11 Plus Pass

Initial Assessment

It is wise to book your child in for an initial assessment before starting weekly sessions. Here 11 Plus Pass will be perfectly honest with you and inform you whether further sessions or programmes should be booked. In the past 11 Plus Pass has felt that some children would not be able to obtain the necessary pass scores, and has informed the parents of this. We want your child to pass the 11-plus, but believe that it would be unfair to raise unreasonable expectations and therefore tutor a child that would find tuition very difficult and stressful.

Initial Assessments are available throughout the year. This assessment is beneficial even when weekly sessions are fully booked as places may still be available on the Holiday School programme. This assessment is ideal as it provides an unbiased assessment of your child’s ability, even when the child is going to be tutored elsewhere.

This Initial Assessment is one hour long and will be conducted by Rachel Higgins. After assessment there will be an additional 15 minute feedback session for parents.

The cost of an assessment is the same as a normal hour-long weekly session - £37. 

The Weekly 1:1 Programme

This programme of study consists of regular weekly 1:1 sessions. The sessions are individually tailored to give  tuition on the particular question types depending on each child's needs. The aim is to give greater emphasis on areas of weakness. In addition, we also cover 11-plus specific skills such as:

  • Useful techniques for tackling multiple-choice questions
  • Exam timing and pacing techniques
  • A kinaesthetic approach to NVR using our own tried and tested materials and techniques
  • Overlapping and extending elements of the current National Curriculum
  • Numerous valuable hints, tips and short-cuts

Small amounts of homework is usually given to reinforce the techniques learned during the session. The homework changes in character in the lead-up to the examination to give more emphasis on ensuring that all questions are answered in the timescale allowed.

Each session comprises one hour of teaching and 15 minutes of feedback. A session costs £37 per teaching hour and takes place at the tutor's home. 

Small Group Sessions

Small Group Sessions follow the same high quality level of study as the 1:1 programme with the only exception being that the sessions are 1:4. Each child is matched with other children of a similar ability which has been determined by their 1:1 assessment.

Children attending 1:4 Small Group Sessions are also entitled to additional 1:1 sessions running throughout the summer holiday. These 1:1 sessions will be charged at the 1:1 rate.

Each session comprises of one hour of teaching with written feedback. A session costs £32 per teaching hour and payment is due per term.


11 Plus Pass uses current and up to date commercial materials in addition to their own “in-house” quality range of additional papers and worksheets.

When should I book?

If you are interested in booking an initial assessment or weekly sessions please use the Contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please note that 11 Plus Pass is very busy and takes most session bookings often 6 to 12 months in advance. We already have some bookings for 2023, so it's never too early to book your child in.

It is wise to start students with literacy difficulties much earlier in the year.