secondary: years 7-8

English & Maths Booster

  • Closely follows the Secondary National Curriculum
  • English and Maths topics taught that are specific to KS3
  • Small groups ensure ample individual attention. (1 tutor to 8 pupils on average)
  • Formal assessments with detailed termly reports
  • Enrolment at any time of the year

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What will your child learn?

Our Secondary English and Maths Booster programme designed for children in years 7 and 8 in secondary school, ensures your child develops a sound grasp of core  English and Maths topics at the start of their secondary education.  The programme has been developed by qualified maths and English teachers to compliment the Secondary National Curriculum for Maths and English.


  • Reading: Sentences, paragraphs, structure, text types, summarising material, character, atmosphere & setting, analysing persuasive texts
  • Writing: Sentences, structure & paragraphs, tone & style, formal & informal, preparing & drafting, writing to inform & explain, writing to describe, writing to persuade, argue & advise, writing to review & comment, writing to analyse, creative & narrative writing
  • Spoken English: Speaking, debating & arguing, drama, analysing spoken English


  • Algebra: Expressions & formulae, inequalities, equations, graphs, patterns & sequences
  • Shapes, space & measures: Transformations, symmetry, coordinates, perimeter, area, volume, measurement, trigonometry, Pythagoras, angles, shapes, time, locus
  • Numbers: Place value, distance, speed & time, rounding & estimating, ratio and proportion, prime numbers, factors and multiples, powers & roots, decimals, positive & negative numbers, operations, fractions, percentages
  • Handling data: Collecting, recording & representing data, averages, probability

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Fees, discounts & support


£30per child
annual one-off fee


  • 1 hour of maths tuition followed by 1 hour of English tuition every week
  • Parents receive regular weekly verbal/written feedback and a detailed end of term report
  • Small age specific key stage 3 groups with an average of 8 pupils to 1 tutor

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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 secondary English and Maths booster classes are age specific classes for children in Key Stage 3 (years 7 or 8). All our booster tuition sessions are delivered in age appropriate classes.

3. How long are the booster classes?

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

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

In our booster classes, we ensure an average of 8 children per tutor, with a maximum of 9 students to 1 tutor. These classes are specifically designed for children in the same year group, offering highly targeted and focused tutoring.

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

Children learn in various ways whether 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. Tutors give lots of examples whether it be using the whiteboard, discussing verbally or demonstrating practically.

6. Will my child(ren) receive homework?

Yes. Children are given homework for Maths and English on a weekly basis (except for assessment weeks).  All homework is based on what a child has 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 will my child(ren) receive?

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 secondary tutors are subject specialists and the vast majority are also qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our secondary tutors have experience delivering the Secondary National Curriculum 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 Secondary Maths and English National Curriculum.  A list of topics can be found at the top of this page.

Rated ‘Excellent’ by our parents

My Daughter's level in Maths has improved, she really enjoys her lessons and we are extremely happy with the service we have received.
Yvette Brimacombe

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My son has been going to Cohort Tuition for a few years now and he has excelled in both Maths and English and is now in the top set for these subjects. It was extremely difficult to find someone whom you can trust and know that they are providing the best Tuition Education for your child and we are just happy that Cohort Tuition provides both. I just wished i had knew about Cohort Tuition.
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Excellent excellent and excellent again. The staff are amazing. the worksheet really push your child. My daughter absolutely loved it and enjoys algebra now. I would recommend to others and have. Two of my friends are now going there. The best in the West Midlands don't go anywhere else.
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