“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain

American author

I love the quote above because it is applicable to many of the overwhelmed parents and students we speak to.

They want to get ahead in their English Studies, but they don’t know where to start or how to start.

English can feel very daunting because there is A LOT to cover!

Plus, the skills required to succeed are challenging; it can be difficult to know where to start.

For example:

  • Do I work on reading or writing first?
    Understanding questions or understanding texts?
  • Improving vocabulary or sentence structures?
  • Learning quotes or understanding how to write an essay?

This is not including the skills required to understand literary texts from the 16th/17th, 19th and 20th centuries!

It is also excluding the skills required to show an understanding of different points of view and perspectives.

What can you do to help your child get ahead?

It may feel challenging – but breathe – and, like Mark Twain said, we just need to break it down.

And that is EXACTLY what Ella Islam did in order for her son to get ahead in his GCSE English!

Ella and her son signed up for our Black Friday Webinar in 2021. From there, they knew they had to take action and they felt overwhelmed.

So they took one small, managable step…they enrolled on to Uplevel Academy’s English GCSE programme.

I am proud that this student jumped 2 grades within weeks!


  • Because we break everything down into manageable tasks.
  • We hold students accountable.
  • We gently push students to get ahead and excel.

More importantly, it is because we have the best English classes! I know this because of the engagement, enthusiasm and consistent positive feedback from parents and students.

So, what are you waiting for?

Will you take the first step and get started before it is too late?

Your child can get ahead in their English Studies, just like Ella’s son did!

Book your strategy session today

We will speak with you and your child to find out what specific needs your child has in their English their studies. We will then create a customised learning plan, so that you can take immediate action. We can then tell you what we can do to guide and help your child, so that you and your child do not have to worry about English!

You can read blow what Ella achieved to see what your family could achieve.

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