Summer 11+ Intensive Courses for Years 4 & 5 (2022 & 2023)

  • My son, Reuben, travelled over from Australia to sit the 11+ this September. He was enrolled on your summer course. Reuben said it was a fantastic course and that he found it very helpful. Reuben passed his 11+ and achieved a mark of 133. Just wanted to share this with you and thank your staff for a very helpful study course.

    Year 5 parent, Australia (2018)

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  • In the Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses for Year 5, we concentrate on exam techniques and skills gaps, to prepare pupils for the imminent test – and include a mock exam. Our Year 4 courses focus on core skills, with small quizzes to monitor progress. Educational games and activities are an integral part of our courses so that children enjoy their lessons and remain engaged throughout.
  • Each of our Year 5 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses are different, so Year 5 students can attend one, or any number of the courses.

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What you can expect for your child on our Summer 11+ Intensive Courses

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 Summer 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® Summer Course Resources

Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Verbal Reasoning Book At the start of the Year 4 and 5 courses, your child will receive their summer 11+ intensive course books. Marie Redmond's Superbrain® RucksackEach of the three Year 5 summer courses also include an exclusive 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. 

Homework

11+ homework at Marie Redmond TuitionTo help reinforce skills taught during the summer 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.

Assessments and student report

Year 4 and 5 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 week parents receive a summary of their child’s results, along with a report about their participation during the course, their strengths and areas to develop. Teachers are always very happy to chat with parents after each lesson and parents are welcome to speak with Marie at any point before, during or after the course.

Mock exam

11 Plus mock exam question and answer papers from our summer coursesWe set a mock exam at the end of each of our Year 5 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses, written by Marie Redmond MEd, making sure your child is completely comfortable with exam conditions before it really counts. You will receive the results within 48 hours, along with access to Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning®, providing video feedback for every incorrectly answered question.

Breaks

To help your child consolidate their memories and continue to absorb new information, we include two 5 minute breaks during each of the summer virtual lessons.

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 period of their Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course and any 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 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses

Verbal skills

  • Verbal reasoning: the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers (excluding Slough/Kendrick and Reading School exams)
  • Comprehension
  • 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 (excluding Reading School)

  • Spatial awareness
  • Logical deduction skills
  • Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
  • Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures
  • Identifying sequences between shapes
* Not included in South West Herts exam. Excellent comprehension, vocabulary and spelling skills are required to complete VR questions proficiently.

2022 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course Dates

In summer 2022, there are two Year 4 and three Year 5 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses.

Please note:
  • As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).
  • Year 4 students can only attend one of the courses (course 1 or 2).
  • The Year 4 summer course is for students that are leaving Year 4 in July 2022.
  • The Year 5 summer course is for students that leaving Year 5 in July 2022.
  • Year 4 - Course 1

    Stoke Poges:

    Monday 1st – Thursday 4th August 2022

    10am-1pm – Book now

  • Year 4 - Course 2 (same content as 1st-4th August)

    Choice of locations:

    Monday 15th – Thursday 18th August 2022

    10am-1pm

  • Year 5 - Course 1

    Choice of locations:

    Dates: Monday 1st – Thursday 4th August 2022

    Times: 10am-1pm

     

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL D) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 5th August 2022 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM A) in Stoke Poges: Friday 5th August 2022 from 1.30-4pm

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3). 

  • Year 5 - Course 1 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Dates: Monday 1st – Thursday 4th August 2022

    Times: 10-11.30am and 12-1.30pm Fully booked – Join our waiting list

     

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 2

    Choice of locations:

    Dates: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th August 2022

    Times: 10am-1pm

     

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL E) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 19th August 2022 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM B) in Stoke Poges: Friday 19th August 2022 from 1.30-4pm

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 2 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Dates: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th August 2022

    Times: 10-11.30am and 12-1.30pm – Fully booked – Join our waiting list

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 3

    Choice of locations:

    Dates: Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th August 2022

    Times:

    10am – 1pm (all locations, including Stoke Poges)

    2pm – 5pm (Stoke Poges only)

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL F) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 26th August 2022 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM C) in Stoke Poges: Friday 26th August 2022 from 1.30-4pm
    3. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM C) in Earley: Friday 26th August 2022 from 2-4.30pm
    4. Reading Boys mock exam (Reading Boys A) in Earley: Saturday 27th August 2022 from 2-4.30pm

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 3 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Dates: Dates: Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th August 2022

    Times: 10-11.30am and 12-1.30pm – Fully booked – Join our waiting list

     

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3)

2023 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course Dates.

In summer 2023, there are two Year 4 and three Year 5 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses.

