What does it take to pass the 11+?
The 11+ exam is demanding - so demanding in fact that most adults would be unlikely to pass it without prior preparation.
Milestone are 11+ specialists.
We have been preparing children for the 11+ in the High Wycombe area for over a decade and our pass-rate this year surpassed the Bucks county average by three to one.
If you are looking for tutorial support that combines smaller class sizes with a more personal awareness of your child's specific needs, talk to us.
"Despite having discovered Milestone late in our 11+ preparations, they truly made all the difference to my daughter's confidence and knowledge in sitting the test. The tremendous teacher efforts, teaching style, tips and techniques were perfect to enhance the skills and confidence needed. We could not have done it without you. Thank you to the entire team at Milestones!" [Recent Parent]
Our year-5 programme runs in four
12-week phases or ‘blocks’, September
Phase-1 Sept -> Nov
Phase-2 Dec -> Mar
Phase-3 Mar -> May
Phase-4 May -> Sept
Phase-1 ensures that core Maths & English skills are fully embedded, so your child has the basic ‘toolkit’ they need.
The programme then moves on to cover the more specialised 11+ themes in all the key GL subjects:
English Comprehension & Grammar skills
Year-5 students can enter the programme at different stages through the year but may have to do some catch-up work to come up to speed in key areas.
We support year-4 students in all aspects of Key Stage-2 Maths and English to ensure they come into their 11+ year with the core verbal and numeracy skills they'll need.
Our personal but purposeful teaching style and small tutorial groups mean we can respond to each child as an individual, spotting the particular areas where they are 'blocked' and in need of extra help.
As well as following the national curriculum we use creative writing tasks to build confidence with language and build vocabulary.
Starting down the path
At 7-8, children need to be taking their first proper steps towards comfort with numbers and language.
We follow the national curriculum closely, paying particular attention in Maths to times-tables understanding of place values and simple calculation skills. In English we foster reading and writing skills and an understanding of basic grammatical rules.
Milestone is small enough and personal enough to engage with a year-3 child's particular enthusiams and interests whilst gently guiding them along their academic path.
Intensive practice during the run-up to the exam
Every summer and autumn, Milestone runs Sunday Booster sessions that pull everything together, giving year-5 students the experience of working under time pressure to maximise their marks:
Timed ‘mini-papers’ covering all 11+ strands
Follow-through teaching to fill remaining gaps
Sociable and fun
Immediate feedback to guide home revision
Open to Milestone and non-Milestone students
Milestone mock exams
The full dress-rehearsal
Our mock exam papers with audio instructions mirror the Bucks GL 11+ exam experience faithfully, helping young students to keep their nerve on the actual day and use the right exam techniques.
Milestone 11+ Online
Milestone 11+ Online
Our online service mirrors the classroom experience, with real interactive tutoring – not machine-marked test papers.
Milestone also provides this service for students outside Bucks looking
at private schools with CEM or GL
based entry tests, such as Wycombe Abbey and Cheltenham.
Milestone 11+ is located near the centre of High Wycombe:
First floor suite
None of the ratings or reviews your see here were solicited - they were put there by customers at their own behest.
"We are very grateful for the high expectation you had set for our daughter and the commitment you've given to realising it... Our daughter couldn't have achieved 152 in her Bucks 11+ transfer tests without you. Thank you!"
"Excellent tutoring team. They really have your child's best interests at heart. My child enjoyed her time at Milestone's!"
"I just want to say a big 'thank-you' for the excellent help and support you have given my son in passing his 11. He couldn't have asked for a better place than Milestone. I have recommended you to all my friends and family."
"Excellent support throughout the journey. Our son, Qasim, got a very good result with their help. Thanks Milestone."
Email or call us for more information or to set up an assessment lesson for your child
Tel: 01494 956 367
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