Claire studied Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham and in 1997 was awarded a first class honours degree. She completed her PhD in Cancer Research at UCL Medical School in 2001. Claire continued her career in Cancer Research at UCL publishing many scientific papers and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. She found the teaching aspect of her career extremely rewarding and so Claire decided to enter the teaching profession.
In 2005, Claire obtained her PGCE teaching qualification and since then has taught GCSE Science and A level biology in both independent and state secondary schools. Claire was Head of KS4 Science from 2007 in an outstanding secondary school in Surrey and in 2009 was promoted to Head of Biology in a school in mainland Spain, teaching GCSE and A level to Spanish students in English. In 2011, Claire returned to the UK to teach in an outstanding school in London, an independent school in Surrey and taught GCSE Science at an adult education college. Claire currently teaches part-time at a leading local girls school and also works as an examiner for OCR and Edexcel.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Science achieved in 2006
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Science achieved in 2005 from University of Surrey
PhD Oncology achieved in 2001 from the University of London (UCL Medical School)
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences achieved in 1997 from the University of Birmingham (First Class)
Biology - (KS3 / GCSE / iGCSE / A level)
Chemistry - (KS3 / GCSE / iGCSE)
Physics - (KS3 / GCSE / iGCSE)
Claire believes that every student, with help and guidance, has the potential to succeed. She is able to explain concepts in a way that makes it simple for students to understand. Claire is patient and will answer all questions thoroughly. She also has high expectations of her students and will guide students on the best way to make use of their own study time.