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Unleash Your Creativity: Unique Ways to Write a Birthday Card Message

Birthdays are special occasions that allow us to celebrate the people we care about. And what better way to show your love and appreciation than by writing a heartfelt message in a birthday card? But sometimes, finding the right words can be challenging. If you’re looking for unique ways to write a birthday card message, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll explore some nice things you can say in a birthday card that will make your loved ones feel truly special.

Capture Memories and Celebrate Milestones

A birthday is not just about getting older; it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the past and celebrate milestones. Use your birthday card as a platform to capture memories and highlight the achievements of the person celebrating their special day.

Start by reminiscing about shared experiences or inside jokes that will bring a smile to their face. For example, “Remember that time we hiked up that mountain together? It was an adventure I’ll never forget. Wishing you more exciting journeys ahead.”

You can also take this opportunity to acknowledge their accomplishments and how far they’ve come. Whether it’s personal growth, career success, or overcoming challenges, let them know how proud you are of their journey. For instance, “Happy birthday. You’ve accomplished so much in the past year, and I’m in awe of your strength and determination.”

Express Your Appreciation

Birthdays are an excellent occasion to express your appreciation for someone’s presence in your life. Take this chance to let them know how much they mean to you.

Tell them why they are important and how they have made a positive impact on your life or others’. For example, “On your special day, I want you to know that you bring so much joy into my life with your infectious laughter and kind heart.”

If the person has been a source of support and inspiration, express your gratitude. Let them know how much their encouragement has meant to you during tough times. For instance, “Thank you for always being there for me and believing in me even when I doubted myself. Your unwavering support means the world to me.”

Highlight Their Qualities and Strengths

Everyone loves to be reminded of their unique qualities and strengths on their birthday. Use your birthday card as an opportunity to uplift the person celebrating their special day.

Highlight their admirable traits, such as kindness, compassion, or creativity. For example, “Your kindness knows no bounds, and your compassion is truly inspiring. Wishing you a birthday filled with love and happiness.”

If they have a particular talent or skill that you admire, acknowledge it in your message. This will not only make them feel appreciated but also encourage them to continue pursuing their passions. For instance, “Your musical talent never fails to mesmerize me. Keep shining bright and sharing your beautiful gift with the world.”

Shower Them with Warm Wishes

No birthday card message is complete without warm wishes for the future. Take this opportunity to send positive vibes and blessings their way.

Wish them happiness, success, good health, and all the wonderful things life has to offer. For example, “May this year bring you endless joy, success in all your endeavors, and good health that never falters.”

Encourage them to embrace new experiences and make the most out of every moment by reminding them that life is an adventure waiting to be explored. For instance, “As you blow out the candles on your cake today, remember that life is full of exciting opportunities waiting for you around every corner.”

In conclusion, writing a birthday card message doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By capturing memories, expressing appreciation, highlighting qualities and strengths while showering warm wishes upon someone, you can create a truly unique and heartfelt message. Let your creativity flow and make their birthday card a keepsake they’ll cherish for years to come.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.


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Creative writing courses for 11+

Enhance your writing skills, use the devices like the examiner expects you to and beat the rival pupils in a highly competitive 11+ exam.

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Taught by writing experts, 11+ guided writing assignments.

Probably the simplest way to get going with the writing assignments is to enrol for the guided writing subscription. We send you the assignments, you complete them, and we provide feedback.

11+ Creative Writing Workout

This workout is an intensive deep dive to get you kickstarted with writing. Do not use this workout as the only form of creative writing preparation. Writing skills cannot be honed in a short period of time.

11+ Creative Writing Complete Course

This is a long term course that takes the students through a journey of writing from the fundamentals to advanced at a pace much slower than other courses.

Duration: 3 months (1 session per week)

Harness your child's imagination

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The essence of creative writing lies in harnessing your creativity, expanding the horizons of imagination, and implementing innovative techniques related to poetics to limn narratives rich in descriptive detail and emotional content.

