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29th November 

Testimonials 

A glowing review for Ben received from one of our parents, fantastic feedback! 

"Ben started tutoring our daughter in Year 10 for English GCSE. Although very bright, she has never been comfortable doing English - she is naturally more comfortable with maths. However, she has flourished under Ben's tutelage having just received a predictive GCSE grade in English of 9. Ben's method is highly tailored to each student - with our daughter it was largely based on practice questions - reviewing them together, drawing out our daughter's instinctive ideas and then Ben gives her the tools and structure to elevate her responses. Her writing and confidence has improved considerably all because of Ben! Cannot recommend highly enough!"

 

22nd November 

Testimonials

We have received another fantastic review, this time from an A-level student. This is what they said about Ranjit, our GCSE and A-level Economics tutor. 

"Oh wow! I have had my predicted grade upgraded to A* from B. Thanks so much for the interactive lessons and purposeful resources."

 

16th November 

Testimonials

Another 5-star review received from a parent. Era has been tutoring the student in both English and Maths. 

"Our son has really enjoyed working with Era. She is engaging, responsible and well-organised. It has been a pleasure working with her."

 

Year 5 11+ Saturday School Courses 2023

We will be running these from the 7th January to the 1st April at Belleville Primary School to help Year 5 students prepare for the 11+.

These courses are delivered in person and follow the Exceptional Academics 11+ curriculum in English, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The three-hour, daily sessions are split between Maths/NVR and English/VR with a short comfort break in the middle.  Homework, self-marking schemes and personalised teacher feedback is provided together with a progress report at the end of the week. Each course curriculum is created by Dara and Matthew, the Directors of EA, and offers breadth and depth of teaching and learning in each topic, and are tailor-made to meet the requirements of the schools to which attendees are applying.

Our course facilitators are experienced 11+ tutors with unblemished records of academic success.  To keep children stimulated, content and activities are varied and include games to make learning fun and memorable.   By covering diverse topics, questions and activities on each course, EA pupils can feel really confident and calm entering each examination, prepared for anything that may come up.  

Please do get in contact to secure a place. 

 

9th November

Testimonials

We have just received this 5-star review for one of our amazing English tutors Sophie.

"Great fun, loads of enthusiasm, detailed and clear feedback. Our daughter works really hard for her and looks forward to her lessons."

 

1st November

Testimonials

We had a wonderful review for our Primary Tutor, Amina, which we wanted to share.

"I would highly recommend Amina to others. She has high expectations and firmly but kindly gets the best out of pupils both in written work and in conversation during lessons, encouraging them to conduct themselves in an articulate and mature way. Lessons are pitched at exactly the right level to challenge but not overwhelm. Amina is proactive about identifying any gaps in learning and filling them. Thank you very much!!"

 

25th October 

Testimonials

We love receiving testimonials from our clients and Richard, one of Maths team, was given this brilliant feedback from the parent of one of his students recently. 

“Richard has been a blast of fresh air with our daughter (11). His sessions are fun, interactive but probing and she has thoroughly enjoyed both getting to know him, but exploring her understanding of the subject.  Initially a little reticent, he has created an environment where her natural aptitude has flourished and she is now far more confident both in her abilities, but also in her engagement in class and at school.  She really has blossomed.”

 

21st October 2022

We wanted to share an article written by our SEN team for the Nappy Valley Net Schools Guide 2022/23 highlighting the signs of Dyslexia.

If you suspect your child may have dyslexia:

Ask teachers to send key vocabulary for the week so your child can practise reading and spelling.

When reading aloud to them, ask them to jot down any word they do not understand or know how to spell onto colourful sticky notes. You can write down the correct spelling later. (A dyslexic child may not be able to find the word easily in the dictionary).

Younger children may find deconstructed words, written out onto jigsaw shapes, really useful. They can practise putting the words back together and reading the spelling aloud. Then they can practise writing the words, tracing over them using tracing paper.

 

 

30th September 2022

Testimonials

We love receiving testimonials from our clients and Alan, one of Maths team, was given this brilliant feedback from the parents of two of his students recently. 

“Dear Alan, many thanks again for your promptness, always answering my daughters so quickly and making the sessions fun and relaxed! I am very impressed as well that after each lesson you take the time to email a detailed summary of the session and areas to work on further, all very well-organised and in control!”

“Alan wow!! End of an era! We were just saying what an amazing support you have been throughout the A Level years. The confidence boost she received in maths will last a long time...beyond the A Level grade. Thank you!”

 

8th September 2022

Science revision top tips written by Era 

Era’s science exam golden nuggets: past questions, videos and mnemonics. 
1. Past paper questions are your best friend! Once you have studied a chapter, always consolidate your learning with past paper questions solely on that chapter. If you do this consistently throughout the year, exam season will be a breeze! (Remember to do the questions based on your exam board.) 
2. Videos are an excellent way of learning scientific processes. When you’re struggling to understand a topic, a YouTube search normally helps provide some clarity, since it stimulates us to learn in both a visual and auditory way. 
3. It is always better to understand rather than memorise when it comes to science since memorisation is only useful in the short term. However, for some topics like learning the flame colours for metal ions for chemistry, the classification of organisms for biology or the electromagnetic spectrum for physics, mnemonic devices are a great way of assisting our memory — and can even make revising fun!

