GCSE: years 9-11

English and Maths Booster

  • Closely follows relevant GCSE English & Maths specifications
  • Small groups ensuring ample individual attention (1 tutor to 8 pupils max)
  • Weekly reports provide regular feedback
  • Formal assessments with detailed termly reports
  • Enrolment at any time of the year

What will your child learn?

Our GCSE English and Maths Booster programmes are run for students in years 9, 10 and 11. The programme ensures pupils develop a sound grasp of English and Maths topics, skills and concepts in time for their final GCSE examinations.  The programme has been developed by qualified maths and English teachers to compliment the Secondary KS4 National Curriculum for Maths and English and closely follows requirements of all the GCSE examination boards.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Analysing fiction: Fiction text types, setting, themes, characterisation & narrative voice, language & structure, annotating texts, responding to a fiction text
  • Analysing non-fiction: Non-fiction text types, purpose & audience, language & structure, responding to a non-fiction text
  • Comparing texts: How to compare texts
  • Writing: Context, audience and purpose, writing fiction, writing non-fiction, planning, organising information and ideas, using language effectively, literary techniques, vocabulary
  • Additional topics: How to compare texts, spelling, punctuation, grammar, speaking & listening, personal presence

ENGLISH LITERATURE

  • Shakespeare: Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet
  • Post 1914 Prose/Drama: An inspector Calls
  • 19th-century prose: A Christmas Carol, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Great Expectations
  • Poetry: Poems, Writing and analysing poetry

MATH SKILLS

  • Number: Whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages, converting between fractions, decimals & percentages, approximation, multiples, factors, powers & roots, standard form, surds, financial mathematics
  • Algebra: Algebraic expressions, algebraic formulae, laws of indices, solving linear equations, solving simultaneous equations, solving quadratic equations, inequalities, sequences, graphs, transformation of curves, algebraic fractions
  • Ratio, proportion & rates of change: Ratio in context, direct & inverse proportion
  • Geometry & measure:Angles, lines & polygons, loci and constructions, 2-dimensional shapes, 3-dimensional shapes, circles, sectors & arcs, circle theorems, transformations, Pythagoras’ theorem, units of measure, trigonometry, vectors
  • Statistics: Collecting, representing & analysing data,
  • Problem solving: Solving number, graphical, geometric, algebraic & statistical problems

Meet our tutors

Emma

GCSE English

Nazola

GCSE Maths

Soma

GCSE Maths

Rohim

GCSE English

Fees, discounts & support

ANNUAL REGISTRATION

£10per child
annual one-off fee

MONTHLY TUITION FEES

  • 1 hour of maths tuition followed by 1 hour of English tuition every week
  • Lessons closely follow the latest GCSE exam board specifications
  • Small age specific key stage 4 groups with a maximum of 8 pupils to 1 tutor

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FAQ’s

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 our 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. Once 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 a child would like additional homework, the 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.

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Fantastic tutors, really dedicated to help students attain and achieve their best! Very supportive and offered the right advice and guidance. Without Cohort Tuition my niece would not have attained the GCSE grades she did! Thank you so much. Keep up the hard work.
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The tuition provided is second to none, with extremely qualified tutors who engage with the children. My son has been attending for seven years and passed his 11 plus to get in grammar school. He recently achieved 12 A* and 2 A’s at GCSE level, many thanks to Cohort Tuition for helping him achieve spectacular results.
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I have been attending Cohort Tuition since September for Mathematics, English and Science. My school teachers have seen a significant improvement in my grades and I also feel more confident towards my GCSEs this term. I have also learnt many new skills including working with others to solve problems and much more.

I strongly recommend for you to attend Cohort Tuition. While attending Cohort I have seen that many students only choose to take Mathematics and English. I would advise against this as science at Cohort is very useful for students wanting to reach the highest possible grades they can (7-9). As the productivity of work is very high as well as the standards and expectations of work and homework and the structure of lessons which allow you to understand the specification in a much simpler and easier way. Many past papers are given each week and any weaknesses are addressed and are perfected.

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