11+ Intensive Creative Writing Course

11+ Creative Writing Intensive Course
Asian girl in creative writing class


Is your child sitting an 11+ creative writing exam to an independent or grammar school in November or January 2022?




This intensive course is for children applying to highly competitive independent and grammar schools in November and/or January of Year 6.  

Over six weekly sessions, your child will learn how to identify exactly what is required for each creative writing question type, and how to answer each one to a high standard in timed conditions.

Taking an in-depth look at a different exam question each week, your child will revise the text features and language skills needed for each type of writing task.

Over the six weeks we will study:

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



This course comprises:

  • 6 sessions of 2 hours (and 15 minute break)
  • pre-course assessment
  • weekly homework to be submitted for detailed marking and examiner report
  • end-of-course report
  • Classes taught by Coriden Francis MA (Oxon)

During the first half of the session, the focus is on revising the structure, features and language of the text type. The second half is spent analysing questions and discussing relevant exam technique with short timed practice.

COST: £449


 TIME: 3 – 5 PM (with 15 minute break)


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




SATURDAYS  3- 5 pm | 18, 25 September; 2, 9, 16, 23 October

Cost: £449 for 6 weeks.  All learning materials, an initial assessment and written report at the end of the course are included.

If you would like further information, please he***@co*******************.com.



Although my son is a voracious reader, his writing skills have always been quite poor.

When I came across Coriden, I wasn’t expecting miracles; I was hoping for a few tips and ideas to guide him. However, in just a few weeks, Coriden has magically transformed my son into a budding writer.

She’s done the impossible – for the first time, he believes that he can actually create a coherent, engaging piece of writing and this is more than I could have ever asked.


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.


I just wanted to let you know about school offers. J has received offers from all the schools he applied to, with scholarships from Merchant Taylor’s and City of London Boys.
Thank you for helping J in achieving this.


Just wanted to let you know A made it through to St Paul’s.

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!

Thank you for your excellent teaching.


I am delighted to inform you that B has been offered a place at North London Collegiate School. I would like to thank you once again for your high standard of English coaching which put her in this position today. I am so glad and proud.

Thank you.


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.