Revision Masterclass: How to Get an A*

Our next Revision Bootcamps:
Wednesday 28th March, London: GCSE English BOOK HERE  
Wednesday 11th April, Bath: A Level English Literature BOOK HERE
Wednesday 2nd May, London: A Level English Literature BOOK HERE

**Early Bird Special Discount**, just £75 per person!
(Full price, £95 per person)
Price includes two Connell Guides, lunch and refreshments


"The revision bootcamp was very insightful and a great experience. The lectures were absolutely brilliant – they were interactive and helpful. I can definitely say the bootcamp has increased my confidence going into the exam."
Aneesa Raqeeb, Student at Luton Sixth Form College

The girls were very impressed with the revision day. They were literally "buzzing" when they arrived home and it has certainly opened their eyes & minds. A big thank you from me for making them feel so welcome & putting them at ease & may I wish you all the best for your future revision days."
A Level Parent

Our first event was a great success!

Our first Revision Bootcamp, held last summer, was a day specifically for A Level Literature students aiming for an A or A*. Our keynote speaker – Prof. John Mullan, Head of English at UCL – gave a lecture on reinterpreting Shakespare, followed by workshops on set texts lead by experienced tutors. In the afternoon, Dr Jonny Patrick – an examiner and Head of English at St Paul's Girls School – gave a lecture on issues in contemporary literature, followed by a talk on how to write a top-grade essay. Tutors then held workshops on modern texts, applying some of literary theories and contextual issues discussed throughout the day, while also discussing key quotes from the texts.

95% found it EXTREMELY USEFUL and would recommend it to a friend.

Timetable for the day (A Level English):


9am Registration and teas & coffees
9:30 - 10:30am  Literary Theory: A crash-course
Theories include: Psychoanalysis, Post-colonialism, Gender & Feminism, Marxism and Deconstructionism
10:30 - 10:45am Tea break & refreshments
10:45 - 11:45am  (re)Interpreting Shakespeare: Contemporary theories & critics
11:45am - 12:45pm  Seminars on set texts. Tutors will be on hand to ask questions and facilitate discussion.
12:45-1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:30pm Contemporary literature: Issues of our time
2:30 - 3:30pm Seminars on set texts. Tutors will be on hand to ask questions and facilitate discussion.
3:30 - 3:45pm Tea break & refreshments
3:45 - 4:45pm How to write an A* essay in your exam
4:45 - 5pm Q&A Session with Examiner

NB Timetable subject to change ahead of the day. GCSE English and A Level History timetables to be announced soon.

"This event gave me a new perspective not only of my set texts, but also to literature as a whole. I found the group discussions particularly valuable; even just sitting and talking to someone from a different school allowed me to explore exciting ideas which I hadn't thought about before. The specialist speakers were an added bonus, taking my understanding of literature to a new level. Learning about various critical approaches is not something really taught in my school so this was incredibly useful. I found the talks interesting and the food wasn't bad either! I am happy that I took this opportunity, despite having to travel quite a way – it was wholly worth it. I now feel more confident going into my last few months of A Level English Literature."
Tessa Carr, A Level Student

A student perspective

"I came away from the bootcamp not only with new ideas but with a new confidence to express them in writing… and, of course, with plenty of handouts and free guides!"