Intensive Revision - Online Exam Booster courses in October, November and December 2020

GCSE/IGCSE & A Levels Intensive revision courses to BOOST your Child's exam GRADES

Intensive revision courses online via Zoom

Intensive Course - main benefits of the online course:

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“In the run-up to my exams I was given probably the best revision help I have ever received, and so was able to get through my exams with the minimal amount of stress. When I heard that I had achieved my A-grade in English A-level I felt that the congratulations should really
go to Excel in Key Subjects for their ongoing support and excellent teaching.” M F (Student who studied A2 English Literature)


GCSE programme – this is a Three-Day programme.

Two days of online teaching and one day of question practice by the student.

GCSE Day 1

Teaching of key topics, with detailed explanations of concepts and question practice. Examples and practice questions are done as part of the teaching. Work is set for the students to complete the following day. They do this at home and write by hand and must scan/take pictures of what they have done and send it in by e-mail. All teaching is done by a live video via Zoom or Skype. Six hours of teaching with one long break of 45 minutes and about three short breaks of about 10 to 15 minutes each.

GCSE Day 2

Working individually at home by answering the questions that are set. Students are expected to spend about four hours working at home and do the work in handwriting (this reflects what is required in a real exam). When the student finishes, he or she must scan/take pictures of the work they have completed and send it in by e-mail or download it onto our portal.

GCSE Day 3

A recap of work covered on Day 1 and also feedback on the questions the students have done at home on Day 2. After that, the same format as in Day 1 – teaching of key topics, with detailed explanation of concepts and question practice. Like Day 1, examples and practice questions are done as part of the teaching. All teaching is done by a live video via Zoom or Skype. Six hours of teaching with one long break of 45 minutes and about three short breaks of about 10 to 15 minutes each.
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A-level programme – This is a four-day programme.

Three days of online teaching and one day of question practice by the student.

A-level Day 1

Teaching of key topics, with detailed explanations of concepts and question practice. Examples and practice questions are done as part of the teaching. Seven hours of teaching with one long break of 45 minutes and about three short breaks of about 10 to 15 minutes each. All teaching is done by a live video via Zoom or Skype.

A-level Day 2

The day starts with a quick recap of work covered on Day 1. After that, the same format is followed as in Day 1 – teaching of key topics, with detailed explanation of concepts and question practice, putting emphasis on exam technique.

Seven hours of teaching with one long break of 45 minutes and about three short breaks of about 10 to 15 minutes each. All teaching is done by a live video via Zoom or Skype.

A-level Day 3

Working individually at home by answering the questions that are set. Students are expected to spend four to six hours working at home and to do the work in handwriting (this reflects what is required in a real exam). When the student finishes, he or she must scan/take pictures of the work they have completed and send it in by e-mail or download it onto our portal.


A-level Day 4

A recap of work covered on Days 1 and 2, and also feedback on the questions the students have done at home on Day 3. After that, it follows the same format as in the previous days – teaching of key topics, with detailed explanation of concepts and question practice.
All teaching is done by a live video via Zoom or Skype. Seven hours of teaching with one long break of 45 minutes and about three short breaks of about 10 to 15 minutes each.

Additional Information

A little more detail of the teaching the student gets each day for GCSE

A three-day course – two days of teaching and one day of question practice

(9.30 to 4pm for GCSE students – ONLINE)

Day 1

Format of the Revision Course – this is a live video teaching session that takes place via Zoom. The teacher delivers a presentation using PowerPoint and also writing and interacting with students. The teacher is on camera and students are expected to be too, as the body language matters to see if the student is paying attention. There will be about four or five students in the group – a maximum of eight at GCSE or six at A-level.

First session of the day – mainly teaching the key concepts in the student’s specification. Examples and practice questions and exam technique are done as part of the teaching.

(2 hours of teaching, with a short break in the middle)

Second session of the day – For most lessons, exam question practice and exam technique, which are an essential part of the revision course, are reinforced, as the teacher checks progress and provides feedback on the student’s work.

Students are set work, usually questions to answer, based on what has been taught. They do the work individually, but can ask questions during a one-to-one video call during this period.

The teacher will have a one-to-one session with each student, and this will last for about 15 minutes. The purpose is to address individual problems and to check the work the student has been doing.

For this session, there is a degree of flexibility; this session may be a little shorter or longer,
depending on what is agreed between the teacher and the students at the start. Whatever the case, a minimum of a 15-minute one-to-one video session is guaranteed for each student.

The session lasts about 1.5 hours. Lunch break 45 minutes

Third session of the day – This is after lunch and is very similar to the first session. Usually, the teacher starts by quickly summarising what has been learnt so far and quickly going through any questions that need to be addressed.

