Holiday Booster Courses

Our Holiday Booster courses are suitable for children in years 4, 5 or 6, depending on their ability levels. Booster courses are organised into subject modules so that you can choose the appropriate ones for your child. Each module comprises five two-hour sessions spread over five consecutive days. Pupils can attend as many modules as desired.

English Module

Many tests involve English-based assessments. The Buckinghamshire Eleven Plus tests, written by GL Assessment, feature reading comprehension and technical English, which includes assessment of spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. This module provides plenty of practice of reading comprehension and literacy exercises such as proof reading and cloze procedure to ensure your child’s core English skills are up to scratch.

Verbal Reasoning Module

The verbal reasoning element of the Buckinghamshire Eleven Plus tests may include any of a range of question types, including vocabulary exercises, code questions and logical reasoning. This module covers the key verbal reasoning question types that feature on GL Assessment papers as well as boosting that all-important vocabulary.

Mathematics and Numerical Reasoning Module

All Eleven Plus tests involve some degree of numerical reasoning. The Buckinghamshire Eleven Plus tests include short mental arithmetic questions and longer word-based problem-solving questions. This course is designed to cover a range of key maths topics such as fractions, decimals and percentages, in a range of practice test question formats, as well as strengthening core mental and written arithmetic skills.

Non-Verbal and Spatial Reasoning Module

Involving reasoning about shapes, patterns and sequences, non-verbal reasoning is becoming an increasingly popular form of assessment and features in the Buckinghamshire Eleven Plus tests as well as a number of other counties’ Eleven Plus, Twelve Plus and independent schools’ entrance exams. This module covers techniques for all the main NVR question types, including the increasingly popular 3D questions.

If attending two sessions across the lunch break students are welcome to bring a packed lunch and stay for the break.


For course availability and bookings:
Tel:     01494 772 898