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The 11+ Reading Comprehension Club is designed for children in Year 5 who need to boost their reading comprehension skills and learn how to write clear, structured answers as well as answer multiple choice questions. It is perfect for children sitting competitive 11+ exam exams to independent and grammar schools in 2024.

Your child will learn how to tackle 11+ reading comprehension passages with increasing confidence. They will learn the tips and techniques to help them answer reading comprehension passages with accuracy and flair!

The course runs throughout the academic year 2023-2024 over three terms.

Throughout the course, your child will study a variety of contemporary and classic fiction, non-fiction and poetry from past exam papers and other sources. 

This course is taught by Coriden Francis. Your child will learn how to tackle poetry comprehension, non-fiction comprehension and as well as learning how to write structured answers to complex literary analysis and character evaluation questions.

In addition, your child will learn approach multiple choice questions (GL/CEM/ISEB/London Consortium) as under timed conditions.

The Summer Term is dedicated to exam practice! Your child will learn the exam tips and techniques to answer both multiple-choice and traditional structured comprehension papers. We will complete a lot of practice papers for different exam boards so that your child is well-equipped to answer any question!


We will revise the following skills:

How to read and annotate passages for meaning.

Summarising: how to answer ‘in your own words’ type of questions. 

Simple and complex inference questions. How to find clues in the text and read between the lines. Skimming and scanning for synonyms. How to embed quotations in answers using point-evidence-explain technique.

Words in context. How to use different techniques to deduce the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

Author’s use of language.  How to answer questions on language features such as similes, metaphors, etc, and to analyse their effects.

Evaluation questions including character analysis. How to evaluate a text using personal experience and textual evidence to write a detailed answer.

The 11+ Reading Club is only for children in Year 5.

  • 10  x 1 hourly sessions
  • Includes all learning materials
  • Lessons are recorded for replay
  • Weekly homework set to consolidate skills
  • Online Zoom classes
  • Maximum of 6 children
  • Cost: £360 per term
  • Tutor: Coriden Francis MA (Oxon)


Cost: £360 for 10 weeks. 

If you would like further information, please WhatsApp 07418 610213

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MONDAYS | 6.00 –  7.00 pm

15th, 22nd, 29th April | 6th, 13th, 20th May | 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June | 1st July

NO CLASSES: 6th May (Bank Holiday), 27th May (Half Term)



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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 throughout the Reading Comprehension Course!

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, City of London Boys and John Lyon. Thank you for helping J in achieving this.

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.” 


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