Applying to University?

Up Your Grade’s specialist careers tutors in Harrogate have many successful years of working with the full range of further and higher education entrants. From school leavers in local Harrogate secondary schools, to mature students and applicants returning to study after several years out. Whatever your chosen career, course or university the advice and service you’ll receive is tailored to you and maximising your potential. Our careers specialist still works as a University and Careers advisor.


We can assist with developing your personal statement and ensuring your experience, interests, enthusiasm and skills for your chosen course come across naturally and logically. Each year our careers specialist has helped students achieve their dream of successfully gaining places on their chosen courses; be it at one of the Russell Group Universities, Oxbridge or the 100s of increasingly popular courses at institutions throughout the UK.


1) Full UCAS Application Support

This complete service starts with determining which course is most suited to you, then progressing through self-study style resources to generate the vital examples of the necessary skills, experience and interests you have possibly forgotten about or thought irrelevant and use these in a fully supported process helping you to structure your UCAS application to give you the best possible chance of securing a place. We can offer consultations via Skype if you are further afield or need last minute help, at any point of the application cycle, even after seemingly final deadlines! This service can take anywhere between 3-5 hours depending on the specific course.

2) UCAS Personal Statement Assistance and Advice

Your application is underway but maybe you’re not happy with how it is currently looking or progressing. Our experienced team of careers advisors can act as that vital third party and provide honest and reliable guidance to make it the best it can be. We don’t write it for you or have a generic bank of statements but can make suggestions and improvements to what you may have already started.

3) CV and Interview Preparation

As you leave formal education you may require a CV drafting as you enter the employment world. Our advisors have many years of experience and best practice to ensure your CV stands out from the competition and doesn’t fall into the common traps seen in poorly constructed CVs. Our team can arrange practise interviews, provide feedback and coaching to develop your thought processes in response to those tricky interview questions and improve your confidence in a variety of interview situations.

4) A-Level Options guidance for GCSE students

Are you working towards your GCSE exams this coming summer but unsure which A-levels or college course to do next? Maybe you have too many options but don’t want to limit your chances too early by taking a narrow selection of A-Levels? Our Harrogate based careers specialists can give you the most up-to-date and impartial advice at this important early stage towards your child’s dream career.

For details of pricing and how long this process can take and for any other tutor service please get in touch through our contact page or call 01423 317 121.

About Us

Up Your Grade Tutors originally launched across Harrogate and Yorkshire in February 2015. It was founded by Andrew Gardner, a fully qualified secondary Science teacher of GCSE and A-Level Biology (BSc. Hons, PGCE Science).

The majority of Up Your Grade’s parents and students are certainly looking to ‘Improve Exam Performance’ and we have a fantastic group of tutors in Harrogate and Yorkshire who are hand-picked and do this very successfully.

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