Summer 11+ Intensive Courses for Years 4 & 5 (2024)

Which courses include a mock exam?

Every Year 5 summer course includes a mock exam at the end of the course. The included mock exam (e.g. exam E) is confirmed when you book. You can book additional mock exams separately on the website to give your child as much practice as possible. When booking exams separately, simply choose different exams to avoid booking the same one twice.

Preparing for the Buckinghamshire, Slough, Kendrick, Reading School and South West Herts Consortium 11+ Exams

  • All too often, teachers notice the slide in academic ability that occurs during the long summer holiday. A common finding across numerous studies is that on average, students score lower on standardised tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning of summer (on the same test).
  • Maximise your child’s chances of achieving in the 11 Plus – let them join us for our popular Year 4 and 5 Buckinghamshire, Slough/Kendrick and Reading School Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses.
  • In 2024, our Summer 11 Plus intensive courses will take place in Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Stoke Poges and Winnersh.
  • All our courses are led by fully qualified and experienced primary teachers (not ‘tutors’).
  • 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 students complete a small number of short, timed tests during every lesson. Mistakes are reviewed afterwards and exam strategies are discussed. A few days after the course,  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. Parents of Year 5 students will receive a report a few days after each course about their child’s participation, including their strengths and areas to develop; they will receive their child’s mock results within 48 hours of the exam. 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 three 5 minute breaks during each of the summer 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, i.e. English and Verbal Reasoning

  • Verbal reasoning: the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers (excluding Reading School exam)
  • 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 South West Herts and 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, however, excellent vocabulary and spelling skills are required to complete Verbal Reasoning questions proficiently.

2024 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course Dates

In summer 2024, 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 at school in July 2024.
  • The Year 5 summer course is for students that are leaving Year 5 at school in July 2024.
  • Year 4 - Course 1

    Monday 29th July  – Thursday 1st August 2024

     

    Location:

  • Year 4 - Course 2 (same content as 29th July - 1st August)

    Monday 12th – Thursday 15th August 2024

     

    Location:

    • – Beaconsfield (10am-1pm) Group 1 – Fully booked
    • – Beaconsfield (10am-1pm) Group 2 –  Book now 
    • – Winnersh Primary (10am-1pm) –  Book now 
  • Year 5 - Course 1

    Monday 29th July  – Thursday 1st August 2024 (includes mock exam on Friday 2nd August, or Saturday 3rd August for Reading Boys)

     

    Choice of locations:

     

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

    Buckinghamshire mock exam (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick GL-style exam GL E) at the same location as your child’s course: Friday 2nd August 2024 from 10am-12:30pm.

    Slough mock exam (Slough GL-style exam A) at Stoke Poges only: Friday 2nd August 2024 from 1:30-4pm.

    Kendrick mock exam in Earley (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick exam GL-style exam GL E) for students attending course 1 in Winnersh: Friday 2nd August 2024 from 2-4:30pm

    Reading Boys mock exam (Reading Boys exam A) in Earley for students attending course 1 in Winnersh: Saturday 3rd August 2024 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 2

    Monday 12th – Thursday 15th August 2024 (includes mock exam on Friday 16th August, or Saturday 17th August for Reading Boys)

     

    Choice of locations:

    • – Amersham (10am-1pm) –  Book now 
    • – Aylesbury (10am-1pm) Fully booked  Join waiting list 
    • – Beaconsfield (10am-1pm) One space remainingBook now 
    • – Stoke Poges (10am-1pm) –  Book now 
    • – Winnersh Primary (10am-1pm) – Group 1 – Fully booked
    • – Winnersh Reading Road (10am-1pm) – Group 2 – One space remainingBook now 

     

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

    • Buckinghamshire mock exam (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick GL-style exam GL F) at the same location as your child’s course (except for students on Winnersh course, who will attend mock exam in Earley): Friday 16th August 2024 from 10am-12:30pm
    • Slough mock exam (Slough GL-style exam B) at Stoke Poges only: Friday 16th August 2024 from 1:30-4pm.
    • Kendrick mock exam in Earley (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick GL-style exam GL F) for students attending course 2 in Winnersh: Friday 16th August 2024 from 2-4:30pm
    • Reading Boys mock exam (Reading Boys exam B) in Earley for students attending course 2 in Winnersh: Saturday 17th August 2024 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

    Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd August 2024 (includes mock exam on Friday 23rd August, or Saturday 24th August for Reading Boys)

     

    Choice of locations:

     

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

    • Buckinghamshire mock exam (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick GL-style exam GL G) at the same location as your child’s course (except for students on Winnersh course, who will attend mock exam in Earley): Friday 23rd August 2024 from 10am-12:30pm
    • Slough mock exam (Slough GL-style exam C) at Stoke Poges only: Friday 23rd August 2024 from 1:30-4pm.
    • Kendrick mock exam in Earley (Buckinghamshire and Kendrick exam GL-style exam GL G) for students attending course 2 in Winnersh: Friday 23rd August 2024 from 2-4:30pm
    • Reading Boys mock exam (Reading Boys exam C) in Earley for students attending course 2 in Winnersh: Saturday 24th August 2024 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).

Fees

Book fees
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
Summer Course Fees
Year 4 Summer Course Fees
(4 days)
Year 5 Summer Course Fees per Course
(5 days - includes mock test)
2024 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses £371.15 due by 30th June 2024
(current term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (please see above).
£448.48 due by 30th June 2024
(current term time students get 10% off this)
Plus book fees (please see above).
2025 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Courses The 2025 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course fees will be confirmed by the end of April 2025. The 2025 Summer 11 Plus Intensive Course fees will be confirmed by the end of April 2025.

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

Payment methods
All fees are paid by Direct Debit, Debit/Credit Card, Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare. 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.

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