Navigating the 11+ can be challenging, but we provide support at every step of the way.  

To help out at this exciting time, we've collected everything you might want to know about the 11 plus. If you are completely new to Common Entrance and want to familiarise yourself with it, we recommend you go to our dedicated Common Entrance pagebefore coming back here later.

Have a look at The Facts to check through the different subjects and requirements at this level, What we do to see what kind of education we provide, or Get in Contact if you have a specific question or want to enquire about booking a free trial tutorial.

Or see how much tuition costs and what type of tutor would best suit your circumstances by heading to our Cost of Tuition page.

Or get an idea of what a London Bright Sparks educational support looks like by going to our blog.

Everything you need to know about 11+ in one place

If you are looking for information about assessment at 11+ then you are in the right place! We have categorised and simplified all of the information you need to know for English, Maths and Science at 11 + below.

Click on a subject below to found out everything you need to know and how you can prepare for each subject. If you have specific circumstances and want to ask us a specific question about the 11+, Get in Contact and we will schedule a time to have a chat.

If you have any other questions which this section doesn't answer, please Get in Touch and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the 11+, success at this level or anything else related to school life at this age.

If you're interested in booking a tutorial but want to have a look at the different options available, go to our Cost of Tuition page

Or check out our blog for more ideas on how to prepare for the 11 +


Our revision sessions are pretty exciting. Just have a look...

Getting ready for the 11+ can be fun, and all the tutors we place put the emphasis on learning for life, rather than cramming solely for exams. Regular tutorials can make a huge difference to confidence when approaching these assessments, and having someone who can offer immediate feedback allows students to feel tangible progress.



We believe that giving students the keys to their own learning helps fosters success at this level, and in their future studies. Our 11+ tutorials:

  • develop revision skills

  • provide active revision tasks and exercises 

  • help structure and organise revision effectively

  • help boost confidence

Learn more about the importance of independence in learning and the constructivist theory of learning. Or get in touch to book a free trial tutorial.


We don't believe in hot-housing students. We do believe in learning how to convey understanding of a topic is often as important as knowing the content of a course. 11+ tutorials

  • allow students lots of time to practice

  • provide and discuss model answers

  • discuss common pitfalls

  • don't just focus on doing exam papers

Our 11+ tutorials give student's the freedom to practice the skills they will need for the 11+ exam in contexts which are applicable to real life.




Aside from lots of practice, students that do well at 11+ are those that are able to reflect on feedback and flexibly respond to this feedback.

Having regular and specific feedback allows students to focus on hitting target grades and up-levelling.

Tutors at this level will:

  • provide specific advice and feedback

  • focus on examination assessment objectives

  • give written reports delivered by email after every lesson detailing how students can improve their work.


Our goal is to make things as easy as possible for parents and as academically invigorating as possible for students.

  • All tutors are DBS checked. Once enrolled, we will send you a selection of tutors to pick from.

  • Once you've picked your favoured tutor we'll organise a free introductory tutorial at your convenience.

  • All invoices can be paid easily at the end of every month with one click.