Generally speaking, A level students at this stage need support with higher tier grammar and verbs to expand sentences, practise their speaking and listening skills (especially the IRP), developing their ideas and practising their film and literature texts.
We follow the appropriate syllabus of the exam board using A level textbooks, our in-house topical booklets, past exam papers and audio-visual materials and media resources for article. Students will study all core modules of reading, writing, speaking and listening with special emphasis placed on grammar, verb tenses and vocabulary.
Our A level exam tuition classes focus on the syllabus and requirements of that particular exam board. Our tutors have a sound knowledge of the requirements of the syllabus, module guidelines and grade boundaries. French, Spanish and English Examinations and assessments are susceptible to changing frameworks and so parents and pupils will have peace of mind that we are up to date with these changes. We have an extensive library of past examination papers, mark schemes, transcripts, listening exams and assessment resources for students, which can be used well before the run-up to exams to maximise students’ performance.
We place special emphasis on revising exam techniques so students are familiar with the question format for each paper and what is expected from them by the examiners. Our lessons are designed to help students fill in any knowledge gaps, revise and apply proven exam techniques and improve their overall confidence to be exam ready.
Most lessons will follow the following format:
1. Lesson recap – from last week’s class in case there are any follow-up questions
2. Syllabus topic work – we’ll study a topic on the syllabus covering key vocabulary, useful verbs, model Q&A’s and how best to revise these.
3. Grammar and verbs – we’ll always study these components during every lesson
4. Past exam paper practice – we’ll study past papers and exam techniques to consolidate revision strategies and maximise grades
5. Film and literature studies - revising character analysis, themes and critical thinking for essay writing practice
6. Homework – there will be homework most weeks and students will be given access to the lesson resources, handouts and message board corrections made in class.
Answering A level questions in context and approaching different styles of questions, e.g. gap fill, translation, matching up and comprehensions.
Improving skills with essay planning techniques and using higher tier sentence starters, opinions, connecting words and a variety of tenses.
Fill in any knowledge gaps by revising and applying relevant topical terminology and synonyms to improve fluency.
Revising fundamental grammatical constructions and the appropriate use of verbs and tenses.
Practise ideas on (dis)advantages, causes, consequences and solutions for all syllabus topics.
Sharpen A level audio skills by practising past papers and understanding how to extract what’s relevant.
Access to downloadable templates, handouts, study guides, winning formulas and acronyms.
Practising past A level papers for reading, writing, speaking and listening appropriate to the exam board.
Revising character analysis, themes and critical thinking for essay writing practice.
Speaking and writing techniques to expand sentences, justify points of view and defend opinions.
Improve oral skills for effective planning and delivery with less nerves and more confidence.
Understanding what examiners are looking for by adhering to mark scheme guidelines in order to achieve higher tier marks.
I would 100% recommend to anyone, I took the whole A Level Spanish course in one year with the help of Drew and Natalia who were amazing and helped me achieve an A* overall and I’m off to University. I was taking classes via Skype which for some can seem a little challenging but I can ensure that the standard of the lessons is very high plus they provide a wide range of resources to help you succeed in your exams. Once again, thank you Drew and Natalia I wouldn’t have done it without you!
Excellent system of support for any keen student. I received lessons to aid my A-level studies and found the tutoring of a great quality with plenty of resources and expertise available through the lessons - thank you!
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