Year 4 Summer Intensive Course

Online SIC
£115 per subject, per week

  • Essay Writing, Maths
  • July 29th to August 16th; Monday - Friday
  • Classes between 9am and 4pm
  • 60 minute lessons
  • Max. 7 students per class
  • Flexible Course Selection
  • +5% Siblings Discount
  • BigBlueButton online learning environment
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Our Year 4 Summer Intensive Course acts as a springboard for students starting their preparations for 11+ examinations. During the course, students will develop the crucial foundational tools and approaches that they will need to succeed. This preparation will ensure that, throughout Year 5, they will be able to focus on tackling topics they find particularly challenging, applying their understanding to a range of complex questions, and developing mastery of the full range of content.

This course will be conducted through an online learning environment called BigBlueButton. This provides students with an exclusive space to focus in small groups on collaborative, interactive and individual study, guided by our expert tutors.

Through this course, students will develop an understanding of the level of rigour required to succeed in the 11+ and will establish effective approaches to examinations and revision, all while having fun in the process!


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Essay Writing
  • 1 hour
  • This course sets students up for success by providing clear, memorable guidance to follow when tackling a range of formal and creative essay types. Although Essay Writing is a key element of 11+ examinations, it is not a skill taught extensively at primary school. This course provides students with invaluable insight into the requirements and characteristics of a wide variety of writing styles, giving them the confidence they need to succeed. Students will analyse how writers employ different techniques and styles, and will be encouraged to apply this knowledge to their own writing.
  • Students will develop their ability to:
    • Respond to a range of writing prompts effectively and understand the requirements of different essay types;
    • Understand and interpret the creative choices writers make through text analysis; and
    • Improve the quality of their writing through improved sentence structure, figurative language skills and wider vocabulary use.

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  • 1 hour
  • This course provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to confidently begin their 11+ preparations. Each day, guided by our expert tutors, students will focus on a different key topic in depth, exploring in detail any concepts which are particularly challenging. They will be encouraged to put their understanding into practice through increasing complex problem solving questions.
  • Students will develop their ability to:
    • Answer questions on a wide range of key topics confidently;
    • Tackle complex arithmetic problems with speed and accuracy;
    • Apply their mathematical knowledge to challenging problem solving questions; and
    • Explain their thinking and write their workings out clearly and concisely.

Dates and Times

This course runs from 29th July to 16th August, Monday to Friday. Each day, classes will run between 9am and 4.00pm. Each course 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.

Homework and Marking

Students will be given a separate homework booklet each day for each subject, consisting of 3 pages of tasks reflecting the topics covered during the lesson. Students will submit their work online by 9am the following day. These booklets will be marked and returned to you with tutor’s comments, providing feedback on students’ progress and highlighting their strengths and areas for improvement.

In case you’d like to review any of the work with your child after the course itself, mark schemes will be made available to view on the online portal for 3 weeks after the final day of the course.


A 5% Siblings discount is applied for all siblings who have booked onto the Online SIC at the same time. It applies to same or cross year bookings, and is stackable on top of other Discounts. 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.


We will book students on to our courses on a first-come first-served basis, with full 3 week bookings taking priority. Bookings for less than three weeks will be added to the waiting list, and informed closer to the course start time if there is space.

  • £115 per subject, per week
  • £23 per hour

The price includes:

  • A unique and proprietary OxBridge workbook with each lesson (up to 30 workbooks for full bookings).
  • Daily homework marking with personalised Tutor’s feedback.
  • 60 minutes of tuition per course, per day.
  • Expert tuition, from tutors who have successfully passed students through 11+ examinations.

To register your interest, we require a £100 deposit, or full payment (whichever is less). 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 12th July 2024.


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