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Head English Teacher
At Imperial College English tuition focuses on students’ needs and abilities. Our courses aim to improve English skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, genre and essay writing by using imaginative, interpretive and critical thinking to analyse and compose various texts.
Thus, we work to build the rich literacy skills required to attain academic success, to communicate and participate fully in society, and to develop a strong sense of voice.
We aim to support students’ school studies in English, as well as developing confidence and capability for assessment tasks and examinations.
Our teachers are highly qualified and hard-working, and give considerable attention to each student to build the foundation for achieving their personal best in English and in life. Regular feedback is provided to students and parents.
Head Chemistry Teacher
Mr. Richard Dowling
In Unit 1, students investigate the chemical properties of a range of materials. Using their knowledge of elements and atomic structure, students explore the bonding forces within and between atoms, molecules, and nanoparticles....
In Unit 2, students explore the physical and chemical properties of water and various methods of water analysis. They investigate solubility, concentration, pH and reactions in water including precipitation, acid-base and redox. Students further their knowledge of stoichiometry and various techniques that can be used to determine concentrations of different solutes in water samples, including chemical contaminants.
In Unit 3, students focus on the increasing global demand for energy and materials as the world’s population grows. Students explore energy options and the chemical production of materials with reference to efficiencies, renewability and the minimisation of their impact on the environment.
In Unit 4, students further their study of organic chemistry from Year 11, looking at the properties and reaction pathways that produce different organic compounds. Spectroscopic techniques that analyse and lead to the structure of these compounds are studied in depth. The study of the principles of volumetric analysis continues on from Year 11. Area of Study 2 looks at the structure and metabolism of different food groups in great biochemical detail. The final Area of Study is .......
Anyone can and should study at least Maths Methods at Year 12. To succeed in today’s world, an educated person must be capable in Mathematics. We know that everyone should be competent at English and the same applies to mathematics with Maths Methods the basic level required.
Learning maths is not about reciting a formula, using a calculator, plugging in a learned method or endless practising, it is about understanding how to apply logical skills to new situations. Like making music on the violin, playing football or dancing classical ballet, fundamental skills must be mastered and understood before attacking complex situations. Maths is a language so meaningful communication can only happen once vocabulary, grammar and syntax are thoroughly learned.
Fortunately, the basic skills of mathematics are not difficult. They look difficult because of all the weird symbols, the peculiar language and the abstract ideas so perseverance is required to see through the fog. Once that fog clears the simplicity and beauty of the subject appears and mathematics becomes interesting, enjoyable and understandable