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  1. Intensive A level courses
  2. Intensive GCSE courses

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Intensive A level Courses

apply for your A Level Science Practicals.

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Most examination boards, such as AQA and Edexcel, require students to complete a combination of assessed practicals, and written work.

At Greene’s, we ensure that our practicals are engaging  and will help you to achieve your A level grades, preparing you for the Sciences at university, whilst exploring the processes that shape our world.

You will  have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in practical work, acquiring transferable skills useful in your further study and beyond. Success on these intensive courses requires pre-course preparation.

Our courses are suitable for anyone studying an A level science, in particular:

  • External candidates studying at home through distance learning organisations;
  • Retake candidates looking to improve their grades and understanding of science in practice;
  • Home-schooled students.

COURSE BENEFITS

With a Greene’s A level science practical course, you can:

  • Meet the requirements of the A level science practical endorsement;
  • Better understand your science subjects through practice;
  • Improve your grades;
  • Develop your laboratory skills for university and beyond.
Student in an A level science practical

schedule

Biology: Intensive practical endorsement course, 9th – 14th April 2023 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, St. Gregory the Great School, Cricket Road, Oxford, OX4 3DR.

Chemistry: Intensive practical endorsement course, 3rd – 8th April 2023 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, St. Gregory the Great School, Cricket Road, Oxford, OX4 3DR.

Physics: Intensive practical endorsement course, 27th March – 1st April 2023 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, 97A St. Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BT.

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OCR Case Study

We are recognised by the OCR examination board as a science practical case study. Read more about our cherished history with OCR below.

 

science practical case study

Dr. Saif Bham, Tutor of Sciences at Greene’s

The A level science practical assessment is more than just an exam… practical sessions enable students to develop their ideas into workable investigations and to think critically about evidence. This is the essence of the scientific process.

Oya, Science Practical Endorsement Course

I should have come to Greene’s last year, but I didn’t know about the college back then – I wasted time by not studying effectively for my A levels in Biology and Chemistry.

Fees & Registration Deadlines

The year 1 and year 2 courses can be taken consecutively for those wishing to complete the practical endorsement in one year.

Summary descriptionStart dateFee
Intensive A level practical endorsement coursePre-course preparation and assessment followed by twelve laboratory sessions over six consecutive days. Fee is per subject.Chemistry: 3rd to 8th April 2023 inclusive
Biology: 9th to 14th April 2023 inclusive
Physics: 27th March to 1st April 2023 inclusive.
£1,950 (per subject)
Intensive CAIE Physics courseAn individualised, day-long preparatory course for CAIE Physics students in our lab in Oxford during Hilary term, before Trinity exams start. Fee is per subject.Contact us to arrange your individual lab practice.£835 (per subject)

The registration deadline for the intensive A level practical endorsement Spring courses is Friday, 24th March 2023.

After this date, late entry may be possible at the discretion of Greene’s. Additional late entry fees may apply and your chances of successfully completing the endorsement may be affected by the limited preparation time. Course fees do not include examination entry fees. We hope our FAQ section will answer most of your questions about A level science practicals at Greene’s; for any other questions please contact enquiries@greenes.org.uk

Intensive GCSE Courses

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apply for your GCSE Science Practicals at Greene’s.

Register your interest

The GCSE JCQ exam boards (OCR, AQA and Edexcel) describe “required practicals” in their course structure. Students are expected to have performed these experiments or watched them demonstrated and be familiar with one of a few possible versions of the experiments. However, there is no check in place to ensure the students have done any experiments except for paper-based examination assessment.

This bespoke, hands-on course, which caters for different learning styles and is taught by experienced Greene’s tutors, enables students to understand the science practicals that they will be examined on, preparing them for A level or further study.

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COURSE BENEFITS

With a Greene’s GCSE science practical course, you will:

  • Develop key practical skills and understanding;
  • Receive and use bespoke revision resources for GCSE examinations;
  • Learn how to effectively approach written examination questions on science practicals.
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SCHEDULE

A level preparation course (GCSE level): Intensive practical  course, 13th – 17th February 2023 inclusive, Biology 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Chemistry 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Fees and Registration Deadlines

Summary descriptionStart dateFee
Intensive A level practical preparation course (GCSE level)Pre-course preparation and assessment followed by eight laboratory sessions over two days (Physics) or five half-days (Biology and Chemistry), held consecutively. Fee is per subject.Chemistry: Afternoons of 13th to 17th February 2023 inclusive
Biology: Mornings of 13th to 17th February 2023 inclusive.
£1,500 (per subject)

The registration deadline for the intensive A level preparation practical course (GCSE level) is Friday, 3rd February 2023.

After this date, late entry may be possible at the discretion of Greene’s. Additional late entry fees may apply and your chances of successfully completing the endorsement may be affected by the limited preparation time. Course fees do not include examination entry fees. We hope our FAQ section will answer most of your questions about science practicals at Greene’s; for any other questions please contact enquiries@greenes.org.uk

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