It requires guidance from an early age to hone and cultivate a child’s imaginative faculties. Our courses entails the nitty-gritty of this avant-garde form of writing with a focus on helping the students pass the competitive exams with flying colours.

Delve with us into the enchanting realm of literary tropes and rhetorical devices and empower your children to create a world of their own.

Why is creative writing important?

It is an essential part of the 11+ exam, and its importance is indubitable if you’re planning for your child to excel in higher studies. Creative writing not only widens the horizons of creativity, but it also improves your thought process and analytical abilities. It instils a sense of confidence in your child that gives him a voice to express his opinion.

Examiners are looking for expressive content rich in descriptive elements from the students. They want the pupils to push the boundaries of their imagination.

Our meticulously crafted course ensures that the students get the best guidance needed to refine and perfect their creative writing skills.

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How do we teach creative writing?

1. strengthen fundamentals.

Our priority is to evaluate how proficient a child is in SPaG (Spelling, punctuation, and grammar) fundamentals. Thereafter, we make sure that the students familiarize themselves with the concepts of different writing techniques and styles.

We ensure that the students thoroughly learn the art of using literary devices and implement the same in their writing.

2. Sharpen Writing Skills

We help the students understand the essentials of structure, character development, and plot devices. We encourage them to avoid ‘thought’ verbs and adopt the use of sensory language. Our goal is to ensure that the students are exam-ready, guiding them on how to effectively manage time, and providing valuable writing tips for better results.

We regularly conduct a thorough appraisal and closely monitor the progress of our students, including providing feedback from time to time regarding their development and areas of improvement in the art of creative writing.

Benefits of Creative Writing

Boost imagination.

It stimulates your brain cells and propels you to break mental barriers and think innovatively.

Build confidence

It helps you to develop your unique voice and gives you the confidence to assert opinions

Storytelling & literary techniques

Learn to compose simple stories with vivid descriptions. Embellish your text using inventive rhetorical devices and literary tropes.

Broaden vocabulary

It polishes a child's vocabulary skills, invariably helping him become particular about semantics and expand the range of words in the language.

Critical evaluation

The courses inculcate a sense of self-assessment from an early age. Becoming self-critical and self-aware paves the way for better overall development.

Artistic self-expression

Engaging in self-expression through creative writing surrounds you with positive thoughts and helps you get rid of negative emotions.

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Write a “story based on a picture”. The instructions for school years 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 are different. Please read them carefully before undertaking the assignment.

When completed take a picture of the writing or scan and send it to us via email. We will conduct an appraisal and provide thorough feedback. Based on the writing assignment, we will customize our online tutor-led course and prepare your child for the exams.

Please send us your completed assignment to our support email at [email protected]

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Once you receive the evaluation report, we will call you to make sure that you fully understand the feedback and acquaint you with the recommendations.

Every child is unique so we like to ask parents about the strengths and weaknesses of the child to enable us to come up with a winning strategy.

A strategical approach focussed on the needs of the child works way better than applying generic approaches to every single child.

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11 Plus Courses The Creative Writing Course

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"Coming from a different culture as parents we really didn't know how to help our son with their story writing. We had previously used some books but they hadn't really helped. With the Learning Street course we suddenly saw what we needed to do. The course helped our son take the steps he needed to get better and broke down the skills he needed. He certainly was writing better stories by the end of this course." Beatrice- Kent
"There's a small element of writing in the Essex test and as we had the time we embarked on this course during the summer before the exam. Our daughter likes writing and was quite good at it, but by the end she herself said she thought she was much better. She said that the element that was most useful for her was the development and revision of the descriptions banks. She felt that given ten minutes she could write a good description of just about anything." Richard- Essex

6-12+ Weeks

10-12 Years

This course is designed to help children develop their creative writing skills. Creative writing is an important part of all Independent School exams and some 11 Plus Grammar School exams such as those in Kent and some schools in Essex. Our course is a solution which has proved to be very popular.   See the preview for a good idea of what’s included.

What our creative writing course delivers

Most families don’t know how to help their children in this area. Just writing story after story won’t help much, children need real guidance.  This course covers the ground fully and helps children to develop the skills necessary to attain the highest marks.

