INTENSIVE HOLIDAY COURSES

Our short intensive courses and workshops take place during school holidays and half term and are usually a week long per subject.

These courses make full use of our state of the art technology and are taught in small, engaging groups, designed to refine and enhance the existing 11 plus preparation for the children that attend them. For children without specialised tutoring, these courses can provide an invaluable opportunity to be taught material they have otherwise found difficult and to learn skills for revision directly applicable to the exams they will sit. With guidance from experienced subject experts, they can consolidate their knowledge in the 11 plus syllabus and boost their performance with essential exam techniques. Overall these courses provide child with the chance to ask questions to SMEs, to build their motivation and confidence and to familiarise themselves with actual exam question styles, as well as the strategies for answering each style.

Course Features

  • Taught by SME’s
  • Small Groups
  • Online Platform access included.
  • Timed Test

EASTER COURSES FOR 2020

Title: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Date: 6th to 9th April 2020 – 10 am to 1.30pm

Cost: £375.00 

Venue: Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN.

Important: Please be aware that children enrolling on this workshop should understand how to do the following:

  • Use grammar effectively – this includes understanding subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, sentence construction and word classes.
  • Punctuate sentences – how to use commas, full stops, capital letters and semi-colons.

This workshop aims to provide children with all of the skills they will need to create an imaginative and impressive composition. Our classes are held in small groups with both independent tasks and exciting group activities to ensure that all children remain focused. There will be homework set during the course.

The course is aimed at those sitting independent school examinations in Autumn 2020 and January 2021.

Class size are typically up to 16. There will be two tutors in the lessons at all times, both of whom are currently teaching creative writing on our Year 5 program.

The course will include:

  • Story Planning – how to develop ideas, characters and settings.
  • Literary Techniques – how to introduce descriptive devices and figurative language into stories.
  • Identifying different question styles including non-fiction such as diary entries, letter writing, articles etc,  and how to respond to different styles of question.
  • Dialogue – how to introduce and punctuate dialogue effectively.
  • Vocabulary – the importance of powerful verbs and adjectives in any sentence

Children will be taught:

  • Elements of a good essay
  • Characters
  • Characterisation
  • Dialogue
  • Mood and atmosphere
  • Voice and cohesion
  • Writing to persuade and argue
  • Formal and informal writing
  • Continuing an extract
  • Using stimulus (e.g. pictures)

Children will receive homework and handouts and there will be a timed essay included.

 

Title:  COMPREHENSION SKILLS and ENGLISH WORKSHOP 

Date:  Workshop 1 – 6th & 7th April –  2.30pm to 6.00pm

            Workshop 2 – 8th & 9th April –  2.30pm to 6.00pm

            Workshop 1 – 14th & 15th April – 9.30am to 1.00pm

            Workshop 2  – 16th & 17th April – 9.30am to 1.00pm

Cost: £175.00 for each workshop.  Children can attend both Workshop 1 and 2 or either.

Venue: Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN.

This workshop is suitable for all 11 plus English comprehension exams and will focus on comprehension practice and techniques. The focus of this course is on refining and enhancing comprehension practice and techniques, showing children the best way to approach a reading task and covering the essential skills needed to succeed in this area of their exam. There will be a timed exercise covering different genres, including a review by the tutor. Also, included in the workshop will be some technical English (punctuation and grammar) on the second day.
There are two workshops, and children may attend both workshops to be exposed to a wider range of genres.

 

Title: MATHS REVISION COURSE

Date:  Tuesday 14th April to Friday 17th April 2020  – 2.00pm to 6pm

Cost: £400.00

Venue: Congress House, 14 Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN.

Important: Please be aware that the prerequisite before entry on to this revision course is fundamental knowledge of:

  • Number & Place Values
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • BIDMAS/BODMAS,
  • Special Numbers (such as Odd, Even, Prime, Square, Cube, Triangular)
  • Number Machines

Children should feel confident in these topics in order to make the most out of the course content.

This course is suitable for all exam boards.

Children will have access to our online platform where they will receive homework. Access to the online system will continue after the course has finished to allow children to complete all tests that have been set for homework.

Topics for revision include: Decimals, Fractions, Factors & Multiples, Percentages, Ratios and Proportions, Averages(Mean, Median, Mode & Range), Probability, Algebra, Coordinates, Transformations, Symmetry, 2D Shapes, 3D Shapes, Perimeter and Area, Volume, Lines Angles and Bearings.

BOOKING

Please email us at 11plus@elevenplusexams.co.uk  if you wish to reserve a place on any of the above courses and will then send you payment instructions and registration form.