yes true it is very very extensive and lot of home work, to be honest it is suitable for very hard working children and not for every child. child should be very patient to be in there. but i am suprised whoever going there , they are continuing somehow without dropping in the middle except my son
yes my ds (when he was in y5) tried it and he did not like it and we stopped him sending last year
but now my dd (y4) is going there and she liked it and she is continuing, ofcourse y4 work is less than y5 but she is ready to go in y5 as well.
but the kind of class work/home work that is covered is very good, once the child is in there then it is like one stop shop for bucks/berks exams. for other exams (independent/QEboys/Reading boys) they have normal course plus additional course where they cover creative writing/comprehension etc
they are covering IPS,WALSH,bond,AE books and some other good books. the overall contents are very good
but if child is not hard working or if child does not like it then u dont need to force them to go there, especially if child is targetting only berks/bucks then you may get another tution centre which are less intensive/cheap but good ones.
pm me if you need other slough tution centre details