Reading 11 Plus Tuition Courses

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What you can expect for your child on our 11 Plus Course in Reading

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

Reading 11 Plus ClassroomSmall class sizes

All our Reading 11 Plus courses are limited in size which means that your child will have valuable one-to-one attention with their fully qualified teacher. In the 2019/20 academic year, our average class size was just 7 students; that’s less than half the size of most independent school classes. Discover the proven benefits of small class sizes.


Your child is assessed twice during each team – at half term and at the end of term. This means that we can check they’ve achieved their individual targets and devise a Tuition Plan that suits their needs and challenges. We’ll share all assessment results and Tuition Plans with you and you’re more than welcome to discuss them with us.

Creative Writing Course for Reading School

11+ Creative Writing Course for the Reading School entrance examThe virtual creative writing course is exclusive to our Year 4 and Year 5 term time students and is taught by our experienced teacher, Anne, who has an immense passion for reading and writing and leads our Book Club, in addition to teaching 11+ courses.

Students attend one creative writing lesson per week on Zoom, which lasts for 45 minutes. During every lesson they participate in a fun writing skills warm-up activity, they read and analyse a writing example and then work on creating their own text.

Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions. Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.

Homework is set every week. Students use a text that they have already read and analysed during their 11+ lesson to create their own text. The texts are then reviewed at the start of the next lesson.

One lesson per week on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes. Tuesdays at 4:30pm.

Fee (including books): £16.20 per lesson.

All students preparing for Reading School will be contacted about the creative writing course.

Marie Redmond Tuition® Resource Pack

Resource Pack for Marie Redmond Tuition 11 Plus Courses in Buckinghamshire and SloughAt the start of the course, your child will receive a resource pack containing their class and homework books. From September 2021 this will include ‘Marie Redmond’s Superbrain’® resources, in addition to books that are carefully curated each year from a wide range of reputable publishers. All our students are presented with their books in a Marie Redmond Tuition® rucksack, featuring an electronic thesaurus, notebook and a pencil case containing pencils, an eraser and sharpener. The cost of the resource pack is fully covered by our annual resource pack fee.

‘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 Easter and summer 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. 


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

The Marie Redmond Tuition® Book Club

Marie Redmond Tuition Book Club logoSharing our enjoyment of books is a fantastic way to encourage reading and therefore develop vocabulary and comprehension at home. The Marie Redmond Tuition® Book Club is an excellent platform for discussions about books, opportunities for creativity, promoting reading for pleasure and it allows time for some much-needed social interaction! Open exclusively to our term time students in Years 4 and 5.

Kendrick and Reading School 11 Plus Tuition Course Fees

We offer a straightforward monthly payment plan for our 11 Plus Courses in Reading, which you can see on our fees page.

11 Plus Holiday Courses in Reading (Winnersh)

Our 4-day Easter Course takes place in Amersham, Beaconsfield and Stoke Poges. Our 5-day 11 Plus Summer Course takes place in Amersham, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Reading (Winnersh), Slough and Stoke Poges. The holiday courses concentrate on exam techniques and skills gaps, with educational games playing an integral part so that children remain engaged throughout. The summer courses include a mock exam on the final day.

What do the Kendrick and Reading Schools 11 Plus Tuition Courses focus on?

English (Verbal Reasoning)

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Maths (Numerical Reasoning)

  • 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 Reasoning (Kendrick School + Reading School non-routine admissions)

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

Creative Writing (separate module for Reading School only)

  • Story settings
  • Story characters
  • Story openings
  • Story events/problems
  • Story resolutions (endings)

Kendrick and Reading Schools 11 Plus Course Term Dates

Autumn Term 2021 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 2022
Saturday 18th September
Sunday 19th September
Saturday 8th January
Sunday 9th January
Saturday 30th April
Sunday 1st May
Saturday 25th September
Sunday 26th September
Saturday 15th January
Sunday 16th January
Saturday 7th May
Sunday 8th May
Saturday 2nd October
Sunday 3rd October

Saturday 22nd January
Sunday 23rd January
Saturday 14th May
Sunday 15th May
Saturday 9th October
Sunday 10th October
Saturday 29th January
Sunday 30th January
Saturday 21st May
Sunday 22nd May
Saturday 16th October
Sunday 17th October
Saturday 5th February
Sunday 6th February
Saturday 28th May
Sunday 29th May
Half Term (no lesson)

Saturday 12th February
Sunday 13th February
Half Term (no lesson)
Half Term (no Saturday or Sunday lesson) Saturday 19th February
Sunday 20th February
Saturday 11th June
Sunday 12th June
Saturday 6th November
Sunday 7th November
Half Term (no lesson)
Saturday 18th June
Sunday 19th June
Saturday 13th November
Sunday 14th November

Saturday 5th March
Sunday 6th March
Saturday 25th June
Sunday 26th June
Saturday 20th November
Sunday 21st November
Saturday 12th March
Sunday 13th March
Saturday 2nd July
Sunday 3rd July

Saturday 27th November
Sunday 28th November
Saturday 19th March
Sunday 20th March
Saturday 9th July
Sunday 10th July

Saturday 4th December
Sunday 5th December

Saturday 26th March
Sunday 27th March
Saturday 16th July
Sunday 17th July

Saturday 11th December
Sunday 12th December

Saturday 2nd April
Sunday 3rd April

Summer Holidays:
2022 Summer Intensive Course
Easter Holidays:
2022 Easter Course
Year 5 Pre-exam refresher lesson:
Saturday 27th August
Sunday 28th August

How to find our Kendrick and Reading 11 Plus Tuition Centre

11+ Mock Exams With Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning®

Buckinghamshire, Slough, Reading and Kendrick 11 Plus mock exams in Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Langley and Stoke PogesGet exam ready with Marie Redmond Tuition® GL and CEM-style 11 Plus Mock Exams for the Buckinghamshire, Slough and Kendrick exams.

Students who sat our mock exams in 2020 said they were very similar to the actual GL Assessment and CEM tests, which made them feel prepared and confident when sitting the exam.

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