common entrance mathematics

Common Entrance Mathematics Private Tuition

7+, 8+, 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance Mathematics Examinations

Entrance to elite public and grammar schools is increasingly competitive. At LCC Learning we offer a range of support for students hoping to gain a place at the selective school of your choice. Our dedicated team of tutors and learning consultants will guide you through every stage of the admissions process, from deciding which school is best suited to your child’s needs and aspirations to achieving a winning result in the common entrance Mathematics examinations. We are able to offer advice and support on preparation for ISEB, CEM, and GL-Assessment examinations, as well as examinations devised by individual schools.

All entrance examinations for selective schools will include written papers testing candidates on their mathematical abilities. The syllabus for common entrance mathematics entrance papers varies not only from age group to age group, but also from school to school. Common entrance mathematics examinations for the more competitive schools tend to test candidates on a more extensive range of topics. The following provides a rough guide to the topics that may appear at each level of testing.

Examples of questions included in Common Entrance Mathematics Examinations

  • 7+ and 8+
    • Place value and ordering
    • Estimating and rounding
    • Fractions
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Mental mathematics strategies
    • Finding totals and giving change
    • Measuring lengths
    • 2-dimensional shapes
    • Symmetry
    • Telling the time
    • Problem solving
  • 11+ and 13+
    • Number sequences
    • Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion
    • Prime numbers
    • Calculations
    • Long multiplication and long division
    • Checking results of calculations
    • Problem solving
    • Choose and use appropriate number operations to solve problems
    • Data Handling
    • Graphs, tables, charts and diagrams
    • Range, mean, median and mode
    • Basic algebra
    • Use of simple formulae
    • Measuring shape and space
    • Metric units
    • Use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units, eg. inches, pounds and pints
    • Calculate perimeters and areas
    • Angles
    • Symmetry

How Can LCC Learning Help?

LCC Learning aims to provide a fun and stimulating learning experience, through which students are encouraged to exercise creativity and insight in developing their abilities in preparation for common entrance mathematics exams. Our experienced team of tutors delivers a structured, methodical and rigorous programme of education for students undertaking school entrance examinations.

At LCC learning we believe that it is important to focus as much on how a student learns as on what he or she is learning. Given how stressful the lead up to school entrance examinations can be, we aim to help students develop a resilient and confident attitude to learning.  We also offer advice to parents on how best to support their child in his or her studies. Our students are constantly assessed and we strive to ensure that parents are kept fully up-to-date on their progress.

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