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Brain Booster – KS3 to GCSE Science

6 weeks – £97

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Prepare for your GCSE Science courses with this 6-week Brain Booster course which will strengthen your fundamental knowledge from key stage 3 and ensure a solid foundation ready to start your GCSE Science courses in September. This presentation of the course is intended for students starting their GCSE Science courses in September 2021.

The course includes instructional videos, worksheets, assignments, and small group classes led by a qualified science teacher. Classes will take place on Wednesday morning, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and run from 28th July through to 1st September 2021. Students will need to have completed the required modules at least 24 hours before each class.

GCSE Science Brain Booster covers the areas of Key stage 3 science that are built upon in the GCSE Science curriculum:

Lesson 1

  • Atoms and elements, Mixtures and compounds, Separation techniques;
  • Conservation of energy, Energy transfer, Transfer by heating;
  • States of matter, Particle theory, Heating/cooling curves;
  • Microscopes.

Lesson 2

  • Cells;
  • Periodic table, Properties of metals and non-metals;
  • Forces and movement, Friction, air/water resistance;
  • Scientific attitudes.

Lesson 3

  • Experimental skills;
  • Digestion, Nutrition;
  • Balancing equations, Naming compounds;
  • Speed, Distance-time graphs.

Lesson 4

  • Circuits, Current and potential difference, Series and parallel circuits;
  • Analysis and evaluation;
  • Respiration, Gas exchange, Breathing;
  • Acids and alkalis, Neutralisations, Metals and acids, Oxides and acids.

Lesson 5

  • Reactivity series, Displacement reactions;
  • Energy resources, Generating electricity;
  • Measurement;
  • Magnets and electromagnets.

Lesson 6

  • Hooke’s Law;
  • Pressure, Moments;
  • Waves – water/light/sound, Reflection and refraction;
  • DNA.

Note: The schedule of topics may be subject to change.

Brain Booster – GCSE to A-level Physics

6 weeks – £120

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Prepare for your AS- and A-level Physics course with this 6-week Brain Booster course which will strengthen your fundamental knowledge from GCSE Science and ensure a solid foundation ready to start your AS- and A-level Physics course in September. This presentation of the course is intended for students starting year 12 in September 2021.

The course includes instructional videos, worksheets, assignments, and small group classes led by a qualified physics teacher. Classes will take place on Tuesday morning, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and run from 27th July through to 31st August 2021. Students will need to have completed the required modules at least 24 hours before each class. 

A-level Physics covers areas of GCSE Physics that are built upon in the A-level Physics syllabus:

Lesson 1

  • Maths skills;
  • SI Units and their prefixes;
  • Vectors and scalars, Addition rules;
  • Calculator skills;
  • Orders of magnitude;
  • Conservation laws;
  • Estimation of physical properties.

Lesson 2

  • Newtons laws of motion, F = ma;
  • Limitations of physical measurements;
  • Work done;
  • Moments;
  • Conservation of momentum.

Lesson 3

  • Graph skills;
  • Graphical representation of accelerated motion, Distance-time graphs, Velocity-time graphs;
  • Force-extension graphs, energy stored, Hooke’s law;
  • Representing waves; Waves on a string.

Lesson 4

  • Conservation of energy;
  • Calculations for kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy transfers;
  • Internal energy; Temperature and average molecular kinetic energy;
  • Specific heat capacity.

Lesson 5

  • Electric current;
  • Ohm’s law;
  • Current, potential difference, and resistance in series and parallel circuits;
  • Fields;
  • Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Electromagnetic induction.

Lesson 6

  • Development of model of an atom;
  • Radioactive decay, Radioactive sources, Half-life;
  • Fission, Fusion.

Note: The schedule of topics may be subject to change.

Image of a calculator A-level Physics GCSE Science

Brain Booster – Maths for GCSE Science

6 weeks – £97

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Boost your GCSE Science grades with this 6-week Brain Booster course which will strengthen your maths skills and compliment your GCSE Science courses. This course is for students studying GCSE Science, double or triple award.

The course includes instructional videos, worksheets, assignments, and small group classes led by a qualified science teacher. Classes will take place on Thursday morning, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and run from 29th July through to 2nd September 2021.

Intended for students in years 9, 10, and 11, Maths for GCSE Science covers the areas of maths that are needed for the GCSE Science curriculum:

  • Decimal form;
  • Standard form;
  • Ratios, fractions, and percentages;
  • Estimates, Order of magnitude;
  • Significant figures;
  • Calculating area and volume;
  • Averages;
  • Presenting data in tables and graphs;
  • Analysing data in tables and graphs;
  • Sampling techniques;
  • Simple probability;
  • Correlation;
  • Rearranging and solving equations;
  • Sine, cosine, and tangent relationships;
  • Tangents and gradients;
  • Area under a curve.
Image of a calculator A-level Physics GCSE Science

Brain Booster – Maths for A-level Physics

6-weeks – £120

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Boost your AS- and A-level Physics grades with this 6-week Brain Booster course which will strengthen your maths skills and compliment your A-level Physics course.

The course includes instructional videos, worksheets, assignments, and small group classes led by a qualified physics teacher. Classes will take place on Friday morning, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and run from 22nd July through to 26th August 2021.

Intended for students in years 12 and 13, Maths for A-level Physics covers the areas of maths that are needed for the A-level Physics syllabus:

  • Standard form;
  • Indices;
  • Estimates, Order of magnitude;
  • Significant figures;
  • Presenting data in tables and graphs;
  • Analysing data in tables and graphs;
  • Rearranging and solving equations;
  • Sine, cosine, and tangent relationships;
  • Tangents and gradients;
  • Area under a curve;
  • Vector addition.