Our GCSE Biology Tutors
GCSE Science is divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology is a fantastic subject, which introduces students to the structure of cells, the make-up of the human heart and the basics of evolution. As with all subjects, however, Biology only comes to life when it is taught well. Our GCSE tutors pride themselves on their engaging, lucid style of tuition. Whether your child is a reluctant Science student or a budding zoologist, our outstanding private tutors will deepen their understanding, boost their confidence and allow them shine in their GCSE exams.
All of our GCSE Biology tutors have years of experience and excellent science degrees. Many of our tutors are qualified teachers who have worked at leading independent schools. Some are full time professional tutors, while others have first class degrees from Oxford or Cambridge. Whatever their professional background, all of our private GCSE tutors are dedicated to getting the best out of their students. We know that every teenager learns in a different way, struggles with different topics, and has different aspirations. Our tutors provide tailor-made programmes of tuition, designed to help pupils achieve their goals.
We interview all of our GCSE tutors in person and request to see at least two references. We also ask for proof of their qualifications and experience, and require all of our tutors to own a DBS certificate. In short, we only hire the best. When we recommend a tutor, therefore, we know that they won’t let you down. We also offer continual training and development opportunities to our GCSE tutors, encouraging them to strive for ever higher standards.
How our Tutors Teach Biology
GCSE Biology tests a range of skills. Students have to grasp difficult concepts, perform practical experiments, manipulate numbers with confidence and communicate what they know in a clear way. Our GCSE tutors focus on improving problem areas, whatever they may be. By observing your child, marking their work and listening to their concerns, our tutors will identify their strengths and weaknesses, and provide thoughtfully targeted tuition. We ensure that students enter their exams feeling confident and thoroughly prepared. They know they are in the best possible position to succeed.
Academic rigour never has to be dull. At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we want teenagers to enjoy this exciting stage of their school career and to develop new intellectual passions. Our Biology tutors love their subject, and their enthusiasm is contagious. Even when they are helping with past papers, assisting with time management and discussing assessment criteria, our GCSE tutors are engaging as well as informative.
Different students need different types of support. Some teenagers benefit from an extended programme of tuition, spanning from the beginning of Year 10 until the end of Year 11. Others prefer shorter, more intense courses of tuition. Whatever you need, we can help. If you are not looking for a London tutor, you can still access our world-class teaching service. Our GCSE tutors can all teach via Skype, and hundreds of families around the world currently rely on our online tuition.
We also offer GCSE revision courses designed to enhance exam performance. There is a strict limit of six per class on these courses, so attendees receive the attention and support they need from our brilliant teachers.
GCSE Biology Tuition Results
All of our GCSE Biology and Science Tutors have a scientific background with the minimum of a Bachelors in Science Degree. They tutor both engaging and informative lessons for their students.
- 98% of GCSE students who had tuition during the final year of their GCSE courses gained grades two points higher than predicted.
- 100% of parents agreed that having tutors with a strong academic background provided excellent role models for their children.
- 100% of Parents gave our Biology GCSE Tutors no less than 5 star reviews
We are eternally grateful to your company for sending us your Biology Tutor Katie. Always punctual, organised, ready with exam papers, tips and advice. My daughter Eliza is dreaming of going to medical school and the tuition, advice and support that Katie has given has put Eliza back on track. She is now studying Biology, along with Chemistry, Physics and further maths. Thank you so much.
Maria, LONDON SW3
Exam Boards we Cover
Our Biology tutors have an up-to-date knowledge of all the GCSE exam boards, including AQA, OCR and Edexcel. They have experience preparing students for single, double and triple Science at both foundation and higher levels.
Key aspects of the different GCSE Biology syllabi are set out below.
The schools opt for the students to either study the Gateway Science Suiteor the Twenty First Century Science Suite. Both suites require students to sit two 1 hour 45 minute exams; each assessment being 90 marks, and individually being 50% of the overall GSCE score. The Gateway Science Suitecourse hassix teaching topics and a practical skills topic. These are, Cell level systems; Scaling up; Organism level systems; Community level systems; Genes, inheritance and selection; Global challenges; and Practical skills.The content of the Twenty First Century Science Suitecourse is different, however, and includessix teaching chapters of biology content, plus one chapter of ideas about science and one practical skills chapter. The chapters covered are, You and your genes; Keeping healthy; Living together – food and ecosystems; Using food and controlling growth; The human body – staying alive; Life on Earth – past, present, future; Ideas about science; and Practical skills.
This course covers Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; Bioenergetics; Inheritance, variation and evolution; Homeostasis and response; and Ecology. Students sit two, equally weighted papers which are both 1 hour 45 minutes long and 100 marks to be gained in each. There will be different styles of questions, which are multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Students are required to sit two, equally weighted papers, each 1 hour 45 minutes long, and both being out of 100 marks. In paper one there are nine course topics, covering Key concepts in biology; Cells and control; Genetics; Natural Selection and Genetic Modification; Health, disease and the development of medicines Plants, Animal coordination and homeostasis, and Ecosystems. In paper two, the content overview also covers Key concepts in biology, however there are four different topics, Plant structures and their functions; Animal coordination, control and homeostasis; Exchange and transport in animals; and Ecosystems and material cycles.
- There are a different range of resources, such as practice papers and past papers (with mark schemes) for the students to do and look at on each of these exam board’s websites, which is a good recommendation to try out. All topics are given in full detail, with everything that pupils will need to know, and will help them get more confident before their exams.
- It is also important to know that the students need mathematical requirements to answer some of the questions, nothing more than what is already required for the maths GCSE. The main topics needed for the biology GCSE include, arithmetic and numerical computation; handling data; algebra; graphs; and geometry and trigonometry.
As you may know, GCSEs have recently been subject to reform. Biology GCSE now covers new, more demanding content. What’s more, students are now assessed at the end of the course, as opposed to being tested regularly throughout the two years.
Is tuition right for your child?
Years 10 and 11 can be a stressful period for teenagers and parents alike. At Hampstead and Frognal tutors, we want to make GCSEs as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. One-to-one tuition is a powerful way of learning and can transform a teenager’s attitude to school work and exams.
Our team of specialist tutors instil knowledge, motivation and self-belief in their students, and are determined to see them excel. Whether your child finds Biology a struggle, or is keen to pursue Science at A Level, we are here to help them succeed.
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