11+ Creative Writing for Exams Course


Is your child sitting an 11+ creative writing exam to an independent or grammar school in 2023?



This course is for children applying to independent and grammar schools in 2023.

Over 10 weekly sessions, your child will learn how to identify exactly what is required for each creative writing question type.

Your child will study the text features and language skills (figurative language, sensory description, sentence and punctuation) needed for each type of writing task.

Timed answers will be marked at 11+ level with brief examiner’s report so that you have an accurate idea of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Over the 10 weeks we will study:

  • narrative writing 
  • continuing a story
  • formal persuasive letter 
  • descriptive writing based on a picture/written prompt
  • discursive writing
  • personal recount




This course comprises:

  • 10 sessions of 90 minutes
  • pre-course assessment
  • weekly homework to be submitted for detailed marking
  • end-of-term examiner’s report so that you have an accurate idea of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Classes taught by Coriden Francis MA (Oxon)

COST: £495 includes all materials, pre-assessment and final report.

WEDNESDAYS: 19th, 26th April | 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May|  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June


 TIME: 5.00 – 6.30pm


For further information, please email me at hello@coridenenglishtuition.com  or to book a phone/Zoom call, please click here . 



To book a place for your child on the course, please click the button on the right!


Cost: £495.  All learning materials, an initial assessment and final report are included.

If you would like further information, please book a call with me here or email me at  hello@coridenenglishtuition.com.



Just wanted to let you know that O has been offered places at our first choice independent school. He also received offers from the other schools we applied to!

Thank you so much for your guidance and advice to O. I have a feeling we may be coming back for more lessons! I have recommended you to other friends whose children will also be sitting for their 11+ entrance exams this year.


Thank you for all your help and the amazing support you provided for H during 2020. You were really fantastic at delivering what is needed to ensure H passed the English 11+ exams without any of the pressure.

You went the extra mile during the Covid pandemic and gave your full commitment to ensure H’s was successful in achieving his goals.

It is obvious that this is far more than a business to you and you relish seeing your pupils achieve their full potential.

He was entered into 4 Grammar School 11+ entrance exams and he passed all of them achieving  ranking in the top 2%.

We are ever grateful for your efforts and highly recommend Coriden English Tuition.


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Thank you for helping J in achieving this.


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I want to say a huge thank you for getting him through this  – I don’t think it would have been possible without you!


C did really well and got offers from all schools, i.e. MTS, Hampton, Latymer, City of London Boys, John Lyon and St Benedict’s, with academic scholarships from City, JL and St B’s!

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Course Features

Small classes

I teach small friendly classes of no more than six children. I can give each child individual attention where required. There is also a real sense of camaraderie as everyone is in the same boat, working towards the same goal. The children make firm friendships too!


Weekly homework forms an essential part of the course. It will usually take about an hour to complete each week. Children email me their completed assignments and I mark them before the next lesson.

Online Classroom

I teach all lessons online in a secure room in Zoom. Online tuition is a superb way of learning. It offers more flexibility for parents and is less stressful for the pupil. It is a super way of teaching English as I can share and send materials straightaway.


The cost of group tuition is less than half that of one-to-one tuition with me. It’s an excellent investment in your child’s future.