GCSE Maths & Science Crash Courses April 2020
You can now book a place on our April 2020 GCSE Crash Courses
These GCSE Maths & Science crash courses are intense 2-3 day sessions which will help prepare you or your child for their upcoming exams.
With only one crash course per subject, we recommend booking online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
See below for dates and booking links.
|6th April||Maths - Day 1||Book now|
|7th April||Maths - Day 2||Book now|
|9th April||Maths - Day 3||Book now|
|13th April||Biology||Book now|
|14th April||Chemistry||Book now|
|16th April||Physics||Book now|
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GCSE Maths & Science Crash Courses April 2020
Book a place on our GCSE Maths & Science Crash Courses. These courses are intense 2-3 day sessions which will help prepare you or your child for their upcoming exams. With only one crash course per subject, we recommend booking online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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