Year 4 February Half Term Course

Face-to-Face Course
£140 per subject

  • English, Maths
  • 12th to 16th February; Monday - Friday
  • Classes between 9am and 11:15am
  • Max 6 students per class
  • Choose your own subjects combination
  • Blagdon Centre, 118 Blagdon Road, New Malden, KT3 4AE
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The February Half-Term Course is the perfect introductory course for our Year 4 students and offers a head-start in the marathon that is 11+ preparation.

It is jam-packed with challenging concepts and topics within the curriculum that come up time and time again in the 11+ examinations.

We look forward to welcoming you to our February Half Term Course.


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  • 1 hour
  • This course has been designed to develop our students’ understanding of literary techniques and their applications both in writing and reading comprehension. These are the core focus of the English exams in the stage 2 of the 11+ entrance examinations and are often tough to prepare for, so we highly recommend starting early. Tutors will guide students through analysis of a variety of texts, helping them identify the writer’s purposeful choices to illustrate how language is used for effect. Students will learn how to adapt and replicate these key writing features in their own works.
  • During this course, students will develop their ability to:
    • Interpret and analyse texts efficiently by ‘reading between the lines’ for deeper meaning.
    • Employ a range of sentence structures, figurative language, and extensive vocabulary to improve the quality of their writing.
    • Convey their ideas clearly and effectively, using accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG).
    • Read and write more fluently and confidently.

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  • 1 hour
  • This course aims to establish and extend our students’ understanding of key mathematical concepts. We have handpicked tricky topics which often prove to be the stumbling blocks in the 11+ examinations, with a particular focus throughout the course on worded problem-solving questions that even the brightest students find the most challenging.
  • During this course, students will develop their ability to:
    • Confidently approach a range of core mathematical concepts.
    • Answer complex arithmetic questions quickly and accurately.
    • Apply their knowledge effectively to challenging problem solving questions.
    • Present their working out clearly and explain their reasoning.

Dates and Times

This course runs from 12th to 16th February, Monday to Friday. Each day, classes will run between 9am and 11:15am. Each subject that you select will run for 60 minutes per day, with a short break after each class.

Your timetable will be bespoke to you, as it is entirely dependent on your chosen subjects and availability, and will be confirmed to you by 2nd February 2024.

Homework and Marking

Students will be given a daily homework booklet for each subject which they will be required to bring into the centre the day after the task has been set.

The day after submission, homework booklets will be marked and returned to you with comments from the tutor, providing feedback on your student’s progress and outlining key areas for them to focus further on.

In case you would like to review any of the work with your child after the course itself, markschemes will also be made available to view on the online portal for 3 weeks after the end of the course.


We will book students on to our courses on a first-come first-served basis, with 'All Subjects' bookings taking priority. All other combinations of subjects will be offered a place depending on availability.

  • £140 per subject for the week
  • £28 per hour

The price includes:

  • A week’s worth of our bespoke classwork and homework booklets.
  • Daily homework marking with personalised Tutor’s feedback.
  • 60 minutes of tuition per subject, per day.
  • Expert tuition through proven methods that have successfully helped hundreds of students pass their 11+ examinations.

To book onto the course, we will require a £100 deposit, or full payment (whichever is less). It is possible to pay by installments on arrangement with our Course Planning Team. All payments must be completed by 26th January 2024.