Slough Tuition Centre 

Chalvey Community Centre Slough

Key Stage 3 is the first three years of secondary education. It ends with the Nationwide SATs examinations that are an important precursor to the GCSE’s. These grades are used as indicators to the grade quality of a pupil. Therefore, this penultimate stage in a child’s secondary education is structured around achieving a more academic quality to knowledge. This culminates towards more successful GCSE grades, and hopefully, higher educational aspirations.

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

English Topics Covered

Reading (En 3)


  • 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).

Writing (En 3)

  • 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.

Maths Topics Covered

Number and Algebra (Ma 2)


  • 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

Handling Data (Ma 4)

  • 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

Science Topics CoveredUnit 7A. Cells

Unit 7B. Reproduction
Unit 7C. Environment and feeding relationships
Unit 7D. Variation and classification
Unit 7E. Acids and alkalis
Unit 7F. Simple chemical reactions
Unit 7G. Particle model of solids, liquids and gases
Unit 7H. Solutions
Unit 7I. Energy resources
Unit 7J. Electrical circuits
Unit 7K. Forces and their effects
Unit 7L. The solar system and beyond
Unit 8A. Food and digestion
Unit 8B. Respiration
Unit 8C. Microbes and disease
Unit 8D. Ecological relationships
Unit 8E. Atoms and elements
Unit 8F. Compounds and mixtures
Unit 8G. Rocks and weathering
Unit 8H. The rock cycle
Unit 8I. Heating and cooling
Unit 8J. Magnets and electromagnets
Unit 8K. Light
Unit 8L. Sound and hearing
Unit 9A. Inheritance and selection
Unit 9B. Fit and healthy
Unit 9C. Plants and photosynthesis
Unit 9D. Plants for food
Unit 9E. Reactions of metals and metal compounds
Unit 9F. Patterns of reactivity
Unit 9G. Environmental chemistry
Unit 9H. Using chemistry
Unit 9I. Energy and electricity
Unit 9J. Gravity and space
Unit 9K. Speeding up
Unit 9L. Pressure and moments
Unit 9M. Investigating scientific questions