3 Day Creative Writing Course

3 Day 11+ Creative Writing Course (ONLINE)

3 days of instruction to improve student’s creative writing scores, so they can achieve the highest marks possible for 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+ Creative Writing Course?

Our new 11+ Creative Writing Course is designed to help children of all abilities achieve the skills and confidence to approach every kind of writing challenge. The techniques, strategy and provided materials ensure they will have everything needed for success in all top level school assessment and exams.

Over 3 days, the course covers three major aspects of writing and storytelling: The grammatical, the structural and the rhetorical & descriptive. The course also makes use of a wide range of examples and useful mnemonics to help your child easily remember complex ideas and reproduce excellent pieces of writing.

The grammatical focus makes sure that:

  • Sentence structures are varied and interesting
  • Vocabulary is precise and imaginative
  • Complex words are used and spelled correctly
  • A range of punctuation is used, including commas, apostrophes, inverted commas, (semi) colons, hyphens/dashes and parentheses
  • Paragraphing accurately reflects the development of ideas
  • Handwriting is fluent, joined and legible.

The structural skills ensures the following:

  • Writing is suitable for the genre (writing should be adaptable to a range of purposes)
  • Writing is organised with clear paragraphs
  • A coherent plot (the story mountain) with appropriate endings
  • Use of conflict, crisis, dilemma and element of surprise to progress the narrative
  • Controlling mood & atmosphere; generating tension, suspense & anticipation
  • The correct role for the task (1st person, 3rd person, empathising with character)
  • A correct structure for discursive and non-fiction based tasks.

The rhetorical & descriptive is explored so that:

  • Imagery and description are clearly understood
  • There is a strong focus on sights, sounds, scents & tastes, textures & feelings, emotions & responses – to develop description
  • Simile & metaphor are used to create comparative imagery and guide the reader
  • Personification & hyperbole are included wherever possible
  • A rich combination of the aforementioned ensures the reader is kept engaged via empowered imagination, intrigue and curiosity.

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 intensives are perfect for making the most of missed 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 3 Day Creative Writing Course structured?

Over 3 days 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.

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 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.

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 11+ 3 Day Creative Writing 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 Creative Writing 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).



Saturday 29th May, Saturday 5th June, Saturday 12th June 2021

Saturday 25th September, Saturday 2nd October, Saturday 9th October 2021

Sunday 7th November, Sunday 14th November, Sunday 21st November 2021



Wednesday 4th August – Friday 6th August 2021

Monday 16th August – Wednesday 18th 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.”