|Autumn Term (1st)
|Autumn Term (2nd)
|Verbal Reasoning techniques
|Spelling & Grammar techniques
|Informal Assessment in October to check VR and NVR progress
1-2-1 Parent Meetings with child’s tutor take place before Christmas
|Non-Verbal Reasoning techniques
|Group Comprehensions – techniques and common mistakes
|Vocabulary and introduction to Creative Writing
|Addition & Subtraction; Multiplication & Division; Number Knowledge; Fractions, Decimals & Percentages; Ratio & Proportion; Mixed Calculations; Word Problems
|Spring Term (1st)
|Spring Term (2nd)
|Creative Writing Techniques
|Learn to ‘up-level’ creative writing
|Year 5 parent information evening at beginning of spring term – opportunity for parents to ask questions
Reports written by child’s tutor and sent to parents before Easter
|Short timed papers begin (a mixture of maths, comprehension and creative writing tasks). Non-exam pupils have coursework
|Displaying Data; Angles; 2D & 3D shapes; Symmetry; Area and Perimeter; Problem Solving; Co-ordinates; Units; Time
|Algebra; Numbers and Place Value; Mixed Calculations; Fractions, Decimals & Percentages (extended)
|Summer Term (1st)
|Summer Term (2nd)
|Full Timed Papers – entrance exam standard begins here (non-exam pupils continue with coursework)
|Course becomes bespoke for pupils depending on whether they are doing general tutoring, going for independent or grammar schools.
Timed Papers will be chosen dependent on school choices, and for those doing competitive selective schools (e.g. Tiffin), we introduce them to Year 7 level maths whilst continuing to review previously learned topics.
|Tutors use the pupil’s weekly timed papers to highlight gaps in knowledge and communicate this with parents regularly
1-2-1 Parent Meetings with child’s tutor take place before the summer holidays
|Year 6 level maths topics: Ratio & Proportion; Algebra; Measurement; Geometry; Statistics
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
All children will learn verbal and non-verbal reasoning during the first half term of our course, as even the state grammar schools frequently choose to use an element of reasoning within their English and maths papers (despite what they may say!). This keeps options open and allows parents to change their minds about school choices later down the line.
Non-verbal reasoning involves the ability to understand and analyse visual information and solve complex problems without relying upon or being limited by language abilities. This is very useful to teach exam technique. Verbal reasoning assists with vocabulary development and, again, encourages logical and structured, analytical thinking. The reasoning is frequently used in secondary school IQ tests and is becoming more commonly used in 11+ entrance examinations as more and more schools are choosing to use the online CAT4 Test and ISEB tests as a form of assessment.