A2 Maths Course

New students joining at the start of the course benefit from a 4-week trial period. Students wishing to leave at the end of the trial period will be given a refund of the tuition fees with no further commitment to the course. (See terms and conditions)

Our A2 course is an intensive, 1-year course that covers the final year of A-level study in a rigorous and thorough manner, that is commensurate with students that wish to target the A*/A grades

It is a challenging course and is really only suitable for students that achieved an A grade (or very high B grade) in their first year of A-level study, but it provides students with a detailed and comprehensive dissection of the facet of the syllabus that will earn them the A*/A grades.

Out-of-lesson support and extra help after the lessons - particularly as the exams near (when it is not unusual for us to stay behind until 8 pm or later helping individual students) are key to our strategy of working our students hard, but providing them the support to cope with the work

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Overview

Our 1-year intensive A2-level course assumes a good knowledge of the AS work, but new students joining us will have access to the AS work and help when they need to to brush up on the skills that feed into A2. The course is thorough and challenging course and intended for students that want to aim for the A*/A grades at A-level

All students will cover C3 and C4, but students can then chose to cover one (or an option to take two) from; S1, S2 or M1

Course Benefits

  • A 1-year A2 full-course is written and taught by Dr Deepak Shah, covering the entire A2 syllabus in great depth, and challenging capable students
  • Covers the C3, C4 and either M1 or S2 syllabus' in full.
  • Edexcel and OCR exam boards catered for
  • Worksheets and homeworks are tailor made for each lesson
  • Students can stay behind after the lesson for extra help if they need it
  • Students are given out-of-lesson support with the homework, so they can always make a proper attempt at it
  • Dr Shah marks the students' homework outside of the lesson, to save valuable lesson time
  • Students are set a test each week and are given review work with guidance based on their performance in the test
  • Plenty of exam practice - and guidance with the past papers - is given, but only when the student is ready for it!
  • Over 98% of the students that learn both the G.C.S.E. and the A-level with us go on to achieve A*/A grades

Lesson Structure

Our course and our approach to teaching is highly structured and meticulously organised - and our lesson structure follows in the same vein

Each lesson is 2½-3 hours long, which sounds excessive, but trust us - it works - because the lesson is broken up into manageable chunks of about 40 minutes each; so the students don't get bored, tired or lose concentration

Lesson Structure

Time Allocated Task Description
40 minutes
Review of Previous Homework

The first 40 minutes is spent reviewing the previous homework
and identifying any resolving difficulties that individual students had with the work
The students are then given a list of the corrections that they need to complete –
mistakes must ALWAYS be rectified…

40 minutes
Weekly Test

Students are tested on the work we learned 3-weeks ago
that they did the homework on 2-weeks ago,
and that they corrected last-week…
The test will identify any tiny weaknesses in their understanding of that topic
and 3-guided corrections are set for each question they got wrong in the test!
We have a 4-week rolling programme for each topic: Learning, Practising, Correcting and finally Reviewing –
we don’t give them a change to lose that hard earned understanding of a topic!

40 minutes
Learn new topics

Because we spend lots of time outside of the lesson preparing the lesson notes and examples,
we can ensure that we teach in a fluid, coherent manner – which speeds up the pace of learning,
meaning that our lessons are delivered at a pace that is exhilarating for the student!

5 minutes
5 minute break!

At this point, we indulge in a short break, where we pass around a box of chocolates/biscuits/health-bars…
Only 5-minutes is required to refresh the students and get them ready to concentrate again

40 minutes
Practice the new topic

Now, we practice plenty of examples.
I give students who are stuck a little ‘nudge’ to get them going again…
(Any more than a ‘nudge’ isn’t teaching, it’s ‘showing’!)

-- minutes
Time allowed for students
that need extra help
There is usually a little time left at the end of the lesson,
for helping students with any individual difficulties
It is not unusual (particularly as the exams near), for me to stay beyond 8 pm
helping students individually!

Entry Requirements

To score an A*, students must achieve over 90% in the second year (A2) modules. Given that is also where the most challenging parts of the A-level maths syllabus reside, students need to be extremely well prepared for the exam.

For that reason, our A2 course hits the ground running. We don't waste any time in getting our students acclimatised to the standard they need to aim at.

For that reason, we expect the students us the A2 course to have attained a good knowledge of the AS work, but can provide help for students that need brushing up on that work. We provide our students with all of the course materials, worksheets, tests, revision notes, past exam papers, etc. that they need.

Details

  • Suitable for students that want to aim for the top grades and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve that...
  • Students should have achieved and A*/A grades in the AS modules (we can consider cases where high 'B' grade was recorded, if there were any exceptional circumstances)
  • Students should be willing and able to complete 3/4 hours or more of homework each week.

The workload at A-level is intense; but we find that, at this stage in their academic life, students are self motivated to put in the hard work to earn their place at a top university. (the majority of our students end up at one of the Russell Group of universities).