What are the group classes?
How do they work?
WHAT ARE THE GROUP CLASSES?
The Group classes are 1 hour long online sessions designed for GCSE students with the aim of developing their knowledge and skills. The classes act as a supplement for Year 10’s and Year 11’s to help them prepare for their mocks and eventually their real exams. This will be done by focusing on developing exam technique, going over exam style questions while consolidating any concepts as we go along. Different exam questions will be covered every session, with the aim to get through as much of the syllabus as possible, so students are in the best possible position come May. The classes will be running weekly until the end of exams in the summer.
Just as with school, it is important that a student’s progress is tracked. Ensuring that no student 'slips through the gap'. Every half term, a test is created. The content of the test will be based on all topics that have been taught during that term. The test will take roughly an hour to complete, the length of an online class. The next class will consist of me going through the solutions to the test.
How students’ performance perform on the test allows me to assess how a student is getting on with the classes and feedback is provided to the parents. There will be roughly 4/5 tests each year, following the number of half terms during the academic year.
During the classes, I use Microsoft OneNote. This is a digital notebook which automatically syncs and saves my notes as I am presenting to the class. I share these notes with my students, allowing them to go over any questions we cover in the class, and I always set additional questions for students to try for themselves for homework. There are solutions to every question, so a student can easily check their answers.
There is also a search function, so if a student wants to revise a specific topic and access questions relating to that topic, they can do so with ease. This is useful if a student has been doing a certain topic in class, and they’d like to find more questions to practice with.
These notes are a good way for students to push themselves with extra work, so I highly recommend they make use of these notes in each class. It can also be a good source of revision for the half term tests, and their exams in general.
Contact is not limited to the weekly sessions; the students are able to have regular contact with me via the channels created in Microsoft Teams. MS teams is where I post all resources for students to access such as class notes, videos, pdf’s and so on. Any announcements such as lesson times, upcoming assignments are also posted in MS Teams. In addition, students are also expected to work with their peers from time to time, the aim is to create a community of support throughout the course of the year, so a student never feels alone or overwhelmed.
WHAT DO PARENTS SAY?
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There are 8- 10 students per class, with 10 being the absolute cut off.
Topics chosen will be areas that are generally perceived to be difficult on average.
All classes are automatically uploaded to Microsoft OneNote. This is a digital notebook which automatically syncs and saves my notes as I am presenting
to the class. I share these notes with my students, allowing them to go over any questions we cover in the class outside of lessons. So, if a student
cannot attend a class, they can access the notes for that class and catch up.
Payment is taken once a month (every 4 weeks). The first payment is £10, if you are happy and would like to continue, then you would just complete the
block for that month. Then subsequent payments will be once every 4 weeks.
Yes, there is a chat function where students can leave a message. They can also raise their hand, letting me know they have a question or just unmute
their microphone and just speak directly. This is highly encouraged, the more students participate, the more they get out of the sessions.
Yes, the online notes will always have some extra questions for students to try. There is also separate tab on the notes titled “Extra Solutions”. This a folder with all solutions to the extra questions set in the class. This way a student is able to check their answers.
No, students do not have to put their cameras on, although they are more than welcome to.
During the classes, I make sure to drop messages to students directly to ask them how they are finding the class. I always prompt students to message
me should they have any problems.
A two weeks’ notice is needed if you would no longer like to attend the classes.
Yes, classes are run throughout the holidays!
Classes are conducted via a combination of Zoom and Microsoft Teams.