I was successful in home tutoring 11 plus exams for my eldest daughter. In fact it was one of the reasons why I set-up the site SchoolEntranceTests.com to guide and assist other parents.

11 plus preparation priorities

You need to prioritise these 11 plus preparation actions for your child:

  • Famiiarizing themselves with the types of questions that could be asked
  • Understanding each exam section format.
  • Using 11 plus practice papers to improve their performance under exam conditions.

Home tutoring 11 plus exam

There are the logistical issues to for your to check: the location and date for the 11 plus exam. As important is to check the 11 plus paper formats that are used in your region and for your specific grammar school application.

Always remember, there is not a one size fits all solution! However, generally speaking, we advise no more than 12 months of tuition for the Eleven Plus. So, starting at the beginning of Year 5 is probably a good time. At the very latest, January of Year 5 for exams taking place in September of Year 6.

Taking it to the next 11+ exam level!

Amount of tutoring needed

Once again there is no precise answer about how much is the right amount. During term time, most tutors will hold a weekly session of between 60 to 90 minutes with additional homework set each week. In the holidays the tutor may also recommend extra sessions. This is especially important in the summer period leading up to the 11 Plus exams in Autumn.

Home tutoring 11 plus exam

This section is for those for fancy a change and wants to practice a different type (and difficulty) of test. For example the 11+ exam. There are a wide variety of different practice test formats and difficulties shown below.

11+ Exams

You can find the relevant 11 plus past papers by clicking on the link below. There are also school entrance 11 plus past papers available, including all the premier London-based private schools.

11+ Exams and 11+ Practice Sites.

7+, 9+, 10+, 12+, 13+ and 14+ Exam Papers

We hope these 10+ 12+ 13 + past papers are useful:

9+, 10+ and 11+ Past Papers.

12+ Past Papers.

13+ Past Papers.

14+ Past Papers.

GCSE Past Papers / A-Level Exams

We hope you find these GCSE past papers are useful:

GCSE Past Papers.

Home tutoring 11 plus exam

KS1 KS2 Exams

Please click on the links below to practice for your KS1, KS2 exams:

KS1 SAT Past Papers and KS2 SAT Past Papers.

Our Other School guides

Firstly, private Sixth Form Admissionstop private sixth Forms Guide , private London Sixth Forms blog and London Sixth Forms Guide.

Secondly, London Prep Schools GuidePrep schools, London prep schools guide and Top London Prep schools blog.

Thirdly, London private schoolsPrivate London School Admissions (A-M), Sunday Times Private Schools League Table and top private girls schools in London.

Plus, London Independent Schools Guide, and London’s top independent school A-Level results.

Then, Grammar Schools GuideLondon 11 plus practice tests11Plus GL Guide,Grammars using 11 plus GL Assessment Guide , Guide to Grammar School Entry.

Also, UK Boarding Schools Guide, and primary school league tables,

Finally, London Pre-Schools Guide,

Home tutoring 11 plus exam