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A Level Bootcamp

A-level bootcamp

About the programme

The University of Warwick is committed to working with young people to maxmise their academic potential. We are offering Year 13 students (predicted to achieve between A* to C grades) the opportunity to participate in a free 3 day A Level Revision Bootcamp during the Easter holidays.

Participants will learn, revise and study one subject area intensively, with the chance to review progress through assessments and 1-2-1 feedback. We aim to provide a packed timetable, which will be constructive, valuable and enjoyable. Each day will be hosted at the University of Warwick, but sessions will be delivered by qualified teachers with vast experience in their subject areas.

There will also be an opportunity to explore effective study skills, exam technique and develop strategies in preparing for exams.

Contact

Widening Participation and Outreach team
Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 3555
Email: outreach@warwick.ac.uk

Key Facts

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Date: Wednesday 4th April to Friday 6th April 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm (please note this event is non-residential)
Location: University of Warwick

Please note this event is primarily aimed at local students as they are responsible for travelling to the event each day. If you are given a place at the event, attendance is compulsory for the full duration of the programme.
Students select one subject that they feel they need the most support with to achieve their predicted grades to follow for the duration of the bootcamp. Subjects are currently being confirmed for the 2018 A Level Revision Bootcamp.

Last year's subjects and exam boards included:
    • Biology (AQA)
    • Chemistry (AQA) - also suitable for those studying with OCR or Edexcel
    • English Literature (AQA B - Aspects of Tragedy)
    • History (AQA HIS2C The Tudors / OCR F963 Option A Mid-Tudor Crises 1536-69)
    • Mathematics (Edexcel)
    • Psychology (AQA)
    In addition to subject and exam board specific revision, the event will also provide opportunities for:
    • Exam assessment and detailed feedback
    • Approaches to exam strategy
    • Work with current Student Ambassadors
    • Gain insight into study at University of Warwick
    • University information, advice and guidance sessions
      To be eligible to apply for a place at the A Level Revision Bootcamp, students must be:
      • Currently in Year 13
      • Predicted to achieve A* to C A Level grades
      • Applying through UCAs this academic year (including deferred entry)

      Students must also meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria (please note priority will be given to programme students and those that meet more than one criteria):
      • Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
      • In receipt (or eligible) for Free School Meals
      • In receipt of discretionary means tested payments, 16-19 bursary or be eligible for pupil premium
      • Lives in or has lived in local authority care
      • Current University of Warwick programme student (including Pathways to Law, Realising Opportunities and UniTracks)
      The Widening Participation and Outreach Team are looking for experienced teachers to support the A Level Bootcamp during the Easter holidays by taking a lead in the planning and delivery of three days of intensive exam board specific sessions. Teachers will be paid a flat daily rate for delivery and preparation time.

      We are looking for subject leads that fit the following criteria who can:
      • Plan and deliver an intensive revision programme that will motivate and stretch participants
      • Identify areas where progress can be made to boost attainment and provide structured advice for participants
      • During the event, we expect each subject area to undertake an assessment, followed by a detailed feedback session led by subject leads

      Essential Criteria
      • Experience of teaching the subject at A Level
      • Positive and enthusiastic about their subject
      • Ability to teach across exam boards
      • Experience of working with more able pupils

      Desirable Criteria
      • Experience of / Awareness of different approaches to exams
      • Experience of / Awareness of study skills techniques / critical thinking

      If you are interested in leading sessions at the A Level Bootcamp register your interest by emailing outreach@warwick.ac.uk.

        A' Level Bootcamp - Register your interest

        Applications re-open in January 2018