"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."
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 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.
"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
"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!"