Bespoke Workshops for Schools

Academic Underdogs have tried and tested methods to improve students grades. We offer bespoke training courses on study skills methods which work.
Having tasted both failure and success, our speakers combine inspiring stories with effective revision strategies to trigger positive changes in students across the world. We help students question their beliefs about studying and succeeding in exams. Often a different perspective is all that’s required to trigger and improvement.
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Who are the workshops for?

Programs are tailored for A-Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, GCSE, iGCSE, Scottish National 5 and Higher students.

How long is each workshop?

We tailor workshops to each school, however, on average each workshop lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.

Is there any evidence your workshops help?

Each workshop has been designed by the #1 best-selling author, Anshul Raja, of How to ACE Your A-Levels and How to ACE Your GCSEs. Anshul is also a recognised speaker in the education space and has spoken on a number of platforms including TEDx. His books have received hundreds of positive reviews across Amazon and social media. The data collected from students who have attended our A-Level rescue workshops show an average improvement of 60 UCAS points per student. There has been significant demand from schools for lectures and bespoke workshops.

How much does each session cost?

Workshops are tailored to each school or college. For example, sessions can be held solely for struggling students or for entire year groups. Please contact us by e-mail at or using the form below, and we will be happy to e-mail or call to discuss options and quotes.

Our speakers are…

Academic Underdogs take the word 'relatable' very seriously. We know that highly intelligent students find it difficult to relate to those with average intelligence and vice versa. That is why all of our speakers are carefully selected and trained to help students who fall in the middle or left of the ‘intelligence bell curve’.
The Academic Underdogs team remember how it feels to underachieve. The sympathetic pats on the back and 'you tried your best' comments. The reoccurring fear that your ambitions may not be realised. How does one have a 2nd go with the bitter taste of failure still swirling around? Our workshops provide the answer.
Having experienced both failure and success at some point during their education, Academic Underdogs speakers inject motivation and talk strategy to help students suppress the negative and focus on the productive.

We let our results do the talking

–       Over 14,000 book sales since launch in January 2014
–       Over 1000 positive testimonials
–       Demand for talks in over 200 schools in the UK

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  • Harry Falshaw

    I am just starting my 2nd year of A level. Iam studying Physics, Maths and Computer Science. I achieved CDD in my 1st year summer exams. My target for A level is AAA. I have brought your book “How to ace your A levels” and iam planning to start this amazing revison method by the end of this week. My main concern is with the idea of the power layer. In the book you say to choose a subject to start Layer 1 , the in depth revison to begin the plan, say physics in my case. So when i start my layer 1 for physics do i start doing powerlayers for physics also ? . And while iam on with Physics layer 1 and powerlayers do i not attempt a power layer for any other subjects and try to get ahead? Should i wait for the days i had planned for those subjects layer 1 days to do the power layers ( and of course layer 1 revison) ? or should i do power layers for all my subjects throughout my revison timetable

    Thank you in advance sorry for the long message

    Harry Falshaw

    August 29, 2018 at 7:18 am
      • Harry Falshaw

        I was wondering if i could enquire about mentors i would really appricate if someone could help me out and give me further motivation

        August 31, 2018 at 7:12 am
          • Harry Falshaw

            Thankyou thats great. Will i ned to send over my timetable for second year ?

            September 2, 2018 at 3:54 pm
  • Aurora


    I took part in one of your “A Level Rescue Workshops” in September of last year and decided that I would benefit from your mentorship scheme. However I couldn’t find any information on your website. Is it still on? And if so, could I have more information?



    March 6, 2018 at 3:09 pm
  • Joseph

    Hello, thanks for all your help. With your book on GCSE’s I was able to get my grades up from predicted C’s to mainly A’s & A*’s.

    I have one question in regards to the scribble technique; once I have scribbled two textbook sides out, do I re-read it and re-scribble the same two sides, just this time with everything I got wrong? Or do just take mental note of my mistakes/what I forgot and continue. I am asking because I find it takes so much longer for me if I re-do it (2-3x more time) but at the same time it does get me more information.


    January 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm
  • Hamza afzal

    Thank you some much. I have one problem which is, for my first layer the subjects that I was doing have all messed up. Basically I haven’t finished all of the textbooks for each subject which I am really regretting. What should I do now? I really really want to do well but I don’t know how I’m going to do this.
    I promise this is my last request.

    December 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm
  • somiya shabir

    hi i want to buy the book ‘how to ace your gcses’, but i’ve heard that the exams system is changing. I’m in year 11 now and they are going to have a new grading system and maybe exams, so i’d just like to know whether your book will help my for when i’m doing the exams next year with the new grading system.

    October 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm
  • Hello I’ve got your book on how to ace your national 5s, I had an enquiry about the layers you have to do you said that I need to just read it and so the scribble technique but do I read the full core textbook in 12 days or do I wait do some and do some on layer 2. How long do I revise in day because usually I don’t have as much time because I work so could you tell me how much hours in a day. You also said that to not learn new material once on the third layer this relates to the first question do I have to read the full core textbook in 12 days and then go over in the next layer. If you could give me advice I be extremely thankful.

    September 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm
      • Hamza Afzal

        Thank you for your advice it was extremely helpful. However I have another question. Which is, in what subjects would I use the scribble technique? Also I find it quite hard to do because I have tested it in a small test but I didn’t seem to get all information on board. Also relating to my question what subjects do I use the scribble technique for?. Also would please give me some advice on how to do really good in the subjects that are my strong points e.g. maths and English. I am really struggling and I am losing confidence because I am not doing well in tests. I promise this is my last question but how long do I do the layers for. Literally I work at my dads takeaway 6 days a week and I am really short time on my days off because that’s usually when I do my basketball training. I just cant get to the table and just do whatever I have to do if that makes sense. I am really tight on time and I am really tired and fatigue when it comes to revising. I would like to hear your own solution, which I could relate to.
        Kind regards
        Hamza Afzal

        October 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm
          • Hamza afzal

            Thank you so much for your help. I still have the ne major problem. Which is that for my first layer I have not finished the whole textbook for any of my subjects. Whatever time I’ve had I’ve tried to do it. I even miss my lunch times at school to do so. I am really worried and I really really need your advice on what to do next
            Kind regards

            December 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm

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