Summer Holiday Courses 2018 for children who have just finished Year 5

During the Summer holidays 2018 we are running some short courses for children who have will have completed Year 5 at school by the end of July 2018. You may book as many as you wish without fear of repetition.

Our summer holiday courses have now finished. Thank you to those parents who booked courses. We wish everyone good luck in their forthcoming exams.

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 get 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 CEM style 11+ exams: Multiple choice comprehensions; Cloze procedures; and vocabulary building. Strategies are discussed and children will have a chance to practise and get feedback.


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.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Revision Session

This session is an opportunity to do 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 this suitable for the Buckinghamshire County Council entrance exam, and many independent schools entrance exams


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