Project Description

GCSE English Tuition

As part of the English language curriculum, your child will be expected to read fluently and write effectively. They should be able to demonstrate a confident control of Standard English and they should be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploy figurative language and analyse texts.

We can teach students how to answer a question, how to understand exactly what is being asked for and how to write it for the examiner. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is now marked across many subjects, meaning that a good grasp of these areas is crucial to every student. We teach fluency and structure in essay writing and aim to produce a well-rounded student at the end of their course.

English literature emphasises on developing knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Through literature, students will have a chance to develop culturally and acquire knowledge of the best that has been taught and written. Studying GCSE English literature should encourage students to read widely for pleasure, and as a preparation for studying literature at a higher level.

GCSE 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

Course Description

GCSE 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

GCSE specifications in English literature should require students to study the following content:

Students should study a range of high quality, intellectually challenging, and substantial whole texts in detail. These must include:

  • at least one play by Shakespeare
  • at least one 19th century novel
  • a selection of poetry since 1789, including representative Romantic poetry
  • fiction or drama from the British Isles from 1914 onwards

Syllabus Covered:

  • WJEC
  • Pearson
  • AQA

Levels:

  • Foundation Level – Grades 1 – 5
  • Higher Level – Grades 5 – 9

How Can GCSE English Tuition Help?

  • Gain confidence and exam technique with material we’ve created with the aid of current examiners
  • Work on the topics you have the most difficulty with
  • Revise your selected subjects thoroughly
  • Stay focused and gain motivation from other students
  • Boost your overall confidence

GCSE Maths Tuition

GCSE Mathematics is a desirable qualification for almost everyone, and a ‘must’ for many careers. The syllabus offered is broad and practical with much of the Maths relating to everyday life (Functional Skills).

As part of the Maths curriculum students will be expected to apply the key skills of fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the Foundation or Higher paper. Through our initial assessment we establish the areas for development for your child and develop a specific tuition plan to address these. This will include carefully selected homework tasks to allow for independent learning.

We target weaker areas and use past papers to assess understanding, ensuring that we do everything in our power to help you achieve the grade that you want.

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

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Course Description

The GCSE Mathematics Curriculum allows learners to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including: The GCSE Mathematics Curriculum allows learners to:

  • Functional Maths
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Statistics
  • Probability

Syllabus Covered

  • WJEC 
  • AQA 
  • PEARSON

Levels

  • Foundation Level – Grades 1 – 5
  • Higher Level – Grades 5 – 9

How Can GCSE Maths Tuition Help?

  • Gain confidence and exam technique w
  • Work on the topics you have the most difficulty with
  • Revise your selected subjects thoroughly
  • Stay focused and gain motivation from other students
  • Boost your overall confidence

GCSE Science Tuition

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Course Description

GCSE specifications in Science should enable students to:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understandinthrough the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Syllabus Covered

  • WJEC
  • AQA
  • PEARSON

Levels

  • Foundation Level – Grades 1 – 5
  • Higher Level – Grades 5 – 9

How Can GCSE Science Tuition Help?

  • Gain confidence and exam technique with material we’ve created with the aid of current examiners
  • Work on the topics you have the most difficulty with
  • Revise your selected subjects thoroughly
  • Stay focused and gain motivation from other students
  • Boost your overall confidence

A Level Tuition

Swansea College offers private tuition for AS and A Level students in mathematics and all sciences.

Studying for AS and A Levels and preparing for exams is often stressful for students, and many feel additional pressure now it is no longer possible to sit AS or A2 exams in January.

Swansea College provides tuition to help relieve the stress and pressure of studying for AS and A Levels. Our tutors aim to provide enjoyable and engaging lessons that enables pupils to tackle AS and A Level coursework, homework and exams with confidence.

Our pupils are in charge of their lessons. Priorities and the pace of lessons are established in partnership with the student.

As requested, tutors will also liaise with teachers at school or college to plan private tuition that focuses on any gaps in understanding or subject areas that would benefit from additional time and support.

Tuition is known to be a highly effective tool in raising attainment and improving learning outcomes. Swansea College AS and A level tutors tailor their approach to each student’s individual needs, working at a pace with which the student is comfortable. This ensures lessons remains productive and stress free, the student is able to build up their confidence and any difficulties or issues the student would like to target can be properly addressed.

Swansea College tutor’s are available for:

  • AS and A Level coursework assistance
  • Short-term or ongoing AS and A Level homework help
  • Development of AS and A Level study skills
  • AS and A2 exam revision and preparation

AS and A2 exam preparation may include:

  • exam coaching
  • improving study skills and exam skills
  • sitting mock and past AS and A2 exam papers

Changing A Level Syllabus

Our AS and A Level tutors keep up to date with the changing curriculum and are familiar with the UK’s main AS and A Level exam board syllabus, including:

  • WJEC
  • AQA
  • PEARSON

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