Year 5 Prep Course

year 5 Preparatory Course

Our intensive Year 5 Preparatory Programme builds upon the foundations laid in our Year 4 Programme and covers all of the skills that are required for success in the GL Eleven Plus Exam. English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning skills are further developed and fine-tuned. By the end of the program our pupils will have covered advanced levels of the National Curriculum in English and Maths, thereby exceeding many of the Year 6 Objectives. Our curriculum ensures that all of the children are familiar with the style, structure and content of the 11+ Exam. They are taught exam techniques and proficiency in timing and we allow them to practice this through our mock exams. Our children finish the course with confidence, undaunted and ready to face any challenges ahead.

We offer:
•2 hour weekly sessions during term time (approx. 42 weeks)
• Small class sizes (typically 8 students)
• Initial assessment with valuable feedback
• All materials fully included
• A rigorous curriculum developed specifically for the challenges of the 11+
• Tailored lessons delivered by qualified specialist teachers
• Weekly homework schedule
• Ongoing assessments with progress tests
• A positive and encouraging environment with continuous support throughout our programme
• Access to specially designed online 11+ resources
• Written termly feedback for parents
• Parents’ evenings
• 5 mock exams
• The 11 Plus Institute Credit Incentive Program
• Competitive fees


  • Comprehension of a Variety of Texts Including Classical Texts
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Verbal logic
  • Literary Features

Verbal Reasoning

  • Vocabulary Building
  • Coverage of all 21 Types of Verbal Reasoning
  • Letter Sequences
  • Letter & Number Codes
  • Analogies
  • Anagrams

Mathematical Skills

  • Core Skills
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Divisibility and Factor Rules
  • Ratio, Proportion and Scale
  • Algebra & Equations
  • Geometry: Shapes & Angles
  • Divisibility and Factor Rules
  • Translations &Transformations
  • Sequences
  • Measurement
  • Problem Solving Techniques

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Spatial awareness (Nets, 3D Shapes)
  • Logical Deduction Skills
  • Shape Symmetry
  • Shape Rotation
  • Shape Reflection
  • Shape Codes
  • Shape Symmetry
  • Shape Composition, Sequences, and Analogies
  • Shape Matrices