The course helps children understand:

  • What elements of their work attracts the most marks (it isn’t the plot!).
  • What exercises to do to develop their core skills so that they don’t drop marks needlessly.
  • That simple stories with excellent descriptions, vocabulary and literary techniques is where their focus should be- we show them how to do this, step by step.
  • We show them how to develop a descriptions bank so the bulk of their creativity is done before they enter the exam room.
  • We help them plan stories and then write them.
  • We encourage them to improve their stories through self-criticism and re-drafting.

The course covers the ground better than any book could hope to and has proven to be very effective in helping children improve.  Many children find their stories have gone through a very major step-change for the better having completed the course.

When should children do the course?

  • If children are preparing for a Grammar School 11 Plus entry test, then starting at any point from Easter onwards and slotting it into the other work you are doing is what most people do.
  • If children are preparing for an Independent School Exam then they normally start in the summer of year 5 or once school goes back in September. This gives enough time to complete the work before exams in January.
  • If children are doing a SATs KS2 Test then we’d suggest it could be done at any time from the summer at the end of year 5 onwards.
  • The course is probably too advanced for children in year 4 unless they are very bright.
  • Children who use this course fully will see a significant improvement in their creative writing ability.

Course length

  • The course has 12 parts. Each part should take a week but can be done more intensively if necessary.
  • It could be completed in four weeks if work is very intensive but children must do the revision work we suggest to benefit fully from it.
  • We would suggest that to get best value from the course that it is done in 12 or more weeks (it is often the case that children will be working on other exam elements as well as creative writing so we have taken this into account when developing the course).

How is the course delivered?

  • Once purchased you will be able to download and print the first part of the course directly from the site.
  • You will receive an email a week later letting you know that the second part of the course is available to download from the Learning Street website.
  • Your next part of the course can be released more quickly to enable pupils to cover the ground in a shorter time than twelve weeks if necessary.
  • We deliver all our courses to be printed out and completed on paper, they are not designed to be used on an electronic device of any sort. We do this because children learn best when using a paper and pen.
  • Each part of the course includes its own bespoke answers section for every question.

People who bought this also bought:

  • Maths Stretch and Revision (6-12+ weeks) :  This course is fully planned, children are taken logically through a structured course designed to improve their performance in the most challenging forms of 11 Plus and Independent School Maths tests.
  • Vocabulary Boost (6-15 weeks) :  This is our shortest vocabulary course. It is very intensive and is fully planned with revision built in to ensure children see words with the frequency that allows learning to happen.

You can preview the course or you can purchase it below. The price below is the only fee that is payable, there are no monthly costs.

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The Creative Writing Course has been designed to provide all the necessary literary devices and writing techniques for students to succeed in the Eleven Plus (11+) Creative Writing section. The course content covers both fiction and non-fiction writing.

Students will attend either one session a week during term time. Please note that this course is suitable for both Yr 4 & Yr 5 students.

11+ Creative Writing Class - Online

Class a - tuesday, class c - thursday, class b - thursday.

   Class A Tuesday - 5.00pm to 6.30pm 

Location: Zoom

Duration: 1 hour 30mins 

Cost: £65.50 per session  

(includes homework marking)

  Class B Thursday - 4.00pm to 5.30pm 

  Class C Thursday - 6.00pm to 7.30pm  

Class D - Sunday

Class e - sunday.

Class D Sunday - 12.30pm to 2.00pm  

  Class E Sunday - 2.45pm to 4.15pm 

Class F - Sunday

   Class F Sunday - 5.00pm to 6.30pm Location: Zoom

11 Plus Creative Writing

What is creative writing, how do we teach and improve creative writing, why is creative writing important.

Creative writing requires students to write either a short story or complete a continuous prose exercise such as writing a letter, report or newspaper article.

Creative writing demands planning, creativity and executing a well written piece in a structured manner, all within a tight time frame. 

Students may be given a title or a few opening lines to continue. Alternatively, there may be a small variety of writing topics which the student must chose from. 

