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The Genius Booster Programme

The Genius Booster Programme runs in April, May, July & August on a fortnightly basis for both Essay Writing & CSQ Application. The programme is primarily held online via live-streaming, although students may also opt to come for ‘live’ lessons at Coronation Plaza (there is a 25% surcharge for attending live lessons for this programme only).

The Essay-Writing programme focuses on the specific skills of incubating a good essay, and students are expected to have fluency in essay-writing and time management by the end of the programme. 

The Case Study Question application programme focuses on helping students understand the different types of questions that can be tested in a case study question, develop a framework for dealing with different types of questions, and help students develop competencies in addressing all case study questions by the end of the programme.

The Genius Booster programme will focus on skills rather than content. Students who border-line passed their JC1 promotional examinations or feel that they haven’t acquired the necessary skills required should opt to attend this additional programme.

Genius Booster Programme Schedule and Content 2019

6 April

Essay 1

·       Dissecting the requirements of an Essay Question

·       Breaking down the key components of an essay

13 April


·       Working through a case study when you receive it

·       Time management skills

·       Addressing trends questions

27 April

Essay 2

·       How to write a strong & grounded introduction

·       Stand, summary, definitions

·       Why definitions matter

·       Writing exercise

4 May


·       How to revise for case studies

·       Structured framework for addressing lower order questions, 2m – 4m

11 May

Essay 3

·       Frameworks for writing an essay

o   The 4 ‘E’ approach

·       Effective paragraphing

·       Topic sentences

·       Writing exercise

18 May


·       Structured framework for addressing higher order questions, 4m – 6m

o   The DATE framework

·       Using data from the case study

25 May

Essay 4

·       Purpose of writing a conclusion

·       Writing a convincing conclusion with evaluative comments

·       Writing exercise

1 June


·       Structured framework for addressing mini-essay questions, 8m – 12m

·       Challenging the inadequacy of data

13 July

Essay 5

·       Writing effective evaluations for essay questions

·       Difference between evaluative comments within body paragraphs vs conclusive evaluation

·       Writing exercise

20 July


·       Analysis of 4 x actual “A Level” case study questions

27 July

Essay 6

·       How to deal with ‘challenging’ essay questions that feels ‘out-of-the-norm’ & ‘curve-ball-type’

·       Selection of essay questions in an exam

3 August


·       Writing evaluative comments for case study questions

·       Incorporating contextual knowledge, theory & data to answer higher order questions

10 August

Essay 7

·       Full Essay Practice - Graded

17 August


·       Full Case Study Practice - Graded

24 August

Essay 8

·       Common mistakes in writing essays by students

31 August


·       Common mistakes in case study answers by students