Other topics are then introduced and, depending on time availability, the last half an hour may be spent doing questions and getting one-to-one help.

(2 hours of teaching, with a short break in the middle)

Day 2 – question practice session at home by the student.

Day 3

Third and final day of the course – second day of teaching.

The structure is similar to the first day, except, for the fact that two key elements are added: a recap of what was learnt on the first day and feedback on the assignment provided and a short test/question-answering session of about 15 to 20 minutes

More supporting information
Access to video of the lesson for one year after the course. The one-to-one videos will be the only one with student's photo being shown.

Where there is only one student, if we decide to offer the course, the student will receive 50% of the allocated time for one-to-one teaching. The fees are the same as the one-to-one session.
Preparation required: The teacher must be able to see the student during the lesson. A camera or visualiser for showing the work the student is doing is helpful, if the student has one. If not, the teacher will occasionally ask the student to show the work on the screen.
All lessons are recorded and are available for the students to access, in a secure place online for one year after the course. The video showing the student’s face will only be available for the one-to-one session for individual students to have access to and not made available to others.

For each long teaching session, there is a short 15-minute break in the middle.

GCSE content to be covered: The course will cover pre-selected topics, which are specified before the course starts. The range and volume of the content will depend on which time in the academic year the particular intensive revision course is held. The students in the group will be invited to submit a list of topics so there will be clarity on content to be covered.

Printed question booklets are sent to the student in the post well in advance of the course starting. Writing on paper is absolutely vital, as this reflects the way the real exam will be done, at least for now!

A-level

A little more detail of the teaching the student gets each day on the A-level course

A four-day course – three days of teaching and one day of question practice at home by the student.

(9.30 to 5pm for GCSE student – ONLINE)

Day 1

Format of the Revision Course – this is a live video teaching session that takes place via Zoom. The teacher delivers a presentation using PowerPoint and also writing and interacting with students. The teacher is on camera and students are expected to be too, as the body language matters to see if the student is paying attention. There will be about three or four students in the group – a maximum of six at A-level.

First session of the day – Mainly teaching the key concepts in the student’s specification. Examples and practice questions and exam technique are done as part of the teaching.

(2 to 2.5 hours of teaching, with a short break in the middle)

Second session of the day – For most lessons, exam question practice and exam technique, which are an essential part of the revision course, are reinforced, as the teacher checks progress and provides feedback on the student’s work.

Students are set work, usually questions to answer, based on what has been taught. They do the work individually, but can ask questions during a one-to-one video call during this period.

The teacher will have a one-to-one session with each student, and this will last for about 15 minutes. The purpose is to address individual problems and to check the work the student has been doing.

For this session, there is a degree of flexibility; this session may be a little shorter or longer,
depending on what is agreed between the teacher and the students at the start. Whatever the case, a minimum of a 15-minute one-to-one video session is guaranteed for each student.
The session lasts about 2 hours with a 45 minute lunch break.

Third session of the day – This is after lunch and is very similar to the first session. Usually the teacher starts by quickly summarising what has been learnt so far and quickly going through any questions that need to be addressed.

Other topics are then introduced and, depending on time availability, the last half hour may be spent doing questions and getting one-to-one help.

(2 to 3 hours of teaching, with one or two short breaks in the middle)

Day 2 – very similar to Day 1, except for an assignment being set for the students to complete at home. Students are expected to spend four to six hours on the question practice assignment at home and submit the work they have done.


Day 3

Question practice session at home by the student.
Third and final day of the course – second day of teaching.

Day 4

The structure is similar to the first and second days, except for the fact that two key elements are added: a recap of what was learnt on the first day and, second, a feedback on the assignment provided and a short test/question-answering session of about 20 to 30 minutes

More supporting information

Access to video of the lesson for one year after the course. The one-to-one videos will be the only one with student's photo being shown.

Where there is only one student, if we decide to offer the course, the student will receive 50% of the allocated time for one–to-one teaching. The fees are the same as the one-to-one session.

Preparation required: The teacher must be able to see the student during the lesson. A camera or visualiser for showing the work the student is doing is helpful, if the student has one. If not, the teacher will occasionally ask the student to show the work on the screen.

All lessons are recorded and are available for the students to access, in a secure place online, for one year after the course. The video showing the student’s face will only be available for the one-to-one session for individual students to have access to and not made available to others.

For each long teaching session, there is a short 15-minute break in the middle.

A-level content to be covered: The course will cover pre-selected topics, which are specified before the course starts. The range and volume of the content will depend on which time in the academic year the particular intensive revision course is held. The students in the group will be invited to submit a list of topics so there will be clarity on content to be covered.

Printed question booklets are sent to the student in the post well in advance of the course starting. Writing on paper is absolutely vital, as this reflects the way the real exam will be done, at least for now!

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