Summer Holiday Courses 2019 for children who are in Year 5

During the Summer holidays 2019 we are running some short courses for children who are in Year 5 at school. You may book as many as you wish without fear of repetition.

Creative Writing

Ideal for a boost in Writing and other Literacy skills.
Each course will be taught by a specialist English teacher. It will run for five hours over two days (2 x 2.5  hour sessions)
The course will develop the following skills:

  1. Ideas for writing
  2. Structure
  3. Vocabulary building
  4. Speech and language fluency
  5. Rules of writing; spelling, punctuation and grammar. There will be up to eight children in the class.

English Reading and Comprehension

This course develops skills in arguably the most important aspect of education: reading and understanding. The class will read planned material and discuss themes, vocabulary, language devices and more. The children will also have a chance to practice both standard comprehension questions and multiple-choice style questions and receive feedback on how to improve.

Advanced English

This course will involve a high level of reading, challenging comprehension tasks and advanced writing technique. This course is suitable for those who need an extra challenge in English. It is also a taster for the type of work that is covered in Year 6 Independent school exams and Henrietta Barnett second round exams.

Verbal Reasoning

This course focuses the key areas of Verbal Reasoning tested in the GL style (New in 2019) 11+ exams. Strategies and techniques are taught and discussed. Children will have a chance to practise these strategies in the lesson.


With 11+ exam style content, skills will be developed in the following areas:
Problem solving
Shape and space
Data and probability.

Children will have a chance to practise exam style questions and get feedback on how to improve.

Advanced Maths

In this course the children will take on more advanced problem solving. This course is suitable for those who need an extra challenge in maths. It is also a ‘taster’ for the type of maths that is covered in year 6 and in both grammar and independent school entrance exams.

Please note: Should your child be hoping to gain a place at QE Boys’ or Henrietta Barnett schools this course will provide the right level of challenge.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Revision

This session is an opportunity to take a practice non-verbal reasoning test and immediately review the test and get feedback from a teacher. The session will also include other practice questions and hints and tips on exam technique. This is suitable for the Buckinghamshire County Council entrance exam and many independent schools entrance exams. The children will have a 45 minute supervised lunch break.


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Book Courses

Simply select the courses you are interested in below by ticking the box alongside the advertised course date. Once you have chosen the events, fill in the required details below and checkout through PayPal to secure your booking. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Course Date Time Cost
Maths 29th and 30th July 9:45am to 12:15pm £100
Verbal Reasoning 29th and 30th July 1pm to 3:30pm £100
Non-VR Revision 1st August 10am to 3:15pm £95
Creative Writing 1st and 2nd August 1pm to 3:30pm £100
Advanced Maths 5th and 6th August 9:45am to 12:15pm £100 Sold Out
Advanced English 5th and 6th August 1pm to 3:30pm £100
Maths 12th and 13th August 9:45am to 12:15pm £100
Verbal Reasoning 12th and 13th August 1pm to 3:30pm £100
Non-VR Revision 15th August 9:45am to 3pm £95
English Reading and Comprehension 21st and 22nd August 9:45am to 12:15pm £100
Verbal Reasoning 21st and 22nd August 1pm to 3:30pm £100
Advanced Maths 27th and 28th August 9:45am to 12:15pm £100
Advanced English 27th and 28th August 1pm to 3:30pm £100

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