We adopt an innovative, creative approach when constructing the workbooks that we teach and your children learn from. Our principal goal is to ensure that your children are receiving sessions that specifically target their needs and to focus on improving their skills and boosting their confidence.

The structure of our workbooks ensures that our pupils have a clear understanding of what they will be tackling and eliminates any confusion or uncertainty. This allow us to clearly outline our goals aspirations for our pupils and prevent them from feeling overwhelmed with the mass amounts of content required to learn as they embark on sitting their exams.

Our team use the phase structure to map out the educational pathway for each individual student of ours. Our sessions are full of broad, balanced and knowledge-rich content, and essentially ensure that every tutor is proud of what they teach our students.

We adopt the phases approach throughout all our workbooks, which employ key psychological principals in recall, knowledge, application, and testing phases. The structured workbook clearly identifies the knowledge that students are required to understand when answering exam questions. Our booklets provide our students with exam-style questions in which they apply the knowledge and finally uses real exam questions from previous years to test their knowledge. This approach eliminates low-level revision methods by encouraging active engagement with the exam content and key retainment of knowledge- resulting in a much more efficient method to tackling exams.

Here are the key stages explained;

1. Knowledge phase-

This phase involves our pupils reading, absorbing and discussing new knowledge. This knowledge will be further developed through teacher modelling, images and/or appropriate video clips. Our tutors will further explain concepts and question them.

2. Application phase-

This phase includes anything that helps students to ‘master’ the testing phase. This will most likely involve phase question/s, a planning table, an essay plan or mind-map, sentence before they attempt exam-style questions.

3. Testing phase-

This phase involves students attempting a challenging exam style question/s to test students’ learning of knowledge/skills during the lesson. With our tutors there to guide and support them as they try this phase, this is useful to help identify their strengths and weaknesses.

We provide revision resources that ensure their revision is actively helping them achieve the results they deserve and assist them when organising their knowledge, making use of the

‘Knowledge Organisers’! Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject. This enables the information that we teach to be formed into more digestible chunks and only include what’s absolutely crucial.

We also use past papers and go through the mark schemes which we believe are a crucial part of our revision resources, which allow tutors to offer tailored feedback to the revision process. We can identify our students stronger and weaker areas that we can focus and improve upon on within our 1-2-1 sessions.

We hope that this post has clarified the approach we take to constructing our sessions and how they produce effective and efficient results. Creating sessions that are fun, engaging and have dynamic content is our top priority!