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A few weeks of Game Changer for your teenager

Higher Exam Grades at GCSE and
A-level in subjects that matter

Special revision courses – March to May 2020

Excel in Key Subjects in its 16th year of successfully helping teenagers to improve their GCSE and A-level exam grades in the subjects that matter most.

Since 2004, we have helped several thousands of teenagers to boost their exam performance. At the bottom of this page you can find testimonials from students and parents whom we have helped over the last one and a half decades.

From February to May, we have three main types of programmes that can help make a significant difference to your child’s exam grades. I will explain everything you need to know about these courses and provide you information to assist you in making a judgement to assess whether any of them are suitable for your child.

Before I do that, I’d like to tell you the benefits:

BENEFITS OF THE COURSES

Effective small-group tuition – led by a competent teacher – some of the very best teachers of A-level and GCSE

Courses led by Expert Teachers who help identify and improve students’ areas of weakness

Salient topics are taught and questions attempted on those topics

Reinforcement of key aspects of the specification – teaching to gain a better understanding of the concepts

Your child ends up with a much-improved subject knowledge and mastery of exam technique

 A boost in confidence in problematic areas of the specification

Drastically reduced stress and anxiety in the weeks and days leading to the summer exams

A realistic chance of improving by one or perhaps two grade boundaries. Yes, even at this stage of the exam  preparation

A focus on mastery of exam technique, so your child is able to apply their knowledge more effectively    

Mr. McManus BEd (Hons) MA(Ed) NPQH)

Our Senior Physics Teacher and Head of Science speaks about the impact of the Saturday Classes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. He talks about the benefits the revision classes bring in maximising students’ potential and enhancing their understanding of the topics – allowing them to obtain top exam grades in Triple Science and Combined (double) Science.

Mr. J Smith MA Oxon – Mathematics

In this short video, Mr. J Smith compares the differences between the two-day or three-day intensive revision courses and the regular, weekly Saturday Classes for GCSE and A-level students. In his explanation, you can see the benefits for each of the two courses, and how they can help in making a difference to students’ understanding and examination performance.

FEATURES OF THE COURSES

Small class sizes mean that your child can get the individual attention they need 

Studying with other motivated young people from families where education is valued highly

Centres in Holland Park or Croydon

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Your questions answered!

Now that I’ve provided you details of the benefits your child will derive from the course and its features, I’d like to answer some of the burning questions you may have in mind.

Who is this programme suitable for?

Young people who are studying for GCSE (including IGCSE), A-level and KS3 and who are of at least average ability. Our programmes are not suitable for young people who are academically weak and who may, perhaps, not be capable of achieving Grade 5 at GCSE or Grade C at A-level.

No, it does not necessarily mean that they are currently working at that grade before they join us.

Most of our students are aiming for grades between B and A*, but many are not at that level before they join us.

Some of them, perhaps, have unfulfilled potential and the value we add is to help notch up their grade.

The programmes we run between February and May may not be suitable for teenagers who are very weak academically.

Which programmes do you have and for which age group?

A-level (A2 – final year of A-level) Special Saturday Classes – March to May, One-day Intensive on Sundays or Intensive  Revision during the Easter break. See the bottom of this page for fees.

Please note that there is limited availability for the half term courses

 

AS level (first year of A-level)

Special Saturday Classes – March to May, One-day Intensive on Sundays or Intensive  Revision during the Easter break. See the bottom of this page for fees.

 

GCSE (Y11 – final year of GCSE – also suitable for IGCSE)

1Special Saturday Classes – March to May, One-day Intensive on Sundays or Intensive  Revision during the Easter break. See the bottom of this page for fees. Please note that there is limited availability for the half term courses

 

GCSE (Y10 – first year of GCSE – also suitable for IGCSE)

Special Saturday Classes – March to May,

KS3 (Y9 and Y8 – also suitable for some strong Y7 students)

Special Saturday Classes – March to May,

See the bottom of this page for dates and fees.

 

Fees Page

For our Saturday Classes and Intensive Revision

Please note:

a.     in some cases, a student may be able to start in the middle of the courses – subject to availability

b.     there is limited availability for the half term courses.

