Year 5 Summer Intensive Course

Face-to-Face SIC
From £117 per day

  • 11+ Training
  • English, Literacy, Maths, Problem Solving and Brain Olympics
  • July 24th to August 11th; Monday - Friday
  • Full Day; 9am - 4:00pm
  • Max 12 students per class
  • Max 72 student course capacity
  • Kings College School, Wimbledon
  • 8% Early Bird Discount
  • +5% Siblings Discount
  • £60 New Customer Referral Credit
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Our Year 5 Summer Intensive Course is designed to provide students with the essential final preparation necessary for 11+ success. Held at the prestigious Kings College School, we provide inspiring resources and fun educational activities to complement the inspiring surroundings, the likes of which students will be aiming for entry to.

Due to the design and pace of the course, we expect that by the end of the 3 weeks, participating students will have honed their exam technique, better understood their strengths and weaknesses, mastered the toughest 11+ topics, and improved their speed and fluency. All of this maximises students’ potential when it comes to their rapidly approaching entrance exams.

We have been pleased to hear from previous alumni just how crucial this course has been in improving results and giving students the final boost they need to succeed in their Autumn examinations. All while having a great time!

We look forward to welcoming you to our Summer Intensive Course.

“We did the 3 week summer course at OxBridge. This was excellent preparation for not just the Grammar schools but also for the ISEB PRE- test and the second stages at all the private school. Excellent teaching and very apt feedback - it give the extra push needed in our preparations. Besides of course the familiarity with Kings school making it easier to make them feel at home in the KCS test. Thank you OxBridge.”

Parent(s) of Jijjith (Westminster School)


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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • This course has been designed to develop style and substance in students’ writing and their exposure to, and analysis of, quality texts. Tutors will guide students through textual analysis, helping them identify the writer’s purposeful choices, how language is used for effect, and highlighting key features that students can replicate in their own works.
  • By the end of this course, students should feel confident in exam-based writing and comprehension tasks. They will be able to:
    • Interpret texts, by engaging with evidence and ‘reading between the lines’ for deeper meaning.
    • Evaluate language use and the effect of word choice on narrative and reader.
    • Articulate an argument and justify opinions logically and coherently.
    • Read & write more fluently and confidently.

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • This course has been designed to improve students’ grasp of advanced vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPAG). This knowledge and the accurate application of it is necessary for top marks in written tasks, as well as full comprehension of advanced texts - all of which will come up in the 11+ examination.
  • By the end of this course, students should understand and be able to apply the full range of SPAG rules and prior knowledge needed to succeed. They will be able to:
    • Evaluate and learn language patterns and irregular forms.
    • Identify and correct errors in transcription, and be able to apply it to checking their own work.
    • Write with range and accuracy, using complex sentence structures, advanced punctuation, and precise vocabulary.

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • This course covers what we have found to be the trickiest concepts and curriculum areas that students encounter in their 11+ exams. Our approach is to reinforce the basic core knowledge and fill information gaps first, then go beyond by asking questions in increasingly challenging ways; this encourages mathematical reasoning and builds full understanding, meaning that students are equipped with breadth and depth in their knowledge, that they don’t get from mindless repetition.
  • By the end of this course, students should be able to apply a full range of mathematical knowledge, as well as:
    • Have developed skills for mathematical reasoning.
    • Be able to explain their thinking, including showing their working out.
    • Have mastered quick calculation of increasingly complex arithmetic.

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Problem Solving
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • This course is all about application of knowledge. Students of this age group consistently struggle to understand how to use what they know when it is presented out of context, or in a worded format. Our approach is to break down types of worded problems, to help students analyse questions and understand what is required of them, and independently plan the steps required to solve any question quickly and efficiently.
  • By the end of this course, students should be able to solve an increasingly broad variety and complexity of worded problems. They will be able to:
    • Interpret worded problems and devise strategies to solve them.
    • Clearly communicate these strategies, by showing their working out.
    • Understand if the answer they have calculated is appropriate.
    • Apply their pre-existing knowledge to new problems.

Brain Olympics

  • 30 minutes
  • The Brain Olympics are our fun-filled endings to each day that mean that students come away from our courses brimming with ideas and excited to learn. These sessions consist of learning challenges that are still targeted at developing key 11+ skills, but in a way that motivates students to excel!

    During these sessions, students might tackle an engineering challenge by bridge building (to build their applied maths skills), take on an interactive quiz (to build that all-important 11+ vocabulary), work collaboratively on a maths olympiad, or take on a murder mystery (to build their reading comprehension).

Dates and Times

This course runs from 24th July to 11th August, Monday to Friday. Each day’s classes will start at 9am and end at 4.00pm, but students should arrive between 8.45 and 8.55am for registration.

There will be four subjects taught throughout the day, two breaks, a lunch break and the day will end with a session full of fun educational activities. The whole day will be carefully monitored by our staff team, tutors, and our dedicated course manager - so you can rest assured that your child will be well taken care of.

Here is a sample timetable for a day with us:

Time Session
08:45 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:20 Maths
10:20 - 10:35 BREAK
10:35 - 11:55 Problem Solving
11:55 - 12:35 LUNCH
12:35 - 13:55 English
13:55 - 14:10 BREAK
14:10 - 15:30 Literacy
15:30 - 16:00 Brain Olympics
16:00 - 16:15 Pick Up

Homework and Marking

Students will be given a daily homework task for each subject, which will consist of completing their booklets from that day.

The following day, their booklets will be marked and returned to you with tutor's comments, to give rapid feedback on progress, students’ strengths and weaknesses, and areas to focus on before the 11+ examinations.

To complement this, a report will be generated for each student, summarising this information for you at the end of the course.

In case you’d 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.


8% discount is applied for all who have booked and made full payment by 1st March 2023.

An additional 5% Siblings discount is applied for all siblings who have booked onto the SIC 2022 at the same time. It applies to same or cross year bookings, and is stackable with the Early Bird Discount. It only applies to full 3 week bookings.

We offer a £60 referral credit for all customers who refer a new customer to our SIC. Both referring and referred customers are elegible for this £60 credit, which will be applied to your Tuition fees on return to our centre in the New Academic Year.


The price for the full 3-week course is £1750. We have worked hard to provide this course to you at an accessible price point, and this works out at under £17 per hour over the duration of the course.

3 Weeks

  • £1750
  • 105 hours
  • under £17 per hour

The price includes:

  • A unique and proprietary OxBridge workbook with each lesson (a total of 60 workbooks).
  • Full daily marking with personalised Tutor’s feedback.
  • A range of stimulating learning activities to motivate and excite your child.
  • Access to the prestigious Kings College School, getting students comfortable with these surroundings.
  • Expert tuition, from tutors who have successfully passed hundreds of children through 11+ examinations.
  • High quality, 360° childcare, from the moment your child arrives, until they are collected at the end of each day.

Please note, we can only accept bookings for the whole course.

To register your interest, we require a £100 deposit. You will then be placed on a queue for our team to process your booking.

Please note that Full 3 week bookings are given priority and your booking will only be fully confirmed if there is availability and you have made full course payment.

It is possible to pay by installments, on arrangement with our Course Planning Team.

All payments must be completed by 7th July 2023.