Throughout December 2020 (and January 2021 for Medicine applicants), we are running small-group interview preparation webinars for Oxbridge and Medical School applicants. Subjects covered include Engineering, Biological Natural Sciences, History, English, Physical Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Maths, Computer Science, Economics, PPE and HSPS.
Sessions take place from 5pm-6pm on weekdays. The cost is £28 per one-hour session.
To book a place for your child, please email email@example.com or call 01223 461 822.
For sample tutor profiles and recent testimonials, please see here: https://independent-thinkers.co.uk/augustwebinars/
From January 2021, we are running weekly online classes for Years 5-12. Courses cost £20-£25 per session and are booked on a termly basis. A full course list is provided below. To book a place on a January course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 461 822.
English Literature Reading Groups for Year 5, Year 6, Years 7 & 8, and Years 9 & 10
In these weekly sessions, pupils will discuss extracts from classic works of fiction. All students in the reading groups will undertake comprehension and literary analysis tasks. Younger children will be given weekly lists of vocabulary to learn and asked to complete verbal reasoning work connected to the set book.
11+ and 13+ Interview Preparation Groups
These sessions will prepare participants for 11+ and 13+ individual interviews at independent schools. The sessions will also prepare students for the group interviews and group exercises used by some schools in their selection processes.
Maths Challenge Groups: Years 7 & 8; Years 9-11; Years 12 & 13
These are UKMT Maths Challenge Groups for students entering the following competitions: the Junior Mathematical Challenge; the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge; the Senior Mathematical Challenge. In all sessions, there will be a focus on developing the advanced problem-solving skills required for success in these competitions. The Senior Mathematical Challenge group will also undertake long-term Oxbridge preparation.
PPE Courses for the following Year Groups: Years 8 & 9; Years 10 & 11; Years 12 & 13
These sessions introduce pupils to important topics in philosophy, politics and economics. Based on the famous PPE degree studied at Oxford University, participants will read essays by famous philosophers and Nobel Prize winning economists, undertake personal and group research projects, and give presentations on their work. Some of these sessions are delivered by a tutor who currently teaches PPE at Oxford.
For our university preparation webinar brochures for 2020-2021, please see below. Admissions Test preparation courses will begin over Easter 2021.
We have capped the number of participants in each webinar at 8-10 to ensure that each student is able to contribute actively and receive feedback on his or her contribution. For each set of webinars, as well as the materials covered in the course, we provide further reading and materials for students to work on by themselves and/ or with their peers and/or family.