The Science GCSE group sessions are an intensive course designed to maximise the understanding of GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics for the students. The focus of the course is to increase the breadth of knowledge and develop strategies to links these ideas to different contexts.
During the biology sessions, students will develop a strong understanding of biological systems such as the digestive system and the circulatory system as well as looking at more abstract ideas such as DNA and protein synthesis. Time will be spent looking at more modern biological techniques, biotechnology and genetic engineering and students will link these new technologies with more traditional biological techniques.
Within the Physics sessions, a lot of time will be spent unpicking common misconceptions in the areas of forces, radioactive decay and energy and, after developing a solid foundation in Physics, time will be spent developing the breadth of knowledge. Students will also get intensive coaching in tackling the many Physics equations including tips on how to select the correct equation, how to manipulate the equation to match the context of the questions and how to ensure that their final answer is the correct answer.
Students will also get practice in tackling the structure of questions in examinations to maximise the marks gained per question.
Students will be coached on how to make the adjustments required to move from a ‘4/5’ grade (C) to a ‘7/8/9’ grade (A/A* and beyond) and they will receive coaching on how to identify the ‘A*’ questions and how to tackle them when under time pressure.