Langley Grammar School

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With a proven track record in preparing pupils for the 11 Plus, Marie Redmond MEd and her team of exceptional, fully qualified and experienced primary teachers (not ‘tutors’) provide specialist tuition focused on your child’s individual learning needs.

Our unique 11 Plus tuition courses in Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bushey, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Langley, Maidenhead, Reading (Winnersh, Wokingham) and Stoke Poges are structured to give children the confidence they need to sit and pass exams in a friendly, stress-free environment.

Introduction to the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam

To be eligible to apply for a place at a Slough grammar school (Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School), your child will need to pass the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam. Children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 will take the Slough Consortium 11+ exam on Saturday 21st September 2024 to be eligible to apply for a place for September 2025.

The Consortium operates a shared 11 Plus testing process with the four schools using the same test papers and common eligibility criteria for selection. In October 2022, CEM Cambridge formally announced its decision to stop providing paper based exams from September 2023; therefore the Slough Consortium required a new exam provider from 2023. At that point, we immediately switched all students preparing for Slough to our GL Assessment syllabus; by making this decision before the new exam board was confirmed, we ensured that our Slough students received nearly 4 months of additional preparation for the GL-style of questions. On Tuesday 7th February 2023, it was announced that the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools had contracted with GL Assessment for the 11+ examinations to be held in September 2023, 2024 and 2025. The tests identify the top 35% of the cohort as eligible for consideration for entry to grammar school and the eligibility mark is 111.

The Slough Consortium has its own contract with GL Assessment and there will be no sharing of 11+ scores with any other schools. Therefore, for example, a student applying to both Buckinghamshire and Slough will need to sit both exams.

FAQs

What does the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam include?
  • The Slough 11 Plus exam consists of two papers, taken on the same day, each approximately 60 minutes in duration and testing English, mathematics, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.
  • All questions on both papers are multiple choice and pupils indicate their answers on a separate answer sheet.
What does the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam look like?

The provider of the Slough 11+ exam changed from CEM to GL Assessment in September 2023. Parent guides and familiarisation papers are available to download on the admissions pages of each of the Slough Consortium Grammar Schools.

How do I register my child for the Slough Consortium 11 Plus exam?
  • You need to register your child to take the Slough Consortium 11 Plus test.
  • Online registration for the 2024 exam (for September 2025 entry) will open at 10am on Wednesday 1st May 2024 and is expected to close in the middle of June 2024 (date tbc). The dates have not yet been confirmed. When registration opens you will be able to register by clicking here.
  • The sole purpose of registration is to enable your son or daughter to sit the 11 Plus exam. The consortium will order one set of exam papers for them, therefore ensure that you complete the registration process once only.

What Is Required to Pass the Slough 11 Plus?

Verbal skills, i.e. English and Verbal Reasoning (50% of the mark)

  • Comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning (the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Numerical Reasoning (approx. 30% of the mark)

  • Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction)
  • Mental maths development
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Extracting information from graphs and tables
  • Averages
  • Foundation algebra concepts
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Area and volume
  • 2d and 3d shapes

Non-verbal Reasoning (approx. 20% of the mark)

  • Spatial awareness
  • Logical deduction skills
  • Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
  • Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures
  • Identifying sequences between shapes

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Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Resources

A range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® Books are provided exclusively to students on our term time and holiday courses.Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Flashcards packaging Using the knowledge gained during her eleven years of preparing students for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams, Marie Redmond MEd has written a number of verbal reasoning, English and maths books. Additionally, a range of verbal reasoning holiday course books are provided exclusively to students attending our Year 5 11+ Easter and 11+ summer holiday courses.

Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® 11 Plus Flash Cards are given to all our term time students when they join, to supercharge their vocabulary skills.

Our Range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® Books for Year 5 Courses

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Data-Led Approach With SuccessTrack® by Marie Redmond

Our term time students are assessed twice during each team – at half term and at the end of term. Based on the outcome of their initial assessment, we will create a tuition plan that sets their individual targets for each area they are preparing for (e.g. verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning). All lessons throughout the course are then designed to develop these areas. We continually monitor our student’s progress; this means that we can check they’ve achieved their individual targets and revise their tuition plan to ensure that it suits their needs and challenges. Parents are always welcome to get in touch with us at any time during your child’s tuition, to gain feedback on their development.

