While private tuition is our main service, we also arrange classes at centres such as the one located in Shepherd’s Bush. Centres are run as follows:

This classroom is where our homeschooled students sit for their classes throughout the week, covering the core subjects (English, Mathematics, and the Sciences). Lessons can run for varying lengths, depending on both the subject being studied and the need of the student(s).

For those students who require some assistance with what school has given them, the centre is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, where they can attend tailored lessons building on what they have learnt in the past few days at school, as well as make use of our resources to jump ahead of their peers.

For more information, as well as our current timetable, please contact the office.

Primary children follow the National Curriculum. These courses have been specially designed to help any pupil who is having difficulty in learning the basics of these subjects. The two courses below are perfect if your child is struggling with lessons, school or exams or if they require dyslexia support. Sessions last two hours a week and will include homework.
English Tuition

These courses have been designed to help any child who is having difficulty in learning to read, write and spell. Separate lessons are available for handwriting and presentation.

Mathematics Tuition

These courses will enable the pupil to learn the basic mathematical rules and how to apply them.
The knowledge and confidence gained in this subject will enable the child to use his/her brain and not just his/her memory. The child can learn that mathematics is a subject which can be enjoyed.

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

Teaching/Delivery:

Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, reading, writing or study, research, online videos, class debate/discussion and other interactive student activities.

KS3: Year 7 to Year 9

The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Read easily, fluently and with good understanding

• Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information

• Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

• Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage

• Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

• Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.

• Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Assessments

KS3: Year 7 to 9

Students will be examined in the following topics:

• Reading and comprehension

• Writing and grammer

• Spoken Language

IGCSE (Exam board depends on year of enrolment):

Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science (grades A* to G)

Paper 1- Multiple choice questions

Paper 2 –Core or extended paper consisting of longer answer questions

Paper 6 – The Alternative to the practical paper with written questions based

on practical science activities and experiments

Edexcel IGCSE Single Award (grades 9 to 1)

Paper 1 – Biology

Paper 2 – Chemistry

Paper 3 – Physics If students do well throughout the course

there is the opportunity to study for the Double Award.

Assessment

At IGCSE Level regular assessments are completed in lessons with exam style questions/practice exam papers to measure performance towards the IGCSE target grade.IGCSE Mathematics

All students follow the revised curriculum for Maths, which broadly comprises 3 main strands: Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Probability. The new 9-1 specifications for exams from 2016 onwards require students to demonstrate greater problem solving skills across the range of mathematical topics. Weighting of marks in Foundation tier:- Number 25%; Algebra 20%; Ratio, proportion and rates of change 25%; Geometry and measures 15%; Probability 15% Weighting of marks in Higher tier:- Number 15% ; Algebra 30%; Ratio, proportion and rates of change 20%; Geometry and measures 20%; Probability 15%.

Assessment

At IGCSE, students work towards nationally recognised certification. Edexcel Awards in Number & Measure, Statistical Methods and/or Algebra Edexcel Awards in mathematics are stand-alone qualifications designed to help students build their confidence and skills in different areas of maths. Where students join The Local Teachers for a fixed period of time, the Edexcel Awards are a valid way to recognise their progress in key mathematical competencies before re-joining mainstream school. In the summer term of Year 11, students will sit the EDEXCEL (9-1) Mathematics GCSE. This consists of 3 exam papers, each exam is 90 minutes and worth 80 marks. Mock exams are completed in the Autumn and Spring terms to assess whether students will be entered for Foundation or Higher tier exams.IGCSE English

Specifications in English language should enable students to:

• Read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding

• Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing

• Write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately

• Use grammar correctly, punctuate and spell accurately

• Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology , and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

• Listen to and understand spoken language, and use spoken Standard English effectively.

GCSE English

Specifications in English literature should enable students to:

• Read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading

• Read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas

• Develop the habit of reading widely and often

• Appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage

• Write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English

• Acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

Assessments

GCSE: English Language Assessment Guidelines

READING

• Read and understand a range of texts to:

• Identify and interpret explicit and implicit information and ideas

• Select and synthesise evidence from different texts

• Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views

• Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts

• Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references.

WRITING

• Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences

• Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts

• Candidates must use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation. (This requirement must constitute 20% of the marks for each specification as a whole.)

SPOKEN LANGUAGE

• Demonstrate presentation skills in a formal setting AO8 Listen and respond appropriately to spoken language, including to questions and feedback to presentations AO9 Use spoken Standard English effectively in speeches and presentations.

• English Literature Assessment Guidelines

Students should be able to:

• Maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response

• Use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations

• Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate

• Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written

• Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

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