 5 minutes’ practice).
The Kent 11 plus test registration will open from June 2018.
Test date: 8 September 2018 for children who go to school outside of Kent.
The first test will be an English and Maths paper and will take 1 hour. Each section will involve a 5 minute practice exercise followed by a 25 minute test. The English section will involve a comprehension exercise as well as some additional questions drawn from a set designed to test literacy skills.
The second test will be a reasoning paper. It will take about 1 hour, including the practice sections and questions. It will contain a verbal reasoning section and a non-verbal reasoning section of roughly the same length. The non-verbal reasoning will be split into short sections, administered and timed individually.
There will also be a writing exercise which will not be marked but may be used by a local headteacher panel as part of the headteacher assessment stage of the process. 40 minutes will be allowed for the writing task, including 10 minutes planning time