FAQ’s

For GCSE

FAQ’s – English & Science Booster

1. When can my child start?

You can start at any time of the academic year and your child(ren) will make progress.  However, to get the most out of the booster classes we recommend starting at the beginning of the academic year.

2. What year groups are the booster classes for?

Our GCSE English and Maths Booster classes are year specific classes for children in Key Stage 4 (years 9, 10 or 11).

3. How long are the booster classes?

Our English and Maths Booster group sessions are 2 hours and 10 minutes long. Students have a one hour English lesson, then a 10-minute break followed by a second hour Maths lesson.

4. How many pupils are there in the booster classes?

We have a fixed ratio of up to 8 students to every 1 tutor within our booster classes. In addition to this out booster classes are year specific making them an extremely targeted form of tutoring.

5. Which exam boards do the booster classes cover?

Our booster classes are designed to compliment all the major examination boards with a particular focus on boards utilized by local secondary schools. There is a significant overlap in content and material required between the different examination boards, especially since changes to GCSE specifications to the new 9-1 system. The maths topics specified by all GCSE boards is pretty much the same.

6. Do you give homework?

Yes, students are given homework for Maths and English on a weekly basis (except for assessment weeks).  All homework is based on what our learners have learnt in the lesson and is designed to reinforce their learning. Ones returned, homework is marked and explained with further examples.

7. How much homework do you give?

Homework will vary on a week by week basis. However, if I child would like additional homework, they tutor can make the relevant arrangements within reason.

8. Will I be informed regularly of my child(ren)s progress?

Yes, all our children have weekly progress reports which will let you know how they did in their classwork, homework and including work ethic. Tutors and parents can also write comments within the weekly reports which make them a great way of ensuring regular communication between your child(ren)s tutor and yourself.

9. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our GCSE tutors are subject specialists and the vast majority are also qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our GCSE tutors have experience delivering exam board specific GCSE material for their specialist subject, be it maths or English, within a school-based setting.

10. What will they be taught for English and Maths?

We have carefully planned weekly lessons for the whole year. Topics that are taught are all in line with the current exam board specifications for maths and English.  A list of topics can be found at the top of this page.

FAQ’s – Science Booster

1. When can my child start?

You can start at any time of the academic year and your child(ren) will make progress.  However, to get the most out of the booster classes we recommend starting at the beginning of the academic year.

2. What year groups are the GCSE Science Booster classes for?

Our GCSE Science Booster classes are year specific classes for children in Key Stage 4 (years 9, 10 or 11).

3. How long are the booster classes?

Our GCSE Science Booster group sessions are 2 hours and 10 minutes long. Students study for a 1 hour lesson, then a 10-minute break followed by a second 1 hour lesson.

4. How many pupils are there in the booster classes?

We have a fixed ratio of up to 8 children to every 1 tutor within our booster classes. In addition to this out booster classes are year specific making them an extremely targeted form of tutoring.

5. How will you teach my child(ren)?

Our booster classes are designed to compliment all the major examination boards with a particular focus on boards utilized by local secondary schools. There is a significant overlap in content and material required between the different examination boards, especially since changes to GCSE specifications to the new 9-1 system.

6. Will my child(ren) receive homework?

Yes, students are given homework for science on a weekly basis (except for assessment weeks).  All homework is based on what our learners have learnt in the lesson and is designed to reinforce their learning. Ones returned, homework is marked and explained with further examples.

7. How much homework will my child(ren) receive?

Homework will vary on a week by week basis. However, if I child would like additional homework, they tutor can make the relevant arrangements within reason.

8. Will I be informed regularly of my child(ren)s progress?

Yes, all our children have weekly progress reports which will let you know how they did in their classwork, homework and including work ethic. Tutors and parents can also write comments within the weekly reports which make them a great way of ensuring regular communication between your child(ren)s tutor and yourself.

9. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our GCSE tutors are subject specialists and the vast majority are also qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our GCSE tutors have experience delivering exam board specific GCSE matrialial for their specialist subject, be it biology, chemistry or physics , within a school-based setting.

10. What will they be taught for science?

We have carefully planned weekly lessons for the whole year. Topics that are taught are all in line with the current exam board specifications for science.  A list of topics can be found at the top of this page.

FAQ’s – 1-2-1 Tuition

1. When can my child start?

You can start at any time of the academic year and your child(ren) will make progress.

2. How long are the lessons?

Our lessons are hourly and we recommend lessons that are no longer than one to two hours for primary children.

3. How many children are there in the lesson?

There will be one tutor dedicated to one student during all one to one tutoring sessions making them an extremely targeted form of learning support.

4. What will my child(ren) be taught?

Children are taught English and/or Maths topics in line with the current Primary National Curriculum.  A list of topics can be found at the top of this page.

