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

At 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’®

Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Verbal Reasoning BookWe are excited to introduce our exclusive range of ‘Marie Redmond’s 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 ‘Marie Redmond’s Superbrain’® vocabulary cards will be given to all our students from September. 

Assessments

Students complete a small number of short, timed tests during every lesson. Mistakes are reviewed afterwards and exam strategies are discussed. At the end of the Easter course, parents receive their child’s assessment results and an anonymised cohort comparison table.

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

  • 2022 Easter Course

    Amersham, Beaconsfield, Stoke Poges or Winnersh

    Dates: Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022

     

    Virtual

    Dates: Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022

    • Times: 10-11.30am and 12-1.30pm – Book now

Fees

Book fees
In addition to the course fees below, there is a charge for Easter Course books; £28.25 for existing term time students and £69.12 for new students. The fee for new students includes the additional resources that our term time students receive at the start of their course.

For virtual students there is a charge for packaging and courier delivery; £12.22 for existing students and £14.99 for new students.

All book fees and delivery charges are provided to you at cost and will be added to your course invoice.

Discounts
If your child already studies with us, they’ll be eligible for a 10% discount on our Easter fees (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)
2022 Easter 11 Plus Intensive Course £313.08 due by 25th February 2022
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (see above)
£275.76 due by 25th February 2022
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (see above)

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