Slough 11 Plus Tuition Courses

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

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

ClassroomSmall class sizes

All our Slough 11 Plus classes are limited in size (less than half the size of most independent school lessons), 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.

Assessment

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 ‘Bag of Knowledge®’

Resource Pack for Marie Redmond Tuition 11 Plus Courses in Buckinghamshire and SloughAt the start of the course, your child will receive a Bag of Knowledge® containing their class and homework books. From September 2021 this will include selected 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 your child’s Bag of Knowledge® is covered within the monthly course 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 Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Flashcards packaginginstructional verbal reasoning books. The books are provided exclusively to Year 5 students attending our Easter and summer holiday courses, as well as those enrolled on our Year 5 term-time courses. 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 in the autumn term.

Homework

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.

Creative Writing Course

11+ Creative Writing Course for the Reading School entrance exam

The 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. This option is particularly useful for boys preparing for the Reading School 11+ exam but is open to all our students.

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 which might focus on grammar or a literary device, they might read and analyse a writing example or use a story prompt, 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.Marie Redmond's Superbrain® Creative Writing Notebook 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 build upon the tasks in their 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 5.30pm or 6.30pm.

For further information, including fees, term dates and FAQ’s, please visit our creative writing course page.

Slough 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

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 Slough 11 Plus Tuition Courses focus on?

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

Slough 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 11+ Summer Intensive Course

Easter Holidays:
2022 Easter 11+ Course
Year 5 Pre-exam refresher lesson:
Saturday 27th August

How to find our Slough 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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