Becky Pengilly  

11+ Tutor


(For pupils sitting their 11+ in September 2018)

Group 1 – Burnham Library

Tuesdays  5:00 – 6:30

September 26th

October 3rd – 10th – 17th  

(Half-term break)

October 31st

November – 7th – 14th – 21st – 28th

December 5th

Group 2 – Burnham Library

Wednesdays  4:00 – 5:30

September 27th

October 4th – 11th – 18th

(Half-term break)

November 1st – 8th – 15th – 22nd – 29th

December 6th

Group 3 – Burnham Library

Thursdays  4:00 – 5:30

September 28th

October 5th – 12th – 19th

(Half-term break)

November 2nd – 9th – 16th – 23rd  - 30th

December 7th

Cost £275.00

First Course

This First Course is designed as an introduction for pupils who will be sitting their Buckinghamshire or Berkshire eleven plus in September 2018

The ten-week familiarisation course is vibrant and exciting.  My aim is to teach a range of skills and gradually assess pupils' ability in specific 11+ areas of:

     1.     English

     2.     Verbal Reasoning

     3.     Mathematics

     4.     Non-verbal Reasoning

     5.     Spatial Awareness

Whilst doing this I will focus on the GL Assessment type questions that will be in the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire 11+ tests from 2018 onwards.  Finally, during session ten of the course, a Mock Paper will be given with feedback to parents on pupils' strengths as well as areas to develop. Together we can decide if the 11+ examination is the right route for your son or daughter at this stage of their educational development.  

During the Extension course - beginning January 2018 – I hone in on the 'boost' areas that have been identified for individual pupils.

What your son or daughter will be introduced to during the First Course in September 2017.


Vocabulary development

Antonyms and synonyms


Verbal Reasoning and codes


Short questions

Longer problem solving questions

Non-verbal Reasoning (NVR) -  including Spatial Awareness

•  Creating a personal mind map as a memory jogger of things to look for in NVR. For example:

   rotation – shape – size – borders – shading - mirror image  -  pattern -  number  - angle -  position

•  Introduction to some types of NVR questions such as:

   Matrices  -  Sequences  -  Similarities  -  Odd one out  -  Series  -  Analogies

•  3D Shapes – hidden shapes –  combining shapes  -  transforming 2D shape to 3D (nets)