With tutors based in London and available online to families around the world, Keystone is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring agencies. The tutors we represent are dedicated professionals with proven track records in the UK’s most competitive entrance and national exams. They help their students to perform at their best, building long-term academic resilience and life-long intellectual curiosity.
Many of the tutors we work with have committed their professional lives to private tutoring. We hope this video gives a flavour of the way our employed tutors approach their work.
Sixth-form school entry and the 16+ exam
19 October, 2017
Almost every UK independent school sets 16+ exams for students hoping to gain entry into their sixth-form (year 12). Additionally, schools request previous school reports and predicted GCSE grades. Students are usually offered a conditional place, subject to the school’s minimum GCSE requirements. Most schools do not have a very big sixth-form intake and places are limited, with a high application to place rate.
Preparing for the Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
21 September, 2017
All applicants for admission to an Oxford degree course involving History must sit the History Aptitude Test (HAT), which is designed to assess a broad range of skills. Students can often feel a little uneasy about the test at first, as it is very different from A level examinations. To help make the HAT a less daunting prospect, I have compiled the following introductory guide to what the test entails and how best to prepare for it.