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 Practice Entrance Exams at Better Tuition: 2017

Better Tuition Finding and Correcting Spelling and Punctuation Errors workbookThe 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


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!).

GL-style Exams

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.

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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.

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Papers will be marked and returned to you within a maximum of five working days.


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Better Tuition's team of expert teachers can prepare your child for entrance exams.
The papers are prepared and marked by our entrance exam experts and will be posted back to you within a week.  If you prefer to pick the papers up from our Urmston tuition centre, please let us know.

About Better Tuition

Better Tuition provides professional tuition by qualified and experienced teachers in our tuition centre in Urmston.  We offer an unbeatable range of resources to help your child succeed, including books, worksheets, bespoke computer software and multi-sensory learning aids, along with the expert input of our entrance exams experts.  Better Tuition is situated on Urmston’s main crossroads, a short car journey from the Trafford Centre.  Learn more about our methods.

Better Tuition provides individual tuition by qualified teachers in the heart of Urmston.

How do practice entrance exams help?

Book a practice entrance exam with Better Tuition.

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 tailored to your school of choice (for information on Trafford’s grammar schools’ differing requirements, visit this page) and are exclusive to Better Tuition.

Our practice entrance exams are normally marked and available to pick up/ posted out within five days.

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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.

Summer School at Better Tuition

Better Tuition‘s Summer School is a great way to keep up your entrance exam preparation over the long summer break.  You can book between one and four sessions per week.  Places are limited so please contact us to book as soon as possible.
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