Complete A Level Course

Summer Courses for Maths and Science

The value of previewing your AS, A2 or A level course before the start of the academic year cannot be overstated. Alternatively, you may want to ensure you get the predictions needed or review the year you have just completed. Enjoy the ultimate working holiday for hard-working, ambitious individuals. Join our intensive summer course studying full A Levels for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry and other Sciences and speak to past Medical Students for insight and advice.

Photograph: Chemistry at Easter, April 2019

The students are taught valuable study-skills and exam techniques as an integral part of the course. The structured approach trains students to follow best-practice at all times. Analysis and association replace repetitive learning and topics are reviewed and revisited periodically so that they do not forget what they have learned.

Each course consists of a small group and very personalised tuition by an experienced, fully-vetted and DBS-checked tutor so each student is given as much focus and attention as they need. The environment is at times quiet and peaceful, at other times fun, but always enjoyable. Accommodation is available.

email: or call +44 (0)1784 665358 9:00am to 9:00pm Monday to Friday for more information.


  • AS/A2 3 weeks
  • One Subject £1250
  • Two Subjects £2850
  • Three Subjects £3800
  • A Level 6 weeks
  • One Subject £2500
  • Two Subjects £5700
  • Three Subjects £7600


The course runs from the 22nd of July to the 31st of August, 2019. The first three weeks will cover the AS specification and the last 3 weeks will cover the A2 specification. The course is ideal if you want to get ahead and study your AS levels or A levels over the summer. The advantage of studying over the summer is you can then gain much more from your school year and spend the year gaining deeper knowledge and perfecting your exam technique. Topics are interwoven to aid retention.

Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry are highly competitive so any advantage you can gain will increase your chances of getting a place and will increase your A level predictions, particularly if you think you may have difficulty achieving the highest grades. For some students the gap between GCSEs and A levels takes a while to bridge and if they have not been bridged by the school mock exams that typically takes place in January or February, A level predictions tend to be disappointingly low and this will affect your university entry.

You will also get a chance to talk to current and past students about how they coped with their A level years and about their experiences in university.


Mathematics requires structure and discipline. There are three aspects of mathematics. Skill acquisition, knowledge of mathematical principles and problem-solving. Skill acquisition takes practice. A knowledge of mathematical principles comes with understanding and appreciation, and problem-solving strategies are something you can develop over a short period of time and continuously apply.


It is important you understand the foundations of chemistry. Only then will everything else logically fit into place. The AS level content is straightforward and intuitive and up to 45% of the chemistry course involves calculations. Competence in these calculations can be achieved over time which is why it is useful to start practising early.


Physics is about the behaviour of physical entities described using base and derived quantities. All objects are modelled as particles and the simplified model enables predictions to be made about the behaviour of the objects. The mathematics required for physics is fairly rudimentary, generally involving rearranging formulae and substitution.


This is a complex A level requiring a broader skillset of memorisation, comprehension and written communication. There is a substantial amount of data analysis involved and this A level builds and develops scientific thinking. For example, the appreciation that correlation does not mean causation or recognising when a scientific study is inconclusive because it is incomplete develops the students' critical thinking. As with all the sciences, observation is paramount as is appreciating the importance of the obvious.


Congratulations to those students who got A*s in Chemistry, Biology and Maths and are now studying Medicine.

Also congratulations to Sunil for graduating as a Dentist.

Study Tip of the Week

Solving Differential Equations

You can think of solving differential equations as being a three-step process, namely:

  1. Separate the variables
  2. Integrate both sides
  3. Find c.

Interesting Interview Question

How do you get an elephant into a fridge?

Medicine and Dentistry

Interview Process Queen Mary/Barts

Possibly a panel interview in front of 3 people (usually 2 staff members and 1 current student). The interview lasts around 15 mins and general questions are asked.

Typical questions might be:

  • Why medicine?
  • Why Barts?
  • What could you contribute to our university/students union?
  • What makes a good doctor/dentist?
  • What qualities do you have?

These are generally the types of questions given, not really anything to try throw candidates off. Try and have a conversation and not sound too rehearsed. Also looking at some research papers or articles of interest to discuss could be helpful.


The course takes pace in Wraysbury, Berkshire, which is just a few miles from Windsor and close to Heathrow Airport.

More Information

Course tutor: I have been teaching successfully for many years. A lot of my students have gone on to do Medicine and Dentistry even though they did not have the predictions. Unfortunately, this meant they had to wait a year before entering university. By previewing the course, the chances of getting the right predictions are dramatically increased. I have also had to take student from poor AS grades to A/A*. As you can imagine, this can be quite a hard slog. Previewing the lessons in the summer holidays removesa lot of the stress and increased the students chances of getting a high grade. The lessons are fun, intense and stimulating. Most of the time its so enjoyable, we don't realise how hard we are working or just how much content we are getting through. The students are taught to be highly efficient learners, they need these skills for university where there is even more content. 'Strategic learning' techniques are really important for retention, and you see dramatic changes in students when they stop working inefficiently.

I'm looking forward to the summer courses. Easter was a lot of fun and we got through a ton of work!

The exam boards we study include OCR, AQA and Edexcel.


London, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1784 665358