Creative writing is a major component in the 11+ and its importance is weighted differently depending on the school setting the exam.

Creative writing gives the opportunity for students to demonstrate to the examiner that they are competent in SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) as well as showcasing their ability to articulate their imagination into words.

Examiners are looking for specific content which we ensure our students include in their writing. Examiners also seek an effective 'beginning, middle and ending', so Crystal Tuition gears our writing exercises to focus on this.

Firstly, we ensure our students are confident with including similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia etc. in their creative writing. We also provide training on how to implement other key literary techniques.

Secondly, we encourage students to utilise all five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch).We also assist our students with time management and planning/drafting techniques. 

Finally, we regularly review our students' writing so that we can monitor progress and provide feedback on what aspects of creative writing that they can improve.

Creative Writing Themes

Here are some typical themes which regularly come up:

  • Natural Environment
  • Urban Environment
  • Holiday Destination
  • Feelings/Emotions
  • Holiday/Day Out/Travel
  • Hobbies/Activities/Sports
  • Diary/Journal
  • Family/Friends

Creative Writing Titles

Here are some creative writing example titles:

  • A Haunted House
  • Stranded on a Desert Island
  • An Alien Visitor
  • My Hero is...
  • A Day at the Beach

Creative Writing Tips - Why We Are The Best

Richard Gray is a creative writing specialist and has made classes fun, educational and informative, so students look forward to their lessons.

Creative writing is often considered difficult for schools to teach, but when students are taught in a proper manner by a creative writing specialist, their written work shows vast improvements within just a few lessons.

Show! Don't Tell....

We teach students to not directly express their feelings in their narrative, but rather imply them instead. Here's an example of what we show our students.

For example, our students do not use:

"I walked away feeling sad and alone."

Rather, they are taught:

"Trundling away in despair with tears streaming down my cheek like a waterfall, I departed dejectedly. A wave of sadness washed over me; sadness filled my heart and misery plagued my mind."

Similes & Metaphors

Most students will understand what the difference is between a simile and a metaphor; however, we train our students to such an extent that they are able to churn out examples like this without hesitation:

"The fierce, ferocious tiger growled menacingly and bared its teeth, which were as sharp as pick-axes. Its claws were razor blades, and its eyes glowed like headlights on a cold, dark winter's night."


Personification is attributing human characteristics or qualities to a non-human. Students often forget to include this in their creative writing, but at Crystal Tuition we utilise a plethora of examples, so our students always have a phrase or sentence that they can easily pull out in the exam.

The sentence below demonstrates the standard of creative writing that our students strive towards:

"The chestnut-brown leaves danced gracefully in the gentle breeze. The soft wind caressed my hair and kissed my cheek as I strolled leisurely in the sparse forest."

Competitive Advantage

11+ exams have become increasingly competitive over the years, which is why we want to ensure our students have the best chance of exam success. By equipping our students with the exact literary techniques that examiners are looking for, our students have a massive advantage over rival students. 

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The creative writing course is open exclusively to students that attend our term time courses .

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Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions. Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.

Homework is set every week and students consolidate skills that have been taught during the lesson. Homework is submitted via email and the creative writing teacher annotates the text, as well as writing a short report about the piece. General points about the texts are also reviewed at the start of the next lesson.

One lesson per week on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes.

Fee, including books: £22 per lesson (£23 per lesson from September 2023)

The creative writing course can be selected on the registration form when booking a term time course.

Please note : the creative writing course is only open to students that attend our term time courses .

Lesson Times

The creative writing course takes place on Tuesdays during term time:

  • Group 1: 4:30-5:15pm
  • Group 2: 5:30-6:15pm
  • Group 3: 6:30-7:15pm

Creative Writing Course Term Dates (2022-23 Academic Year)

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The creative writing lessons take place once a week during term time.

There are a maximum of 10 students in each creative writing lesson.

The fee, including resources, is £22 per lesson (£23 per lesson from September 2023). Please note: new registrations for the creative writing course are only available to students attending our term time courses.

