Welcome to the Student's section. You will leave with a complete set of notes for the year ahead and the ability to do exam questions. We cover the content and make sure there are no gaps but we won't gloss over topics and move ahead unless you have a firm grasp. We will not leave you behind. Simple explanations so you understand the topics are followed by examining the core of what you have covered and seeing how this can be applied to exam questions. High achieving students tend to be aware not just what they have learned but how they have learned. This is called metacognition and it ensures that if a method of learning works, it is adopted. We encourage you to be reflective and monitor your comprehension.
There is only so much you can do at a time, so we divide up the topics into sections that are easier to learn in a small block. With mathematics, we teach you how to 'write maths'. An organised layout will stop you from making mistakes and ensure you get the method marks. Organize yourself from the beginning and work within a structured framework so less time is spent making errors, getting stuck and focusing on the wrong things.
There are similarities between maths, physics and chemistry. They all involve learning mathematical and scientific principles and applying them. By the end of the week you should have gained the discipline to do so. Biology involves interpreting data. There are a fixed number of types of graphs and a fixed number of ways of presenting data. By the end of the week you should have learned them all.
Good resources are important and you need different types of resources at different stages of your learning. Initially, you need a detailed source with all the background and context. Once you have made your notes, you need something that gives you a quick overview that you can revise on a weekly basis. You also need to do exam-style questions as you learn so you can see the relevance of what you are learning and how it should be used. We will teach you how to identify the core of what you need to learn. That requires a different set of resources. Each stage of learning from novice to expert requires different tools.
Here are some of the online resources we use. It takes a fair degree of time and effort to organise your work. This has already been done for you with these resources. The material is clear, concise and retains the context without cluttering the topic with unnecessary information. This whay you know what information to focus on. They are also numbered, so you can plan how many sections you revise per day.
We cover all boards. Apart from biology, there is very little difference between the boards in science and maths. Although the format of the exams is different, when you have finished the practice papers for your board, you should try doing papers from other boards. If you know your subject, the format of the exam paper should not be an issue.
A lot of information is thrown at you as a student. Your job is to make sense of and organise this information and to create structures and strategies that allow you to apply what you have learnt. Some students are not told this at the start of their courses and they muddle through. By the time they realise that how you work is more important than how much you work a lot of time has been lost and they are then put under pressure to retrospectively organise the work. You need to start the term with top grades rather than build up to the top grade over the year. If you are doing medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, you will need to start the term at the top of your class and stay there. This is the safety net we are offering. School classes become an opportunity to revise rather than learn topics for the first time.
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