What is the 11 Plus February Half-Term Course?
The 11+ February Half-Term Course is an engaging and enjoyable 4 day course designed to boost children’s confidence in the essential skills needed to pass the 11+ exams. With the entrance exams approaching, children in Year 4 are invited to boost their understanding, and children in Year 5 are invited to refresh their knowledge in the imperative subjects for the entrance exams: mathematics, creative writing and comprehension.
This course is suitable for children preparing for both independent schools and grammar schools in and around London. We have successfully prepared over 800 children over the past 12 years for schools such as: St. Paul’s, Wetherby, Latymer Upper, Dulwich College, King’s College, Emmanuel, Kingston Grammar, Westminster, Putney High, Francis Holland, North London Collegiate, Godolphin, City of London, Wallington Girls/Boys, Nonsuch, Tiffins, St Olave’s and much more…
How is our course structured?
The February Half-Term Course is a 4 day course running from Monday to Thursday with 4 hours of instruction per day. It is managed by our course instructors who possess over 20 years of experience in exam preparation collectively. The first two days of the course (Monday and Tuesday) are dedicated to mathematics. The last two days of the course (Wednesday and Thursday) focuses on comprehension and creative writing. Lessons are in small groups of maximum 4 per tutor. All classwork, homework, mock exams, assessments, online practice questions/assessments are included.
Mock exams take place at the beginning and end of the course, enabling you to see where your child is at the outset, and then gain insight as to how they progressed throughout the course. It also allows us to pinpoint any of your child’s sticking points, as well as their general strengths/weaknesses, so we can best provide help in reaching their potential.
These intensive courses are perfect for making the most of your child’s February Half Term. Despite the intensive tuition, the class environment and lesson structure is built to be fun and engaging. This means that your child will be happy to learn, and more often than not, leave with a smile on their face and some new friends.
Here are some example topics of what the February half-term course covers:
- Fractions, decimals and percentages (maths)
- Arithmetic and money (maths)
- Algebra (maths)
- Word problems and puzzles (maths)
- Showing and not telling (creative writing)
- Structure, planning and paragraphing (creative writing)
- Writing complete answers to gain full marks (comprehension)
- Identifying and using figurative devices (comprehension and creative writing)
- Exam technique (maths, creative writing and comprehension)
(Parents will receive a full timetable a week before the course start date)
You can book for the full 4 days, or you can opt to book 2 days of Maths/2 days of English.