A2 students GCSE - final year of A-level

Detailed explanations of programmes

February Half Term Intensive Revision for A-level

A three-day intensive revision course per subject during February half term. A student can do a maximum of two subjects – three days per subject – a total of six days for two subjects. For more information, see the webpage. Available for Chemistry and Maths.

 

12 Special Saturday classes – February to May for A-level

The student starts with a diagnostic test in each of the subjects they are taking in Week 1 – followed by an interview and lessons in Week 2 and, then, just lessons for the remaining 10 weeks. For dates, fees and other details, please see information on the page.
Two hours of teaching per subject for 11 Saturdays. A student can enrol to study up to three subjects each Saturday.

 

Easter Intensive Revision for A-level – a very popular course for Y13 – final year of A-level

A three-day intensive revision course per subject during the Easter holiday. A student can do a maximum of three subjects – three days per subject – a total of six days for two subjects and nine days for three subjects. These should not necessarily be nine consecutive days as there is usually a break in the middle! For timetable, fees and more information, see the webpage… Available for Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology and English.
Timetables for Economics and Psychology are to come, but please register your interest.

 

May Half Term Intensive Revision for A-level – only suitable for Y13 and some Y11 subjects

A three-day intensive revision course per subject during May half term. A student can do a maximum of two subjects – three days per subject – a total of six days for two subjects. For more information see the webpage… Available for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and English.

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Grade-Boosting Courses
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Higher Exam Grades at A-level in subjects that matter most

A Twelve-week Game Changer for your teenager

 

First year of A-Level

 

Any of the two programmes – Saturday classes or Easter Intensive Revision – will reinforce your child’s subject knowledge of the first year of A-level and also equip them with exam technique.

A good performance at the end of the first year is required for students to be allowed to progress into the final year of A-level. Most students are not taking any major exams at the end of the first year, but they will be taking internal exams.

The result of those internal exams will determine if they are allowed to proceed to the final year of A-level in that subject. It will help those who may be taking the AS exam this summer to prepare. Yes, the AS exam still exists and a minority of students still take this.

 

Programmes for AS students – Spring and Summer 2020

·         12 Special Saturday Classes – February to April

·         Easter Intensive Revision

 

Detailed explanation for AS student programme

12 Special Saturday classes for AS-level – February to May

For AS students who are in the first year of their A-level study, the student starts with a diagnostic test in each of the subjects they are taking in Week 1 – followed by an interview and lessons in Week 2 and, then, just lessons for the remaining 11 weeks.

For dates, fees and other details, please see information on the page. A student can enrol to study up to three subjects each Saturday.

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GCSE Year 11

Higher Exam Grades at GCSE in subjects that matter most

Effective, exam performance-boosting GCSE courses between February and May

English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (includes Combined Science and Triple Science)

 

Any of these programmes will help to boost your child’s GCSE exam grades in the summer examinations. No, it’s not too late; however, hurry to enrol your child for at least one, or possibly two, of these programmes

 

Programmes for GCSE (Y11) students – Spring and Summer 2020

February Half Term Intensive Revision for Y11 students

A two-day intensive revision course per subject during February half term.  A student can do a maximum of three subjects – two days per subject – a total of six days for three subjects.

 

For more information, see the webpage. Available for Maths, English, Chemistry and Physics.

 

12 Special Saturday classes – February to May

Y11

For Y11 students who are in the final year of their GCSEs, …… the student starts with a diagnostic test in each of the subjects they are taking in Week 1 – followed by an interview and lessons in Week 2 and, then, just lessons for the remaining 10 weeks.

For dates, fees and other details, please see more information on the tables on this page. One hour and fifteen minutes of teaching per subject each week.

A student can enrol to study up to five subjects each Saturday, but most students enrol for four subjects and spend just over five hours with us each Saturday.

For Triple Science students, they spend one hour and fifteen minutes of teaching on each of the three science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology – each week. Most do all the three sciences, but some choose just one or two.

For students who are taking Combined Science, they spend two and a half hours on just two sciences every week, but all the three science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology – are covered, as we rotate them.

For example, they may start with Physics and Chemistry for four weeks and then rotate onto Physics and Biology and then Chemistry and Biology.