5. How will you teach my child(ren)?

Children learn in various ways whether they it be visual, auditory, reading / writing or kinesthetic. All our tutors are very experienced with teaching children using various methods to ensure they understand what is being taught.

6. Where will my child work?

Children will work in one of the designated one on one suites.

7. Will my child(ren) receive homework?

Yes. 1-2-1 students are given an appropriate amount of homework on a weekly basis.  All homework is based on what a child has learnt in the lesson and is designed to reinforce their learning.

8. Will I be informed regularly of my child(ren)s progress?

Yes, all our children have weekly progress reports which will let you know how they did in their classwork, homework and including work ethic. Tutors and parents can also write comments within the weekly reports which make them a great way of ensuring regular communication between your child(ren)s tutor and yourself.

9. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our primary tutors are fully qualified primary teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our primary tutors have experience delivering the Primary National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 within a school-based setting.

10. Are all staff DBS cleared?

Yes all our staff are DBS cleared.

FAQ’s – 1-2-2 Tuition

1. When can my child start?

You can start at any time of the academic year and your child(ren) will make progress.

2. How long are the lessons?

Our lessons are hourly and we recommend lessons that are no longer than one to two hours for primary children.

3. How many children are there in the lesson?

There will be one tutor dedicated to only two students during all 1-2-2 tutoring sessions making them an extremely targeted form of learning support.

4. What will my child(ren) be taught?

Children are taught English and/or Maths topics in line with the current Primary National Curriculum.  A list of topics can be found at the top of this page.

5. How will you teach my child(ren)?

Children learn in various ways whether they it be visual, auditory, reading / writing or kinesthetic. All our tutors are very experienced with teaching children using various methods to ensure they understand what is being taught.

6. Where will my child work?

Children will work in one of the designated one on one suites.

7. Will my child(ren) receive homework?

Yes. 1-2-1 students are given an appropriate amount of homework on a weekly basis.  All homework is based on what a child has learnt in the lesson and is designed to reinforce their learning.

8. Will I be informed regularly of my child(ren)s progress?

Yes, all our children have weekly progress reports which will let you know how they did in their classwork, homework and including work ethic. Tutors and parents can also write comments within the weekly reports which make them a great way of ensuring regular communication between your child(ren)s tutor and yourself.

9. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our primary tutors are fully qualified primary teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our primary tutors have experience delivering the Primary National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 within a school-based setting.

10. Are all staff DBS cleared?

Yes all our staff are DBS cleared.

FAQ’s – Intensive Revision 2019

1. What will my child be taught and are these interevision revision sessions suitable for the final GCSE examination my child will sit?

Depending on the days and sessions you pick or if you choose to book the whole programme, your children are taught English, maths and /or science in line with the requirements of all major examination boards and especially examination boards used by local schools for GCSE maths, English and the sciences. Our revision courses are designed for last minute preparation for final year examinations. The material that is reviewed in these sessions is relevant to all examination boards and delivered in a manner so as to impact final exam performance.

2. How many children are there in the revision classes and mock analysis sessions?

We have children from across the Midlands attending these courses.  Every year is different, however on overage we have approximately a ratio of 8 students to one of our subject specialists for revision classes.

3. How are students taught?

Pupils learn in various ways whether they it be visual, auditory, reading / writing or kinesthetic. All our tutors are very experienced with teaching students, using various methods to ensure they understand what is being taught. Intensive revision tutors give lots of examples whether it be using the whiteboard, discussing verbally or demonstrating practically.

4. How do I know if my child is suitable for the revision classes?

If your child is sitting a GCSe exam in May/June this academic year, then these revision courses will help prepare them for these exams. However not all students will be suitable for the revision courses. When a child is not suitable we endeavour to provide alternative and more personalised provision. Please contact us to arrange.

5. Will I be informed regularly of my child's progress and achievement?

Yes, you will have an opportunity to speak to the tutors at the end of the day to get some verbal feedback on how your child has performed during the revision sessions.

6. Will my child receive work to take home?

Students are given revision booklets after attending the intensive revision sessions to further help them revise and prepare for their actual GCSE examinations.

7. What qualifications and experience do the tutors have?

All our intensive revision tutors are fully qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and/or subject specialists with considerable experience of the relevant examination boards. In addition to this our intensive revision tutors have specialist knowledge , experience and skills around delivering content relevant to their subject specialism.

8. What do I need in order to start ?

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9. Can I get help with the fees?

Cohort Tuition is an OFSTED registered tutoring provider. Working parents can save upto 80% on fees via government backed schemes such as childcare vouchers and tax credits for childcare. Please contact us or visit our fees section for more information.

10. Does my child need to attend all of the intensive revision session?

No, you can pick and choose the most suitable sessions based on individual needs.

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