SuccessTrack® by Marie Redmond is our unique data-led service that allows parents to:

  • Track their child’s progress over the Year 4 and 5 term time courses – our charts visualise a students’ performance in each area of the 11 Plus, using data from our regular assessments (2 per term).
  • See their child’s overall score and how that compares to our recommended pass mark for each exam they are planning to sit.
  • View anonymously how their child’s scores compares (for each topic area and at a total level) to the average of all children in their cohort.
  • View their child’s termly tuition plan, created using data from their assessments.
  • Read the end of term student report from their child’s teacher.

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The Marie Redmond Tuition® Creative Writing Course

11+ Creative Writing Course for the Reading School entrance exam

Our virtual creative writing lessons take place weekly on Zoom and are particularly useful for boys preparing for the Reading School 11+ exam but are open to all our term time students.

Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions. Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.

For further information, including fees, term dates and FAQ’s, please visit our creative writing course page.

Our courses are led by qualified primary teachers and prepare pupils for all aspects of the Slough 11 Plus

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Feedback from parents

  • I just wanted to let you know that Lucas got a 119 in the Slough consortium results today. We are very pleased of course. Many thanks to you, Sinead and your other staff. Your services provided us with a clear structure and support. Especially with us changing lessons due to family commitments.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2017)

  • We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication to you and your team for your selfless effort in taking the time to teach our children during what has been a very difficult time.  You have worked tirelessly to make sure everything has gone smoothly and for this, we thank you! A special mention to Anne, Sinead and Sarah H who have worked well with Ayannah, and to Craig who is always available when needed. Please extend our heartfelt THANKS.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2021)

  • Please pass on our thanks to Laura for tutoring Arjan before Lockdown and Sinead during lockdown.  Arjan enjoyed the face to face lessons at the time anyway, and made rapid progress.  But the virtual lessons in particular were very much appreciated.  We recognise that this was a new way of working for your staff as well, but Sinead was very calm and reassuring throughout the process, and we really value her support of Arjan during this time.  He was a little reticent about getting involved at first because Sinead and the other children were all new to him.  Thanks to Sinead's efforts and insistence on involving everyone, he's really grown in confidence and is now fully engaging with the lessons.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2020)

  • Bisma had a great first session last Saturday at Stoke Poges – this was a real positive as she was very nervous at the start. I would also like to add that correspondence from yourself and your colleagues was informative and timely. The homework resources were well organised and we were able to find and use everything with ease – I especially liked the use of the purple folder containing that weeks homework. The small incentives used to motivate the children also worked a treat! Early days but a happy start.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2017)

  • I want to share the good news with you - our daughter passed the CEM 11 plus. Her result was 119. Now fingers crossed she gets her first choice for grammar school in Slough. Thanks to you and Sinead for supporting and guiding our daughter and us in preparing for the 11 plus.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2022)

  • I want to thank you for all the help you did. Mehek’s score is 136.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Dear Marie, she smashed her 11+ with 147 in Bucks and 125 in Berkshire. Thanks so much.

    Year 5 parent, Iver (2022)

  • Hi Marie, He passed both. 127 in Bucks and 111 in Slough exam. Thank you to both you and Sinead for your help.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Hi Marie, She passed the test with a score of 111. We are very pleased with her result , and thank you for your support and preparing.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Noah passed Bucks with a score of 128 (passing each individual element too). We are really happy he got the result that we worked hard for. Many thanks for all your work and support. Please pass my thanks onto Sinead and Ameena. We have one more child. She is in reception so it will be a few years yet. Although we will use you again.

    Year 6 parent, Langley (2019)

  • Thank you for your email, which was very informative. Arjan really enjoyed the class, he said he felt he was learning, and he likes the variety of activities which meant he stayed focussed and engaged. Please pass on our thanks to his teacher on the day (Sinead).

