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Easter 11+ Intensive Course for Year 5

  • I would like to tell you that she has “loved” the Easter course, her word, and is very enthused by her time there. It’s a small point to an adult, but she really likes her new folder and she is very proud of it with the new books. Providing the stationery and laying out the tables neatly before the children arrived also had a very positive impact on her. Thank you!

    Year 5 parent, Maidenhead (2018)

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What you can expect for your child on our 11 Plus Easter Course?

We develop pupils’ knowledge so they’re equipped to answer a broad range of challenging verbal, mathematical and non-verbal reasoning questions.

Small classes

Our Easter 11 Plus Intensive Courses are limited in size, which means that your child will have valuable one-to-one attention with their fully qualified teacher. Discover the proven benefits of small class sizes.

Marie Redmond Tuition® Easter Course Resources

Resource Pack for Marie Redmond Tuition 11 Plus Courses in Buckinghamshire and SloughAt the start of the course, your child will receive their Easter 11+ intensive course books. From summer 2021 this will include a Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® 11+ Verbal Reasoning Book, in addition to books that are carefully curated each year from a wide range of reputable publishers. If a student has not studied with us before, the books will be presented in a Marie Redmond Tuition® rucksack, featuring an electronic thesaurus, notebook and a pencil case containing pencils, an eraser and sharpener. The cost of resources are covered by our Easter course book fees.

Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® 11+ Resources

Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Verbal Reasoning BookWe are excited to introduce our exclusive range of Superbrain® resources. Using the knowledge gained during her ten years of preparing students for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams, Marie Redmond MEd has written a range of instructional verbal reasoning books. The books will be provided exclusively to Year 5 students attending our intensive holiday courses from 2021, as well as those enrolled on our Year 5 term-time courses starting this September. Our range of books will be expanding over the academic year and Superbrain® vocabulary cards will be given to all our students from September. The entire range of Superbrain® books are exclusive to students of Marie Redmond Tuition.

Homework

11+ homework at Marie Redmond TuitionTo help reinforce skills taught during the Easter 11 Plus intensive course, we’ll provide homework at the end of each lesson – with reviews of each topic in the following session. This gives pupils the opportunity to ask any questions on areas they may have struggled with. As reading comprehension and vocabulary are such important parts of the 11 Plus exams, we recommend that parents encourage their children to read as wide a range of fiction and non-fiction books as possible.

Breaks

To help your child consolidate their memories and continue to absorb new information, we include one 10 minute break on each day of the Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course.  During our 2021 virtual courses, there will be a 5 minute break in each 90 minute lesson, as well as a 30 minute break between sessions.

The importance of sleep

As sleep plays an important role in consolidating new memories, we recommend that your child gets as much sleep as possible during the week of their Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course and any other key periods of learning. School-age children need between 9 and 12 hours of sleep a night and there are a few simple things you can do to help them get to sleep, such as turning off the TV, tablet or computer at least two hours before bedtime – the light from these can interfere with the production of the hormone melatonin, which affects sleep-wake cycles.

What we cover in the 11 Plus Easter Course

Verbal skills

  • Comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning (the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Mathematical skills

  • Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction)
  • Mental maths development
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Extracting information from graphs and tables
  • Averages
  • Foundation algebra concepts
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Area and volume
  • 2d and 3d shapes

Non-verbal skills

  • Spatial awareness
  • Logical deduction skills
  • Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
  • Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures
  • Identifying sequences between shapes

2022 Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course Dates

You can secure a place now on our 2022 Easter course with a deposit. The fees will be confirmed by the end of the 2021 spring term.
  • 2022 Easter Course

    Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022

Fees

Book fees
In addition to the course fees, there is a charge of £20 for Easter Course books which in 2021 includes delivery by Royal Mail.

For students that have not previously attended a Marie Redmond Tuition term-time course, there is a supplementary one-off resource pack charge of £21.50 to cover the additional resources required for the course, as well as a DPD delivery charge of £12.99 in 2021.

The book fees will be added to your invoice and due by the end of February.

Discounts
If your child already studies with us, they’ll be eligible for a 10% discount on our fees below (excludes book fees).

Payment methods
We accept payment by Direct Debit, Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.
Easter Course Fees (classroom-based) Easter Course Fees (virtual)
2021 Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course £293.76 due by 26th February 2021 (course now taking place virtually - see fees on right) £250.08 due by 26th February 2021
2022 Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course Secure a space now with a deposit. Our 2022 fees will be confirmed in the spring of 2021 Our 2022 fees will be confirmed in the spring of 2021

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