Just like a real classroom – but online!

Our Accelerator Courses will be running online in our fun, interactive virtual classrooms with a maximum of 6 pupils per class to allow our expert tutors to provide tailored support. 

Online Eleven Plus Accelerator Courses

Get 11+ skills up to speed…fast!

Flying Start’s holiday Accelerator courses are intensive introductory courses for year 5 pupils sitting the Eleven Plus tests or independent schools’ entrance exams or for year 6 pupils sitting the Twelve Plus.  Designed to get skills up to speed in a short space of time, they are suitable for students with little or no prior tuition  or for those needing a boost in a particular area. 

Covering the core areas of English, verbal reasoning, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning, our Accelerator courses are organised into subject modules so that you can choose the appropriate ones for your child. Each module comprises five 2 hour sessions over five consecutive days and pupils can attend as many modules as desired.

Read on to find out what each course covers.

Boost your child’s 11+ Superpowers!

Getting in the right mindset

At Flying Start, we don’t just teach our students the Eleven Plus test content and the best techniques for answering the questions. We know that the most effective learning takes place when a child is in the right mind set – feeling happy, engaged and confident in their ability.

Students attending an Accelerator course will be taught Introductory 11+ Superpowersa blend of strategies and techniques designed to help our students approach their preparation and the exams with a ‘can do’ attitude. Featuring techniques from neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), this toolkit will enable your child to focus for longer, avoid distractions and combat exam nerves – empowering them to do the very best they can.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Accelerator Course

Involving reasoning about shapes, patterns and sequences, non-verbal and spatial reasoning is becoming an increasingly popular form of assessment.

This module covers techniques for all the main non-verbal and spatial reasoning question types, including 3D questions – any of which could appear on the real Eleven Plus test papers.

Verbal Reasoning Accelerator Course

The verbal reasoning element of the Eleven Plus tests may include any of a range of question types, including vocabulary exercises, code questions and logical reasoning.

This module covers a wide range of verbal reasoning question types that most commonly feature on the real Buckinghamshire Eleven Plus test papers, as well as boosting that all-important vocabulary.

Maths Accelerator Course

Eleven Plus tests usually include a mix of short mental arithmetic questions and longer word based problem-solving questions.

This course is designed to cover a range of key maths topics such as fractions, decimals and percentages, in a range of practice test question formats, as well as strengthening core mental and written arithmetic skills.

English Accelerator Course

Most Eleven Plus exams feature reading comprehension and technical English, which includes assessment of spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.

This module provides plenty of practice of reading comprehension and literacy exercises such as cloze procedure, spelling and punctuation question practice to ensure your child’s core English skills are up to scratch.

Ready for something a little more challenging? Explore our other 11+ holiday tuition options below.

11+ Revision & Practice Courses

Designed to keep up the momentum over the summer break, our Revision and Practice courses help students consolidate techniques, improve timing and fine-tune exam strategies. 

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11+ Mock Test Experiences

Exams can be daunting – especially when you’re only aged ten or eleven! Conquer those exam nerves by ensuring your child is up to speed and knows what to expect with our realistic Eleven Plus mock tests.

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11+ Flash Workshops

Designed to get skills up to speed in a flash, our Eleven Plus Flash Workshops provide effective, targeted support in specific topics and question types that we know many children find challenging.

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My daughter is the in the middle of an Accelerator English course this week with Sophie.

It has been our first proper encounter with Flying Start and my daughter was quite concerned about attending an additional course at a place that she was unfamiliar with.

I have been amazed at her reaction since attending. She adores Sophie, who has been kind and patient, and has even described it as pretty enjoyable and quite fun.

Thank you for being kind, gentle and supportive to my daughter this week.  Sophie must have a magic touch.

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