Easter Intensive Revision

A two-day intensive revision course per subject during the Easter holiday. A student can do a maximum of five subjects – a total of ten days. It is often not for ten consecutive days, as there is usually a break for one or two days!
For timetable, fees and more information, see the webpage. Available for Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

May Half Term Intensive Revision

A two-day intensive revision course per subject during May half term. A student can do a maximum of three subjects – two days per subject – a total of six days for three subjects. For more information, see the webpage. Available for Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Please note there is limited availability for this, and the May half term only focuses on the exam papers they are yet to do. Yes, there are some of the exams before May half term, but most papers for the core subjects are after the half term.

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GCSE Year 10

Higher Exam Grades at GCSE in subjects that matter most

English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (includes Combined Science and Triple Science)

Effective, performance-boosting courses

I’m sure you know that at least 60% of the GCSE is covered in Y10. This programme will ensure that your child ends the first year of GCSE on a strong academic footing – well-prepared for the final year

Programme for Y10 students – September to May

GCSE Y10 – first year of GCSE (about 60% of the GCSE content is covered in Y10. This is also suitable for IGCSE students)

 Saturday classes – September to May

For Y10 students who are in the first year of their GCSEs, the student starts with a diagnostic test in each of the subjects they are taking in Week 1 – followed by an interview in Week 2 and, then, just lessons for the remaining 24 weeks.

For dates, fees and other details, please see more information on the tables on this page.

For Y10 students, there are 75 minutes of teaching per subject for every Saturday. Most students enrol to do four subjects each Saturday - Maths, English and two Science Subjects; however, some enrol to do five subjects - Maths, English and all the three Science but we do not recommend this as the day will be too long!

The Y10 programme is aimed at providing the 14 and 15-year olds – who are in Y10, the boost they required in order to end Y10 with an improved performance. This is important, as over 60% of the GCSE material is covered in Y10.

This course will help students who may be borderline between the Foundation and the Higher Tier GCSE to ensure they boost their performance and do well in the end-of-year tests. This will help them to, perhaps, move up a set in school and to ensure they actually do the Higher Tier if they are capable of it.

Some Y10 students do the Intensive Revision courses as opposed to the Saturday classes, but the intensive courses are mainly designed for Y11 students.

 

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KS3 - Y9 & Y8

(suitable for some strong Y7 students)

Improved Performance and consequently, Higher Exam Grades at GCSE in subjects that matter most

English, Maths and Science (including Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

Effective, performance-boosting courses

Programme for KS3 students – Saturday classes in Autumn, Spring and Summer Term

For KS3 students, the student starts with a diagnostic test in each of the subjects they are taking in Week 1 – followed by an interview in Week 2 and, then, just lessons for the remaining 24 weeks. For dates, fees and other details, please see information on the tables on this page

seventy five minutes of teaching per subject every Saturday. A student can enrol to study up to four subjects each Saturday. We put some students who are in Y9 in school in our GCSE Y10 groups. This is because some are very strong and are actually studying GCSE in school already.

The KS3 programme is aimed at Y9 and Y8 – providing the 12 to 14-year olds – who are in Y9 and Y8, the boost they require in order to end KS3 with an improved performance. This is important, as students are put in GCSE sets based on their performance at KS3.

The set GCSE students are put in will determine the tier of entry they do at GCSE. This course will help students who may be borderline between the Foundation and the Higher Tier GCSE to ensure we help improve their performance in school and for them to do well in the end-of-KS3 tests.

This will help them to, perhaps, move up to a higher set in school and ensure they end up in a GCSE set where they do the Higher Tier if they are capable of it.

A very tiny number of KS3 students do the Intensive Revision courses as opposed to the Saturday classes, but the intensive courses are mainly designed for Y11 students.

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Fees - Saturday classes and Intensive Revision

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Your child’s grade(s) will markedly improve with Excel in Key Subjects, or we will give you a full refund of your tuition fees.

That’s how confident we are of our proven system.

Saturday School Locations

University of Greenwich*
Old Royal Naval College,
30 Park Row,
London
SE10 9LS

University College London*
Foster Court, Malet Place,
Bloomsbury,
London
WC1E 7JG

Trinity School*
Shirley Park,
Croydon,
London
CR9 7AT

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