From 16 to 18 most students in the British independent school sector will take either A level exams or the IB diploma. Some schools are now introducing the Pre-U as an alternative to A levels. Whilst it is exciting to choose a handful of subjects to specialise in, study at this level is a lot more demanding and students need to be able to manage their time effectively.

    A-Levels are set by the AQA, EDEXCEL and OCR exam boards, and these qualifications demand much more independence and self-motivation.

    Whether a student is struggling to grasp complex scientific theories, maths equations or history essay structure, we are proud to work with fantastic tutors who succeed in both demystifying material and sparking a real joy in a subject. We are well prepared to help you on your journey through the final years of school, providing academic guidance, study skills and mentoring.

    “We are proud to work with fantastic tutors who succeed in both demystifying material and sparking a real joy in a subject.”


    Some students take this opportunity to transition to a new school, often moving closer to home or to a more academically demanding environment. Entrance for the most competitive schools will be by formal 16+ assessment in Year 11, usually in the subjects which the candidate has opted to take for A level or IB.

    In order to prepare for the 16+ we recommend tutors with an understanding of what the school’s admissions teams are looking for and can provide mock interviews to give students the experience of talking about their subjects in an unfamiliar environment.

    As with all entrance exam preparation, it is often useful to start the process with a full academic assessment; by establishing the level that the student is currently working at we can plan appropriate and effective support.

    Please get in touch with our Tuition Consultants on +44 (0) 20 7034 0800 to discuss how we can help with one to one tutoring and exam preparation.



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