We employ qualified teachers to work closely with PhD students in order to develop programmes according to the following four key principles:
- A core focus on academic development: Our tutorials develop critical thinking and communication skills, as well as building confidence. Between tutorials pupils undertake challenging reading and writing assignments, which lead to the completion of an extended essay, developing effective research skills, academic writing skills and independent learning.
- Targeted intervention: We work with schools to ensure that all pupils who take part in our programmes have demonstrated the potential to secure a place at a highly selective university and/or will gain significant benefit that would not otherwise have been available.
- Early and sustained intervention: We begin working with pupils at a young age and continue to support their academic development throughout their school careers, giving opportunities for new pupils to join our programmes at each Key Stage.
- Age-appropriate support: Our programmes combine academic development with information, advice and guidance relevant to subject and university choices, along with a variety of aspiration-raising activities including trips to highly selective universities.
Taken together, our range of programmes offers a progressive learning curve that stretches pupils beyond the school curriculum and accelerates their academic development. However, they remain effective as stand-alone interventions; each programme is tailored to meet the needs of pupils of a particular age and provides a challenge that takes them above their current Key Stage.