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“I cannot thank èAV enough for all the college has done for my son. The teaching has been excellent and what has made all the difference has been the support from the Personal Tutor who really connected with him. A year ago, we had a very dejected son whose confidence had been hit hard, but now he has a place at his first choice university and is flying!” Parent of a One-year A level student

“I don’t have the words to thank the tutors for their ongoing support of my son; without their help and encouragement I don’t think he could have done it.  His tutor not only enabled him to cope with exams and the university application process, but kept me going as well whenever I was down in the dumps.  I just wish there were more teachers like those at èAV.  Thank you once again from our whole family.” Parent of a Two-year A level student

“The teaching my daughter received on the Easter revision course in English Literature made it a natural decision for her to continue supplementary tuition in the run up to her examinations. I only wish we had taken advantage earlier of the excellent provision at èAV. As parents we always had faith in her, but this had been damaged by her previous educational experience; the tutor at èAV restored her self esteem and made her realise she could achieve great things.” Parent of an Easter revision and supplementary student

“Being at èAV has been a really positive experience for my daughter and I cannot praise the college enough. Her brother came here the previous year so we knew we could trust the quality of education and support. She came for a one year A level course to retake Mathematics and Biology. Although her previous A level grades would have enabled her to attend a different university, she had her heart set on Law at LSE and at èAV they supported her determination to reach for the stars.

 My daughter never accepted other people’s views that her grades were good enough and she has found at èAV that individual approach to learning and encouragement to gain the top grades. She had attended an Easter revision course and was extremely impressed with the small groups and focus on the way that she learned best. With excellent guidance from her Personal Tutor who is also the Principal, she has gained her coveted place at LSE. As with her brother, the year at èAV has been a real maturing process, preparing her for the greater independence of university.” Parent of a One-year A level student

“My daughter joined èAV to pursue a one year intensive A level in English Literature which would enable her to study English and Philosophy at University of East Anglia, having previously specialised in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. What immediately impressed me was the quality of support from the Personal Tutor, the Principal Mark Shingleton; her confidence blossomed in her time here and she literally bounced out of her weekly meeting with him.

Her English tutors were terrific, with so much passion and engagement for their subject. Initially, I was unsure how Anna would respond to authors as diverse as Chaucer, Dickens and Carter, but she came home buzzing with enthusiasm about her lessons. The Timed Assignments are excellent as they allowed her to know exactly how she was performing and kept her focused at all times.” Parent of a One-year A level student

“The level of support offered to my son during his time at èAV Birmingham has been tremendous.  He has really enjoyed learning and the detailed careers advice he has received has enabled him to gain entry onto a course that he was really passionate about” Parent of a Two-year A level student

"Leaders and teachers work very effectively with parents and carers. Parents are encouraged to come into the school and the principal and other staff always make time to diuscuss any issues and queries they may have."

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