Year 5 Summer Intensive Course

Online SIC
£125 per subject

  • 11+ Training
  • English, Literacy, Maths, Problem Solving and VR & NVR
  • July 25th to August 12th; Monday - Friday
  • Classes between 9am - 4:30pm
  • 90 minute lessons
  • Max 8 students per class
  • Flexible Course Selection. Choose subjects and duration
  • 5% 3 Subjects Discount
  • 10% All Subjects Discount
  • +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 fit the course more neatly with schedules. 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 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 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)

Subjects

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English
  • 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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Literacy
  • 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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Maths
  • 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, 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 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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VR & NVR
  • 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 25th July to 12th August, Monday to Friday. Each day, classes will run between 9am and 4.30pm. 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 daily homework task for each subject. Homework should be uploaded online nightly.

The following day, homework 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 in Autumn.

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

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.

Discounts

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 Online SIC 2022 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 September.

Pricing

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. Book for the full 3 weeks to guarantee your child a place, at the best price!

  • £125 per subject, per week
  • £16.67 per hour

The price includes:

  • A unique and proprietary OxBridge workbook with each lesson (up to 70 workbooks for full bookings).
  • 90 minutes of tuition per course, per day.
  • Daily homework marking with personalised Tutor’s feedback.
  • Progress reporting.
  • Flexible to suit your schedule, through our online learning environment.
  • Expert tuition, from tutors who have successfully passed hundreds of children through 11+ examinations.

There is an ‘All Subjects’ discount of 5% for customer who book on 3 courses, and 10% for customers who book on 4 or more courses for the duration of their booking.

To confirm your booking, we will require a £100 deposit. It is possible to pay by installments, on arrangement with our Course Planning Team. All payments must be completed by 4th July.

Location

BigBlueButton Online Learning Environment