Holiday Classes

Master Classes in CEM, Maths and Creative Writing will run in the holidays. After a couple of mocks you will know which areas need extra work.

CEM Summer School. MAX 48 pupils (Each in a class of 16)  

August 2018

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Cost: £165.
A £35 non-refundable desposit is required to book and the remaining £130 is due in early July.

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for a great CEM Summer School this week.  [My son] really enjoyed it! -  which is a massive accolade from a boy who beforehand wasn't greatly enthused about the idea of spending 3 mornings of lessons during his summer holiday!"  A Mum, August 2015

"I just wanted to thank you for the CEM summer school. [My daughter] really enjoyed it and it's left her enthusiastic and raring to go!" A Mum, August 2015


Please log in to Parent Zone to book. If you are not registered with us then follow the link at 'Register now' and we'll email log in details.


 

Class dateClass time / Bookable places remaining

CEM Summer School 2019

This class significantly improved pupils' CEM scores by up to 26% points in 2017.

This takes place in the conference rooms at the Imperial Hotel Torquay http://www.theimperialtorquay.co.uk/location/directions

Holiday class over three mornings. Choose one option and then attend all 3 mornings.

Option 1: 2019 Dates TBC

Option 2: 2019 Dates TBC

Option 3: 2019 Dates TBC

This is a great opportunity to study ALL THINGS CEM in the run up to the 11+ in September.

Each pupil will be issued with 3 booklets per day, one from each class, covering all topics we have taught and offering further exercises. Answers provided!

Classes will be taught by Davina, Jane and Liisa over the 3 mornings. Each morning will contain 3 classes (NVR, Maths and English VR) with a short break between each one for pupils to have juice, biscuits and a toilet break then go to the next class. (All in same building.)

Davina: NVR and problem solving in the CEM

Liisa: Maths in the CEM. 

Jane: English and VR in the CEM

To improve basic skills, build confidence and learn how tackle CEM papers with speed and confidence

  • Verbal Reasoning techniques to suit you (Vocabulary with Meaning, Spelling, Cloze, Logical Reasoning)
  • Non Verbal Reasoning Techniques (Similarities, Sequences, Analogies, Codes, Transformations, Matrices, Nets)
  • Maths skills needed for each section-type in the CEM
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Tackling each CEM section at speed
  • Techniques for maximum marks 

£165.00  includes all resources and juice/brain boosting snack between each session. There is a £35 deposit (unrefundable) to pay on booking + £130 due in late June.

There will be some homework after each session.

Booklets to work on for rest of holiday.

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CEM English Master Class
(Easter & Summer2019) 

Holiday Class over three mornings (you need to attend all three).

"We have been so impressed with Val's english master class this holiday. Fantastic materials and she absloutely loved going each day."  Easter 2018

Small group: 8 max

Teacher: Val Judd (Broadsands, Paignton)

Option 1: 2019 Dates TBC

Option 2: 2019 Dates TBC
 
To improve basic skills, build confidence and learn to tackle the CEM style English questions at speed.
  • How to approach comprehensions
  • Comprehension: deciding on the optimum answer
  • Shuffled Sentences
  • Missing Words (Cloze exercises)
  • Missing Sentences
  • Vocabulary (Synonyms and Antonyms)
  • How to gain maximum marks in 11+ Engish sections

Plus any other areas of concern - let me know at time of booking.

£105 includes all resources and half time juice/brain boosting snack. 
There is a £25 deposit (unrefundable) to pay on booking + £80 to pay by 3th March.


IT WOULD BE VERY USEFUL TO BRING A COPY OF THE OXFORD STUDENT’S THESAURUS.

English multiple choice exam beforehand and work after each session. Work suggestions for weeks up to the 11+.

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CEM Maths Master Class

(Easter & Summer 2019)

Holiday class over three mornings (you need to attend all three).

Small group; 8 max

Option 1: 2019 Dates TBC

Option 2: 2019 Dates TBC

Teacher: Liisa Sular (Maths Specialist)

To improve basic skills, build confidence and learn how to tackle more complex mathematical problems in small groups

  • Speedy basic maths techniques (linked to word problems)
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Mean, median, mode
  • Probability
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Shapes and angles

Plus any other areas of concern - let me know at time of booking.


£105 includes all resources and half time juice/brain boosting snack.
There is a £25 deposit (unrefundable) to pay on booking + £80 to pay by 3rd March.

YOU MUST KNOW YOUR TIMES TABLES UP TO 12 FOR FULL BENEFIT OF THIS COURSE

Timed test to do at home beforehand and homework after each session. Maths work book to use at home for rest of holiday.

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NVR Master Class (Easter 2019)

Holiday Class over 2 mornings (you need to attend both).

Small group; 8 pupils maximum.

2019 Dates TBC

Teacher: Davina in Chelston

Skills to help you tackle the NVR sections in the CEM paper with speed and confidence.

  • How to recognise SPANSS (It's technical but easy once you know how!)
  • Similarities, sequences, analogies, codes, rotations, reflections, nets
  • How to work at speed
  • Techniques for maximum marks in the CEM

£75 includes all resources and a half time juice/brain boosting snack.
There is a £20 deposit (unrefundable) to pay on booking + £55 to pay by 10th March.

Timed test to do beforehand and homework after session one.

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