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2019)

  • I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and Debbie in particular. Jack started off in tuition last year as a shy boy with low confidence. He has grown and developed in the time he has been studying with you. His confidence has soared and we have noticed a huge change in him. He has made a really positive start to Year 6 and I am confident this year will be the making of him. Thank you once again for all your support in the last year. Debbie, and the process of studying for 11+, has had a very positive impact on Jack. Please pass on our thanks to Debbie. Hopefully our daughter will do her 11+ tuition with you in a few years time too.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • He passed both. He scored 137 in his Buckinghamshire exam and 114 in Berkshire.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2018)

  • Jai did really well: Berks - 122, Bucks - 139. We hope he will follow his sister Keerit to Langley Grammar School. Many thanks to Sinead, yourself and your team for all the help you gave him (and to Keerit last year). Despite only attending for about a term and a half, Sinead gave him plenty of guidance, tips and motivation to succeed. Although the 11+ journey has come to an end for us, I now make a point to mention Marie Redmond 11+ Tuition whenever I the topic comes up conversation!

    Year 6 parent, Windsor (2019)

  • We are grateful for the support given through the virtual lessons and also during the class lessons. We appreciate all the teachers who are working tirelessly to make sure our children don't miss out.  Wishing you, your team and your families a happy and blessed Easter.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2020)

  • Absolutely awesome experience, the amount of planning, organising and co-ordination that must have went on in the background to get the Bag of Knowledge out to every child who asked for it, must have been immense. The look on Annika's face was priceless, she is so excited to start this Saturday.  I am also very excited to be doing this all over again with my younger daughter after having already experienced excellent, professional tutoring first time round with Marie Redmond in 2017/2018 for my eldest daughter.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2021)

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for encouraging Simran to come out of her a shell. When she started with you in December she really dreaded tackling Maths in any form. She was ecstatic with her Maths score in the most recent assessment and the hard work from both sides clearly shows. She is enjoying it a lot more, feels more confident about it all because she is understanding it much more.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2018)

  • He was nervous in the run up but he really enjoyed it. He wants to go to tuition 5 days a week and school only 1 day per week!

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2020)

  • Thank you for the detailed feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time. Ayannah enjoyed the summer course and had a lot of positive things to say. Sarah B was patient and interacted well with the students. Please convey our thanks to Sarah.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2021)

  • He got his 1st choice school. He is very happy and thanks again for the role you and Sinead played as part of his preparation.

    Year 6 parent, Langley (2018)

  • I just wanted to write a little email to thank Anne and yourself for Simran’s smooth transition into 11+ tutoring. Simran is quite shy when in new surroundings however she has come out of each lesson so far with a beaming smile and very relaxed. She is finding the lessons very enjoyable and has made good progress in a short time. She has always feared any work related to Maths, however is now starting to enjoy it and eager to learn more.

    Year 4 parent, Langley (2017)

  • Sara passed both the Slough and the Bucks 11+ exams – she is now hoping to go to Langley Grammar School :-) I will be asking Sara to send you a message herself over the next few days. In the mean time I would like to offer my sincere thanks to you and your team. Your efforts instilled self confidence in Sara and gave her the fine tuning in her skills that she needed to pass the 11+. You managed to do this in a non-stressful environment where, through innovative and imaginative techniques, learning was actually made fun unlike so many other tutors I have heard about. I would whole-heartedly endorse you to other parents who may be considering tuition for their children. Thanks again, I hope your other children enjoyed the same success that Sara had.

    Year 5 parent, Slough (2016)

  • Marie Redmond 11+ Tuition have been absolutely amazing during our time, their engagement during lockdown has been phenomenal they have been arranging additional sessions since over zoom as well as a book club which my child enjoys very much. Communication 100% exceeded my expectations I don’t think I can say we have never been informed. They are always happy to help and respond to my emails promptly during office hours. From registration to attending to lessons and organisation all dealt with in a professional manner. So glad we made the right choice with choosing Marie Redmond. Thank you so much to your team.

    Year 5 parent, Langley (2021)

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