Our GCSE Geography Tutors
Our GCSE Geography tutors are talented subject specialists who are passionate about bringing the study of both physical and human geography to life. They are adept at inspiring their students to engage with a range of complex topics, from climate change and renewable energy use to deprivation in the global south. Our GCSE tutors craft each session to ensure students can make connections between case studies in the United Kingdom and the wider world. Their passion for their subject enables students to develop thoughtful, well-informed opinions about the world they live in and their role in shaping society.
Geography is above all a topical and relevant subject, key to understanding current geopolitical issues and shifts in global power. Hampstead & Frognal tutors are highly-qualified professionals who will extend and develop their students’ understanding of how rapid economic change affects communities and the physical environment. Many of our GCSE tutors are experienced classroom teachers, and all have a detailed knowledge of the assessment criteria for each syllabus. Nonetheless, our tutors seek to extend their students’ knowledge beyond the curriculum through interactive dialogue, ensuring every student fulfils their potential.
Our recruitment process is rigorous. We assess all of our GCSE tutors through an application form, face-to-face interview and DBS certification. We look for tutors who can deliver consistently outstanding lessons and seek candidates who are committed to improving their practice. Our GCSE tutors benefit from ongoing training and professional development opportunities provided by Hampstead & Frognal tutors. This enables tutors to maintain the highest academic standards, ensuring every student has the skills they need to succeed.
Our GCSE tutors work with each student to develop their understanding of all aspects of the Geography curriculum. They seek to inspire their students with a life-long interest in geopolitical issues through a range of engaging activities, individually tailored to each student’s needs.
How our Tutors Teach Geography
Our GCSE tutors help their students to make connections between individual case studies and the wider global context. Private GCSE tutors are uniquely able to not only thoroughly prepare their students for exams but also to extend students’ knowledge to the highest levels. Our GCSE tutors also recognise that every student learns differently and plan well-crafted, personalised lessons accordingly. They work with students to foster a sense of passionate engagement with the world around them.
At GCSE, students must understand the demands of the assessment criteria to ensure they can attain the highest possible grades. Private GCSE tutors in London work closely with students to develop their confidence in tackling all areas of the exam, from time management to how to structure extended written answers. Our GCSE tutors aim to equip their students with all the necessary skills in order to excel. They model case study analysis, help students to evaluate data from fieldwork and explore a range of attitudes and viewpoints in lessons so that students can develop their own interpretations. GCSE tutors work assiduously with each student to enhance their evaluative skills.
Hampstead & Frognal tutors also offer GCSE revision courses as well as private tuition. These courses are limited to 6 students per session, so that students are given individualised support whilst benefitting from group discussion. Our private GCSE tutors also offer online tuition via Skype for students based outside London or the UK, and we currently have many international students from across the globe.
- 100% of our clients agreed that our GCSE Geography Tutors were very well qualified, professional and would use the services of the tutors again in the future.
- 100% of Tutors who were instructed to support coursework received feedback of 5 stars.
- 93% of our Geography GCSE students achieved two grades higher than predicted following the mock exams.
Feedback on your Geography Tutor Ellie. Ellie was clearly very passionate for her subject, especially given her interest in Volcanoes and a Phd in Geology. Ellie’s enthusiasm resonated with our son Sam, and his attitude to study in his GCSEs was much improved.
Nina, LONDON SW5
Private GCSE tutors track alterations in every syllabus, keeping abreast of curriculum and assessment changes. The exam boards we cover are AQA, Edexcel and OCR; the different aspects of the syllabi are summarised below:
- Paper 1 is a 1 hour 30 minute written exam, worth 35% of the GCSE. There are a total of 88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology. This test covers topics such as, The challenge of natural hazards; The living world; Physical landscapes in the U.K; and Geographical skills.
- Paper 2 also lasts 1 hour 30 minutes, and is worth 35% of the GCSE, with the same number of marks as the first exam. This paper covers Urban issues and challenges; The changing economic world; The challenge of resource management; and Geographical skills.
- Paper 3, Geographical Applications, is worth the final 30% of the GCSE, and assesses students’ findings from fieldwork; geographical skills; and their ability to evaluate geographical issues. This exam lasts 1 hour 15 minutes, with 76 marks (including 6 marks for SPaG).All 3 papers involve a range of question types including, multiple-choice, short answer, levels of response and extended prose.
- Paper 1, The Physical Environment, lasts 1 hour 30 minutes with a total of 94 marks, and is worth 37.5% of the GCSE. It covers 3 topics: 1-The changing landscapes of the UK (including optional sub-topics from which students choose twofrom three, 1A: Coastal landscapes and processes, 1B: River landscapes and processes and 1C: Glaciated upland landscapes and processes. 2-Weather hazards and climate change.3-Ecosystems, biodiversity and management.
- Paper 2 also lasts the same amount of time as the first paper, and is worth 37.5% of the overall qualification and covers Changing cities; Global Development; and Resource management –including optional sub-topics from which students choose onefrom two: Energy resource management, or Water resource management. There are 94 marks in total.
- Paper 3 is worth the final 25% of the GCSE, a 1 hour 30 minute exam, and covers geographical investigations into both fieldwork and UK challenges. There are a total of 64 marks. These exams include a range of question types, including multiple-choice questions; short open; open response; calculations; and 8-mark extended writing questions. Paper 3also includes 12-mark extended writing questions.
- Paper 1, Our Natural World, is worth 35% of the qualification and covers Global hazards; Changing climate; Distinctive landscapes; Sustaining Eco-systems; Fieldwork and Geographical skills.
- Paper 2, People and Society, is also worth 35% of the total GCSE and covers Urban Futures; Dynamic Development; UK in the 21st century; Resource Reliance; Fieldwork and Geographical skills. Both paper 1 and 2 have 70 marks each and are written papers, lasting for 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Paper 3, Geographical Exploration, is worth the final 30% of the GCSE and assesses geographical skills and a decision-making exercise. This paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long, and has 60 marks in total.
Is tuition right for your child?
Private tuition can give your child a much-needed confidence boost. Private tutors can work closely with your child on topics they are finding difficult, addressing common misconceptions through one-to-one dialogue. GCSE tutors can also assist your child with revision techniques so that they feel thoroughly prepared to excel in their course. Using the search term ‘GCSE Geography tutors near me’ or ‘Private tutors London’ can assist you in finding the best tuition for your child. For students aiming for the top grades, private tuition can also provide them with the right level of challenge, enabling them to achieve outstanding results.