All creative writing course payments are required by Direct Debit. We are unable to accept payment by Tax-Free Childcare or Childcare Vouchers, as this course takes place via Zoom.

Invoices are issued at the beginning of each month and due on receipt.

We email you a separate monthly invoice for the creative writing course on the 1st of each month and it will be due on receipt. The payment will cover the cost of all lessons during that month.

If you wish to cancel your child’s attendance on the creative writing course, you will need to let us know by the end of the month to cancel their attendance for the following month.

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Course Timeline

  • Suitable for Year 5 & Year 6 - all Grammar and Independent Schools
  • Start Date: 21st August 2023
  • End Date: 25th August 2023
  • Each Creative Writing Session: 1 hrs 30 mins (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
  • Covers GL, CEM, CSSE, SET, ISEB, and Independent School Syllabus

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Brief Course Outline

Our Creative Writing Course is a detailed introduction to all styles of creative writing that students may face in the exam process. Learn how to adapt your writing to all styles and purposes, both fiction and non-fiction, including diary entries, stories, picture-based prompts, letters, persuasive articles, sets of instructions and more! Develop quick and effective planning skills using our creative writing checklists, and practice writing with imagination and creativity under timed conditions.

  • Starting a story on a given line
  • Picture Stimulus
  • News Article
  • Balance Argument,
  • Letter of complaint
  • Science Fiction Stories
  • Writing set of instructions

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  • Amazing experience with PiAcademy! My son is very smart and tried many tutors, and none of the tutors were able to challenge him, but the tutor we had from PiAcademy challenged  to the extreme levels. My son used wait for the classes every week. I recommended PiAcademy classes to all my friends. 👍  Mr. Rakesh , 11+ Parent, Doctor Your tutors are superb. Always punctual, prepared and cheerful, you are a gift to any young person hoping to improve their maths of 11+ (or anything else). Preeti also has been hugely supportive to us in this 11+ journey, and has helped us to build confidence in so many areas. Trustworthy and warm-hearted, I recommend PiAcademy without hesitation.  Mrs. Christel , 11+ Parent, Analyst
  • Very structured course, every week we received the class notes, homework which also includes the past paper questions. very good practice with their handbook and I believe this is perfect revision course we attended for 11+ Exam. Ms. kay , 11+ Parent Exceptional tutors at affordable pricing compared to other tuitions. The material I received is very structured and covers all types of questions of 11+, I Was really pleased to find PiAcademy. My children say the classes helped them immensely. I highly recommend PiAcademy to everyone. Dr. Saad Eddin , 11+ Parent, Doctor
  • My son has increased in confidence through tutoring with PiAcademy. From 60% few months back, He is now achieving like 90% above in all the past papers of 11+. It seems he is applying the techniques learned with PiAcademy courses. Actually I am the first one who books their slots as soon as they get released! very happy with your tutors Preeti! All the best and thanks for helping us in this lockdown. Cheers! Mrs. Helen , 11+ Parent, Art & Design Teacher Amazing experience with PiAcademy! My son is very smart and tried many tutors, and none of the tutors were able to challenge him, but the tutor we had from PiAcademy challenged  to the extreme levels. My son used wait for the classes every week. I recommended PiAcademy classes to all my friends. 👍  Mr. Rakesh , 11+ Parent, Doctor
  • Amazing experience with PiAcademy! My son is very smart and tried many tutors, and none of the tutors were able to challenge him, but the tutor we had from PiAcademy challenged  to the extreme levels. My son used wait for the classes every week. I recommended PiAcademy classes to all my friends. 👍  Mr. Rakesh , 11+ Parent, Doctor
  • Your tutors are superb. Always punctual, prepared and cheerful, you are a gift to any young person hoping to improve their maths of 11+ (or anything else). Preeti also has been hugely supportive to us in this 11+ journey, and has helped us to build confidence in so many areas. Trustworthy and warm-hearted, I recommend PiAcademy without hesitation.  Mrs. Christel , 11+ Parent, Analyst
  • Very structured course, every week we received the class notes, homework which also includes the past paper questions. very good practice with their handbook and I believe this is perfect revision course we attended for 11+ Exam. Ms. kay , 11+ Parent
  • Exceptional tutors at affordable pricing compared to other tuitions. The material I received is very structured and covers all types of questions of 11+, I Was really pleased to find PiAcademy. My children say the classes helped them immensely. I highly recommend PiAcademy to everyone. Dr. Saad Eddin , 11+ Parent, Doctor

