Join Bright to Brilliant: The 11 Plus Creative Writing Programme

Updated:February 3, 2024
Author:Creative Hare

Go from Bright to Brilliant with Clare, Your Online Creative Writing Coach

Drawing from more than ten years of teaching expertise, I’ve consolidated my most valuable lessons and insights to create an exceptional 12 week creative writing course. I’m thrilled to introduce you to something truly special – my brand new 11 Plus Creative Writing programme, aptly named Bright to Brilliant. 

Long-Term Benefits: The course is also suitable for ambitious young writers looking to go beyond their school level English writing. The skills acquired through a Creative Writing program extend beyond exam preparation and can be valuable in other subjects. 

Now, I know what you might be thinking – another writing course? But hold onto your pens and notebooks, because Bright to Brilliant is not your run-of-the-mill course. As your 11 Plus Creative Writing Tutor, we’ll embark on an exhilarating journey, from the bright ideas in your child’s mind to the brilliant stories on paper, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.


What Makes Bright to Brilliant Stand Out?

First things first, flexibility is the name of the game here. Whether your child is a social butterfly who thrives in small-group settings, a self-led learner who prefers the self-paced path, or someone who loves one-on-one attention – I’ve got it covered.

Option 1: Coached in a Small-Group

Picture this – a cosy virtual room filled with like-minded individuals, each on their unique writing quest. Our small-group sessions foster a sense of camaraderie, providing not just inspiration but also a supportive community. It’s like having a writing buddy for every step of your journey!

Motivation and Accountability

Working in a small group can create a sense of accountability. Children may feel motivated to contribute to the group’s success and may be more willing to complete writing assignments with the support of their peers.

Peer Interaction

Writing in a small group allows children to interact with their peers, share ideas, and learn from each other. Peer collaboration can enhance creativity, problem-solving skills, and provide additional perspectives on writing tasks.

Cultivating a Sense of Community 

Small writing groups can foster a sense of community and belonging. Children may form stronger connections with their peers and develop a supportive writing community, making the learning experience more enjoyable and meaningful.

Before joining their first class, I offer a free 20 minute Zoom chat – a chance for your child to get to know me and ask me questions. 

Option 2: Self-Led Adventure

If you’re the independent explorer type, my self-led option lets you set the pace. School life gets busy, and I get that. With Bright to Brilliant, you can dive into the lessons at your own convenience, letting your creativity flow whenever the muse strikes.

The programme allows children to progress at their own speed, addressing their individual strengths and weaknesses. I believe this personalised approach can be more effective than a one-size-fits-all classroom setting.

Remember, while these benefits can be valuable, it’s essential to complement video resources with interactive and real-world writing exercises. Providing a balance of guided learning and independent practice will contribute to a well-rounded approach to developing creative writing skills for the 11 Plus exam.


Anytime, Anywhere Learning: 

The course materials are there for you 24/7 – because who knows when that stroke of genius will hit? The video walkthroughs can be accessed at any time, allowing children to learn and practise their creative writing skills at their convenience.

Option 3: One-to-One Magic

For those who crave personalised attention and guidance, my one-to-one coaching is a game-changer. This option is perfect for those who are serious about their writing goal and want an intensive, tailored experience. 

Your child will receive undivided attention from me, your  personal Creative Writing coach. This allows for enhanced personalised feedback tailored to the child’s specific strengths and areas for improvement. This option also means we can delve deeper into your child’s thought processes, unravel those barriers to success, helping them to unlock their creative success. 

What’s Inside the Bright to Brilliant Treasure Chest?

Now, let’s talk about the juicy details of what you’ll find in this creative writing wonderland:

creative hare on a computer

Step-by-step, bitesize video tutorials 

From sparking initial ideas to crafting compelling characters and nail-biting plots, each module is designed to take you closer to brilliance.

No more staring at a blank page wondering where to begin – we’ve got the roadmap ready for your child!

writing template with Creative Hare logo
 Planning templates with video walk-throughs

  • Visual Guidance: Video walkthroughs provide a visual guide for children, making it easier for them to understand the structure and components of a well-written creative piece.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Templates with video walkthroughs break down the creative writing process into manageable steps, helping children understand each phase of planning and writing.
  • A consistent structure: ensuring that children have a trusty framework to express their individual writer’s voice. This can help build a solid foundation for their creative confidence.
  • Efficient Planning: Templates guide children through the planning process, promoting efficient time management. Having a structured outline can prevent them from getting stuck and help them focus on generating creative ideas. 

Success Checklists:

Provide structure and guidance to reduce your child’s anxiety, fostering continuous reflection and steps for progress.

  • Examiner Expectations: Each success checklist has been designed to align with the specific criteria and expectations of the 11 Plus examiners. This helps children tailor their writing to meet the assessment criteria, increasing the likelihood of achieving higher scores.
  • Confidence Building: Successfully using a checklist and consistently reflecting on their creative writing pieces can boost a young writer’s confidence. This positive reinforcement can have a cascading effect on their overall approach to exams. 
  • Revision Aid: Success checklists can also serve as effective revision tools. By regularly reviewing and practising with the checklist, children reinforce the key elements they need to include in their writing. This can contribute to improved performance over time.

Thoughtful Feedback (for coached packages only)

Your child’s writing is precious, and I treat it as such. Receiving constructive feedback will help your child to fine-tune their work and build the confidence they need to believe they can succeed. 

Creative Challenges

What’s an adventure without challenges? Throughout the course, your child will be faced with exciting prompts and exercises that will push their creative boundaries and make writing not just a habit, but a thrilling experience. 

"Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought."

Albert Einstein

Why Bright to Brilliant? A Unique 11 Plus Creative Writing Course 

Because your child’s voice deserves to be heard. 

Whether they’re a passionate writer looking for a fresh perspective or on their 11 Plus journey, eager to dip their toes into the ocean of creativity, Bright to Brilliant is the key to unlocking their storytelling potential.

So, are you ready to embark on this 12-week journey from bright ideas to brilliant stories? 

The adventure awaits, and I can’t wait to see the incredible writing your child will weave. Join Bright to Brilliant today and let’s make their creative writing dreams a reality!


My Promise…

I know your child will love the programme and become a more confident writer as a result. In fact, if you’re not completely satisfied by the end of the course just let me know within 30 days of starting the course and I’ll issue you a full refund – providing your child completes all the lessons within that time and participates fully. 

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Book a Zoom Call with Clare

Hi, I’m Clare, a Creative Writing Coach and former primary school teacher. I coach children to become more confident writers so they are equipped for success – in exams and life beyond.

Don’t know me yet? Get in touch to book a  20 minute Zoom chat and find out if Bright to Brilliant is the right fit for your child.