Please note:
  • As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).
  • Year 4 students can only attend one of the courses (course 1 or 2).
  • The Year 4 summer course is for students that are leaving Year 4 in July 2023.
  • The Year 5 summer course is for students that leaving Year 5 in July 2023.
  • Year 4 - Course 1

    Choice of locations:

    Stoke Poges

    Monday 31st July  – Thursday 3rd August 2023

    10am-1pm – Book now

  • Year 4 - Course 2 (same content as 1st-4th August)

    Choice of locations:

    • – Beaconsfield
    • – Winnersh

    Monday 14th – Thursday 17th August 2023

    10am-1pm – Book now

  • Year 5 - Course 1

    Choice of locations:

    • – Amersham
    • – Beaconsfield
    • – Stoke Poges

    Monday 31st July  – Thursday 3rd August 2023

    Times: 10am-1pm – Book now

     

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL D) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 4th August 2023 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM A) in Stoke Poges: Friday 4th August 2023 from 1.30-4pm

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3). 

  • Year 5 - Course 1 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Monday 31st July  – Thursday 3rd August 2023

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

     

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 2

    Choice of locations:

    • – Amersham
    • – Beaconsfield
    • – Stoke Poges

    Monday 14th – Thursday 17th August 2023

    Times: 10am-1pm – Book now

     

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL E) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 18th August 2023 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM B) in Stoke Poges: Friday 18th August 2023 from 1.30-4pm

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 2 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Dates: Monday 14th – Thursday 17th August 2023

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

     

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 3

    Choice of locations:

    • – Amersham
    • – Aylesbury
    • – Beaconsfield
    • – Chalfont St Peter
    • – High Wycombe
    • – Slough
    • – Stoke Poges
    • – Winnersh

    Dates: Monday 21st – Thursday 24th August 2023

    Times: 10am-1pm – Book now

     

    Mock exam included in the cost of the course – choose one option:

    1. Buckinghamshire mock exam (GL F) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 25th August 2023 from 10am-12.30pm
    2. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM C) in Slough: Friday 25th August 2023 from 10am-12.30pm
    3. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM C) in Stoke Poges: Friday 25th August 2023 from 1.30-4pm
    4. Slough/Kendrick mock exam (CEM C) in Earley: Friday 25th August 2023 from 2-4.30pm
    5. Reading Boys mock exam (Reading Boys C) in Earley: Saturday 26th August 2023 from 2-4.30pm

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

  • Year 5 - Course 3 (virtual)

    Virtual:

    Dates: Dates: Monday 21st – Thursday 24th August 2023

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

     

    Mock exam is not included in the cost of the virtual course but can be booked separately.

     

    Please note: As the Year 5 course content changes every week, Year 5 pupils can attend up to 3 courses (courses 1, 2 and 3).

Fees

Book fees
In 2022, the summer course book fee is £35 for Year 4 pupils and ranges from £54.66 to £76.65 for Year 5 pupils depending on the number of courses attended. There is also a supplementary one-off resource pack charge of £29.99 for pupils that have not previously attended a Marie Redmond Tuition term-time course (this contributes towards the cost of the rucksack, electronic thesaurus and other resources required for the course).
Number of summer courses your child is attending Year 5 summer course book fees
1 £54.66
2 £65.65
3 £76.65
Classroom-based Summer Course Fees
Year 4 Classroom-based Summer Course Fees
(4 days)
Year 5 Classroom-based Summer Course Fees per Course
(5 days - includes mock test)
2022 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses £313.08 due by 30th June 2022
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (see above)
£378.31 due by 30th June 2022
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (see above)
2023 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses £336.56 due by 30th June 2023
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees. Please note:
the 2023 summer book fees will be
confirmed by the end of 2022
£406.68 due by 30th June 2023
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees. Please note:
the 2023 summer book fees will be
confirmed by the end of 2022
Virtual Summer Course Fees
Year 5 Virtual Summer Course Fees
(4 days - excludes mock test)
2022 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses £275.76 due by 30th June 2022
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (see above)
2023 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses £296.44 due by 30th June 2023
(term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees. Please note:
the 2023 summer book fees will be
confirmed by the end of 2022

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

Payment methods
All fees are paid by Direct Debit, Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare but the method depends on whether your child attends classroom-based or virtual courses. For more information, please see our holiday course payment FAQs.

Save 20% with Tax-Free Childcare

As we’re registered with Ofsted, we accept payment by Tax-Free Childcare (and Childcare Vouchers) for all our classroom-based courses. If you’re eligible for Tax-Free Childcare, you can save 20% on the cost of your child’s course. For every £8 you pay into the scheme, the government will pay in £2, up to a maximum top-up of £2000 per year. Many of our students’ parents take advantage of this scheme and you can find out here if you are eligible. You can select this payment method when you register, or you can switch to it at anytime during your child’s course.

For virtual courses, educational providers are unable to accept payment by Tax-Free Childcare or Childcare Vouchers; this is explained in our article about Tax-Free Childcare and Childcare Vouchers.

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