ST ANSELM'S Tutoring
What you need to know
A different test to the new 11 plus CEM.
The St Anselm's exam consists of three different elements: English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Our tutoring provision will cover all of these.
Our sessions will guide students towards writing strong, structured stories that are essential for success in the St. Anselm's exam. We have a range of strategies and activities to engage even the most reluctant writer and ensure that they are demonstrating their creativity and individual style through their writing. Current students will be all too familiar with how we talk about 'hooking the reader', 'zoom' and 'triple power'.
Our maths provision ensures basic skills are strong but will encourage the boys to think about more complex maths involved probability, algebra and ratio. As with all of our teaching we have unique activities to engage our students including the 'biscuit box challenge' and the 'are you fair when you share.
We believe that learning should be active and enjoyable. During our sessions we don’t sit and make the students write, write and then write some more. They can do their extended creative writing for homework. Instead we chunk our sessions into lots of activities that help build their understanding to be applied with their homework.
Boys who wish to take this exam in addition to the 11 plus exam may need to attend an additional lesson to cover this coursework. We will discuss this with you and always find the best option for you.
Holiday Club Booster Days
Help your child fend off 'brain drain' during the holidays with our additional Booster classes.
These unique, educational and fun events allow us to relax, engage a little more with our students throughout the longer sessions, cover many different challenges and activities and keep their revision on track, which enables them to return to school full of confidence.
Feedback from our students and parents show that these events are really popular, a lot of fun and extremely beneficial to continue preparing them for their chosen exam.
These sessions are available for Year 4 and Year 5 children and will generally also contain a mock exam.
The sessions run from 10am until 3pm on specific days. Places for these sessions are limited to 8 places (two groups of 4 students).
Sessions are always advertised well in advance and you are advertised to book on earlier so check out our Events page and also keep up to date on social media.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or wish to try a booster session.
We hold regular mock exams in our academic year, starting in March, once all of the topics needed have been covered and practiced.
These papers are structured and written by our very own tutors specifically for each mock session so that your child will not have seen these previously. The exams are designed to cover a mixture of literacy, numeracy, verbal and non-verbal reasoning used in the different exams.
The exam sessions two hours long and reflect either the Wirral 11+ CEM, Upton Hall or St. Anselm's structure depending on which you choose for your child to complete.
Each test will last for 50 minutes and you will receive the results along with full feedback about your child’s performance. We hold will be a couple of short booster learning activities prior to the exam to ensure students are ready to work to their full potential and flex those brains.
Our mock events are very popular and students who have sat previous mock tests have spoken about how they felt more confident after attempting the exam in a timed and realistic environment. This also helped them to independently identify areas they needed to develop and revise.
Mock exam days are available to both current ELC students and non-ELC students who may attend other tutoring services.