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Our Subject Specialist Pathways are available to any student wanting to Get the Edge. The Pathways are best suited to students in Year 10 or above wanting to access Pre-University Subject-Specific knowledge and masterclasses clinics to develop understanding and confidence in the subject they may wish to study at university. Students will be guided by our expert network of Advisors, and will experience university-level debate. 


Top UK universities are looking for intellectually curious and ambitious applicants with self-motivation and a real passion for their chosen subject. Avernus Education supports students to explore their studies beyond the school curriculum to enhance and enrich their knowledge in the subject they want to study at university. Our Subject Specialist Pathways expose students to subject-specific, degree-level concepts that will enrich knowledge as well as enhancing a personal statement, admissions test or interview to impress admissions tutors at top UK universities. 

Personalised Pathways

Each Pathway develops our philosophy of Education Beyond the Classroom. Pathways include carefully designed sessions to ensure students have the opportunity to pre-learn topics that are most likely to come up in an Oxbridge interview, as well as bespoke guidance about how this knowledge is essential for all UK university application preparation.

Our pathways include subject-specific options, career-specific options and age-specific mentoring. Sessions can be adjusted and personalised based on the needs and preferences of each student. A minimum of 5 hours worth of sessions is recommended, although 20-30hrs is typical for the Pathway to be effective.

Technology Class
Engineering Robot Car


Our Explore STEM Pathway provides participants with a fascinating insight into the broad range of science, technology, mathematics and engineering topics. The course is led by expert Advisors who share their own knowledge and experience. During the Pathway, students will have the opportunity to explore many different topics and put their theories to practice with various challenges. 

With a focus on knowledge enhancement and enrichment, students will learn the fundamentals of science, mathematics, and computer science. They will also explore advanced topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and data science. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a project with their Advisor, designing, building, testing, and improving a finished product.

The STEM Subject Pathway is led by expert Advisors who share their own knowledge and experience. It includes tailored specialist guidance for all higher education institution applications in the UK. Students also develop their Pathway at Our Explore Engineering Summer School course at Oxford University.

Sample of Pathway sessions 

  • Introduction to STEM and related concepts: Applying for STEM Degrees Strategy Masterclass

  • Introduction to Engineering as a Degree: Mechanical Engineering Structures and Materials; Engineering Mathematical Methods 

  • Introduction to Maths as a Degree: Algebraic Systems Analysis of Calculus; Mathematics Probability; Mathematical Methods 

  • Introduction to Physics as a Degree: Classical Physics Wave Functions; Quantum Physics Masterclass and General Relativity

  • Computer Science as a Degree: Object Oriented Programming; Digital Electronics; Interaction Design; Computational Theory; Day in the Life of a Science Undergraduate

Science Courses


Tom's Top Tips

Think critically at degree level 

“Thinking critically at degree level can be very different to classroom learning. Ambitious students should prepare to develop agile, analytical, and critical thinking skills before arriving at university. Students that can enhance these skills find it a huge asset during the application process. Individualised support from Avernus can help students begin to frame questions in a critical manner and begin to think at an Oxbridge level.”


Mentoring around critical thinking is an integral aspect of all Avernus Specialist Subject Pathways. Within our Pathways, our expert Advisors can help students wrestle with a range of higher level concepts across different disciplines enhancing and enriching subject knowledge as well as focusing students on the choice of potential degree subject.


Separate Academic Enrichment Mentoring is available to help students with their academic studies and preparation for public examinations. It is never too early to receive online academic support to supplement classrooms lessons or reach beyond the curriculum. Any student can receive support from Avernus Education in any subject and Get the Edge at GCSE or Advance at A-Level. We support students in all subjects across different examination boards. Whether a consistent enhancement of students’ existing understanding of their subject, or as a last-minute revision exercise, our Advisors will design a bespoke study plan to enrich your subject knowledge, cover any weaknesses and help achieve the best possible grades.

Contact Us For An Expert Consultation

Develop your Pathway through our Explore Engineering Summer School course

at Oxford University.

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