Our 8+ early preparation course will focus on moving from the basic 7+ English and Mathematics skills into the higher-level required to be successful at the 8+ stage.
Mathematics will begin with a different mental maths concept (halving numbers, adding in 10s, fact families, number bonds to 100) and then focus on one skill area (balanced equations, money making change, metric measures, extending pattern). Problem solving will be brought into each lesson, using past paper models.
In English there will be daily spelling, punctuation and grammar work focusing in on adverbs, prepositions, similes and sentence starters. Students will explore texts with a focus on making inferences and using the text for evidence in answers. Writing work will focus on the use of figurative language in description.
It is expected that students have a clear understanding of the 4 operations and times tables (X2,3,4,5,6,10) in mathematics. They should be able to write a 3-paragraph piece independently and should have a solid grasp on the Year 1-2 exception spelling words. To get the most out of the course working online, student should have experience working on an electronic platform and be able to focus for the 2-hour duration. We will have a short break at the mid-way point.
This course will be led by one of our professional tutors, Kathleen. Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools. She aims to instil self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
- Maximum Class Size: 7
- Platform: Lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams, which is free and straightforward for students to use. Our team will be on hand to help you get setup before your first session. Take a look at this video to see our online teaching in action.