Easter Revision Courses at Clifton College
Aims and Objectives
The Easter Revision Courses 2014 dates will be available soon.
The courses aim to fully motivate each student, boost their confidence and therefore maximise their examination performance. The three principal objectives to achieve these aims are:
- Subject revision that concentrates on the core features and key facts, patterns and principles of each subject and areas of particular difficulty, giving students renewed confidence and motivation.
- Examination technique so that students are confident that they can demonstrate to the examiner the knowledge and skills appropriate to their maximum potential grade. Interpretation of questions, essay writing and problem solving are just some of the areas covered, guiding students towards better quality answers.
- Examination practice is important so that students do justice to their abilities under examination conditions. Progress will be monitored closely as Tutors assess students’ strengths and weaknesses.
What our students & parents say…
Just a brief note to say thank you for running the course and how useful my son found it. Especially the chemistry his biggest concern. Hopefully this will be reflected in his results in the summer. The time and effort selecting the tutors is clearly worth itP Wallington
“Just a quick e mail to say that Dan found the Easter Revision Course to be very helpful, and he felt that the teaching was very good. Again, thank you for an excellent course – we will be very likely to be back for the A2 Exams!C Meads
Thank you for sending the tutors end of course reports. Joshua was encouraged by them (and so were we!) and he seemed to find his recent Chemistry EMPA easier than he thought. He was overall very impressed with Clifton College so thank you to everyone involved!Iris Tolaini
Just a short note to thank you for a very useful and well organised Easter Revision Course. Laura found the experience very helpful and has renewed enthusiasm and understanding of the topic now after the intensive week of revision.Stuart Edwards
Course Tutors and Class Size
All Tutors are highly motivated, qualified teachers who are sensitive to the demands of each year group and the demands of public examinations. They are able to draw on this wealth of experience in preparing their students. We work to a maximum size of 12 students per group, though groups are often smaller. This means that tutors are able to give individual attention and directed tuition to each student, that will help to improve the quality of their grades. Students who attend the courses clearly have the desire to succeed, and Tutors aim to utilise this to help everyone achieve their potential. At the end of each course, the Tutor will provide a written report to each student, providing feedback on their progress. It will also include advice for efficient use of the time remaining before the examinations.
Students relaxing Periods of rest and relaxation are an important part of learning and revision and help to ensure minds are kept fresh and alert during these intensive courses. We therefore encourage all students to take some exercise during the recreation periods. There are a number of facilities available on site to help students unwind and recharge their batteries, including an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness room, as well as tennis, badminton, football and basketball. Students also have access to the Junior Common Room during recreation periods where they can relax, socialise and enjoy refreshments. Teaching staff are also available for informal discussions during these periods. In this way, we hope that the whole experience of learning and relaxing together will be of mutual
Students who undertake two subjects for revision are welcome to stay at the College. These residential students will be allocated a study bedroom in one of the College’s boarding houses on campus. Rooms may be single, twin or triple, so that students can get to know one another and support each other both in and outside the classroom. In addition, House Parents are available to supervise and assist students at all times during their stay and the Course Director will be available during course hours. We take great pride in the pastoral care offered on the course, since this is of great importance in ensuring students learn effectively. Meals to cater for all tastes will be served in the main dining hall.