Autumn courses

11+ Revision Course 

We will show the group how to approach comprehensions with confidence and even enthusiasm! They will also be shown how to write a composition, which contains the literary techniques the examiners are looking for, within a time limit. There will be two tutors on this course and a maximum of 10 children in the group.

Day One: Comprehension practice. How to read the questions and approach words you may not understand. Mock paper and feedback on your answers.

Day Two: Planning, writing and remembering what to include in your story/composition for the exam. Mock paper and feedback on your essay.

Day Three: Punctuation and Grammar revision. Model answers to comprehension from Day one. Short practice comprehension. Mock writing paper. Readout your story to the group.


Manor House library - 23rd, 24th & 25th October

The Old Library, West Norwood Library - Saturday Revision course 10am to 12 noon. Saturday 30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December


Suitable for ages 11 +


7+ Creative Writing and Punctuation 

This course will help your children plot and write a story with a beginning, middle and end. We will give them tips on how to punctuate.

Day One: What goes into a story? We will discuss stories and develop a plot together about two characters (hero and villain, which the group will make up together. They will each write their own story based on the group’s ideas.

Day Two: Punctuation games. We will give them tips on how to remember to punctuate their work and use paragraphs. The group will then draw a map of a place where their next story will be set and develop a character who they will write about. The tutor will develop a “villain” character.

Day Three: The group will think of a plot together and each person will write their story from their character’s point of view. We will intersperse the writing with word games and mix it up to make it fun too!

Upper Norwood Library Hub - 23rd, 24th & 25th October

Suitable for ages 11 +

Courses and Venues

We run courses at West Norwood LibraryEffraspace in Brixton, the Neighbourhood Church in Beckenham (Cromwell Road), Manor House library, Streatham LibraryCUFOS in North London and in Hove Library in Brighton.

Manor House Library

34 Old Rd, London SE13 5SY63

The Old Library, West Norwood library

16 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HY

Upper Norwood Library Hub

Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