Science helps us to understand the world around us. Everything we know about the universe – from the structure of the atom to the layout of the solar system – results from scientific research. Advances in Science have underpinned human progress and will continue to shape the modern world. From our knowledge of cutting-edge medicines to renewable energy resources, studying Science is a way to future-proof your child’s skill set.
“Science equips you with the ability to critique, the knowledge to debate and the desire to learn more.”
Our students are encouraged to think critically, develop data handling and investigative skills. Our Science team deliver the national curriculum through rigorous lessons differentiated to support academically weaker students and stretch the most able. We link lessons to current affairs and encourage our students to ask questions. Why is the sky blue? Do we see colours in the same way? Does being cold make you sick? Where did Earth’s water come from? What is cancer? How do insects communicate? We use experiments (adapted for the kitchen!) to support learning. For home school students, we recommend parents subscribe to MEL Science experiment kits.
Whether your child is studying Science for Common Entrance, GCSE or A level, we have a subject specialist here to help. We conduct an initial assessment to understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and ensure our students have a good understanding of core concepts. 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.
We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards.
At Key Stage 5, we also provide subject specialists for Cambridge Pre-U courses. We help tutors to stay up-to-date with curriculum changes. In addition to teaching, many of our tutors are also GCSE or A level examiners.
We encourage students to explore Science beyond the national curriculum. For secondary students with an interest in Science, here are some hot topics for wider reading:
“Jen has been excellent. She is so good at adapting to Sarah’s personality and making her lessons really interesting and interactive – even online! It makes me want to learn Chemistry again.”