Science for all students

Our philosophy is science for all students. We believe that science has something to offer every student. That's why we offer a range of intensive teaching / tutoring for all Key Stages from KS2 (Primary), KS3 (Junior Secondary), KS4 (GCSE) & KS5 (A-level) and our lessons suit students of all abilities and all aspirations.

Once you start lessons with us, you'll see that our teaching of Biology, along with Chemistry and Physics, is clear, straightforward and follows your specification. For GCSE & A-level, there is and exam at the end of the course. Our Tutors will ensure that you are ready for such exams, and this will make you realise your potential.

AQA - GCSE (9-1) Combined Sciences Topics covered:

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics

  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and evolution
  • Ecology

  • Atomic structure and the Periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitive chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes

  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources.

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure

  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism.
AQA – GCSE (9-1) Combined Sciences Required Practicals

Biology Trilogy:

  • Using a light Microscope to observe animal and Plant cells.
  • Investigating the effects of sugar or salt on the mass of plant tissues.
  • Testing for Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins.
  • Investigating the effects of pH on Amylase.
  • Investigating the effect of light intensity on Photosynthesis.
  • Investigating the effect of practice on reaction time.
  • Investigating population size.

Chemistry Trilogy:

  • Preparing a pure, dry sample of a soluble salt.
  • Investigating electrolysis of aqueous solutions
  • Investigating the variables that affect temperature changes in reacting solutions.
  • Investigating how changes in concentration affect the rates of reactions.
  • Investigating Paper Chromatography.
  • Analysing and Purifying water samples.

Physics Trilogy:

  • Investigating Specific Heat Capacity.
  • Investigating the factors affecting the resistance of electrical circuits.
  • Investing the I-V characteristics of a variety of circuit elements.
  • Determining the density of Solids and liquids
  • Investigating the relationship between Force and Extension.
  • Investigating factors that affect acceleration.
  • Investigating the Frequency, Wavelength and Speed of waves in solids and liquids.
  • Investigating how much infrared radiation is absorbed or radiated by a surface.

Specifications developed by teachers for teachers

The specifications we use are for the main recognised exam boards which have been developed with the involvement of thousands of UK qualified teachers. So you can be confident that our GCSE Combined Science is relevant and interesting to teach and to learn. Our specifications ensure that:

  • the subject content is presented clearly, in a logical teaching & learning order. We’ve also given teaching guidance and signposted opportunities for skills development throughout the specification
  • the subject content and required / core practicals in our GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy are also in our GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, So you have the flexibility to co-teach or to move your students between courses.
  • We have also included all A-level Biology required / core Practicals in the A-level Biology specification.
  • all our science qualifications provide opportunities for progression. Our GCSE Combined Science includes progression in the subject content and consistency in the exam questions, so that our students have the best preparation for A-level.

Our practicals have been trialled by teachers

There’s no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities as part of day-to-day teaching and learning.

The exam boards we work with have improved their question papers. You’ll find that their exams:

  • are clearly laid out in the specification, so you know exactly what’s required
  • are deliberately open, so you can teach in the way that suits you and your students
  • have already been trialled in schools.

You’ll find even more support and guidance in our practical handbook, which includes recommendations and advice from teachers in the trial.

Straightforward exams, so students can give straightforward answers

We’ve improved our question papers. You’ll find that our exams:

  • use more straightforward language and fewer words so they’re easier to understand
  • have fewer contexts so students don’t get confused
  • have questions that increase in difficulty so students feel confident
  • have been written with our GCSE and A-level science teams, so students have consistency between content and questions.

Support and resources to help you teach

We’ve worked with experienced teachers to provide you with a range of resources that will help you confidently plan, teach and prepare for exams.