Core Maths for 11+

Core Maths for 11+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:

  • 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

Why do we do have such a core program?

  • 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.
What people say about us!
     Thank you Chris and staff for helping our son to overcome his problems and achieve well in his STA's. He's going to miss coming.

Mrs. Leonardo
Student Mother
     I have really enjoyed coming to the centre. You helped me to pass my 11+ and I'm looking forward to going to Grammar School.

Thom Nelson
     We are really grateful for the help you have given A. Her Confidence improved by leaps and bounds and we were all thrilled with her A grade in her GCSE maths.

John Martin
Student Father
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