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 are extremely popular and attract students from all over Greater Manchester. You can see the high quality of our examination papers by visiting our download store, where you will find some examples, many of which are free of charge.
Practice entrance examinations take place at our Urmston tuition centre [Better Tuition] and will be running on the following Sundays in 2017:-
26th February 2017 (introductory)
23rd April 2017
21st May 2017
18th June 2017
16th July 2017
20th August 2017
3rd September 2017 N.B. BECAUSE OF THE PROXIMITY OF THE EXAMINATION, PARENTS/ CARERS WILL TAKE THE SEPTEMBER EXAM PAPERS AWAY ON THE DAY, TOGETHER WITH THE ANSWERS. PARENTS/ CARERS WILL THEN MARK THIS EXAM. THIS WILL ALLOW CHILDREN TO HAVE MORE IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK.
CEM-style examinations run from 9am – 11am and cost £40, except for the introductory test in February, which costs £30). Our current customers who have attended and paid for a minimum of four lessons at the time of the exam will receive a £5 discount on each exam. We will issue this as a refund after you have paid for the exam (technology is complicated!).
Our GL-style exams (currently suitable for Altrincham Boys, Loreto and Ambrose) will take place on the following dates:
21st May 2017 (pm)
16th July 2017 (pm)
The GL-style exams will run from 1 pm – 4.00 pm.
If you want to book a practice entrance exam with us, you can do so online by clicking the button below. Paypal handles payment, but please note you do not need a Paypal account to pay; you can use any bank card.
GL Assessment-style examinations are suitable for those Year 5 students planning to sit for Urmston Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, St Ambrose College and Loreto Grammar School. These examinations will consist of three of the following papers: maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, as well as a creative writing task.
CEM-style examinations are suitable for those Year 5 students intending to sit for Sale Grammar School and Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. These will consist of two, 45-minute papers that cover a combination of maths, comprehension, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
***Please note that there is a possibility that some grammar schools may announce a change of format from GL Assessment to CEM format. If this is the case, we shall adapt the format of our examinations accordingly.***
Please do not delay in making your booking as places are limited and can fill up rather quickly.
If you want to book a practice entrance exam with us, you can do so online. When you are booking, the system may say there is no availability. If this happens, choose ‘Practice Entrance Exam’ rather than ‘CEM’ or GL Assessment’. You will be prompted to fill in an online form on which you will specify the format you require.
Papers will be marked and returned to you within a maximum of five working days.
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How do practice entrance exams help?
Practice entrance exams at the Better Tuition Centre are designed to give your child experience in sitting an extended test for grammar school entry in Trafford.
Our practice entrance exams are normally marked and available to pick up/ posted out within five days.
Download our FREE NVR and VR practice papers here.
We aim to replicate the ‘real’ entrance exams as closely as possible and our exams will identify the key areas your child needs to cover over the coming weeks.