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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.

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: 1st to 6th April 2024 inclusive

Biology: 8th to 13th April 2024 inclusive

Physics: 25th March to 30th March 2024 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 2024 intensive A level practical endorsement Spring courses is TBC.

The course pricing (JCQ A level Practical Endorsement Course) is inclusive of examination fees per chosen subject i.e. if you choose to take the Physics Science Practicals with us, you will not need to pay again for the associated non-practical A level papers.

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

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.

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.

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.TBC£1,500 (per subject)

The registration deadline for the intensive 2024 A level preparation practical course (GCSE level) is TBC.

The course pricing (JCQ GCSE Practical Endorsement Course) is inclusive of examination fees per chosen subject i.e. if you choose to take the Physics Science Practicals with us, you will not need to pay again for the associated non-practical A level papers.

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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