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Our courses are based on the Cambridge international curriculum, which promotes understanding
over wrote learning. We mostly provide these classes for home schooled children, but have classes 
for school kids as well.

We strive to create a schedule which reflects the needs of our student, having siblings do all their classes on the same day,
minimizes the affect on your driving schedule. Additionally, our waiting room has space for parents, students and siblings to work, and relax.

Classes start on the hour, and end ten minutes before the next session. Students in our more advanced courses
will therefore have a break in between sessions, to refresh themselves and prepare for their next class.

Younger kids have one fifty minute session each week, in which they explore the wonders of the scientific world. These courses serve as an introduction to
the principles which they will they will be dealing with once they begin with their secondary studies.


Ages 7-14

Kids work in a real lab, with real chemicals and lab equipment.
Classes are specifically designed to cover a wide range of fundamental 
scientific principles giving kids a head start in future secondary studies.

Not only are complicated scientific principles turned from abstract to
concrete but also related to real life so that young students can make 
connections between what they learn and why.

We encourage students to do research on the themes they explore in class.
Each student has his own book, specially designed for the content they
will be taught, which contains keywords and some examples of where what they just
saw can be found in real life.


 

Pre-IGCSE (age 13-15)

 

Coursework covers Mathematics , Chemistry and Physics.

This course is done over one year and is suitable for students who want to pursue
further studies using the Cambridge curriculum, but are not quite ready to do their IGCSE yet.
Lectures are given once a week for 50 minutes per subject (Physics and Chemistry are done together).  

 

Course prerequisites and workload

Mathematics students must understand the concepts of multiplication, division and fractions
No prior scientific knowledge is required although it is preferable.
Students are given homework to help familiarize themselves with the information. 
Tests and assignments  are given that need to be completed at home to evaluate the students understanding of the work content. 


 

IGCSE

Mathematics , Chemistry and Physics

The course is done over two years, with
lectures once a week in three consecutive
50 minute sessions, one per subject.

Course prerequisites and workload

Students starting with this course must be willing to spent at least 5 extra hours at home
per week on each subject familiarizing themselves with the content of the
work, making notes, doing homework and completing tests and Assignments.


 

Pre-AS

This one year course  offers assistance for students that are older
and have done a certain amount of IGCSE work but haven’t written the exams.
IGCSE students that are not ready to write  yet or want to get in more practice and
experience to achieve higher marks for their IGSCE will also benefit from this course.

The physics and chemistry is once more combined, and Mathematics handled separately, as in Pre-IGCSE.

The pace of this course is fairly high due to the amount of work that has to be 
covered before exam preparation can begin.


 

AS-Level

 

The AS curriculum introduces and deals with complex ideas and
many principles that are not included in the CAPS (South African schools)
curriculum. These principles form part of the fundamentals on which most tertiary
studies in the sciences are built.

Our AS course has been specially designed to help master these principles, and to expose students
to university level work and thinking processes. Students are better prepared  for undergraduate
study, and equipped with a ability to practically approach and solve problems.

The course is done over two years, with lectures once a
week in three consecutive 50 minute sessions, one per subject.
Practical sessions for physics and chemistry are included.

Course prerequisites and workload
This course requires large amounts of extra time at home on each subject familiarizing
themselves with the content of the work, making notes, doing homework, completing
tests and Assignments. This course requires great commitment from students, due to the difficulty of the coursework.

 


Practical sessions

 

Practical Sessions For AS and IGCSE level
Chemistry, Physics and Biology

 

These sessions are held once a week in one hour sessions. Each session includes
an experiment, as well as advice on how to complete exam questions. Expert guidance
is provided throughout the practical by lecturers well versed in each subject.

Practicals are available for students not taking theory classes,
as well as for theory students who want extra practice.