What is the 1 Day Creative Writing Crash Course?
This crash course guides your child through the 10 Plus creative writing mark scheme, providing them with the knowledge and tools necessary for top marks in their entrance examinations. Children will learn to produce an exemplar short story which is tailored to the standards of their prospective schools. Over the course of just one day, we aim to increase your child’s grade in creative writing by a minimum of 15%.
The course has been assembled by our expert instructors who possess over 20 years experience teaching 10 plus students and have helped hundreds of students gain admittance to the top private and grammar schools in/around London. The lessons are fun and engaging whilst being academically rigorous to ensure maximum absorption of the course materials.
How is the 1 Day Creative Writing Crash Course structured?
The day begins with a short writing mock test, which will be marked in accordance with the mark schemes of their prospective schools. These test scores, as well as in-depth feedback of their work, will be sent to parents so you can gain a better understanding of your child’s current standings.
Your child will then work through 5 lessons which outline the key elements of the 10 plus writing exam – allowing your child to build the skills needed to maximise their grades:
- Structure and Paragraphing
- Vocabulary and Figurative Language
- Sentence Variation
- Setting, Characters and Sensory Description
- Showing Not Telling
After mastering these aspects of the exam, our course instructors will work with the students, on both an individual and class level, to produce a piece of writing to the best of their ability to test their new knowledge and gauge their progress over the course of the day.
A full write-up on how your child performed throughout the day, as well as their before and after pieces and a report of their strengths/weaknesses will be emailed to parents after the course has taken place.