creative writing course for 10+

1 Day 10+ Creative Writing Course (ONLINE)

This course is designed to maximise your child’s marks in the creative writing section of the 10 Plus entrance examination in just one day!


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

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:

  1. Structure and Paragraphing
  2. Vocabulary and Figurative Language
  3. Sentence Variation
  4. Setting, Characters and Sensory Description
  5. 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.



Who is it for?

Who is the course for?

This course is recommended for students preparing for the 10+ and 11+ entrance exams provided by the top independent and grammar schools in London.

We have personally helped students gain acceptance into schools such as:

  • St. Paul’s School
  • Notting Hill and Ealing
  • Latymer
  • North London Consortium
  • Dulwich College
  • Westminster
  • Wetherby
  • Dulwich College
  • City of London School
  • King’s College School
  • St. Swithun’s
  • Wilson’s School
  • Wallington Grammar School
  • Tiffin School
  • and much more…

Our success in 9+, 10+ and 11+ preparation over the past few years can be found below:

2022: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success

2021: 11+ success

2020: 9+. 10+ and 11+ success

2019: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success

2018: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success


When and where?

Where and when are our classes held?



WHEN: We have several courses throughout the year available to children.

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Sunday 26th June 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

Thursday 18th August 2022

Sunday 25th September 2022

Saturday 15th October 2022

Saturday 19th November 2022

Each day consists of 5 hours between 10am-3.30pm.


We run several courses throughout the year. Our Easter holidays, May half term and October half term courses are one week long and are perfect for intensive revision. Each week long course does differ and is focused on a different set of skill sets that will greatly benefit your child in exams and in later life. We recommend your child repeat our 10+ courses at different dates in order to cover everything necessary for the 10+ exams.

Whilst over the Summer holidays, our courses are split by topic to deliver thorough instruction on dedicated topics in Maths (measurementsgeometryalgebranumbersfractions/decimals/percentages,  statistics and word problems), English (creative writing and comprehension) and reasoning (non verbal and verbal).

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.


“The team are fantastic at 11 plus London, they are friendly and approachable and are very quick to ascertain the areas of your child’s knowledge base that need boosting. The programme they create is well organised and helped our son improve in all areas. We will be going back to 11 plus London for our son’s brother.”


“Really good support for preparing for exams. They really helped my daughter prepare and boosted her confidence at just the right time.”