In Science: As a result of key changes arising from the educational reforms for both GCSE and A level students our student-led courses boost content and exam technique expertise, including areas that students frequently find challenging (eg extended practical response questions) together with a clear and detailed breakdown of every topic.

Chemistry

Confidently prepare for GCSE chemistry exams with help from an Intuition Intervention revision course. At carefully selected centres around the UK, we offer the following choice of courses:

  • Separate (Triple) GCSE Chemistry revision
  • Combined Science GCSE Chemistry Chemistry revision

Our GCSE Chemistry revision sessions are largely focussed on the topics that individual students are struggling with, in the following specific areas:

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Chemical bonding (inc. ionic, covalent)
  • Quantitative chemistry (inc. mass, concentration)
  • Chemical reactions and change (inc.salts, acids, catalysts, exothermic)
  • Organic chemistry (inc. hydrocarbons, alkanes, polymers)
  • Chemical analysis (inc. chromatography, spectroscopy)
  • Extraction of metals (inc. redox, oxidation, equilibrium)
  • Earth science (inc. fuel cells, atmospheric science, climate change)
  • Earth’s resources and sustainability (inc. recycling, Haber process)

Courses consist of groups between 10 – 20 students (teacher to student ratio being 1:10), allowing for group work and individual attention for each student. Group work can be more effective than individual tuition, because it encourages students to discuss key concepts, share ideas and learn from their peers. Every student is given adequate opportunity to raise and discuss their specific queries, ensuring they receive the assistance they need to fulfil their potential in the exams, helping students identify areas in which their subject knowledge or understanding needs increasing.

Biology

Each GCSE biology revision course involves a small group of no more than nine students, allowing ideas to be shared effectively and giving everyone the chance to raise questions with the expert tutor. The Course is tailored to fit the needs of the students on that course, however, each biology revision course is highly structured, ensuring students use the available time as effectively as possible.

We offer the choice of GCSE biology revision courses below:

  • Separate (Triple) GCSE Biology revision
  • Combined Science GCSE Biology revision

Our revision sessions are largely focussed on the topics that students are struggling with, in the following specific areas:

  • Cell structure and cell division (inc. DNA, enzymes, osmosis, meiosis, mitosis)
  • Human transport systems (inc. respiratory system, circulatory system)
  • Metabolism (inc. digestion, carbohydrates, proteins, fats)
  • Human nervous system (inc. nerves, the brain, the eye)
  • Human control systems (inc. endocrine system, hormones, homeostasis)
  • Communicable disease and the immune system
  • Plant structures and function (inc. photosynthesis, disease)
  • Genetics, inheritance and reproduction
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Global challenges (inc. pollution, food production, genetic engineering)

We help students identify knowledge gaps or areas where they lack confidence. We aim to build on what they know, helping improve data analysis and comprehension skills.

Physics

Our revision courses help students prepare for their GCSE Physics exams, giving students the knowledge and confidence they need to achieve their maximum potential.

We offer the choice of GCSE Physics revision courses below:

  • Separate (Triple) GCSE Physics revision
  • Combined Science GCSE Physics revision

Our GCSE physics revision courses involve small groups of no more than nine students, giving everyone the opportunity to have their queries answered by our expert physics tutor and enabling students to share ideas, discuss problems with their peers and learn from each other, on an equal basis.

Our revision courses are largely focussed on the topics that individual students struggle with, in the following specific areas:

  • Atomic structure (inc. isotopes, radioactivity, nuclear fusion)
  • Energy (inc. kinetic energy, energy transfer, conservation)
  • Particle model (inc. thermal energy, latent heat, the pressure of gas)
  • Electricity and circuits (inc. currents, potential difference, fields, static)
  • Magnetism (inc. electromagnetic induction, fields, motors)
  • Motion and forces (inc. gravity, elasticity, momentum)
  • Waves (inc. sound, vibration, ultrasound)
  • Light and electromagnetic spectrum (inc. reflection, refraction, lenses)
  • Astronomy (inc. solar system, stars, satellites, red-shift)

All our tutors are experienced and qualified teachers and most are also examiners. With an excellent understanding of what GCSE biology exams require from students, our tutors will cover good exam technique, showing students how to understand what questions are really asking, and providing strategies to help them cope with tricky biology questions, even when under pressure.

Our revision courses encompass a number of different revision techniques, usually shifting from tutor-led to student-led activities as the revision course progresses. Techniques can include:

We help students identify knowledge gaps or areas where they lack confidence. We aim to build on what they know, helping improve data analysis and comprehension skills.

  • Past papers: as part of their GCSE biology revision course, students may work through biology past papers, both independently and as part of a group.
  • Descriptive sessions: in these collaborative revision sessions, students study resources and then discuss and describe topics in full.
  • Teacher’s notes: the expert GCSE biology tutor presents a revision topic in full. This technique is usually used if students have not covered the basic topic.
  • Full teaching: the biology tutor spends some time teaching, aiming to spark a group discussion in order to determine the level of knowledge among students.

Our revision courses place a heavy emphasis on group work. Our revision courses also help students cope with the pressure of actually sitting their exams.  We use past questions from a range of different exam boards, including AQA, OCR and Edexcel when putting together the revision courses. Our expert tutors help students understand the different types of questions and explain practical strategies to cope with exam-day pressures – all ensuring they can focus on getting questions right swiftly, and moving on.

Get in touch with our team today to see how our intervention can support your school.