Your Child is expected to know the topics which are covered in Year 4 and 5 national curriculum framework along with the good conceptual understanding of the 11 Plus syllabus.

This Course is suitable for all the students appearing in 11+ exams for both grammar and independent schools. This Course is designed to cater to all students who are appearing for their 11+ exams.

In Pi Academy we have a very organised team of tutors : 

  • Course Leader: Preeti, Dinesh, Chaitanya, Lois
  • Course Tutors: Niranjan, Emma, Deborah, Molly, Meg.

We recruit tutors who have graduated with degrees in Maths, Engineering from top universities and have excellent portfolios in placing the children in top London’s Independent and Grammar school.

  • Our online payment system will navigate you to pay online via Paypal or Stripe.
  • All fees are non-refundable, we have 100% success rate in placing the children in grammar and independent schools with the help of dedicated and supportive parents.

You can book for as many courses as you want as long as the slots are available, and they are not overlapping to the date and time of the other course you wish to book.

It’s small group tutoring sessions with 5 to 7 students in a class.

This is Online live tutoring real-time sessions. 

We are using  zoom.us , the screen is shared, and there is an audio and video.

Our tutors use Digital Pen and Tablet to write and explain the concept during tutoring on a digital whiteboard.

The classes are very interactive live sessions, and students can communicate with the tutor on the zoom platform.

At the end of the class, we provide the lecture notes and homework available on our dedicated Pi Academy’s study portal.

Parents can download lecture notes and homework. The parents can print the homework and give it to the child to solve with a traditional method using pen and paper. 

Parents can scan the homework and upload it on the portal so that the tutor can have a look.

Zoom link will be posted on our study portal 15 minutes before the session time. Parents need to use the link to join the digital classroom. The detailed email is sent to the registered email address 2 days before the course begins. Parents are advised to check their emails close to the course starts.

Yes, every course is independent and self-sufficient. This means that you can sign up for a course at any time.

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All our online courses are  Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.  Parents can not cancel the course at any point in time before or in the middle of the course as we book the slot for your child and don’t offer that place to any other child if you cancel the course.

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1 Day Creative Writing Course

1 Day 11+ Creative Writing Course (ONLINE)

This course is designed to maximise your child’s marks in the creative writing section of the 11 Plus entrance examination in just one day!

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What is the 1 Day Creative Writing Crash Course?

This crash course guides your child through the 11 Plus creative writing mark scheme, providing them with the knowledge and tools necessary for top marks in their entrance examinations. Children will learn to produce an exemplar short story which is tailored to the standards of their prospective schools. Over the course of just one day, we aim to increase your child’s grade in creative writing by a minimum of 15%.

The course has been assembled by our expert instructors who possess over 20 years experience teaching 11 plus students and have helped hundreds of students gain admittance to the top private and grammar schools in/around London. The lessons are fun and engaging whilst being academically rigorous to ensure maximum absorption of the course materials.

How is the 1 Day Creative Writing Crash Course structured?

The day begins with a short writing mock test, which will be marked in accordance with the mark schemes of their prospective schools. These test scores, as well as in-depth feedback of their work, will be sent to parents so you can gain a better understanding of your child’s current standings.

Your child will then work through five lessons which outline the key elements of the 11 plus writing exam – allowing your child to build the skills needed to maximise their grades:

  • Structure and Paragraphing
  • Vocabulary and Figurative Language
  • Sentence Variation
  • Setting, Characters and Sensory Description
  • Showing Not Telling

After mastering these aspects of the exam, our course instructors will work with the students, on both an individual and class level,  to produce a piece of writing to the best of their ability to test their new knowledge and gauge their progress over the course of the day.

