Torquay 11+ Summer Holiday Workshops

Enhance your child’s 11+ preparations with our highly sought-after 11+ Summer Holiday Workshops. 

Taking place over 5 consecutive mornings in the Summer holidays, these 11+ booster workshops will arm your Child with the key skills needed to make a success of the 11+ exam at Torquay Boys’ and Torquay Girls’ Grammar Schools.

09:00 – 12:00 Each day

5 – 9 August 2024

12 – 16 August 2024

19 – 23 August 2024

26 – 30 August 2024

Venue: Exeter School 

Our professional, qualified and currently practising Teachers will guide your Child through focused activities designed to develop their skills in the Maths and English exam papers. 



Spelling, grammar and punctuation

Each Holiday Workshop will provide your child with 15 hours of small group 11+ tuition. Each group is limited to 6 students, ensuring that your child has focussed support. They will run from 9am-12 noon each day at Exeter School. 

Maximum of 6 students per group

Each workshop will have different content

Each workshop will have  different content, so you can book more than one if you wish.  The cost of each Booster Workshop is £285 which works out at a very reasonable £19 per hour for tuition. 

Just £285 for the whole week, that’s £19 per hour 

All Year 5 children who are sitting the exam this year are welcome to join the sessions.

Using worked examples and proven techniques, your Child will feel confident and well-prepared for the challenge of the 11+ exam.

Frequently asked questions

Where do the booster workshops take place?

Our workshops take place in classrooms at Exeter School.

Which exam will the Torquay Grammar Schools use?

The Torquay Grammar schools use GL Assessments for their 11+ exams. There will be a separate Maths and English paper. These will be multiple choice papers, each lasting around 50 minutes with a short break between each one. The English paper will include reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation questions. The mathematics tests will assess mathematics in line with the National Curriculum and cover a variety of curriculum areas.

Can my child sit the 11+ at Torquay and Colyton?

Yes! Your child can prepare for both schools! The Torquay Boys’ and Girls’ School 11+ exam will take place on Saturday 14 September and the Colyton Grammar School 11+ exam will take place on Saturday 21 September. Complete a separate application form for both schools by visiting their websites.

We run Torquay and Colyton 11+ mock exams. Visit our Mock Exam page to book these. 

Book your place now

  • Each workshop will have  different content, so you can book more than one if you wish.
  • Your child does not need to be studying with us – anyone can attend the Workshops.
  • No need to register – simply book the workshops securely online.

Please note:

  • Places are limited and you should book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please make all bookings in advance. No cash on the day. Please see our refunds & cancellation policy*
  • It will not be possible to switch from one workshop to another. If you book a date in error, you will need to cancel your booking (via email) and rebook the correct date via the website. This will incur a cancellation fee.
  • This booking will appear as The Exam Suite Ltd on your credit card statement.

Workshop Leader: Daniella

Daniella - Workshop - leader

Daniella is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher. She is an extremely experienced 11+ tutor and enjoys a very high level of success with her students, almost 100% to date. She is warm, friendly and builds great relationships with the children in her care. Daniella says: ‘tailoring an individual learning programme that best meets a child’s needs and helps to build their self-esteem and their love of learning’ is what she loves about tuition. She has supported a large number of our students and the feedback we receive from parents is always excellent. Daniella is DBS checked.

Other course leaders

What we will cover

Comprehension: Fiction and non-fiction


Familiarity with spellings listed in National Curriculum Appendix 1 for Yr5 and Yr6. 


Relative clauses, indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs, using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence, using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause, using expanded noun phrases.  


Commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing

Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity 

Using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Using semicolons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses

Using a colon to introduce a list

Punctuating bullet points consistently

*Through teacher-led teaching, activities, games, practice questions and timed practice.

Mental Maths Strategies practice
Understanding word problems
*Through teacher-led teaching, activities, games, practice questions and timed practice.

Number knowledge: Place value; rounding; multiply and divide by 10, 100 & 1000; negative numbers; squared and cubed numbers; factors, multiples and primes.

Calculations: Written and mental calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Working with numbers: Fractions; Algebra; Number Sequences; Fractions, decimals and percentages

Shape, space and measure: 2D & 3D shapes; Symmetry; Angles; Area, volume, perimeter; Co-ordinates & Transformations; Units of measure and Time

Data handling: Graphs; Pie charts; Ratio and proportion

*Through teacher-led teaching, activities, games, practice questions and timed practice.

Supporting students for entry to these Schools