Stage 3

11+ Prep Course

Thank you for choosing Dartford Excelsior to support your child in their preparation for the 11+ Exams.

We focus on exam practice, building student’s exam resilience and confidence. All assignments will be in timed conditions and students will be taught exam time management. For Independent School candidates, they will be stretched to give full form answers and deal with complex and sometimes obscure topic areas.

By the end of the stage, both Grammar and Independent Stream Candidates will have the knowledge, skills, confidence and resilience to perform to their full potential in entrance exams.

Weekly tuition

In order to stay on track, we recommended our 2-hours a week Foundation Tuition Programme. If you have opted to have more or fewer hours of tuition each week, please confirm with your private tutor how this will affect your child’s progress.

Please note that if you believe your child has the potential to contest a scholarship place, they will need to remain on track between now and the exam.


We also recommend that your child completes the Advanced Mathematical Skills  Masterclasses and Advanced English Skills Masterclasses before the end of Stage 3 – please speak with your private tutor for more information.


Please click on the links below to purchase the relevant books –  please ask your private tutor to confirm which part of Stage 3 your child will be starting at and purchase the books appropriate to that level.

Stage 3.1

Stage 3.2

Stage 3.3

Independent Stream 1