Here is a summary of all the ways we can help with 11+ preparation

One-One Tuition Group Tuition Free Familiarisation Day Mocks and Reviews
Activity Workshops Assessments Free Resources Unique 11+ Papers

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Our range of services for 11+ preparation

Helping to ensure your child passes the 11+ entrance exam

On the actual exam day, children will sit a verbal and a non verbal paper (in that order) and then their verbal score and their non verbal score will be standardised and used to assess whether they have passed or not.  The tests for Ripon Grammar School are in a multiple choice format

In September 2015 we ran our first Familiarisation Day.  This has now become a regular event on the Chatterton Tuition calendar.  Attendance is FREE to everyone regardless of whether they have tuition with us, with an optional charge for test marking. Booking is essential. 

For 2020 - the Familiarisation Day will be held on Friday 4th September 2020 (9.00am - 12.00 midday) at Bishop Monkton Village Hall - HG3 3QG.  We always use our own unique papers, which are tailored to match the real 11+ papers for Ripon Grammar entry.  

11+ tutors Ripon area

  • Tuition can be in your own home or the home of the tutor, or online
  • Practising methods using a huge bank of worksheets and papers
  • Tuition covers both verbal reasoning and non verbal reasoning tests

Date of Ripon Grammar 11+ tests in 2020

Saturday 19th September 2020 (morning) at Ripon Grammar School. For the second time, in 2020, there is only one day scheduled for the Selection Tests; up until 2018, the Tests were run on two consecutive Saturdays, with children attending both dates and their better VR and NVR scores being used to determine their overall score.

Results letters are usually posted out to families by post around the middle of October.  

What is non-verbal reasoning?

Non-verbal reasoning questions are designed to test a child's ability to recognise patterns, similarities, and analogies in unfamiliar concepts. They are required to make sense of new information and to apply that information. It gives an indication to the school of how well the child will master new materials and concepts in later school life.

What is verbal reasoning?

Verbal reasoning questions are designed to test a child's verbal skills. The child will need to demonstrate their ability and understanding of the rules of language. The child will need to be able to identify pattern, similarity and difference between words. These tests are useful as an indication to the school of the potential of the child to learn in later school life.

Applying to the local authority

If you live out of catchment, or your child attends a school out of catchment, then you must make sure you apply for them to sit the 11+ exam. The date you need to apply by is generally 14th August (actual date will be posted as and when we know). You need to apply in writing or by email to Harrogate Borough Council, or through the North Yorkshire County Council website.

For more information call us on 01423 340076.

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