The start of senior school is an important moment for young adults, marking the culmination of many years of hard work. Of course, it may also be quite intimidating and will certainly be exhausting; expectations when it comes to their organisation, self-reliance and academic independence will come as a shock to those who have left behind small and familiar prep environments. Some will be boarding for the first time and many will be making new friends.
With the GCSE course starting in Year 10, there is usually only one year for students to settle in before they are starting the syllabus for very important exams. As education becomes more international, children sit GCSEs or IGCSEs at the end of Year 11, or will be following the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme or American High School Diploma. As they enter Year 12 they are likely to begin A level courses, Pre U courses or the IB Diploma, though a handful of international schools offer the American system all the way through.
As students get older, therefore, the type of help that they need will vary more and more; our core values of treating every student as an individual and working with them to achieve their personal academic goals becomes especially relevant.
The results a student achieves at GCSE and A level or the IB and US SATs opens doors for higher education. It can be an overwhelming time, with a large workload across a range of subjects and regular assessments. Being paired with tutors who are passionate about their subjects, often with rich and varied academic and professional backgrounds, can work wonders for a student’s understanding and enjoyment of their subjects. We help pupils surpass expectations in exams and develop passions for subjects that surprise even the students themselves.
To provide comprehensive support at this age, we offer the following:
Our Tuition Consultants will help determine how to get the best results, please call the office on +44 (0) 20 7034 0800 to discuss the best way forward.