11+ English Group Tuition
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The Creative Writing Course Level 1 will give your child a solid foundation in the fiction writing skills required at Key Stage Two and for 11+ exams. It is perfect for both budding authors and reluctant writers alike.

Through lively interactive online sessions using a variety of engaging games and activities, your child will learn how to write different types of texts with confidence.

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!

An assessment task is set before the course starts.  Parents will receive regular feedback on their child's progress during the term and a written report at the end of the course.

By the end of the creative writing course, your child will be able to plan and write a short story, as well as tackle the other types of texts, with greater skill and confidence.

There will also be the opportunity for them to join the Level 2 course the following term.

Homework is set weekly and is marked in accordance with the criteria set for creative writing as demanded by 11+ entrance exams to leading independent and grammar schools.

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.

Cost: £400  for 10 weeks. Payment plan available.

All learning materials, an initial assessment and written report at the end of the course are included.

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


MONDAYS 5- 6.30 pm |  10, 17, 24, 31 January | 7, 14, 28 February |  2  7, 14, 21 March  

TUESDAYS  5 – 6.30 pm  | 11,18, 25 January | 1, 8, 15 February |1, 8, 15, 22 March.



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.


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.

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 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.

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!