Revision Workshops

These will start up again after Spring half term - please bookmark this page

Ongoing WORKSHOPS and COURSES

(all online)

Each workshop is one hour per week, with a series run over four weeks. The workshops are scaffolded so students are required to sign up for the four-week course to aid continuity.    To consolidate work in the lesson, students are encouraged to answer five multiple-choice questions for homework.  I use either Bramble or Infiniti whiteboard platforms, both of which are safe and very intuitive.   Each series of workshops is repeated every eight weeks.

Price: £15 per workshop.  £60 per series
If you are a current 1-2-1 student with me, you will receive a discount of 33% per workshop = £10/£40

  • Day/times given below
  • Please contact me for start dates



Maths in science

20% of marks in science are for maths tasks only – you can actually gain these marks without knowing any science!   As a GCSE Science examiner, I see many maths marks lost and I also have insight into the most common errors. This series of interactive workshops cover the whole of the maths in science curricula (except physics-only components) as required by Ofqual. 


A(i)

Mondays  7-8pm

A(ii)

Wednesdays 7-8pm

B(i)

Tuesdays 7-8pm

B(ii)

Thursdays 7-8pm

Significant Figures/Rounding/Mean

Percentages

Algebra – Substitution

Linear Graphs (i)

Converting Units

Ratios

Algebra – Rearranging

Linear Graphs (ii)

Standard Form (i)

Surface Area/Volume

Charts – Pie/Bar/Histograms

Tangents (i)

Standard Form (ii)

Estimates/Probabilities

Tables/Uncertainties

Tangents (ii)


command words

Command words are those that tell you how to answer a question.  As a GCSE Science examiner, I see many marks lost through students misunderstanding the command work, and therefore have insight into the most common errors. This series of interactive workshops cover the most common command words using 4- and 6-mark general and prescribed practical exam questions within biology, chemistry and physics.

A

Tuesdays: 5.30-6.30pm

 

B

Tuesdays : 5.30-6.30pm

 

Describe/State

 

Compare & Contrast (i)

 

Devise

 

Compare & Contrast (ii)

 

Explain

 

Evaluate (i)

 

State & Explain

 

Evaluate (ii)

 

 
Ionic compounds AND EQUATIONS
Understanding ionic bonding is the cornerstone of inorganic chemistry – especially marks relating to bonding, salt equations, reactivity and electrolysis. However, as a GCSE Science examiner and experienced teacher/tutor, I see many marks lost through lack of understanding. This series of interactive workshops scaffolds students from the basic to the complex.  Students are encouraged to answer some pre-course multiple-choice questions so that I can assess your current ability.  Depending upon demand, a course covering electrolysis can be arranged (students must have covered series A & B first).

A

Wednesdays : 5.30-6.30pm

 

B

Wednesdays : 5.30-6.30pm

 

  • Atomic Structure – P/N/e-/ Periodic Table

 

  • Diatomic molecules (covalent)

 

  • Atomic Structure – Groups & Periods

 

  • Reactivity Series / Salt Equations

 

  • Simple ionic bonds

 

  • Simple ionic equations

 

  • Complex ionic bonds

 

  • Complex ionic equations