Preparing international secondary students for academic success at the world’s top universities
The majority of our programmes are currently delivered online. Adapted for optimal learning experiences during Covid, pupils join virtually and are able to benefit from workshops delivered by a variety of experts from top ranked universities globally.
As mentors and tutors, all courses are led by exceptional PhD researchers from the world's top universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin and more. PhDs write the coursebook and seminar content based on their unique and world-class research.
The course is delivered to small groups (max. 10), replicating university-style lectures at a research-intensive university, with an extended final assignment, and personalised academic advice during pupil-tutor one-to-one feedback seminars.
As well as developing deep subject knowledge through their academic courses, students attend mental well-being and university enrichment workshops ranging from undergraduate study skills to bespoke applications advice.
Unlike most of our early education experiences, ASP encourages students to question everything. Rather than learning to recite facts, ASP challenges evidence, encourages debate, engages critical thinking and promotes voicing opinions.
Seminars are accompanied by a bespoke ‘coursebook’. This coursebook is exclusively designed by the PhD Academic Supervisor. Coursebooks are aligned with school-level study, but contain fascinating material that stretches and challenges students beyond the curriculum.
See some of our example courses on the right!
Courses are proven to boost academic engagement and give students an edge over their peers. The model is based on one that has been independently evaluated by UCAS and shown to increase progression to higher education.
Our programmes show an increase in student competencies pre and post-programme (even small numeric shifts of less than 1% show a statistically significant difference in performance). See below for average increases across our 4 competencies
“All seminars span a range of subjects, which is so important for students exploring interdisciplinary university-level study. We loved the way that pupils genuinely engage with cutting edge and unique coursebook materials developed by PhDd - thank you.”
"…we were able to discuss and engage in interesting topics that branched out of [languages and linguistics]. We could compare and contrast our viewpoints, which allowed us to explore different perspectives."
“Pupils truly conduct real research and debate through this programme. I really enjoyed interacting with the students during online class. I have rarely seen a course this engaged and enthusiastic before.”
“Originally I did not know whether I would do well and wondered about the course. After I did the research and wrote my assignments, I felt proud and excited about the next lesson. Having learnt so much in 2 weeks makes me curious for what we can learn in the future in university.”
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We are always delighted to have a conversation with your school contact, so get in touch to speak to a member of our team. We take a bespoke approach to planning all our programmes with you. We will always discuss how the ASP can best meet your student needs.