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)
A-level maths is widely regarded as the most difficult A-level of all, partly because there is a significant jump in the complexity and approach needed at A-level. Our AS course is designed to ease that transition and to make students feel at ease with the subject
The course is challenging (so is really only suitable for students that achieved an A*/A, or very high grade B in the G.C.S.E.) but support is provided throughout; both after-the-lesson and outside-of-the-lesson, to ensure students learn to face the challenge of A-level study in a secure and comfortable environment
With the vast majority of our full course students (over 98%) scoring A*/A grades, it is clearly an approach that delivers results
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Our 2-year A-level course (covering AS in the first year and A2 in the second year) provides a thorough and challenging course intended for students that want to aim for the A*/A grades at A-level
- A 2-year full-course (first year covers the AS syllabus) written and taught by Dr Deepak Shah, covering the entire A-level syllabus in great depth, and challenging capable students
- The first year covers the AS 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
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
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…
|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!
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 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
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’!)
Time allowed for students
|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!
Maths is a highly prized A-level primarily because it is so challenging... For that reason, we expect the students joining us at A-level to have attained a good knowledge of the G.C.S.E. work, particularly the algebra, 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.
- Suitable for students that want to aim for the top grades and are willing to do the work to achieve that...
- Students should have a achieved and A*/A grade in the G.C.S.E. (we can consider cases where a 'B' grade was recorded, if there were any exceptional circumstances)
- Students should be willing and able to complete 2/3 hours or more of homework each week.
The workload at A-level is far more demanding than at G.C.S.E; but we find that students that force their way through the transition from G.C.S.E. to A-level, settle down and learn to apply themselves and develop strong logical skills.
The AS year is crucial as the top universities award places based heavily upon the grades achieved at the end of this year. (The majority of our students end up at one of the Russell Group of universities).