Year 5 Summer Intensive Course

Online SIC
£150 per subject, per week

  • 11+ Training
  • English, Literacy, Maths, Problem Solving and VR & NVR
  • July 29th to August 16th; Monday - Friday
  • Classes between 9am - 5:30pm
  • 90 minute lessons
  • Max 8 students per class
  • Flexible Course Selection. Choose subjects and duration
  • 5% Discount for 3 Subjects
  • 10% All Subjects Discount (4 or more)
  • +5% Siblings Discount
  • BigBlueButton online learning environment
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Our Year 5 Summer Intensive Course is designed to provide students with the essential final preparation necessary for 11+ success. Our online course is there to provide parents and students with the flexibility to choose subjects and create a convenient schedule. Classes will take place in an online learning environment called BigBlueButton.

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 areas for improvement, 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 online 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 schools. Excellent teaching and very apt feedback - it gave 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 30 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 30 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 30 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.
  • 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 30 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.

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • This course has been specially designed to enhance students’ critical thinking, logical problem-solving, vocabulary, and their ability to find and predict patterns. These skills are crucial to understanding, attempting and solving Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning problems, as well as improving capabilities in Maths and Literacy.

    Throughout this course, students will be provided with ample opportunity to practice Verbal and Non-Verbal questions, instructed in methods to solve the various types of problems, and discuss approaches to improve speed and fluency.
  • By the end of the course, we expect that students will:
    • Be able to recognise patterns rapidly, and extend them;
    • Have increased their vocabulary and spelling; and
    • Be fully familiar with a full range of question types used in 11+ examinations.

Dates and Times

This course runs from 29th July to 16th August, Monday to Friday. Each day, classes will run between 9am and 5.30pm. Each course that you select will run for 90 minutes per day, with a short break after each class.

Students who book onto all 5 courses will have an extended timetable, as there is a lot to fit in!

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, highlighting their strengths and areas to focus on before the 11+ examinations in autumn.

For the remaining work, markschemes will also be made available for you to view on the online portal at your own convenience, and marking should be completed at home. These will remain available for viewing for 3 weeks after the completion of the course.


5% discount on full 3 week bookings of 3 subjects.

10% discount on full 3 week bookings of 4 or more subjects.

An additional 5% Siblings discount is applied for all siblings who have booked onto the SIC at the same time. It applies to same or cross year bookings, and it is stackable on top of either the 3 Subjects or All Subjects 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.


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.

  • £150 per subject, per week
  • £20 per hour

The price includes:

  • Daily Classwork and Homework OxBridge booklets (over 90 booklets for full bookings), designed by us, for our students.
  • 90 minutes of tuition per course, per day.
  • Daily homework marking with personalised Tutor’s feedback.
  • Flexible to suit your schedule, through our online learning environment.
  • Expert tuition, from tutors who have successfully passed hundreds of children through 11+ examinations.

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 12th July 2024.


BigBlueButton Online Learning Environment