Science is a fascinating and academically challenging subject. Science enables students to understand how the universe functions, and the processes that shape their lives, identities, and experiences. The elegant patterns in nature provide an absorbing course of study that challenge a student’s imagination and creativity, and refine their powers of observation.
Our students are taught to think critically, scientifically and numerically. Rather than knowing only ‘about Science’, we aim to develop a deep ‘knowledge of Science’ by equipping them with core scientific principles and skills. We work with students of a range of abilities and ages – from primary to university level – and carefully tailor lessons to support weaker students and stretch the most able. We encourage our students to observe their lives and ask questions: Why is the sky blue? Do we see colours in the same way? Does being cold make you sick? Where does Earth’s water come from? What is cancer? We use experiments (adapted for a home classroom!) to enhance learning.
Every year, The Golden Circle successfully prepares students for Common Entrance exams, Double/ Separate Science GCSEs, and A Level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Up to GCSE level, our Science specialists teach across all three Sciences. At A Level, they specialise in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. We conduct an initial assessment to evaluate each student’s strengths and weaknesses. In early lessons we address subject knowledge gaps and common misconceptions. This lays the foundations for more complex Science topics so that students develop a detailed knowledge of their curriculum. As exams approach, our focus is on timed questions, data analysis, and exam technique.
"I wanted to thank you for the most amazing support you have given to our son, to all of us, during the last school year. Thank you for holding my hand for the past year. You gave us advice, guidance, you shared your knowledge, and skills but more than anything you made lessons so soothing and beneficial. You always delivered your lessons to suit our son’s interests - providing knowledge and challenge but also FUN. He looked forward to seeing you for each one of your lessons. I will always appreciate everything you have done for us - there are no words to thank you but thank you anyway."
Mother of a Year 5 student
"I feel very lucky to have someone so wonderful teaching my daughter. Jen has infectious enthusiasm when it comes to Science and a real spark about her. We love the joy, insight, and advice that she brings into our home."
Parent of a Year 9 student
"By studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics, students have a clearer understanding of the world they live in."
Flora holds a first-class Natural Science degree from the University of Bath and a Master’s degree in Oncology. She was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for her PGCE teaching qualification and completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2016. For the last 3 years, Flora has taught Edexcel Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE level and Biology at A Level. She is also a qualified Edexcel Examiner. Flora has taught at The Golden Circle for 2 years, alongside her PhD studies at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer.
"Science equips you with the ability to critique, the knowledge to debate and the desire to learn more."
Sophie holds a first-class degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and an MA in Health Policy from King’s College London. Sophie trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme and has 5 years of classroom experience teaching Triple Science GCSE, A Level Psychology and Biology. She also prepares sixth form students for Oxbridge and Medicine applications and runs mock interviews. Sophie has privately tutored for 11 years and currently teaches at a secondary school in Central London. In her spare time, she volunteers for the charity The Listening Place, which offers face-to-face support to young people facing mental health challenges.
"Science develops our ability to ask questions, solve problems and apply what we learn."
Simran is a passionate Science teacher with an in-depth knowledge of the Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 curriculum. She currently teaches at a South West London school, where she has held the role of Head of Science for 4 years. Simran holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London, PGCE in Secondary Science (rated Outstanding), and MA in Leadership from University College London. She is a native Punjabi speaker and has volunteered for Hackney Pirates, an after school club which supports children facing personal challenges with reading and creative writing.
"Curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Science opens the door to new skills and opportunities."
Jen graduated from University College London with a degree in Human Sciences in 2012. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and taught in schools in the UK and internationally, in Singapore, for 7 years. Jen has home schooled with The Golden Circle for the last 4 years and has enabled our students to achieve excellent results at GCSE and A Level. She balances tutoring with working as a Science Education Consultant for a London academy chain.
"Science is about understanding the world around us."
Hannah graduated from Oxford University in 2012 with a degree in Biological Sciences. She also holds an MA Public Policy from King’s College London. Hannah trained as a Science Teacher through the Teach First programme and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for her PGCE qualification. Hannah has 8 years of experience in the education sector, teaching GCSE at Key Stage 3 - 4 and Biology at Key Stage 5.
“Science is going to solve the problems that our world faces. We need to nurture the next generation to be not just able, but excited, to take on challenges”.
Flora graduated with an undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification in 2010, specialising in Secondary Science. Flora holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching all Triple Science at GCSE and Biology A Level. She also prepares students for Oxbridge applications and interviews. Flora has taught at prestigious independent schools in the UK and internationally, including Whitgift School, London and Cranbrook School, Sydney.
Interested in Sciences?
Get in touch with us here at The Golden Circle to find out how we can help you and your child reach academic success. Contact us on the details below or fill in our form and one of our team will get back to you.
174 Hammersmith Road
London W6 7JP
44 (0) 207 887 2586