Year 5 11+

All about the year 5 eleven plus

Access to our online learning platform for current students:

We offer face-to-face tuition at our centre.

Our year 5 course is a programme which runs at our local s4e 11+ tuition centre in Stechford. This includes a weekly 2-hour tuition session, weekly homework and ongoing support and advice.

It’s a comprehensive form of 11 plus preparation designed to help children who are going to sit the highly competitive grammar and independent school entrance exams.

Our weekly group sessions provide children with a well-rounded education which supports their learning beyond year 5.

We understand that every child is different so our experienced 11 plus teachers apply tried and tested teaching methods to lend personalised support exactly where it’s needed.

How a Year 5 session works: A Maths topic is taught each week. Some larger Maths topics, such as Fractions, are taught over a number of weeks. Children will be given weekly Maths homework based on the objectives taught in the lesson, along with any other topics that were taught in class. The other 11+ topics, such as Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning ,are taught on a rotating weekly basis. Vocabulary features heavily in the 11+ exam, therefore time each week is spent addressing this subject. At the end of each session, parents are given feedback about their child’s progress on each objective,  and their focus during the lesson. During the session, children work through the same objectives at a level according to their own ability. If children successfully work through all objectives accurately, a challenge objective is provided. Each session is teacher-led and paper-based, as opposed to computer-based work. After years of classroom and 11+ teaching experience, we feel the best learning happens with teacher-led modelling and discussion, followed by independent work. 

Homework: All Year 5 children are provided with weekly paper-based activities. All children are encouraged to read a daily minimum amount of time and filling in a reading log which accompanies the weekly homework. Children are rewarded for fully-completed homework which includes a completed Reading Log. 

Days/Times: Saturdays 10am-12:00pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Sundays 10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm; Thursdays 4:45-6:45pm.  (Please contact us for availability.)

Please be aware that we offer small-group tuition rather than 1-1 tuition at our centre.

Cost: £105 per calendar month from September 2021.

Location: Stechford, Birmingham, B33 9AN



  • Discounted Inflata Nation passes; please see S4E Staff about these.
  • Two hour teaching session per week for 49 weeks of the year.
  • A qualified, highly experienced primary/11+ teacher.
  • Tutor:pupil ratio of 1:7 or 8. 
  • Weekly homework based on the topics taught. This includes paper-based homework and online work.
  • Four CEM style Y5 original mock assessments worth £250.
  • Papers are handed back to the parents once corrections have been discussed with the pupil.
  • Regular mini assessments.
  • Prizes/rewards for homework and concentration.
  • Help with applications including reminders for deadlines.
  • Ongoing support and advice throughout the year.
  • Discounts on S4E Tuition 11+ Revision Books.
  • All resources.
  • We adhere to government and Ofsted guidelines in relation to Covid-19. Our Covid-19 policy is included in our information pack.


Visual Resources:

At S4E we feel it is important that children have access to as many visual aides and resources as possible, especially if they are struggling with certain objectives. For example, if they are working on the objective  of multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, children will  be given place value decimal sliding chart to increase their understanding of the objective. 



Get In Touch

Support For Education
Unit E, Stechford Retail Park, Flaxley Parkway

Birmingham B33 9AN

Mobile: 07912 576542