We offer tuition courses for children in year 5 who will be taking the Buckinghamshire 11+ selection tests. Tuition is provided in small groups by fully qualified, experienced teachers. Your child's individual needs and learning style will be taken into account and will be at the heart of the teaching process. Sessions will be fun, interactive, dynamic and motivating.

The course is designed for Year 5 children and is taught over three terms from October to July plus two additional sessions in late August and early September (a total of 34 weeks during the year). We offer an additional (optional) five day intensive revision and exam practice workshop during August.

Our course is specifically designed for children who will sit the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test. The provider of the Bucks Transfer Tests is currently GL Assessment. The children will be tested on verbal, mathematical and non-verbal skills. The Bucks Transfer Test consists of two papers. The first paper tests verbal skills and will include English comprehension, English technical and verbal reasoning questions. The second paper tests mathematical, non-verbal and spatial skills.

There will be a maximum of 10 students per group and each group attends one session lasting 1.5 hours every week during term time. Classes are run from Monday to Friday in the afternoon/early evening and on Saturday mornings.

All classes are taught by fully qualified teachers with extensive experience of teaching Years 5 and 6 in Buckinghamshire schools. All course materials will be provided. The course has been designed by Helen Aldous who has over twenty years experience teaching in Buckinghamshire schools, including five years as a deputy head teacher. Helen has now been tutoring with Twist for over twelve years.

In addition to the term time course, we offer an optional Summer Revision & Exam Practice Workshop. This runs for 2 hours per day over 5 consecutive days with a choice of weeks in August 2020. The workshop includes an intensive revision of some of the more difficult subject areas plus two full exams (4 separate papers) taken under conditions intended to simulate the actual transfer test as closely as possible.

If you are interested in any of our courses please contact us by email, or call us on 07939 472836 (2pm to 7pm).


The 2021/22 tuition year has now started. Updates will be provided to current parents via email, including specific arrangements for COVID-19 mitigation. Additional information can be found in the following documents: