Remote Courses

After school Clubs

We hope your children are enjoying being back at school. The children we've spoken to seem to be coping well with all the changes they're experiencing and adapting to their new school life. We've had a lot of demand for our courses to help children with their forthcoming 11+ and school entrance exams, so are putting on two new clubs from next week up to half term.

 To book, please click on the link, which will take you through to Paypal.

 

Monday Club : Monday 21st September through to Monday 12th October

Online using Zoom

11+ Poetry Comprehension club

Date: Monday 21st September through to Monday 12th October 4 to 5pm

Time: 4 to 5 pm

Tymek Woodham, our resident poet, has put together four comprehensions, focussing on poetry. Comprehension tests sometimes include poetry and this club will give your child a head start in how to read poems and recognise poetic forms and choice of words.

Wednesday Club : Wednesday 23rd September through to Wednesday 14th October

Online using Zoom

Creative Writing For The 11+ Exams - Age 9 to 11

Time: 4 to 5 pm

The group will be given picture and title prompts and show how to quickly plot a story and then write it, using the literary techniques the examiner’s are looking for, within a time limit. This is excellent practice for writing under time pressure but we also aim to make the club fun and inspirational.

Creative Writing For The 11+ Exams - Age 9 to 11

Time: 5 to 6 pm

The group will be given picture and title prompts and show how to quickly plot a story and then write it, using the literary techniques the examiner’s are looking for, within a time limit. This is an excellent practice for writing under time pressure but we also aim to make the club fun and inspirational.

HALF TERM - WEEKLY COURSES

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Time: 2 pm  to 3 pm

Tymek Woodham, our resident poet, has put together four comprehensions, focussing on poetry. Comprehension tests sometimes include poetry and this club will give your child a head start in how to read poems and recognise poetic forms and ideas.

Write a Ghost Story with Us - Age 7 to 10

Time: 10 am  to 11 am

Are you sitting in the dark with a candle flickering by your side? Is the wind outside battering your windows? Then we'll begin...

Ghost stories feed the imagination, as at least one of the characters does not have to conform to human restrictions; they can move through objects; terrifying people; and time travel, to name but a few.

On this course, we will show the group how to set up a great ghost story, linking the supernatural to our world, ghost to hero, and provide a satisfying (could it be a twist?) ending. Fun and educational at the same time!

Write a Ghost Story with Us - Age 7 to 10

Time: 10 am  to 11 am

Are you sitting in the dark with a candle flickering by your side? Is the wind outside battering your windows? Then we'll begin...

Ghost stories feed the imagination, as at least one of the characters does not have to conform to human restrictions; they can move through objects; terrifying people; and time travel, to name but a few.

On this course, we will show the group how to set up a great ghost story, linking the supernatural to our world, ghost to hero, and provide a satisfying (could it be a twist?) ending. Fun and educational at the same time!

What If? - Age 7 to 10

Time: 10 am  to 11 am

Most stories start with a question: What if the world froze but you were still moving (Hamish and the Worldstoppers); What if our toys come alive (Toy Story); What if our emotions were really little people in our heads? (Inside Out). On this course, we will start with the question and help you on your way to writing a complete story about it - showing you how to add drama, suspense, description, dialogue, and follow the arc of a story.

What If? - Age 7 to 10

Time: 10 am  to 11 am

Most stories start with a question: What if the world froze but you were still moving (Hamish and the Worldstoppers); What if our toys come alive (Toy Story); What if our emotions were really little people in our heads? (Inside Out). On this course, we will start with the question and help you on your way to writing a complete story about it - showing you how to add drama, suspense, description, dialogue, and follow the arc of a story.

11+ Creative Writing for Exams (new materials)

Time: 10 am  to 11 am

Our 11+ Comprehension courses in poetry and non-fiction, will give your children practice in reading and inferring these two genres, which can come up in the exams, and may be less practiced than fiction extracts. Our tutors will show the groups what the questions are asking for and how to word the answers clearly and earn points by producing evidence from the text to support their answers. In another course, we will use past papers and go through the comprehension tests with the group.

Remote One-to-one session - £50 

We cover any aspect of writing, grammar and punctuation, and comprehension for 7+ to GCSE, creating bespoke lessons to target your child's needs. This includes an hour's online session with one of our tutors.

Short Story Critique - £15

We send back a full critique of their story (400 word critique of your child’s story), showing them what works and offering suggestions on how to edit and improve it.