A full write-up on how your child performed throughout the day, as well as their before and after pieces and a report of their strengths/weaknesses will be emailed to parents after the course has taken place.

Who is the course for?

This course is recommended for students preparing for the 11+ entrance exams provided by the top independent schools in London.

We have personally helped students gain acceptance into schools such as:

  • St. Paul’s School
  • Notting Hill and Ealing
  • North London Consortium
  • Dulwich College
  • Westminster
  • City of London School
  • King’s College School
  • St. Swithun’s
  • Wilson’s School
  • Wallington Grammar School
  • Tiffin School
  • and much more…

Our success in 9+, 10+ and 11+ preparation over the past few years can be found below:

2022: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success

2021: 11+ success

2020: 9+. 10+ and 11+ success

2019: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success

2018: 9+, 10+ and 11+ success

Where and when are our classes held?


WHEN:  We have several courses throughout the year available to children.

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Sunday 26th June 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

Thursday 18th August 2022

Sunday 25th September 2022

Saturday 15th October 2022

Saturday 19th November 2022

Each day consists of 5 hours between 10am-3.30pm.

We run several courses throughout the year. Our  Easter holidays , May half term  and October half term courses are one week long and are perfect for intensive revision. Each week long course does differ and is focused on a different set of skill sets that will greatly benefit your child in exams and in later life. We recommend your child repeat our 11+ courses at different dates in order to cover everything necessary for the 11+ exams.

Whilst over the  Summer holidays , our courses are split by topic to deliver thorough instruction on dedicated topics in Maths ( measurements ,  geometry ,  algebra ,  numbers ,  fractions/decimals/percentages,    statistics  and  word problems ), English ( creative writing  and  comprehension ) and reasoning ( non verbal  and  verbal ).

11 Plus London has helped over 800 children in the past 12 years; you can be assured your child will receive:

– tried and tested classes and courses  proven  to improve children’s chances of success

– excellent teaching with small group sizes – ensuring maximal attention for each child

– experienced DBS tutors who are able to help your child identify their weaknesses, play on their strengths and make notable improvements

– honest, personalised feedback throughout the process to assist you in your entrance exam journey.

Jane and Andrew are very responsible and extremely helpful. Their tutoring is very effective and personalized. We sincerely appreciate their help. My son got offers from top London schools including CLS. Highly recommended!

Really grateful to the team. My youngest attended courses for 11 plus prep and then we took up their online tuition to finish up with her and my son doing GCSEs next summer. I wasn’t too keen on online to begin with but it certainly does the trick. We have got places for our top three choices and feel very confident about the pending GCSE results. Very happy, highly recommended.


We are very happy with Jane and Andrew who are both professional and enthusiastic. My DS has passed all paper exams and were invited for interviews by all applied schools including SPB and CLS.

“The team are fantastic at 11 plus London, they are friendly and approachable and are very quick to ascertain the areas of your child’s knowledge base that need boosting. The programme they create is well organised and helped our son improve in all areas. We will be going back to 11 plus London for our son’s brother.”


“Really good support for preparing for exams. They really helped my daughter prepare and boosted her confidence at just the right time.”


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11 Plus Creative Writing Course for Children (for Grammar and Independent Schools and SATs Preparation)

At Geek School Tutoring, our aim is to provide solutions that actually work for your child’s schedule so that there is a way for every child we work with to progress.

We offer a variety of tuition packages and courses:

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In-Person 11 Plus Creative Writing Tuition at Our Beckenham and Lewisham Centres

If you are close enough to our Beckenham or Lewisham centres, we can provide tuition in the traditional way – in person!

Our centres provide group and one-to-one tuition in:

  • 11 Plus exam preparation
  • Primary tuition for students in Reception to Year 6
  • Secondary tuition for students in Year 7 to Year 11 (GCSE)

We have weekday and Saturday tuition available.

Online 11 Plus Creative Writing Tuition: Groups and One-to-One Available!

