11+ Familiarisation Classes

Our 11+ familiarisation courses are open to boys and girls in Year 5 as at 1 September of the current school year. The classes aim to strengthen pupils' study skills in Maths and English and also to give them the opportunity to gain some basic familiarity with the format of the respective 11+ questions.

Courses during 2020-21 for September 2022 entry into Year 7

Please note that enrolling on one of our 11+ Familiarisation Courses does not constitute an application for your child to take the 11+ examination or an application for admission to the school. Please see 11+ Applications For Entry Into Year 7 (The 11+ Procedure)

About our Courses

Our 11+ familiarisation courses are open to boys and girls in Year 5 as at 1 September of the current school year whether they intend to take the 11+ or not. The classes aim to:

  • boost children’s confidence and familiarity with Key Stage 2 English and Maths problems
  • get children used to tackling unfamiliar problems
  • give children the opportunity to gain some basic familiarity with the format of the respective 11+ questions

Our aim is to offer an alternative option to private tutoring, with the added bonus that children will work on generic study skills that should benefit their Key Stage 2 core subjects too.

Courses run for 6 weeks and are open to both boys and girls The course runs three times a year with the three courses being identical so your child only needs to attend one course. Children will be in small classes and they will be taught by subject specialists.

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Time Cost
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December
27 January
3 February
10 February
Half Term
24 February
3 March
10 March
12 May
19 May
26 May
Half Term
9 June
16 June
23 June
4:30 to 6:00 pm at
Bishop Wordsworth’s School
non-refundable enrolment fee £10 plus
£90 course fee (£15/session)
 
Total cost £100*

* subsidised or free places are available for children whose parents are either in receipt of state benefits or who are in reduced circumstances. Please contact Mrs C Saunders at ces@bishopwordsworths.org.uk with evidence to support your application before booking a place.

For further details please contact: Mrs C Saunders at ces@bishopwordsworths.org.uk or Telephone: 01722 333851

To Book a Course

 To book your child onto an 11+ course please either:

  •  click this link and select the course you wish your son/daughter to attend. You will need to register for a Wisepay account
  • or call 01722 333851 option 3 during school hours to pay by card over the phone. When booking you will need to provide your child's name and current school as well as your name and contact telephone number.

 Our coronavirus risk assessment for school operation can be read on our Coronavirus Information page

Additional measures in place for the 11+ familiarisation classes are:

  • The start time of the classes has been delayed compared with previous years to ensure our own students have left the site.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned between the end of our school day and the start of the familiarisation classes.
  • Children will be taken directly from the school gate to the room where their class will take place.
  • Parents will not be allowed on site.
  • Classes will be small to ensure participants are socially distanced.
  • Children will remain in their allocated classroom for both the Maths and English session. Teachers will move between classrooms during the break.
  • Teachers will remain at the front of the class, at least 2m from the children.
  • Hand-outs will have been quarantined for 48 hours.
  • We will not provide snacks and drinks during the break – these must be brought to the School by the children, if required.

Letter to Parents

11+ Familiarisation Courses - Letter to Parents