Kendrick and Reading Schools 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.
Small class sizes
All our Kendrick and Reading School 11 Plus classes 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.
Marie Redmond Tuition® Resource Pack
At 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® 11+ Resources
We 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 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 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.
To 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
Sharing 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 competitive prices and flexible payment options 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) 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)
Maths (Numerical Reasoning)
- Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction)
- Mental maths development
- Problem solving techniques
- Extracting information from graphs and tables
- 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|| Saturday 8th January|| Saturday 30th April|
|Saturday 25th September|| Saturday 15th January|| Saturday 7th May|
Saturday 2nd October
| Saturday 22nd January|| Saturday 14th May|
Saturday 9th October
| Saturday 29th January|| Saturday 21st May|
| Saturday 16th October|| Saturday 5th February|| Saturday 28th May|
| Half Term (no lesson)|| Saturday 12th February|| Half Term (no lesson)|
|Half Term (no Saturday lesson)|| Saturday 19th February|| Saturday 11th June|
| Saturday 6th November|| Half Term (no lesson)|| Saturday 18th June|
| Saturday 13th November|| Saturday 5th March|| Saturday 25th June|
|Saturday 20th November|| Saturday 12th March|| Saturday 2nd July|
|Saturday 27th November|| Saturday 19th March|| Saturday 9th July|
| Saturday 4th December|| Saturday 26th March|| Saturday 16th July|
| Saturday 11th December|| Saturday 2nd April|| Summer Holidays:|
2022 Summer Intensive Course
| Easter Holidays:|
2022 Easter Course
| Year 5 Pre-exam refresher lesson: |
Saturday 27th August
How to find our Kendrick and Reading 11 Plus Tuition Centre
11+ Mock Exams With Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning®
Get 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.
Ready to give your child a helping hand in the 11 Plus?Register now