Saturday Classes – Structure of the Day
The academic year consists of 26 Saturdays in total. The first two weeks of the Diagnostic and Alignment sessions are followed by three terms, with each term consisting of eight Saturdays. Classes are held on Saturdays during term time and also during some half terms. Please see term dates below.
GCSE & KS3 students
Each Saturday, GCSE or KS3 students spend one hour and 15 minutes on each subject - Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Students who are taking two subjects spend 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 45 minutes for those who are taking three subjects. Most GCSE students take four subjects and spend five hours studying on a Saturday - typically students take English, Maths and two science subjects. A minority of students take all the three science subjects and also Maths and English as well. Generally we do not recommend this as it makes the day too long.
All Science options cover Physics, Chemistry and Biology, irrespective of the Science Award – Combined Science (double) or Triple Science. KS3 and GCSE classes are usually held between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
A-level – AS & A2 students
AS and A2 students spend 2 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 6.30pm. There are a maximum of 6 students per class and tuition is focused on each individual student in accordance with their exam board. A programme is established for the student after the initial Diagnostic and Alignment sessions.
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Term 1 is specific to Holland Park but Term 2 and Term 3 is the same for both centres. (Croydon and Holland Park)
Our GCSE Maths tuition and GCSE Maths revision classes provide the boost that young people need in order to improve their confidence and boost their Maths exam grade at GCSE level. Over the years, we have helped many students to achieve a significant improvement in their GCSE Maths exam grades.
Maths is an essential subject at GCSE. Maths comprises a key element and is a core subject at GCSE. Those who wish to study Maths at A level may be unaware that there is an enormous leap between GCSE and AS Level Maths. However, that is exactly what Excel in Key Subjects is here for – to cushion that jump.
We are here to help. We know Maths is a tricky subject for many, and often that extra bit of tuition is just what a student needs to gain that much needed confidence and skill. Our students are upheld and guided by our teachers through every step of the way, leaving no room for confusion or underperformance.
We cater to all GCSE Maths options and modules – every exam board is covered
We employ only dedicated, highly professional, fully qualified teachers that are willing to inject enthusiasm in to the subject
Class sizes are very small and therefore closely tailored to individuals’ needs
We provide value for money – we generate results and our prices are competitive and affordable
Intensive revision classes run during school holidays and half terms – knowledge and exam techniques are fully reinforced and thoroughly taught
Grade guarantee – our promise to you. You deserve the results you pay for. Predicted grades are matched, or your money back.
As leading providers of revision classes and tuition in London, we would be delighted to hear from you
More Information On Maths
How Our Students Shape Up! – including Analysis of Maths
Students who study Maths at our Saturday school range from those who are working at a B grade and would like to improve it to an A or A*, to those who are borderline D and E grades who are striving to obtain the critical C grade. The backgrounds of our students vary widely; ranging from students who attend Independent Schools to students who attend Grammar and Comprehensive Schools.
In recent years, we have achieved success with three groups of students:
Those who are bright but are not performing to their full potential. This is usually due to a lack of motivation on the part of the student or inadequate teaching. Typically, they are in the higher set in school; these students are working at a B grade with the possibility of slipping to a C or lower.
We have worked with them to achieve an A and A* grades using traditional but inspirational teaching methods delivered by teachers who love’ Maths. This is the group in which most of our students fall.
2. Middle of The Road
In school, this set of students are either in the higher set and struggling to stay there but there is a distinct possibility of being moved to a lower set, where the maximum grade they can achieve is a C. Some of them are actually in the lower set, working at D/C borderline. There is a possibility of being moved to the higher set in school, thereby giving them the opportunity to achieve a grade that is better than a C.
We have assisted those who are in the higher set to consolidate their position in that set and to go on and achieve a B or even an A grade. We have helped those who are in the lower set to improve their performance and in some cases have become involved in liaising with the student’s school to recommend raising their tier.
3. Students who do Not Find Maths Second Nature/Non-Mathematicians or Low academic achievers
Not everyone has mathematical talent. Some students try their best but lack the instinct to tackle mathematical problems. There is a tiny minority in which bad performance is due to their school/teacher or home experience. These students are in the lower set and the best grade they are likely to achieve at GCSE is a C grade and there is no certainty that they’ll achieve even that.
By simplifying and clearing the fear’ of Maths, we have helped this set of students to make the C grade a reality. We do not have many students in this category.
Methods for making payments
- Using BACS, transfer the money directly into our account. Or if using telephone banking ask your bank to transfer it. Please see our account details below. Please use the student’s full name as a reference.
- Credit Card payment: you can telephone us to make payment by credit or debit card. Alternatively, you may request an invoice by e-mail and then use either a credit or a debit card to make payment online via Google Checkout.
- Go into your own bank and ask them to transfer the money into our account or visit any branch of Barclays Bank and pay the money directly into our account – see our account details below.
- Standing order:
Account Name: Excel in Key Subjects;
Sort Code: 20 23 98;
Account Number: 5311 4031;
Bank: Barclays Bank
For more information and to see how our classes can transform your son’s or daughter’s performance in school and their examination results, please watch our new video.
We hold regular open days but in addition to this we also have an open door policy whereby parents can visit on a Saturday. Parents and students have the opportunity to attend with their family and to meet the teachers who will be happy to discuss any questions or issues.