Our Courses

With school holidays accounting for up to 30% of the calendar year, it is a fact of life that students who wish to achieve top grades in public exams need to maintain some level of academic work through their school holidays. We run residential and day-only revision for GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level and IB students during UK school holidays.

EASTER

 

- Students can enrol for one, two or three weeks of revision

- Easter revision is ideal for exam technique and preparing for final exams

- The majority of courses include six or more hours of time-tabled study per day

- Fully residential or day only

SUMMER

- Students can enrol for one, two or three weeks of revision

- Summer revision is ideal for getting back up-to-speed for the new school year

- Main emphasis is on giving students a thorough overview of the material of the year ahead

- Fully residential or day only

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR

- Students can choose how many days they wish to enrol for

- Christmas and New Year revision is ideal for review material from the first term

- Spreading revision throughout the year lessens the pressure coming up to summer exams

- If required, we can offer guarantee one-to-one tuition

- Day only

HALF-TERMS & MAY WEEKENDS

- Students can choose how many days they wish to enrol for

- Half-term revision is ideal for gaining confidence in any areas students are unsure of

- If required, we can offer guarantee one-to-one tuition

- Day only

We offer intensive courses of tuition, revision and exam practice geared towards concentrated study, away from all distractions. Our teaching approach is based on the tutorial system employed by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, involving small study groups, each with their own expert tutor. Most of our courses feature the following:

  • Six or more hours of time-tabled study per day
  • Small study groups of less than three students per class on average
  • 25% of our classes are taught one-to-one
  • Unit specific for AS and A2
  • Tier specific for GCSE and IGCSE
  • Level and year specific for IB
  • Study skills seminars (Easter and summer only)
  • Fully residential or day only
  • Single occupancy or shared study bedrooms
  • Practice exam sessions every day
  • Progress reports from each tutor
  • Friendly informal atmosphere
  • Evening social events (e.g. bowling, cinema, quiz-nights etc.) led by dedicated ENTZ team
  • CDs containing practice exam questions and answers to take home (optional)

Size of study groups
Our average group size is 3 to 4 students to a class (no more than 6 timetabled to a class). This enables us to tailor courses to suit the individual needs of each student, taking into account their relevant examining boards and units to be covered, as well as the ability of each student and any particular problems they may be experiencing with a subject. It also enables us to take a personal interest in the welfare and progress of each person individually. Tutorials last 50 minutes, which we have found over the years to be the optimum length in terms of students' concentration. If a student's requirements are unique for any part of the course and we are unable to place them in a compatible group, they will be offered individual tuition.

Exam Practice
We believe that exam practice is the key to success in public exams. Very often students who attend our courses have a good knowledge of their subjects, but are unable to demonstrate this adequately in exams. Our methods of teaching revolve strongly around exam practice and technique. After each tutorial, students attempt exam questions relating to the topics just covered. This not only serves to uncover any gaps in their knowledge, but it also enables our tutors to assess how the student will perform in real exams, and to identify any deficiencies in their exam technique.

Study Skills
During our longer revision courses students have the opportunity to attend study skills seminars. The seminars are run by revision experts and cover topics such as:

Time management Essay techniques Stress management
Prioritizing and deadlines Concentration and breaks Revision techniques
Personal study plans Effective use of resources Assessment techniques
Note taking Relaxing techniques Coursework

Learning Styles Assessment
Understanding their personal ‘learning style’ is essential for all students if they are to get the most from their studies. This assessment is an indispensable tool for identifying learning styles and applying them to education. The assessment is offered as an extension of our study skills sessions at our Summer and Easter courses. It takes around 60 minutes to complete the assessment at the end of which students receive information on their profiles. Students can then choose to share their profiles with the academic staff to enable them to get the most from their studies. The cost for the session is £20 and can be booked on the application form. The sessions will take place before supper so that no revision or study time will be lost. Read more here.

English and Drama Summer School
Learn English through the medium of Drama, Acting and Conversation. This course for non native English speakers is based at a small private school in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, one hour to the West of Oxford. This unique residential programme runs for three weeks from 21st July to 9th August 2014, and is limited to 15 students. The programme is run by our sister company Oxford English and Drama Summer School.