LIVE SESSION INFORMATION
HOW DO I ACCESS LIVE SESSIONS?
Zoom. Meeting IDs and passcodes for current sessions are available on your student account.
WHEN ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS?
Please find current live session times on your student account. The days and times below commence September 2023.
Due to low attendance we are currently not offering a one year live course.
Last year's one year live courses were recorded and are available on your account.
We are also working on the idea of attending both 1st and 2nd year live sessions to complete in one year. We won't know if this is possible until after the busy exam period.
These run term time. Note our dates might not match your local authorities.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS COVERED EACH WEEK?
CAN I ATTEND ANY LIVE SESSION?
You can attend any live session you wish in the subject(s) you are enrolled for. If you want to ‘dip in and out’ refer to the timetables to find what will be covered that week. You can drop back if you are struggling and move ahead if you need to via the recorded lessons. By the end everyone will have completed the same content.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR LIVE SESSIONS?
Before you start the course (live or not) please complete the pre-coursework 'maths for IGCSE science' and 'perfect practicals'. If you cannot complete before the start date aim to finish at your leisure, but do not miss it.
Physics students taking the course in one year via live sessions will need to have completed the crash course in formulas before attending. This is mandatory!
'MATHS FOR IGCSE SCIENCE' COMPETITION
Students who complete the pre-coursework are automatically entered to our 'maths for IGCSE science' annual competition!
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- How it works
- The week junior (science and nature)
- The winner is the student with the highest percentage score on the pre-coursework 'maths for IGCSE science' final exam.
- If there is a tie, the student who completes in the shortest time wins.
- The first attempt will be counted as your entry.
- The competition is open until 11.59pm November 1st 2023.
- Entries will count from May 1st 2023.
DO I NEED MY VIDEO AND MICROPHONE ON?
Video is optional. Microphones must be off, unless requested otherwise (which is always optional). This avoids disruption.
HOW ARE LIVE SESSIONS STRUCTURED?
A tutor will guide you through the existing video course.
They will work through the existing videos (and sometimes assignments) live. Interactive quizzes may also play a part.
Students will need a pen, pencil, calculator and paper as routine. Occasionally we will ask for more, such as graph paper and optional printed worksheets.
We hope students will feel confident to answer questions the tutor poses in the chat bar. Students will never be 'singled out'.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A LIVE SESSION?
Please complete the pre-recorded video and online assignment for that lesson before attending the next live session.
are sessions recorded?
Yes. You can access recordings on your student account.
IS THERE HOMEWORK?
Yes, this will be the online assignment and possible additional written assignments shown in that week’s folder.
HOW DO I TRACK MY CHILD'S PROGRESS?
1. Ensure they attend the session each week and/or watch the video.
2. Ensure they complete the homework / assignment for that week.
3. Newsletters will be periodically sent out showing you how to track your child's progress via their account.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
Dr Steven Hepplestone will take live sessions this academic year. There is often an additional tutor present to answer any live questions Steven misses. She is the course creator, and qualified teacher, Jo.
WHERE CAN I ACCESS ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?
Message 'tutor' on your account. Find this via the speech bubble at the top right. This has the fastest response rate.
For admin and IT please email email@example.com
HOW MANY STUDENTS ATTEND EACH SESSION?
We do not limit nor track attendance. In the past attendance typically ranges from 5 to 40 attendees.
Please note, we need a minimum attendance to continue live sessions.
CAN SIBLINGS ATTEND?
Yes, for free. However, if you wish siblings to have their own account to complete assignments, record grades and take advantage of marking please purchase a £25 subsidised sibling account in the online shop. This is £25 per subject.
CAN I USE A FAKE NAME IN THE LIVE SESSIONS?
No. Please use your real name, surname or SWSS username on your account. We cannot prevent students private messaging each other during sessions. It is important we have a record of who attends for protection purposes.