Year 5 February Half Term Course

Online Course
£115 per subject

  • Essay Writing, Maths, Literacy, VR&NVR
  • 12th to 16th February; Monday - Friday
  • Classes between 9am and 2:45pm
  • 60 minute lessons (VR&NVR is 120 minutes)
  • Max. 7 students per class
  • Choose your own subjects combination
  • BigBlueButton Online Learning Environment
Book Now

Our February Half-Term Year 5 Online Course offers the perfect boost in our students’ progress and confidence during their 11+ examination preparation.

The purpose of this course is to revise topics that our students have learnt in previous academic years with a particular focus on introducing how to apply this knowledge in an examination setting to achieve top marks.

Our Online Course is held on an online platform called BigBlueButton, which has tons of interactive features to replicate the traditional classroom and keep our students engaged!

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


Year 5 Essay Writing booklet thumbnail

Essay Writing
  • 1 hour
  • This course seeks to develop style and substance in students’ purposive writing and their analysis of different texts. Students will be taught the best approach to exam-style reading comprehension questions, a key examinable skill in the 11+ examinations, along with different creative writing tasks designed to stretch and challenge them.
  • By the end of the course, our students will have covered:
    • Interpretation and analysis of quality texts of various genres.
    • Evaluation of language use and the effect of word choice on narrative and reader.
    • Articulating answers to 11+ style reading comprehension questions.
    • Ways to approach writing different genres.
    • Improve the quality of their writing through improved sentence structure, figurative language, language skills and wider vocabulary use.

Year 5 Literacy booklet thumbnail

  • 1 hour
  • The focus of this course is to extend our students’ vocabulary and improve their spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPAG). This is crucial foundational knowledge which, when applied with confidence and accuracy, leads to top marks in any written task.
  • During this course, students will develop their ability to:
    • Evaluate and learn language patterns and irregular forms.
    • Identify and correct errors in transcription and their own work.
    • Write with range and accuracy, using complex sentence structures, advanced punctuation, and sophisticated vocabulary.

Year 5 Maths booklet thumbnail

  • 1 hour
  • This course focuses on reinforcing and extending the core knowledge which forms the foundation of Maths exam technique. In particular, students will learn how to apply their understanding flexibly and effectively to a variety of problem solving questions, a skill which is crucial for success in the 11+.
  • During this course, students will develop their ability to:
    • Confidently approach questions on a range of key examinable topics, including number functions and operations, multiplication, division, area, perimeter, angles, basic algebra and many more!
    • Apply their knowledge to challenging worded problem solving questions.
    • Refine their exam technique and learn effective approaches to answering even the most difficult questions.
    • Present their working out clearly and explain their mathematical reasoning.

Year 5 VRNVR booklet thumbnail

  • 2 hours
  • This course aims to hone our students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills form the foundation of many of the other subjects that we teach at OxBridge Centre, such as Maths and Literacy. They are highly valuable in preparation for the 11+ examinations, which require students to demonstrate advanced logical reasoning skills.
  • During this course, students will develop their ability to:
    • Confidently approach a wide range of question types used in 11+ examinations.
    • Recognise and apply patterns in a variety of different scenarios.
    • Utilise an extensive vocabulary and accurate spelling.

Dates and Times

This course runs from 12th to 16th Febuary, Monday to Friday. Each day, classes will run between 9am and 2.45pm. Each subject that you select will run for 60 minutes per day (except VR&NVR being 120 minutes), 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 task for each subject which must be uploaded before 9am the day after it 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.

Markschemes will also be made available for you to view on the online portal at your own convenience, allowing you to review and mark any work completed in class. These will remain available for viewing for 3 weeks after the end of the course.


5% discount is applied for 3 subjects combination booking.

10% discount is applied for booking all 4 subjects.


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.

  • £115 per subject for the week; £230 for VR&NVR
  • £23 per hour;

The price includes:

  • A week’s worth of our bespoke classwork and homework booklets, delivered to your door.
  • Daily homework marking with personalised feedback from our tutors.
  • 60 minutes of tuition per subject, per day (120 minutes for VR&NVR).
  • 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.


BigBlueButton Online Learning Environment