2012-2013 Results


2012-2013 Results


2012-2013 Results

S6 Tutoring Academy is delighted to say that all students who completed our recommended program of:   1-2-1 tuition, On-line platform, 11+ Club and group revision sessions achieved a passing grade for the 11+exam.

Competition for this years exam was higher than ever and with the benchmark, seemingly, ever increasing, we have continued to adapt our teaching methods to meet the requirements of the 11+ Exam. We believe in providing our students with the correct teaching and learning strategies to enhance their confidence. Above all, they require the inspiration to succeed and achieve their dreams.

Girls Results

The results of the 25 girls we received feedback from have been displayed in the graph above.

If we reference these scores to the information sent out by the CSSE concerning pass marks over the last 4 years, then you will see a score ranging from 303 (candidates below this mark are advised not to apply for a grammar school place) to 355, which is currently seen as a pass.

Group (sample size) Range of scores        Average Score

A   (12 girls)                322-363                         346.5

B   (2 girls)                  355-35                            356.5

C   (3 girls)                313-335                           327

D   (1 girl)                  348                                    348

E   (7 girls)                292-316                         302.8

Here we have some basic criteria for how we classified the students into the various groups:

Group A

The statistics for the students represented in group A are as follows:

1. Completed the course over a twelve-month period.

2. Studied for 16 hours on average, which included a minimum of a two-hour tutoring session over the course of one week.

3. The final 12 weeks when the 11+ Club was running, saw these students working for 28 hours on average, which included a minimum of a two hour tutoring session over the course of one week.

Group B

The statistics for the students represented in group B are as follows:

1. On average students completed a 5-6 month work plan.

2. Studied for 7 hours on average a week, which included a minimum of a two-hour session once a fortnight.

3. The final 12 weeks when the 11+ Club was running, we saw these students working for 12-15 hours on average over the course of one week.

Group C

The statistics for the students represented in group C are as follows:

1. On average students completed a three-month work plan.

2. Studied for 8-10 hours on average a week at the 11+ Club and on the online platform.

Groups D

The statistics for the students represented in group D are as follows:

1. On average students completed the full 11+ Club for 12 weeks.

2. Studied for 5 hours on average a week, which included the three hours spent at the 11+ Club along with the corrections that were outlined in the feedback sheet, which was emailed out to parents within the 24 hours of taking the exam.

Group E

In group E we have the children who took mock exams on an ad hoc basis from the course which we run every year.

1. Studied for 4 hours on average a week, which included the three hours spent at the 11+ Club along with the corrections that were outlined in the feedback sheet, which was emailed out to parents within the 24 hours of taking the exam.

Boys Results

The results of the 49 boys we received feedback from are displayed in graph above.

If we reference these scores to the information sent out by the CSSE concerning pass marks over the last 4 years then you will see a score ranging from 303 (candidates below this mark are advised not to apply for a grammar school place) to 355, which is currently seen as a pass.

Group  (sample size) Range of scores Average Score

A  (25 boys)                  323-382               349.84

B  (3 boys)                     315-393               356

C  (2 boys)                    348-352               350

D  (1 boy)                      342                        342

E  (18 boys)                  264-317             300.33

Group A

1. Completed the course over a twelve-month period.

2. Studied for 16 hours on average, which included a minimum of a two-hour tutoring session over the course of one week.

3. The final 12 weeks when the 11+ Club was running, saw these students working for 28 hours on average, which included a minimum of a two hour tutoring session over the course of one week.

Group B

The statistics for the students represented in group B are as follows:

1. On average students completed a 5-6 month work plan.

2. Studied for 7 hours on average a week, which included a minimum of a two-hour session once a fortnight.

3. The final 12 weeks when the 11+ Club was running, we saw these students working for 12-15 hours on average over the course of one week.

Group C

The statistics for the students represented in group C are as follows:

1. On average students completed a three-month work plan.

2. Studied for 8-10 hours on average a week at the 11+ Club and on the online platform.

Groups D

The statistics for the students represented in group D are as follows:

1. On average students completed the full 11+ Club for 12 weeks.

2. Studied for 5 hours on average a week, which included the three hours spent at the 11+ Club along with the corrections that were outlined in the feedback sheet, which was emailed out to parents within the 24 hours of taking the exam.

Group E

In group E we have the children who took mock exams on an ad hoc basis from the course which we run every year.

1. Studied for 4 hours on average a week, which included the three hours spent at the 11+ Club along with the corrections that were outlined in the feedback sheet, which was emailed out to parents within the 24 hours of taking the exam.

Correlations Between Work and Achievement

In all cases we can see that the students who followed a structured work plan achieved significantly higher average scores than those who didn’t. We feel that this doesn’t necessarily reflect the IQ of the students but a reflection of the standard that we need to prepare our students to. It pushes students beyond what can realistically be taught at primary schools.

If we also take into consideration patterns that we see in students once they start at a grammar school, it is our opinion that those who have learnt to structure their time, become personally responsible for their learning and take pride in their work are those who make a much smoother transition into their new grammar schools.

Once the exam is completed I’m sure everyone involved revels in their new found free time. We do however advise that a work plan covering key concepts in Maths, English and Science (which we offer through our Prepare for Secondary School course) is followed prior to attending your grammar school.

It is important for us that all of our students enjoy their education. This means feeling comfortable and confident in their new school.