"We started working quite late and really didn't get down to things until May. We knew we needed to work on vocabulary but had tried a few books but they just seemed to have tests in them. This course helped us because it suited the time we had available and had a lot packed into it. Our son made really good progress and we particularly liked the fact that there was a good mix of easier words and more difficult words. In the time we had available we couldn't have chosen a better way of helping our son improve their vocabulary."
"My son knew lots of words, his vocabulary was actually pretty good but the problem was the words he knew or thought he had seen before were not sufficiently forward in his mind to be useful. He was getting frustrated. This course helped all his vocabulary come further forward so he could use more of it in tests. I think it was the mix of work that helped so much."
This is our mid-length vocabulary course. It is intensive and we have tried to pack as much into it as we can so it represents excellent value. See the preview for a good idea of what’s included.
What does it include?
- This course is fully planned with revision built in to ensure children see words with the frequency that allows learning to happen. Children who follow the course and do the tasks as set will show a very considerable improvement in their vocabulary.
- It is a 20 part course with each part having 11-14 tasks within it.
- The work covers the following… words from past papers, synonyms, opposites (antonyms), homographs, homophones, commonly misspelt words, very difficult opposites, revision – you can see more detail in the preview.
When should pupils use this course?
- It has been designed to help children get into very competitive selective Grammar Schools or Independent Schools.
- It can also be helpful for advanced students wanting to enhance their vocabulary in preparation for SATs exams.
- It is most commonly used by families who have left preparation until they have between three to six months to go until an exam or test and need something that is fully structured and properly planned so that no time is wasted.
- If the work is to be done over a shorter period than 20 weeks, work will need to be more intense. If a longer time is available then work can be spread out and done more thoroughly.
How will it be delivered?
- Once purchased you will be able to download and print the first part of the course directly from the site.
- The next part of the course will be available to download the following day so you can progress at a pace that suits you.
- We recommend doing one part a week, however if you have more time available, for example if your child is not at school or during the holidays, you can start the next part whenever you are ready.
- 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.