Home and Online Science Tuition in Leek

We only offer qualified teachers for Primary tuition, SEN tution, GCSE tuition and A-Level tuition.

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The Science Curriculum

Science is a core subject within the UK curriculum and is recognised as having increasing importance in preparing children for their futures lives, in an increasingly technological society. A high-quality science education, structured within the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, provides the framework for understanding the world. All pupils throughout the Key Stages should be taught the essential knowledge, methods and processes of Science, so that they are equipped with the knowledge required to understand the uses and the implication of Science, today � and for the future.

Primary Science Tuition

The principal focus of Science teaching in Primary School is to enable pupils to observe and experience scientific phenomena, encouraging pupils to look more closely at the world around them: raising their own questions; performing simple tests; gathering and recording data; identifying and classifying.

At Primary and Junior level, the National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Year 7 to Year 9 Tuition (Key Stage 3)

The principal focus of Science teaching in Key Stage 3 is to develop a deeper understanding of the range of ideas in the separate disciplines of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, also being aware of the connections between these different subject areas. Some schools offer separate teaching across each of the three Sciences through Key Stage 3; others offer a Combined or Co-ordinated Science approach.

GCSE and IGCSE Science Tuition (Key Stage 4)

The principal focus of Science teaching in Key Stage 4 is to continue the process of deepening and building upon scientific knowledge. Many students may opt to take separate GCSE or IGCSEs in some or all of Physics, Chemistry and Biology; to provide them with a platform for more advanced studies, establishing the basis for a wide range of careers. Other students may opt for a dual-award or single GCSE in Combined Sciences; this being their last formal study in these subjects, providing them with a broad-based foundation for understanding the world around them.

A-Level or IB Science Tuition (Key Stage 5)

The principal focus Science teaching at Key Stage 5 is to provide higher level knowledge, skills and understanding for those students who wish to specialise in Physics, Chemistry or Biology; to provide them with a platform for university study; establishing the basis for a wide range of careers. These qualifications are recognised to be academically rigorous and demanding.

At A-Level, as well as the traditional three separate Sciences for those intending to study medical, engineering or other career specific degrees at university; Applied Science, Environmental Science and Science in Society specifications concentrate on the vocational aspects of Science as well as bridging the gap between Science, Arts and Humanities.

Tuition with a qualified Science teacher at your home in Leek costs from £46.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified Science teacher costs from £40.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and Science tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced Science teachers in Leek, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our Science teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a Science tutor coming to your home in Leek to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the Science tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the Science tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the Science tutor is required to travel to your home, in Leek. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your Science tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your Science tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of Science tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group Science tuition in Leek depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Leek schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Leek (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Leek primary school performance:

The Leek area has 21 primary schools (one of the top being St Mary's Catholic Academy with 22% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“There is some outstanding teaching in the academy which has led to outstanding outcomes for a number of pupils.”

The Leek local authority has an average of 65% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 10% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Leek secondary school performance:

The Leek area has 6 secondary schools (one of the top being Westwood College with 44% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teaching is good overall, with some lessons being outstanding and others satisfactory. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and there is a purposeful atmosphere for learning. However, opportunities to develop speaking and listening are not always taken, teachers use a limited range of questioning styles and activities are not always matched to the needs of the most-able students. In some lessons opportunities to further students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding are missed.”

The Leek local authority has an average of 37% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Leek Ofsted ratings:

87% of Leek schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 1 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

A selection of Leek Science Tutors

Geoff P

Mr Geoff P

Science Tuition Near Me

Leek


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
MEd Cambridge University (2010). MA Cantab (1985). PGCE Cambridge University (1983). BA Cambridge University (1982)
Brian M

Dr Brian M

Home Tuition for Science

Leek


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
QTS Queen Mary's High School, Walsall (2004). PhD Chemistry, University of St. Andrews (1998). MSc Analytical Chemistry, University of Aberdeen (1994). BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Aberdeen (1993).
Clare M

Ms Clare M

GCSE Science Teacher

Leek


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary Science, Institute of Education, University of London (1988). BSc (Hons) Biology, York University (1984).
Amanda C

Mrs Amanda C

Private GCSE Science Tuition

Leek


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Science level 7, Keele University (2014). BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, Staffordshire University (2013).
Rebecca T

Mrs Rebecca T

Private GCSE Science Tutor

Leek


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary Science, Oxford Brookes University (2011). First class BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences and Human Biology, Oxford Brookes University (2010). Certificate in Early Childhood Studies and Psychology, University of Hull. Olevi Outstanding Teacher Programme. BSc early childhood psychology, The Open University (ongoing).
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