Our online lessons are designed for those who can’t make it to our centres. Don’t let the distance get in the way of effective learning. You can expect the same standards as in-person tuition. What’s more, our in-house team, led by Managing Director Joycellyn Akuffo, delivers all the lessons themselves to maintain that level of excellence. Experience hassle-free, top-quality remote education from the comfort of your own home!

Our students must switch on their cameras during lessons and actively participate in their learning. Additionally, we assign homework after each session and notify parents of their child’s progress, ensuring they stay in the loop with their tuition.

Online 11 Plus Creative Writing Courses With a Difference

When you have 11 Plus exams looming and need something that will work effectively for your child, sometimes thinking outside the box will help. That’s why we created these quick and effective 11 Plus online courses that children love!

The ability to write confidently is an important skill that children need throughout their primary and secondary school education. However, many children leave school without the ability to do this, with as much as 25% of primary and secondary school-aged children leaving school without literacy skills.

Over the years, I have noticed that many children don’t know how to write appropriately – in a structural sense.

There are often any number of the following issues in their writing, which will not help them get into the top grammar or independent schools:

  • Missing full stops at the end of their sentences.
  • No capitalisation at the beginning of sentences or on proper nouns.
  • Lots of grammatical errors.
  • Many spelling mistakes.

And many children don’t like reading through their work, either, because English is often a subject that they do not enjoy. Does this sound familiar?

Class teachers don’t always have enough time for your child!

Online 11 Plus Creative Writing Courses that Get Results!

If your child attends a state school, they are being prepared for the SATs in Year 6 months after schools have been offered for grammar and independent schools. 

Additionally, the curriculum isn’t tailored for the 11 Plus exams, so there will be gaps in your child’s learning for the 11 Plus unless they get additional support specifically focused on passing the 11 Plus exams.

It can be quite a shock for many parents to find that their child is doing well in school but get an entirely different result when they take an 11 Plus English mock test!

It’s often not always down to poor teaching or low standards at schools. Class sizes are the largest they’ve ever been, so most teachers don’t have enough time to give children detailed feedback on their English comprehension or creative writing (if they get to set these at all!). So, it’s no surprise that parents find that there are a whole host of areas that their child needs to make improvements on – fast!

The lack of regular detailed, and consistent feedback can result in children repeatedly making the same mistakes over and over again.

Online 11+ Creative Writing and English Courses Get Results – Fast!

From creative writing to English comprehension, our range of online writing courses offers students a world-class education without ever leaving the house. These courses suit young learners whose schedules don’t allow for consistent tuition or for those who prefer the convenience of learning in their own space. Our online 11 Plus creative writing programs provide expert tutoring tailored to each student’s needs. Whether your child wants to improve their sentence structure, grammar usage or fluency – we have it all covered.

Our courses are designed with the same in-house resources we leverage to help children excel in 11 Plus exams, ace the SATs Reading Task, or bolster their writing aptitude. With our programs, children can hone their writing skills and gain a competitive edge in language proficiency.

Our range of online writing courses is expanding every day. We host them separately on our sister site, 11PlusEssay.co.uk.

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Our Online Geek Readers Club

Gadgets have taken over reading, but it remains a crucial part of the writing process, and without it, children can often struggle with their reading! Try our online Geek Readers Club to help your child improve and start to love reading.

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Nowadays, it seems that children don’t read as much as they used to. Prior to the rise of technology, reading was a popular pastime among children. However, I often hear parents fretting over how tough it is to get their kids to pick up a book due to constant technological distractions. It appears that gadgets have taken over the free time of most children, posing a challenge in promoting good reading habits.

Writing can be daunting for some children as they often struggle with the basics of grammar and structuring their ideas. At Geek Readers, we recognise that these difficulties can accumulate over time, so we strive to offer comprehensive solutions. Our Geek Readers packages cater to children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. We provide online reading lessons, free access to a vast library of books, and reading resources to facilitate and enhance the overall reading experience. Join the Geek Readers Club today and see the worlds waiting for you.

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