 

8th September 2022

Year 5 11+ Saturday School Courses

We will be running these from the 5th November to the 10th December at Belleville Primary School to help Year 5 students prepare for the 11+.

These courses are delivered in person, follow the Exceptional Academics 11+ curriculum in English, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The three-hour, daily sessions are split between Maths/NVR and English/VR with a short comfort break in the middle.  Homework, self-marking schemes and personalised teacher feedback is provided together with a progress report at the end of the week. Each course curriculum is created by Dara and Matthew, the Directors of EA, and offers breadth and depth of teaching and learning in each topic, and are tailor-made to meet the requirements of the schools to which attendees are applying.

Our course facilitators are experienced 11+ tutors with unblemished records of academic success.  To keep children stimulated, content and activities are varied and include games to make learning fun and memorable.   By covering diverse topics, questions and activities on each course, EA pupils can feel really confident and calm entering each examination, prepared for anything that may come up.  

Please do get in contact to secure a place. 

 

2nd September 2022

GCSE Results 2022

We have had some amazing feedback regarding our tutors and wonderful results from our students. Congratulations. 

 

Subject

Grade

Maths IGCSE

9

Maths

9

English Literature

8

English Language

8

Chemistry

9

English Literature

9

English Language

9

 

24th February 2022

2022 School Offers

Results are coming in thick and fast - below you can see the number of offers our students have received so far, as well as how many academic scholarships. This is wonderful news and we congratulate all the children we have worked with. A pat on the back to our tutors for their hard work too! This performance is a testament to our teaching skills:

20th July 2021

2021 School Offers

Exceptional Academics helped 25 children prepare the 11+ exams this academic year, as well as two students for the 13+ exams. We're celebrating an astonishing number of places being offered to our students this year!

School Results

School No of Offers
Alleyns 3 (1 scholarship)
Benenden 1 (academic scholarship)
Brighton College

1 for 11+

1 for 13+

Charterhouse 1 (Founding Girls' award)
Cheltenham Ladies 1
City of London for Boys 1
City of London for Girls 1
Cranleigh 1
Downe House 1 (invited to sit for scholarship award
Dulwich

4 for 11+ (1 academic scholarship)

1 for 13+

Emanuel 6 (1 academic scholarship)
Epsom College 1
Ewell Castle 1
Francis Holland 3
Godolphin & Latymer 4
Graveney 1
Harrodian 1
Harrow 1 for 13+
Ibstock Place 2
JAGS 1
King's College Wimbledon 2
Kingston College 2 (1 bursary)
Lady Eleanor Holles 1
Latymer Upper 5
Marlborough 1
Marymount 1
More House 1
North London Collegiate 2
Notting Hill 1 (academic scholarship)
Putney High 2
Queen's Gate 2
Radley 1
Royal Russell 1
St Catherines 1 (scholarship)
St James 1
St Paul's for Boys 1
St Paul's for Girls 2
Stowe 1
Streatham & Clapham 2
Surbiton High School 2 (1 academic scholarship)
Trinity

2 for 11+ (1 academic scholarship)

1 for 13+

Wellington 1
Wetherby Senior 1
Whitgift

2 for 11+ (1 academic scholarship)

1 for 13+

Wimbledon High 5
Woldingham 2 (1 scholarship)
Wycombe Abbey 3

19th July 2021

11+ Courses

The summer holidays have finally arrived, to the relief of many students across the UK. For those that will be tackling their 11+ exams in the autumn term, there's undoubtedly work to consolidate and skills to hone. 

We are running two summer holiday 11+ Booster Courses to help your aspiring academics do their best:

The first is 26th- 30th July from 10am to 1pm at Belleville Primary School.

The second from 31st August- 3rd September, 10am to 1pm at Belleville Primary School.

These courses are delivered in person, follow the Exceptional Academics 11+ curriculum in English, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The three-hour, daily sessions are split between Maths/NVR and English/VR with a short comfort break in the middle.  Homework, self-marking schemes and personalised teacher feedback is provided together with a progress report at the end of the week. Each course curriculum is created by Dara and Matthew, the Directors of EA, and offers breadth and depth of teaching and learning in each topic, and are tailor-made to meet the requirements of the schools to which attendees are applying.

Our course facilitators are experienced 11+ tutors with unblemished records of academic success.  To keep children stimulated, content and activities are varied and include games to make learning fun and memorable.   By covering diverse topics, questions and activities on each course, EA pupils can feel really confident and calm entering each examination, prepared for anything that may come up.  

 

16th July 2021

Summer 2022 exams

With the pandemic hitting education and our children hard, online learning has only been effective to a point, and as a result those children that are due to take GCSE and A Level exams in the summer term of 2022 are likely to need a little additional help. Exceptional Academics' one to one tuition has been helping to fill the gaps for students that have taken their GCSE and A Level exams this year, but what is to come next academic year? Undoubtedly, this Year 10 & 12 cohorts' exam preparation has been effected too.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has stated that adjustments will need to be made to exams to ensure that pupils are not placed at a disadvantage. Pushing exams further back into the academic year and the slim lining of some subject areas in the exams are options that are being looked at by the department of education and exam boards across the country. 

Please do get in contact if your child needs extra support in accomplishing their best in the next academic year. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57579211