After completing her A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in 2006, Farah began a B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the prestigious King’s College, London. Following this she worked on a voluntary basis at a secondary school in Edgware which helped further her passion for teaching. Desiring a greater knowledge of classroom practice and to share her enthusiasm for science, Farah began her PGCE at the Institute of Education in 2010.
Her strong commitment to science education as a vocation is clearly reflected in her study and career. Science, in her belief, is a diverse, exciting and dynamic discipline leading students to a great understanding of the world around them. Farah feels that science education not only supports many areas of the curriculum, particularly technology, history and acts as a foil for R.E., it encourages the development of critical thinkers and independent learners.
Since qualifying in 2011 she has worked effectively across the age and ability ranges and the results her classes have achieved reflect her success in challenging students to reach their academic potential, thriving in a positive and fun environment. In her most recent school Farah has overseen pushing Gifted and Talented students to excel further and reach her high expectations.
Farah is passionate about boosting attainment and to this end has worked outside school hours to provide additional revision sessions and to implement intervention strategies for her students. Her main strategy is to embed exam questions within her teaching and use current exam questions/ mark schemes to further inform the student’s learning. Successfully training as a Biology examiner for AQA, and teaching from all three exam boards, means Farah is very familiar with key examination techniques that enhance performance. Farah specialises in all three sciences up to GCSE and Biology to A-level.
Outside of teaching, Farah loves travelling, baking and reading.