Graduating high school students received their GCSE results in August and the figures suggest that British pupils once again achieved fantastic results despite reforms. We hope all our Accelerate students achieved the results they wanted and spent the remaining weeks of the summer holidays celebrating before embarking on a new adventure facing further challenges in their chosen A-level courses

A-levels are, unsurprisingly, a more difficult challenge than GCSEs. Not only are the subjects more advanced; students will also be have to adapt to a different style of learning from what they are used to. Unlike high school education, which is mostly guided by the teacher, KS5 education places more focus on self-study. You are expected to do your own learning if you want to get top marks. Courses will guide you through subjects but it is often of your own volition that you must research relevant texts and deepen your knowledge. The vast majority of A-level students will have free periods in their schedule in which additional learning should be done.

Initially, this can be overwhelming for high school students entering the college/sixth form environment. It can, in fact, be quite a shock to the system. This is especially the case in the early weeks of college when free time is spent getting your bearings around the building, meeting people and enjoying social time with newfound friends. A good way to make the experience less stressful is to hire an A-level tutor.


An A-level tutor is valuable for a number of reasons as you make the step up from high school into KS5. They allow you, for example, to strike a better balance between the social and educational aspects of college/sixth form life. Rather than missing out on social opportunities during your free study periods, you could hire an A-level tutor. This means that learning is done outside of college/sixth form times, which are then free for you to meet new people.

A-level tutors can also guide you through the transitional period at the beginning of KS5, which is often the most difficult time for people beginning this new stage of their lives. Now that you do not have the handholding and the guidance that you may have been used to in high school, an A-level tutor can assist in supervising you. They can point you towards books you should be reading, resources you should be studying and generally prepare you for challenges that you will need to overcome.

Hiring an A-level tutor to start the KS5 years well is something that should be seriously considered as the new term begins. It can be an invaluable way to ensure you begin with your best foot forward.


If you wish to contact Accelerate Learning for a free Trial and meet the tutors feel free to email us using this contact us form or email us at or call us for a chat on  0151 203 0115 for Liverpool Centre.