The Marie Redmond Tuition 11+ Creative Writing Course
The creative writing course enrolment has closed. If you would still like to enrol, please contact us.
The creative writing course is open exclusively to students that attend our term time courses.
The virtual 11+ creative writing course 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. 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 and students consolidate skills that have been taught during the lesson. Homework is submitted via email and the creative writing teacher annotates the text, as well as writing a short report about the piece. General points about the texts are also reviewed at the start of the next lesson.
One lesson per week on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes.
Fee, including books: £23 per lesson.
The creative writing course can be selected on the registration form when booking a term time course.
Please note: the creative writing course is only open to students that attend our term time courses.
The creative writing course takes place on Tuesdays during term time:
- Group 1: 4:30-5:15pm
- Group 2: 5:30-6:15pm
- Group 3: 6:30-7:15pm
Creative Writing Course Term Dates (2023-24 Academic Year)
Fees (2023-24 Academic Year)
FAQs About The Creative Writing Course
The creative writing lessons take place once a week during term time.
There are a maximum of 10 students in each creative writing lesson.
The fee, including resources, is £22 per lesson (£23 per lesson from September 2023). Please note: new registrations for the creative writing course are only available to students attending our term time courses.
All creative writing course payments are required by Direct Debit. We are unable to accept payment by Tax-Free Childcare or Childcare Vouchers, as this course takes place via Zoom.
Invoices are issued at the beginning of each month and due on receipt.
We email you a separate monthly invoice for the creative writing course on the 1st of each month and it will be due on receipt. The payment will cover the cost of all lessons during that month.
If you wish to cancel your child’s attendance on the creative writing course, you will need to let us know by the end of the month to cancel their attendance for the following month.