Q? 1.What courses are available at Acuiti Tuitions?
A. Eleven Plus (11+) one year course
The 11+ course is designed for Years 5 and 6 children working to gain entry into selective independent and top grammar schools. This course covers the required syllabus of Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English (grammar, structure, vocabulary and cloze etc.). English comprehension and story writing offered separately.
Preparation for CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) and NFER / GL (National Foundation for Educational Research) Examinations in covered in the course.
The classes run from the 1st week of October to the last week of September. There will be 42 weeks of lessons and 10 weeks holidays during this year. It is unlikely that a student can join mid-session however, you may check with us if there is any vacancy. The enrolment will be subject to meeting the required standards in the free assessment.
Pre-plus one year course
The Pre-plus course is designed for Years 4 children who are working to gain entry into selective independent and top grammar schools for secondary education. This course helps your child to develop the key skills and confidence from an earlier stage.
Q?2. What are the subjects covered by Acuiti Tuitions?
Usually the 11+ exams consist of these four subjects: Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Maths and English. The exact structure of the 11+ exam can vary from school to school. Also different schools have different preferences regarding which subjects are included in their entrance examinations.
The Verbal reasoning test looks for a range of different literacy skills. This has now become the most important component of the 11+ for a number of grammar schools. These skills could include sorting and selecting words, letter and number sequences, analogies, letter and number codes, odd one out, middle/size order, word endings/beginnings and anagrams. There is strong growing evidence to show students that get coaching do significantly better in this particular exam, as it is strongly influenced by the size of a child’s vocabulary.
The 11+ Non-verbal Reasoning test does not have any written questions, and so having strong literacy of English skills is not a prerequisite in this test. The test concentrates on the ability to solve a problem quickly and accurately. There are logic type questions based on shape, patterns, numbers, symmetry and sequences.
In the 11+ English test the focus is on how effectively students show that they understand and use the English language. Areas usually focused on are comprehension, punctuation and grammar, word choice and spelling.
English Comprehension and story writing is offered separately.
Most 11+ Maths papers test the child on topics such as decimals, fractions, percentages, shape, area, graphs, money, measurement. time, algebra etc.
Q?3. What will the course cover?
The course will cover every aspect of VR, NVR, Maths and English (except Comprehension and story writing which are offered as a seperate course). We also prepare children for various types of exams like CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) and NFER / GL (National Foundation for Educational Research)
Also, each child will have completed the entire syllabus plus more that 100 exam papers during the course.
Q?4. Will we get regular update on the child’s progress?
A. Yes, a report will be provided twice during the year. Also the teacher will be available to discuss any concerns before or after the lessons. If you need a private word then please do not hesitate to call or email the teacher directly.
Q?5. What happens if my child misses a lesson?
A. Please do inform us in advance of any illnesses and avoid missing lessons for any other reason. If the child does have to miss a lesson due to illness then let us know and we will provide homework and extra help to catch up before and after the lesson or if possible we will try to accommodate the child on another day.
Q?6. What are the fees for this course and how do we pay?
A. The fees for this course will be confirmed once at the time of the assessment. Payment is to be given for 4 weeks in advance on the first lesson of every month. We accept cash and cheques but would prefer a standing order.
Q?7. Will the books and study material be provided for the course?
A.All the books and study material required for the course are included in the fees. There will be individual books and packs for every child.
Q?8. What is expected from the parents?
A. Parents play a very important role in this process and they must be able to commit time to mark the homework using the answer sheets provided. Marking should not take more than 5 mins per day but it is very important for the child to do self corrects. Also, it helps the parents to monitor progress and provide support as appropriate. All technical difficulties or concerns can be written in the diary and will be explained during the next lesson.
Q?9. Will my child get homework?
A. Yes, all children are expected to complete homework that will be set every week. It should take about 45 mins to an hour daily to complete. The child should complete all homework prior to the next lesson to avoid any build-up of work and hence the pressure.
Q?10. How long are the lessons?
A. Each lesson is 2 hours long. Please be on time for lessons and prompt in picking up your children. You can leave the children 10 mins early prior to the class timing.
Q?11. How big are the study groups / batches and when do they run?
A. Each study group / batch will have a maximum of 7 children. Lessons run Monday, Thursday, and Friday evening and on Saturday Morning.
Q?12. When do the classes begin for the year and can my child join mid-session?
A. The classes run from the 1st week of October to the last week of September. There will be 42 weeks of lessons and 10 weeks holidays during this year. It is unlikely that a student can join mid-session however, you may check with us if there is any vacancy. The enrolment will be subject to meeting the required standards in the free assessment.
Q?13. How can we get to the coaching centre?
We are located near Apex corner in Edgware / Mill Hill.
39, Gibbs Green, Edgware HA8 9RR
Please see the Contact us for the map or call Raksha on 077380917 / 0208 9597396