The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-LEVEL's) s an examination completing secondary education. The A-level diploma is internationally recognized and accepted by most foreign
universities. Excellent results in the A-level’s exams are one of the criteria for admission to the most prestigious British universities.
Students usually prepare for exams for 2 years. They start their preparation by choosing 3 - 4 preparatory courses in the first year of Further Education.
Unlike other qualifications, this exam does not require preparation for specific subjects. Students have the opportunity to combine subjects at their discretion, but most will
choose those subjects that they want to study at the university. In fact, so is the condition at most universities.
Students are usually tested externally and in writing (except for an oral exam in a foreign language). The output of the evaluation are points called Uniform Mark Scheme. Based on
the percentage measured according to these points, the final grade is calculated as follows: 100-90% = A* (only for the total grade in the whole A-level; the percentage in A2 must not fall below 90%),
89-80% = A, 79- 70% = B, 69–60% = C, 59–50% = D, 49–40% = E, 39–0% = U. U grade indicates a failed test.
The examination board creates tests and subject syllabi, so the curriculum within one subject across the syllabi can differ significantly from different committees.
It consists of two subtests: Advanced Subsidiary and A2. Both of these subtests account for 50% of the total grade. Students start preparing for AS in the first year of preparation. A2 is a more complex,
more academically oriented exam than AS.
Students usually prepare for 4 subjects within the AS, and three within the A2.
Tailor-made tutoring and the method of one tutor per pupil
Placement test that detects gaps in the topic
Individual study program
Intensive practice of the problematic areas
Set of examples to practice at home
Motivation to learn
You fulfilled our wishes regarding tutoring perfectly
George H., father
You fulfilled our wishes regarding tutoring perfectly, and it involved 6 subjects at the grammar school, which needed to be improved enough over the holidays to pass the resit successfully. Really bravo, it was a great success. It wasn’t for free, but I couldn’t expect it with so many subjects involved.
We really appreciate the cooperation with your school
We really appreciate the cooperation with your school. We are very satisfied with the services provided, and we will be very happy if our scholarship holders and students who turn to us outside the scholarship program are able to continue to use them.
At the very beginning, I would like to tell you that Vanessa is one of the best tutors at School Populo. With the help of Vanessa and her knowledge, I simply mastered the topics I did not understand. The lessons were focused on gradual practicing with a review wrap-up at the end. Even the communication between Vanessa and me was perfect. Thanks to the tutoring, I was well prepared for the resit. It helped me a lot because I achieved better results than during the school year. So thank you very much for explaining to me the topics that I could not understand. Thank you
Perfect approach, I can only recommend
I can’t say anything but that they helped me incredibly, basically saved me. Perfect approach, especially from my English tutor, Lucy B. I can responsibly recommend it.
My granddaughter started attending tutoring at Populo
Eleanor L., grandmother
My granddaughter started attending tutoring at Populo last year when she was in the ninth grade, and her grades were like on a rollercoaster. The worst was chemistry, and she improved in it a lot. In the second half of the year, we replaced chemistry with Biology and I must say that the progress was evident. In the spring, I arranged a few mathematics lessons for my youngest granddaughter (6th grade), who needed to improve her grades for the report card, and she also improved. It is true that both girls were interested in improving. If there was no interest, it probably wouldn’t be that good. I definitely appreciate the environment – a friendly atmosphere, and tutors who can work with moody teenagers. After each lesson, parents receive on their e-mail an evaluation, but here I have the impression that there is a tendency rather to praise. This year, one of the granddaughters continues attending Populo.
If you are looking for a job that makes sense, don’t hesitate to contact them!
I have been a tutor in Populo for almost two years. During that time, teaching has become the focus of my life and, at the same time, my hobby. As an English language tutor for foreigners and German, I met a lot of interesting and enthusiastic people whose motivation and energy I try to spread. Lifelong learning has become my life philosophy. The background provided by Populo was necessary for me to be able to pass on my enthusiasm to others. Every company builds on its people, and those in Populo are irreplaceable – they are reliable, loyal, and helpful. If you are looking for a job that makes sense, don’t hesitate to contact them!
I have a boy who is 17 and struggles with high school physics
Vicky Z., Matthew's mom
I have a boy who is 17 and struggles with high school physics. I was looking for tutoring but without any results. And then I came across School Populo. It’s true that he didn’t manage to finish the school year, but we’re not giving up. I believe that he will succeed now, thanks to a deeper understanding.
I wanted to thank your tutors for preparing me.
I wanted to thank your tutors for preparing me. In the end, I got to the school I wanted.
Thank you very much
Pauline Z., student
Thank you for the one-on-one Portuguese language course in POPULO, which was tailored to my possibilities. Thanks to my Portuguese tutor's individual approach, I am making progress, and I also enjoy studying the language. In POPULO, it doesn’t matter whether you are old or young. The important thing is that you want, and then it’s easy to study anything according to the individual plan. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much
I would like to thank your colleague Phoebe B. for a great course and real knowledge and approach!! I am interested in taking her lessons in the future. I think we are more, who are satisfied, she really knows!! Conversations with her were very effective, and please let supervisors know. Thank you.
My name is Jacob, and I am currently studying master's program in Project Innovation in Business at the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies at CTU. I have been working in School Populo for the third year, i.e. since the establishment of the branch. Originally it was just a way to improve while studying at the university, but now I am determined I want to continue in this field in the future – ideally, as a high school teacher, although it is not very compatible with my study field and it will require certain retraining. I really enjoy teaching, and, it can be said, that work is also my hobby. My other hobbies include movies, reading, and occasionally cycling or in-line skating.
German language tutor
Judy has been working at School Populo since autumn 2017, where she tutors German. She has been tutoring for several years at school when she was helping her classmates to catch up. Her dream was to become a teacher, which eventually came true after many difficulties. The biggest reward for the “work” done for her is above all the students’ success, as well as the smile and glowing eyes, which means that they understand. The goal of her tutoring is not only trying to teach the students something but also to learn something from them. In her free time, Judy enjoys reading, skiing, and walks in the countryside; best if her four-legged pet accompanies her.
German language tutor
Georgia has been working at School Populo as a German tutor since the beginning. She graduated from the University with a degree in German for Specialist and Professional Communication and worked in a company as an accountant with German. She also previously worked as a teacher at the Kofoeds School, where she taught German language courses. Now she prefers one-on-one tutoring of pupils, students, and adults. That’s why she enjoys tutoring at School Populo. She always wanted to become a teacher. She likes to meet new people and help them achieve their goals. Her hobbies include languages, traveling, and literature. In addition to German, she also likes English, French and Russian. Her favourite destination is New Zealand, where she goes to visit her son. Georgia says that German can be studied with a smile.
Accounting, economics and mathematics tutor
I have been studying the Finance and Accounting study programme for two years at the Technical University. At School Populo I tutor Accounting, Economics, and Mathematics. I try to educate myself also in the office environment, so I have internships in various companies. I have experienced working with finance departments of corporations such as Hyundai Dymos and Work Service. I use the knowledge gained during these internships in tutoring and for university exams.
English Literature, English - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Chemistry, Maths tutor
Magda started learning English in preschool when she was only 4 years old. Throughout her studies she has attended four study trips to England and Scotland. She passed FCE exams (grade A, level C1) in 2017. After she finished her secondary school she went on to study medicinal chemistry. Magda plans on taking IELTS exams by the end of this year to pursue her masters degree abroad after she graduates from her bachelors studies next year. Her hobbies are photography and science communication. She is a writer for the "Popular Science" vertical at her faculty. She teaches Chemistry and Math as these go hand in hand as well as English because it is her life long passion.
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