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Instructions: 11+ English Workshop Series – 2019
Book one or more activity (Maths/English/Mock exam).
Pay by card at the checkout.
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Maths workshops typically run from 09:15 - 13:00
English workshops typically run from 13:30 - 17:00
All workshops are run at our offices in North London
English Workshop 1
The Basic skills
Sunday, 14th April - £150.00
This workshop is designed for students who need revision and consolidation of the basic skills required for success in 11+ English exams. Content will include:
Verbal reasoning: the type of questions asked.
This workshop has already taken place
English Workshop 2
GL + CEM Style Comprehension 1
Sunday, 16th June - £150.00
This workshop will offer opportunities to learn and consolidate the strategies required for multi-choice comprehension. It will also introduce the range of verbal reasoning questions and encourage the students to begin to self-time.
Strategies for multi-choice comprehension
Fiction + non-fiction texts
Annotation of the text
Types of questions asked
Verbal reasoning: using logic to solve problems
Timing + “Speed Work” for verbal reasoning questions.
English Workshop 3
GL + CEM Style Comprehension 2
Sunday, 21st July - £150.00
This workshop will consolidate the strategies introduced in the previous workshop. It will also introduce the concept of Critical Thinking and encourage the students to question their ideas about moral and ethical concepts. This is in response to an increasing number of schools asking entry candidates to discuss such topics at interview.
Revision of strategies introduced in previous workshop
Introduction of poetry as a comprehension text
Further timing and “speed work”
English Workshop 4
Thursday, 29th August - £150.00
This workshop will offer a number of opportunities to work in exam conditions across a range of techniques. It will also introduce figurative language, and the use of inference within a comprehension text.
Punctuation: locate the errors
Spelling: locate the errors
“How does the writer” type questions.
Mini-exams will take place throughout the workshop.
English Workshop 5
Sunday, 20th October - £150.00
This workshop will look at a range of papers, allowing the students to grade them as “less challenging”, “reasonably challenging” or “very challenging”. It will also introduce writing strategies.
The types of comprehension questions
Looking at a range of genres chosen for the text
Looking at a range of excerpts from exam papers
Identifying the tricky questions: what makes them challenging and what is the question really asking for?
“How does the writer…”
“What do you learn about the character of…”
The genre of writing
How to plan
The importance of the opening and the ending
The length of the writing piece.
English Workshop 6
Sunday, 1st December - £150.00
This workshop will pay specific attention to exam technique. It will also address the issue of how to read a poetry text, and how to discern the poet’s intentions. The students will have the opportunity to write a creative piece under exam conditions, using photographic stimuli. The importance of the mark scheme in standard version comprehension will be addressed. A revision of verbal reasoning techniques will be offered.
Revision of the writing strategies introduced in the previous workshop
Top tips for planning the writing piece
Using photographic stimuli for the writing piece
Standard version comprehension and the use of the mark-scheme
Reading and understanding poetry
Completing verbal reasoning questions.