The proportion of students that get an A* or an A at A Level after completing Up Learn
Customers in the last 12 months
Learning minutes in the last 12 months
Lisa started using Up Learn during the summer before Year 13 and completely turned around her grades in Economics, from Ds and Cs to an A*. She describes Up Learn as eye-opening, life-changing and essential.
What were your grades before and after Up Learn?
“Right so my initial grades before Up Learn weren’t really good. I was at Ds in the beginning of the year and then at a C at my January mock. But once I gave Up Learn a go, […] in a follow up exam I got 23 out of 25 which is a safe A* and now my UCAS prediction is an A for universities. I’m more than confident to say I will get an A* at the end of the year.”
What was your favourite aspect of Up Learn?
“I feel like Up Learn became some type of educational equivalent to Netflix. You just sit back and you watch videos which are really interactive and that keeps you focused so you don’t tend to zoom out and go wandering in your thoughts.”
What was the biggest breakthrough feature?
“I think throughout the videos, filling out the one or two odd questions really makes a difference. And the exam questions thrill you because it is timed. So you can’t allow yourself to cheat a little bit and get like 2 extra minutes, 5 extra minutes, and so on.”
How would you describe Up Learn in 3 words?
“Essential because I wouldn’t have done well without Up Learn. Life-changing because you understand finally there is a thing that is not time consuming and allows you to plan your revision out. Eye-opening, you just understand by your exam results later on that it’s just one thing that made all the difference.”
Keir went from getting Bs in his mocks to an A* in his final Economics exam. He is now fulfilling his goal of studying Economic History at the London School of Economics.
What were your working grades before you started Up Learn?
“I really considered myself a triple-B student, […] I was genuinely frightened that I’d get a low grade for Economics. […] I noticed after each mock exam, after any kind of piece of work, I just wasn’t performing at the level I needed to.”
What was your first experience of Up Learn like?
“I remember opening it for the first time, thinking I’d just watch 10 minutes, and then I sat there for about two hours reading and watching these things that I’d completely forgotten about from first year. So it drew me in quite quickly.”
When did you notice the benefits of using Up Learn?
“I noticed the benefits of Up Learn immediately. Going back to classes, I was able to answer questions that I couldn’t before, my friends were impressed, they were asking how I did it. […] My teacher noticed there was a visible improvement in the content in my essays.”
How has Up Learn helped you achieve your dreams?
“I got an A* in Economics. As soon as I got these grades, I knew I could effectively do what I want. I got into the London School of Economics to do Economic History. […] So thanks to Up Learn, my economics vastly improved, and it enabled me to go to one of the best institutions in the world for it.”
Merilin started using Up Learn during the first COVID lockdown in April 2020. Her academic improvements were soon noticed by teachers and peers as she pursued her dream of a place at King’s College, London. On Results Day 2021, Merilin got in touch to let us know that she got As in her Up Learn subjects!
What were your study techniques before Up Learn?
“Before Up Learn I was studying just by flashcards. Flashcards worked for me at GCSEs but because at A Level the subjects are more heavily content based, they don’t work because they take a lot of time just to make them and I don’t have any time to revise them. Whereas Up Learn helps me learn the definitions in under half an hour for each topic.”
Who else noticed your grade improvements?
“I started using Up Learn when corona first started and […] before we got back in September, my teacher said to me that, ‘you’ve improved so much more since we last saw you!’ And I was like ‘yeah, its because I’ve been using the new website!’”
Did you tell your friends about Up Learn?
“My friends have asked me ‘what do you use?’ because they’ve seen the improvements in my work as well. […] I was showing them Up Learn on the computers and showing them just how easy it was to use and how accessible everything was. And they really liked it, and they went home that day and got it!”
How has Up Learn helped you towards your dreams?
“At the end of my A Levels I hope to get an A*AA; which would allow me to go to Kings College where I would study Business Management. If I were to get into Kings, I would be so happy, it would be incredible!”
Jacob’s teachers were so shocked when he went from achieving Cs and Ds to getting As that they called his parents to ask what was happening. He finished with the highest grade in his year.
What were your grades before and after Up Learn?
“Before using Up Learn, relative to my class, I was bottom 5, bottom 4, probably. Getting D’s and C’s. My teacher wasn’t even concerned because this is where I was, I was static. […] Then I started using Up Learn and I quickly overtook the arrogant students who looked down at me and that was a great feeling.”
Who else noticed your improvements?
“My teacher was confused. […] he called my Mum twice and my Dad a few times. He was saying, ‘Look, I don’t know what’s happening, but his grades are going up. I didn’t even expect this. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think he would ever get to B grade and earn A grade,’ which is what I walked out with.”
What was the main benefit of using Up Learn?
“The main benefit I got by using Up Learn is definitely the passion I found for Economics. […] There was one case study that fascinated me that you used in one of your videos. I researched it and researched it and I realised that I’m really enjoying learning about Economics and learning about the world.”
What sort of students would Up Learn be suited for?
“Up Learn works best for the students like me. The students that are just handed paperwork and don’t know what to do with it. […] Anyone that gets given a book of five hundred pages and thinks, ‘What the hell do I do with this?’ To the students like that, definitely Up Learn is well suited for you.”
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