Saturday Classes – additional information – 2017-18 academic year
Structure of the term for Saturday classes
The academic year consists of 32 Saturdays in total. The first two weeks of the Diagnostic and Alignment sessions are followed by three terms, with each term consisting of 10 Saturdays. Classes are held on Saturdays during term time, and also during some half terms.
At KS4 (GCSE, IGCSE) and KS3 (Y7, Y8 and Y9) each Saturday, students spend one hour on Maths and also one hour on English. They spend two hours on the Science subjects, except for those GCSE and IGCSE students who are taking Triple (Separate) Science, who spend three hours on Science instead. All Science options cover Physics, Chemistry and Biology, irrespective of which Science Award – Core, Additional or Triple. KS3 and GCSE classes are usually held between 9.00am and 1.30pm. GCSE or IGCSE students who enrol for Triple Science usually stay for an extra hour. Most of our students study English, Maths and Science and spend just over four hours with us on a Saturday. However, a student does not have to do all the subjects, they can do one or two if they wish. There is a maximum of 8 students per class at KS3 and KS4.
AS and A2 spend 1.5 hours per subject each Saturday and a student can do up to 4 subjects on a Saturday. Classes start at 9.00am and some classes are scheduled for the afternoon and do not finish until about 6pm or later. There is a maximum of 6 students per class and tuition is focused on each individual student according to their exam board. A programme is set up for the student after the initial Diagnostic and Alignment sessions.
Consultation and Open Day
See Open Days for dates.
In case you wish to discuss any of our programmes with us, please call us on 020 7112 4832 and a senior member of our advisory team will be happy to speak to you. We have an open day in September, during which parents are welcome to visit and meet our teachers. Most people enrol well before the open day. If you enrol with us, and for some reason you wish to withdraw after the open day, you can do so at no cost to you as any fees you might have paid will be fully refunded. In addition to the main open day in September, we also have an open door policy, whereby parents can visit on a Saturday. You will have the opportunity to attend with your family, to meet the teachers and to discuss and ask questions as you wish.
The subjects we cover at KS3 and GCSE are: English, Maths, Science (all awards – Core, Additional and Triple) Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
At AS and A2 level, we cover: English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology on Saturdays. In addition, we also provide for Economics, History and Psychology during the intensive revision, which takes place at Christmas, Easter and Half-Term.
The programmes we offer:
Term dates for Saturday classes
All Science options, except for Triple Science, count as two subjects as two hours are spent on it each week. Physics, Chemistry and Biology are all included. Students who are studying Triple Science may choose to spend three hours on Science but this is not compulsory as they may just want to spend two hours. Where they spend three hours, it counts as three subjects.
There is an option of 8 monthly payments. Please note that monthly payments must be made by standing order or by card payment, which is set up at the beginning and taken on the 28th of each month. We do not accept a cheque in the post every month. For the option of 8 monthly payments, it runs from August to March. Monthly payments can start later than August; however, these will be fewer in number and therefore the amount paid each month increases. All payments must finish by the end of March.
How to confirm a place for your child
Methods for making payments
Referral Policy and Incentive
A parent or student who introduces us to another parent will receive a voucher of between £50 and £100. Alternatively, the parent will receive a discount of up to 10% on the next instalment of fees they are paying. A 10% discount applies for each additional child enrolled by a parent.
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