3 Day Comprehension Course

3 Day 11+ Comprehension Course (ONLINE)

A 3 day course designed for children who will need to partake in a 11+ comprehension exam. This course will cover the necessary skills and techniques so your child can reach their potential and have a better chance of success in the 11+ exams.


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

What is the 3 Day 11+ Comprehension Course?

Our unique 11+ Comprehension Course has been developed to help children navigate challenging texts and provide accurate answers to difficult and ambiguous questions.

Please note: comprehension skills can only be fine-tuned for avid readers, with 2-3 years of solid reading behind them. Without a sound back catalogue of quality titles under their belt, children will certainly struggle to make sense of the often classic and more intricate text-types used for testing at this level.

Over 3 days, the course provides instruction in the most important features of comprehension: Ways of reading, Understanding question types and exam technique. The course also makes use of a wide range of examples and question practice to help your child attain a sound approach to both standard format and multiple choice comprehension tests.

Ways of reading texts and excerpts:

  • Surface reading – scanning & skimming
  • Deep reading – reading between the lines & with a “Writer’s Eye”
  • Identifying figurative features including irony and idioms.

Understanding question types:

  • Spotting data retrieval questions (literal)
  • Extracting implied meaning through inference
  • Knowing when to quote and when not to quote the text (
  • finding evidence and giving opinion)

Exam technique (how to avoid the common pitfalls):

  • Understanding mark schemes
  • Getting full marks for each question
  • Answering only the question, checking back properly and spotting errors.

Your child will revise and harness these skills in a virtual classroom environment, filling in any gaps in knowledge while propelling their existing knowledge to an advanced level (the skills learned on this course will serve them adequately to GCSE level).

Mock assessment tests are given 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 students who have missed out in schooling over the past months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the intensive tuition, the virtual class environment and lesson structure is designed 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 hopefully some new friends.


How is the 11+ 3 Day Comprehension Course structured?

Children will receive 9 hours of teaching split into 3 separate hourly daily classes to provide them with plenty of break and rest time. This way, we can make sure topics are covered thoroughly, while also reducing children’s exposed screen time per day to optimal levels.

Each day different topics or skills needed for the 11 Plus test are taught according to our structured program and the 11 Plus syllabus. Students are instructed in techniques showing them how to approach questions and tasks in the correct way. This gives them the means to handle any new type of problem as they progress and perfectly sets them up to face the full range of potential exam questions. Materials to supplement the classes are sent beforehand, and optional homework is given for those who would like to perfect what they have studied.

Additionally, children will be given interview experience to complete the checklist of essential aspects required to face the examinations. We carry out ongoing assessment throughout all of our courses, so we can let you know how likely it is for your child to pass, where they struggle, and under which circumstances success that will be most likely. We may suggest supplemental instruction via one-to-one classes if deemed necessary, and operate a strict policy whereby we only continue tuition for children who are suitable in terms of ability, potential and personality.

Who is it for?

Who is the course for?

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

Please note: comprehension skills can only be fine-tuned for students who are avid readers, with 2-3 years of solid reading behind them. Without a sound back catalogue of quality titles under their belt, children will certainly struggle to make sense of the often classic and more intricate text-types used for testing at this level.

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:

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 is the 3 Day 11+ Comprehension course delivered?

This course is delivered online and is controlled by our teaching managers, with instruction given by experienced tutors, who follow our programmes closely, ensuring the best service possible. Students take live online classes with a tutor in small groups of 2-4 students. This range enables the teachers to give one-to-one support whilst maintaining the group dynamic which adds support and encouragement from peers.

For class sessions, we make use of an online interactive whiteboard alongside online video calling via Google Meet. This tried and tested method is very easy to use – and thanks to our years of experience working with students internationally, we now have a track record of effective online tuition with children from ages 8 to 18 in many subjects.

Advances in digital technology have been empowering for the educational sphere and children are usually more engaged and get more attention from our online classes than they would anywhere else (including school!)  Children tell us they like meeting other children from different schools who are also sitting the exam – working in a group helps children to become more comfortable and confident in a shorter time-frame.



When is the Online 11+ 3 Day Comprehension Course?

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 11+ courses at different dates in order to cover everything necessary for the 11+ 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).



Sunday 6th June, Sunday 13th June, Sunday 20th June 2021

Sunday 3rd October, Sunday 10th October, Sunday 17th October 2021

Saturday 6th November, Saturday 13th November, Saturday 20th November 2021



Thursday 19th August – Saturday 21st August 2021

Monday 30th August – Wednesday 1st September 2021



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.”