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At Le Loft, we have three ways of teaching science:  by tutorial,by practical experimentation,and by journal club. More details can be found in the links, but in brief, these three approaches reflect the three main activities of science: assimilation of existing scientific knowledge, developing and testing hypotheses derived from that knowledge, and reporting the results in peer-reviewed journals.
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We have the use of a small laboratory space here at Le Loft  which holds our stock cultures of the model organism, the Brine Shrimp Artemia.  We run a number of small workshops in this space (and for more than two students, in the classroom next door), each drawn from the core sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The workshops last about a half-day, and an experimental series will comprise 4 workshops (i.e. one block-booking). They can be run as a small group or as a one-to-one.  (Depending on the ages and aims of the students, the depth and complexity of the experiment and the extent to which it is formally written up are all flexible.)
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One-to-one tutorials are arranged by appointment; they ideally last an hour and a half and are specifically tailored to the needs of the student.  (This is the most familiar form of 'top-up-tutoring'.)  We have 'after-school' slots for these tutorials; our block booking system is designed to both reduce and spread the cost, and secure a regular appointment.These are designed to follow a student through their academic year; the slots that fall in the holidays being rescheduled for pre-exam periods.

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Journal Club takes place as a monthly group tutorial to study selected scientific papers in detail. The format is simple: we read through an introductory series of papers ('An Introduction to Immunology') that builds on and expands the basic A Level curriculum reqirements for biochemistry, immunology and microbiology. We tackle the papers piecemeal; returning to them as our understanding develops, we are able to make increasingly rigorous assessments of the underlying science. This experience will greatly assist any student sitting any science exam that has a data-handling component. The tutorials are ideal for high-achievemnt students as they represent the level of academic challenge that will be encountered at university.

"Le Loft"
20K, Poniou Way,
Longrock Industrial Estate,
Penzance,
Cornwall.UK.
TR20 8HX.
Tel: +44(0) 1736 360100

science@leloft.co.uk

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