Maths, Science and English tutors in Nottingham for KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-level and adult learners.   Maths, Science and English tutors in Nottingham for KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-level and adult learners.

Our Structured Curriculum


Following an initial assessment, which highlights your child’s skills and weaknesses, a consultation takes place between you and one of our qualified assessors to decide on the best course of action for your child.We offer group and one-to-one tuition for all ages and abilities children. We have a limit to the number of students per class. Before tuition commences, we carry out an assessment for children so that we are able to ascertain the level they are at when they start. This is done so that we are able to provide a better service by assessing how we can best help your child from the outset.


Individualised courses tailored to your child’s unique needs.
Inspiring tutors who know how to get the best out of children.
Vibrant, energetic centre that make children enthusiastic about learning.
Courses mapped to the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence.

Key Stage 1:

At Key Stage 1 the Students Learning & Sports Academy provides tuition and extra lessons in Maths, Science and English. These are covered through the following topics:


Maths topics covered:

  • Reading/ Writing numbers to 100
  • Addition, Subtraction,
  • Times and Multiplication
  • Time and Money
  • Fractions and Fractions of Quantities
  • Comparing and Ordering Numbers
  • Rounding/ Estimating
  • Number Patterns
  • Odd and Even Numbers
  • Place Value  
  • Representing and Interpreting Data: (Pictograms, Block Graphs, Tables)



Maths topics covered:

Shape, Space and Measure
  • 2D & 3D Shapes (Understanding Patterns and Properties)
  • Measuring and Estimating Length
  • Symmetry and Reflection (Understanding properties of position and movement)
  • Angles and Directions


  • Plants
  • Senses
  • Teeth
  • Light



  • Comprehension – Read and recall information, distinguish between text and speech, show evidence of textual understanding, learn to follow story-line.
  • Language – Adjectives, Pronouns and Collective Nouns, Nouns, Opposites, Punctuation, Plurals, Compounds, Homophones, Prefixes and Suffixes, Similes.
  • Reading Strategies – Phonics and blending (Understanding word formation and sounds), Verbal Reasoning (constructing words from other words).




  • Composition – Planning and constructing a text to set standards and style (letter writing, fiction and non-fiction)
  • Spelling and Handwriting
  • Grammar – Usage of Standard English and language structure.


Key Stage 2

A child’s programme of study becomes more challenging, but still incorporates a lot of Key Stage 1 skills. The objective of tuition offered at this level is to enable your child to pass smoothly onto a more challenging level of study by exercising foundational knowledge gained in the previous years.

Maths (KS2)

Maths topics covered:


  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Place Value
  • Negative Numbers
  • Number Patterns
  • Money
  • Time
  • Shape, Space and Measure
  • Area, Perimeter and Volume





  • Shape
  • Reflective and Rotational Symmetry
  • 2D and 3D Shapes
  • Imperial and Metric Units
  • Handling Data
  • Mode, Median, Mean and Range
  • Frequency
  • Bar and Line Graphs
  • Probability


Maths topics covered:

  • Plants
  • The Seven Life Processes
  • Habitats
  • Caring the Environment
  • Senses
  • Teeth
  • Food Groups
  • The Heart and Exercise



  • Animal Life Cycles
  • Comparing Materials
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Changes – Heating and Cooling
  • Forces
  • Floating and Sinking
  • Lights
  • Magnets
  • Electricity and Circuits



  • Comprehension – Ordering and matching information, expressing opinion, comparing and contrasting texts and questions, correct quotation techniques.
  • Literature – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Poetry, Understanding characters
  • Language – Structure and Variation, Similes, Metaphors and Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopoeia, Connectives and Clauses, Verbal Reasoning




  • Composition – Letter Writing, Formal and Informal Letters, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Media-based texts (Newspaper articles), Persuasive Writing (Leaflets and Brochures)
  • Spelling and Handwriting – Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Punctuation and Grammar – Language Structure, Paragraphs, Speech Marks, Sentences, Apostrophes, Comparatives and Superlatives.

Key Stage 3

At this level, we offer a range of different courses and lessons, which help to recognise and improve your child’s performance


Number and Algebra

  • Multiples and Factors
  • Square, Cube and Prime Numbers
  • Ratio
  • Calculator and Non-Calculator Problems
  • Decimals/ Equations
  • Fractions and Percentages
  • Balancing
  • Powers
  • Square Root
  • Number Patterns
  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Conversion Formulas
  • Word Formulas
  • Co-ordinates
  • Standard Index Form Shape, Space and Measure (Ma3)
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Symmetry
  • Solids and Nets
  • Volume and Capacity
  • Circumference, Diameter and Radius
  • Geometrical Reasoning
  • Pythagoras’s Theorem
  • Tessellations
  • Metric and Imperial Units

Number and Algebra

  • Graphs and Charts
  • Mean, Median, Mode and Range
  • Frequency Tables/ Bar Charts/ Pie Charts
  • Scatter Diagrams
  • Averages
  • Probability
  • Map Scales
  • Lines and Angles
  • Congruence
  • Reflection and Rotation


Maths topics covered:

  • Speed
  • Graphs of Motion
  • Forces
  • Friction and Terminal Velocity
  • Moments
  • Pressure
  • Light Rays and Reflection
  • Refraction and Colour
  • Sounds



  • Echoes and Hearing
  • Energy
  • Using Energy Resources
  • Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Heat Transfer
  • Circuit Components
  • Circuits: Current and Voltage
  • Magnets and Electromagnets
  • The Solar System 1
  • The Solar System 2


  • Rocks
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Pollution
  • States of Matter
  • Dissolving
  • Particle Theory
  • Atoms and Elements
  • Metals
  • Unusual Element



  • Chemical Reactions
  • Reactivity Series
  • Displacement Reactions
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Chemical Tests
  • Mixtures
  • Separation Techniques
  • Naming Compounds
  • Balancing Equations



  • Comprehension – Understanding more complex texts and beginning to explore the area of sub-textual connotation (textual theory), especially within older texts i.e. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
  • English Literature – Understanding a cross-section of topics based on Classic English literature and poetry. Includes recognising cultural references, working with language differences (meaning of words), Themes, Topics and Imagery.
  • Cultural Reading – Texts of different cultural and ethnic background.
  • Media Texts – Analysing visual differences of layout, structure and language between media-based texts (newspaper/ magazine articles).




  • Composition – Extensive use of grammar and application of style and form according to type of text. Understanding target audience, different texts and their effects
  • Formal and Informal Writing – Distinguishing different types of essay writing i.e. Descriptive, Factual, Controversial, Imaginative, Report, Article, Review and Letter Writing.
  • Punctuation and Spelling
  • Standard English and Language Structure – Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling.

64a-64b Northgate New Basford
Nottingham NG7 7FY

Monday-Saturday: 8AM to 6PM
Sunday: Closed
Tel: 07968046444

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