Maths & The Sciences
Courses offered at A level:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics
Courses offered at GCSE:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Science and Maths tuition at Campbell Harris aims to promote the real satisfaction to be had from understanding these exact and exacting subjects with a systematic approach in which knowledge is built up securely from firmly-established basics. A proper grounding, added to layer-by-layer, is the only way to secure exam success in these areas. For sciences, practical sessions are held in the laboratory. GCSE candidates have to do a controlled assessment toward the end of the course. Candidates have to carry out a number of core practical assessments.
A Level science candidates have to do at least 12 practical assessments which are marked internally. The assessments do not contribute any marks to the final examination, but a Pass will be endorsed on the certificate. It is possible to sit the examinations without doing the assessments (but note that 15% of the marks in the written papers will be based on these practicals). Moreover, the vast majority of university courses require students to have done (and passed) the practical endorsement.
Dr Steve Hicks (MMus, PGDip, BSc) - Maths, Physics
Having read Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, Trumpet Performance at the Royal College of Music and gained a Doctorate in Music Composition from Kings College, Steve has subsequently based his working life in both areas. Whilst gaining 19 years teaching experience from GCSE to university levels, he has also pursued a career as performer and composer of music to picture. He also like cats.
Mark Harris (BSc) - Chemistry, Maths
Mark Harris graduated from Manchester University and then did a year’s postgraduate research at University College, London and a short spell as a theatre manager. He joined an established London tutorial college in 1982 to teach Chemistry and Economics, subsequently being promoted to Vice Principal of the college. In 1991 he went to a leading college in Cambridge to introduce an Easter Revision Programme, before returning to London to join forces with Claire and realise their dream of building a unique London tutorial college. Apart from the organisation of the College, Mark mainly tutors Chemistry and Economics. His personal interests include opera, growing vegetables organically on his allotment and classic car restoration.
Jack Robinson (MEng, BEng) - Maths
Jack graduated from Imperial College in 2015 with a Masters in Engineering before pursuing his passion for teaching Maths. He has been tutoring A level and GCSE Maths at Campbell Harris and other colleges since 2016. His main hobby outside of college is playing semi-professional football.
Laura Kemp (MSc, BA) - Biology Chemistry
Laura read Biology and the History and Philosophy of Science at university. She has a particular interest in bioethics and try’s to use this perspective in her teaching of A Level Biology. Laura is also an associate lecturer for the PGCE Science course at London Metropolitan University.