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The STORY WRITING COURSE is designed for both young aspiring and reluctant writers alike. It will give your child a solid foundation in the creative writing skills they need for 11+ exams – and beyond!


Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Your child reads a lot but can’t write an engaging story from start to finish
  • Your child has worked through all the grammar worksheets and vocabulary flashcards yet their stories are dull and uninteresting
  • Your child needs more support with their writing but you can’t remember the last time you sat down to write creatively and feel helpless

And with the pressure of 11+ exams looming… you’re wondering how your child is going to pass the 11+ paper?

Look no further!



The Story Writing Course will help your child ace their 11+ creative writing exams – and achieve more!

I created this course because I believe that all children can be taught to write well, whatever their level.

During the course, I teach the children to think like writers, so they can write like writers.

The result?

After 10 weeks of group tuition, your child will be able to craft a piece of compelling fiction!

No more boring stories!

The Story Writing Course is designed for both budding and reluctant writers alike. It will give your child a solid foundation in the writing skills required for 11+ exams – and beyond!

Through lively interactive lessons using a variety of engaging games and activities, your child will learn how to write short stories with confidence. We work hard and we play hard!

Your child will learn how to:

  • create compelling characters
  • write sensational settings
  • develop story structure
  • use figurative language
  • structure super sentences
  • learn writers’ tips and techniques
  • and much more!

Here’s how it works:

A (fun!) assessment task is set before the course begins and you will receive regular written feedback on your child’s progress throughout the 10 weeks.

Homework is set weekly and is marked in detail.

Lessons are taught by Coriden Francis MA (Oxon).

All lessons take place on Zoom.

Class size is a maximum of six children.

Each session lasts 90 minutes.

By the end of the term, your child will be able to plan and write a short story with greater skill and confidence.


So what’s the investment for all this?

Cost: £450  for 10 weeks. 

All learning materials and an initial assessment are included.

For further information, please email

To register your interest in the Story Writing Course, please click HERE

Dates and Times

THURSDAY 5.00 – 6.30 pm

20th, 27th April | 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May |  8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June




Coriden really helped my daughter to excel at creative writing. Now I feel happier because my daughter is happier and has confidence in her writing skills. I’d highly recommend Coriden’s writing courses!


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 Story Writing 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.


Many thanks for guiding my daughter through the course – you’re wonderful at what you do. I’m a very ‘ picky ‘ mum in selecting tutors so although the market is vast out there, you definitely stand out. My daughter will be joining you again next term!”


My daughter has absolutely loved and benefitted from your classes. You brought so much joy to this subject and allowed her to take her natural love for the subject to the next level. Thank you!

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.


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.

11+ Creative Writing Checklists!



Help your child edit their writing and tick all the right boxes!

Get our list of 5 essential 11+ Creative Writing Checklists to help your child ace their 11+ English exam.

Our handy booklet includes the following checklists:

  • Narrative writing
  • Descriptive writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Newspaper article
  • Personal recount

Each checklist is separated into two sections: features and text and structure.

To get your copy, please click the button below!