Courses for GCSE students
Our courses cover the main subjects offered at GCSE and focus entirely on the knowledge and skills needed for success in the examination. All classes are held in a purpose-built education establishment in central London.
Each masterclass runs for 6 hours, with 1 hour and 30 minutes for breaks and lunch. The day is spent covering the key areas of content in your chosen subject. These key areas will be linked to examination questions for your specific examination board – AQA, Edexcel, GCSE, OCR, CIE or WJEC. We will aim to make your session focused on the examination board relevant to you by grouping students effectively.
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We offer courses in foundation (4-1) and higher (9-1) mathematics.
The main GCSE topics covered include:
- Ratio proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
- Statistics and probability
Our professional tutors use a range of teaching methods, from analysing exam papers, group-work, and teacher-led activities, such as modeling and Q and A sessions.
Our aim will be to make you confident in the mathematical concepts and then in demonstrating the appropriate method on the examination paper. We will work hard to focus on what you find difficult, giving intensive support on topics that might block your success.
Our English Language courses meet the exacting standards of the new 9-1 curriculum requirements.
Our tutors will ensure that you develop skills in evaluating and analysing both fiction and non-fiction texts. You will be shown strategies for developing creative writing, both descriptive and narrative, in examination conditions. There will also be a strong focus on technical accuracy in your answer, which is a key component of the English Language 9-1 GCSE examination.
With the experience gained from working with the examination boards, the focus of sessions will be on the structure of the examination paper and how you should approach the short form, long form, and extended questions. Your tutor will model best practice for each of these types of questions, and then offer feedback to help develop your independent writing skills.
Our courses in English Literature are designed to give you the skills necessary to attain top marks in your GCSE examination.
Our tutors emphasise the key skills required to succeed in English Literature, including:
- literal and inferential comprehension – understanding a text in its context
- critical reading and identifying key themes
- evaluating a writer’s choice of vocabulary and grammatical and structural features
- text comparison
- writing effectively about literature for purposes of evaluation and analysis
- using accurate and standard English.
Our tutors will model successful responses and help you develop the skills needed to write high-level responses to the texts studied. You will have a chance to explore the texts crucial to your examination, though the focus in your sessions will be on successful modes of response.
Our specialist chemistry teachers offer you exactly the right blend of examination guidance and content revision to ensure you are prepared for your GCSE chemistry exams.
Paper 1 will be covered on Day 1, with Paper 2 on Day 2.
During the two-day course, you will cover the required content, including:
- Atomic structure and the periodic table
- Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
- Quantitative chemistry
- Chemical changes
- Energy changes
- The rate and extent of chemical change
- Organic chemistry
- Chemical analysis
- Chemistry of the atmosphere.
Intensive teacher-led activities, group work, modeling of successful responses and individual exam practice will ensure you get the most out of this intensive two-day chemistry revision workshop.
Our bespoke Physics course aims to consolidate learning in the key areas of the GCSE Physics curriculum. Our specialist tutors offer expert guidance, including the modeling of answers and the organisation of interactive group activities, all focused on the best to approach to success in Physics GCSE.
Both papers will be revised over both days, covering the following key areas:
- Particle model of matter
- Atomic structure
- Magnetism and electromagnetism.
Over your intensive two-day Biology course, our expert tutors will work with you to cover the key areas of the GCSE curriculum, including:
- Cell biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation, and evolution
Our tutors provide expert advice on how to answer the different question types, modeling the best approach and unpicking how to gain marks from the mark scheme. With groups kept small, there is the chance to ask questions, as well as take part in discussions and interactive tasks.
History is laden with content and you are expected to retain a lot of knowledge about events and people from the past. Our expert History tutors will provide revision strategies and approaches that will help you embed this knowledge for the examination. More importantly, our tutors will offer a bespoke course that looks at the key essay questions and the skills needed for success.
We will model the best approach to GCSE exam questions, looking at the structure required by the main exam boards to attain the highest marks.
There are lots of choices that teachers can make in GCSE History, so we cover many topics, including:
- Medicine through time
- Crime and Punishment
- Henry VIII
- Elizabeth I
- Norman England
- The Cold War
- Weimar and Nazi Germany
- Russia: Tsardom and communism
- America, 1840-1973
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.
Our expert Geography tutors will guide you through the key components of the GCSE curriculum. Our tutors will focus on the key content required for success at this level, including:
The Physical Environment
- The changing landscapes of the UK
- Weather hazards and climate change
- Ecosystems, biodiversity, and management
The Human Environment
- Changing cities
- Global development
- Resource management.
The focus of our course will be on embedding key content and learning how to apply this to successful examination responses. We know that there are particular strategies that should be applied to questions for the full marks to be awarded. Our tutors will work with you to understand how to gain all the marks you can.