1 day 8+ summer course

1 Day 8+ Crash Courses (FACE TO FACE)

Boost your child’s test scores and confidence in each area of their exams, with our collection of 1 Day intensive courses! Our crash courses are perfect for children who may not be in London for the entire Summer holiday but would like the flexibility to receive the benefits of in-person intensive tuition and get away from online screen-focused lessons.


  • What is it?
  • Who is it for?
  • When and where?
  • Why Choose us?
  • Testimonials
What is it?

What are the 1 Day 8+ Crash Courses?

Boost your child’s test scores and confidence in each area of their exams, with our collection of 1 Day intensive courses! Our crash courses are perfect for children who would like the flexibility to receive the benefits of in-person intensive tuition and get away from online screen-focused lessons.

With 4 hours of lessons each day, your child will focus on all areas of a specific topic to understand how to improve to gain those crucial marks to stand out and beat the competition. Course topics include: maths revision, comprehension, creative writing, grammar and vocabulary, non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and logic.

Our courses are ideal for children competing in both online and written papers, and are suitable for any school exam style including: ISEB, GL, CEM, ATOM, Durham, independent school tests and grammar school tests.

Held at our convenient Central London location, (Victoria), children benefit from responsive face-to-face teaching with highly experienced tutors in small group sizes of just 3-6 students per tutor. Our tutors have a 98% success rate with students gaining 7+ , 8+ and 9+ places with top schools consistently . This ensures your child’s focus and understanding is maintained for maximum benefit throughout each course.


What courses are available?

The courses available for booking are:

Maths: Arithmetic : This short course will cover the imperative skills needed for the 8 plus exams and will include sharing the fastest and most accurate approach for the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷). They will also gain confidence in tackling the variety of question types including short form, long form and worded questions. Revising and extending their knowledge, children will then learn to develop a strong understanding of the challenging money questions which they may encounter in the 8 plus exams.

Vocabulary and grammar: This course covers the fundamentals in most English papers, and reviews the common grammar rules needed to succeed in the 8+ exams. In addition, children will explore new vocabulary to improve their creative writing skills, and learn ways to interpret meaning from context. Furthermore, students will learn to use these new-found skills to answer several verbal reasoning types questions which often appear in 8+ tests.

Comprehension: Covering different question types commonly found in reading and comprehension papers including retrieval and inference, children are taught to boost their scores in both multiple choice tests and written papers – making this an ideal course for any school exam preparation.

Creative writing: Children are taught to write a high quality piece showcasing their individuality with memorable tricks to boost their score for the 8+ creative writing test.

Maths & Non-verbal reasoning: This intensive day focuses on teaching children the best approach to tackle common 8+ non-verbal reasoning questions correctly. In addition, children will solidify their understanding of the maths topic ‘shapes’, and they will learn how to use these to undertake spatial reasoning questions.

Maths: measures and fractions:  This course tackles the popular 8+ topics: measurements, fractions and interpreting data. Your child will reinforce their current understanding, develop their techniques answering the different question types and explore the most efficient methods to answer the word problems.

Reading and listening: In just four hours, children will learn how to overcome listening tests, reading tests and a selection of common verbal reasoning questions found in the 8+ exams. To finish, children will also be given some guidance on how to display their best-self in a formal interview.

Maths problem solving: A course ideal for children who need revision and assistance in tackling tricky word problems found at the end of test papers. This course is particularly useful for children trying for competitive independent schools.


At the end of the course, we welcome parents to discuss with us our findings and a report with recommendations for your child will be sent via email.


Who is it for?

Who is the 1 Day 8+ crash course for?

This course is recommended for students preparing for the 8+ entrance exams provided by the top independent and grammar schools in London.

Having tutored over 800 students successfully, we hold a strong track record for 7+ and 8+ exams and have succesfully assisted students for the schools below:

  • Bute House
  • City of London Boys and Girls
  • Colet Court
  • Dulwich School
  • Highgate School
  • Kings College School
  • Latymer Prep
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High
  • Putney High
  • Redcliffe School
  • Wetherby Prep
  • Westminster School


You can find more detail on our most recent results in the links below.

7 Plus and 8 Plus Results 2020

7 Plus and 8 Plus Results 2019

7 Plus and 8 Plus Results 2018

7 Plus and 8 Plus Results 2016

When and where?

When and Where is the 1 Day 8+ Summer Crash Course (Face to Face) held?


Location: Westminster City School, 55 Palace Street, Victoria, London, SW1E 5HJ

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Dates and topics:

MATHS ARTIHMETICSaturday 18th March 2023
MATHS MEASURES/FRACTIONSSaturday 19th August 2023
MATHS PROBLEM SOLVINGSaturday 26th August 2023Saturday 14th October 2023
READING & LISTENINGSaturday 20th May 2023Saturday 9th September 2023
CREATIVE WRITING Saturday 22nd July 2023Saturday 23rd September 2023
COMPREHENSIONSaturday 24th June 2023Saturday 16th September 2023
MATHS & NON-VERBALSaturday 15th April 2023Saturday 2nd September 2023
VOCABULARY & GRAMMARSaturday 17th June 2023Saturday 7th October 2023

Price: £175 for 1 day

(Multiple bookings will receive a discount – please enquire by emailing classes@11pluslondon.co.uk)

Why Choose us?

11 Plus London has helped over 800 children in the past 12 years; you can be assured your child will receive:

– tried and tested classes and courses proven to improve children’s chances of success

– excellent teaching with small group sizes – ensuring maximal attention for each child

– experienced DBS tutors who are able to help your child identify their weaknesses, play on their strengths and make notable improvements

– honest, personalised feedback throughout the process to assist you in your entrance exam journey.



“Jane and Andrew are very responsible and extremely helpful. Their tutoring is very effective and personalized. We sincerely appreciate their help. My son got offers from top London schools including CLS. Highly recommended!”


“Really grateful to the team. My youngest attended courses for 11 plus prep and then we took up their online tuition to finish up with her and my son doing GCSEs next summer. I wasn’t too keen on online to begin with but it certainly does the trick. We have got places for our top three choices and feel very confident about the pending GCSE results. Very happy, highly recommended.”


“We are very happy with Jane and Andrew who are both professional and enthusiastic. My DS has passed all paper exams and were invited for interviews by all applied schools including SPB and CLS.”


“Can’t recommend them enough. My son is more confident and is making amazing progress. He is no longer worried about mistakes and sees them as a learning opportunity thanks to Jane and Andrew. Brilliant feedback and tips from the staff too.”


“Very happy with their classes. My daughter enjoys their classes very much and got in to the schools for the 11+. Would recommend.”