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Science

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.”

Sophie, Subject Specialist

Our Approach

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.

Exam Boards

We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards.

  • AQA
  • Edexcel GCSE
  • Edexcel IGCSE
  • OCR
  • CIE IGCSE
  • International Baccalaureate

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.

Wider Reading

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:

  • How can new technologies slow down climate change?
  • How can we incentivise greener lifestyle choices?
  • Why is sleep so important?
  • Why do species need different amounts of sleep?
  • How can sleep be used to reduce the prevalence of degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the minimum requirements for life?
  • What could life look life on other planets?
  • What is the role of genetic engineering in global food security?
  • How can gene drives help to eliminate malaria?

Our Subject Specialists

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Jen

"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. Following this, she completed her Secondary Science PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. She has 5 years classroom experience, teaching Biology at KS3-KS5 level. In her most recent position, Jen also held the role of Head of Science.
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Nikita

"Science teaches how to think and how to question."
Nikita is an experienced Science teacher at a North London secondary school, where she has 3 years classroom experience. Nikita graduated from Aston University in 2015, with a first class degree in LLB Law with Management. Following this, she went on to complete her Secondary Science PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme.
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James

"Science continues to shape the modern world."
James is a qualified teacher with 5 years classroom experience, specialising in Physics and Maths at KS3, 4 and 5 level. James holds a first-class Masters degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Sussex. He also holds a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics.
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“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.”

Mother of a GCSE Student