All children preparing for the 11+ at Solihull Tuition go through a core Maths Syllabus with a Qualified Maths Teacher who is specialised in delivering Maths to primary school children.
The core Maths syllabus covers the following important topics:
Why do we do have such a core program?
- Competency and instantaneous fluency with times tables up to 15, number bonding, place value and numbers
- Four rules of numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Basic number skills/operations and definitions e.g. inverse operations, prime, square, cubed, rectangular and triangular numbers
- Four rules of fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Percentages (amount to % and % to amount), decimals, fractions and % theory.
- Money and costs, metric/imperial measurement and time
- Averages/basic probability/ratio and proportion
- Mensuration (area of rectangles, triangles and volume of prisms)
- Basic geometry (shapes, angles, tables, diagrams, charts and graphs)
- Basic algebra and simple equations.
- Wordy multi part maths questions under extreme time pressure
- Maths develops Logical Reasoning Skills – Reasoning skills are not subject exclusive. Improving mathematical (quantitative) reasoning skills also helps build more advanced verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills.
- Verbal Reasoning Papers include maths question types and good maths skills help children do much better on these questions.
- Grammar schools require excellent maths – Children going to grammar schools with higher maths skills will be placed in the top sets and often the grammar school sit GCSE maths early.
- National Curriculum maths is weak – State primary school children are disadvantaged mathematically as most only achieve level 4 by year 6 and SATs levels in Maths will naturally improve with our core course. As a rule of thumb a child needs to be at level 5b around 6 months before they would sit their SATS exams when they sit their 11+ Grammar examination.
- If children do not succeed in the 11+ some LEA’s officially allows re-sits at 12 and 13 years. However, children must have achieved level 5 in Maths and English in their SATs exam in May of Year 6.
- Extension Maths – Extra exercises are provided to extend pupils who need more of a challenge. The weekly core maths will cover all that is necessary for the 11+ exams but your child will have a solid foundation for top sets in any school.