Category Archives: Entrance Exams

Day 24 – Festive Non-Verbal Reasoning

It’s the final day of Better Tuition’s Advent Activity Calendar and we have some festive non-verbal reasoning activity for you.  You will find the answers here.  Try more festive NVR from Better Tuition. Non-verbal reasoning helps develop problem-solving skills and … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Calendar: Day 12 – Santa’s Proof Reading Challenge

Instructions: Santa has a lot of letters to read at this time of year!  Here’s one with twelve spelling mistakes and eighteen incidents of missed or mistaken punctuation.  Can you a) identify and b) correct each one?  You can print off … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Calendar – Day Ten: Verbal Reasoning Cloze

Welcome to Day Ten of our Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Verbal Reasoning Cloze activity for you. Choose the best word to fill in the gaps. Cloze activities enhance and assess vocabulary and comprehension.  They also feature in … Continue reading

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Year 5 Beginners’ Introductory Assessment

It would be fair to say that this time of year is a busy one for us. Many parents and carers choose the beginning of the new school year to begin tuition. Entrance exams for Trafford’s grammar schools are imminent … Continue reading

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2017 Grammar School Open Evenings in Trafford

If you are considering a grammar school education for your child, you will probably want to attend your chosen school’s open event.  Trafford’s grammar schools are running open events in June; please scroll down for dates and times. Our other … Continue reading

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Entrance Exam Dates 2017: Trafford Schools

Most of Trafford’s grammar schools have announced their entrance exam dates for prospective September 2018 entrants.  The exams will take place in September on the following dates:- 16th September 2017: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Apply online before July 20th. … Continue reading

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Practice Entrance Examinations 2017

?How do mock entran  Practice Entrance Exams at Better Tuition: 2017 The single most effective thing you can do to prepare your child for entrance exams is to give them a trial run. For this reason, our practice entrance exams … Continue reading

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New Arrangements for Entrance Exams in September 2016 – CEM Format

There is a new consortium arrangement between four of Trafford’s grammar schools: Urmston Grammar, Sale Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and Stretford Grammar have joined together to provide one CEM format exam for students in Year 6 from September … Continue reading

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Practice entrance exams 2016

Each year, Better Tuition runs practice entrance examinations to help Year 5 children prepare for Trafford’s grammar school entrance exams.  Our papers are tailored to the requirements of the school of your choice, including: Urmston Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Altrincham Grammar … Continue reading

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Better Tuition Vocabulary and Proof Reading Workbooks Available Now

We have two workbooks available from our Urmston Tuition Centre. The workbooks are suitable for older Key Stage 2 children (Years 5/6) and cost just £5 each. The Better Tuition Word Power Vocabulary workbook aims to boost your child’s vocabulary … Continue reading

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