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 Year 9 course is intended for students with a good ability in maths that are doing fine at the maths they are covering in school, but want to get ahead of their schoolwork.
It is designed to stretch and challenge able students and to promote budding mathematicians; in the long term, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of the full range of qualifications that maths (unlike any other subject) offers:
A student with a talent for maths can sit three different GCSEs in Maths, and they can sit two different A-levels. On top of that, there are even harder exams (the AEA and STEP papers) that enable capable students to prove to the top universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Imperial etc. just how talented they are...
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Students who join us in Year 11 will benefit from a rigorous course the covers 80% of the G.C.S.E. syllabus, with emphasis developing a strong foundation in maths that is both essential for targeting the A*/A grades, and is a platform for A-level study
- A 1-year intensive G.C.S.E. revision course written by Dr Deepak Shah and taught by Mrs Menna Haria, covering the majority of the G.C.S.E. and I.G.C.S.E. syllabus with a strong focus on the topics that students need to achieve an A*/A grade
- All the main exam boards are 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
- Mrs Haria 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
- From Christmas onwards, plenty of exam practice - and guidance with the past papers - is given
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!
Our 1-year intensive G.C.S.E. revision course is suitable for students that are sitting the G.C.S.E. exam within 1-year and expect to be entered for the HIGHER LEVEL exam.
We expect reasonable knowledge of the Key Stage 3 syllabus, 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.
Students will be prepared for the 'Higher Level' exam, which targets students aiming for A*/A/B grades:
- Suitable for students that want the chance to achieve the top grades and are willing to work to achieve that...
- Students should have a reasonable grasp of Key Stage 3 work and have performed above the median (i.e. be in one of the top sets, rather than the bottom set).
- Students should be willing and able to complete 2/3 hours of homework each week.
It is not possible to cover the entire G.C.S.E. syllabus in 1-year, so we prefer student to join us in Year 10. But students who join us in Year 11 will still have access to all of the work that we completed with the students who joined us in Year 10