Easter Revision Courses
Easter Revision Courses
Clifton College Easter Revision Courses
To help prepare students for their impending GCSE and A Level examinations in the summer, Clifton College will be holding Easter Revision Courses between Monday 15th to Friday 19th April 2019. Welcoming students from all across the country, the Easter Revision Courses have received glowing reviews from pleased parents and high-achieving students over the years, helping students to reach their potential.
With the new ‘linear’ system being introduced (all exams at the end of year 11 or year 13), the added pressure on students to achieve high is greater than ever.
Aims and Objectives of our Easter Revision Courses
The Easter Revision Courses at Clifton College aim to fully motivate each student, boost their confidence and maximise their examination performance. Having been successfully implemented for almost 20 years, the Easter Revision Courses target students who are keen to top up on their GCSE and A Level knowledge in order to maximise their chance of examination success. The individual subject courses will focus on 3 specific areas:
- Subject Revision – course tutors will cover common areas, go over topics of difficulty, and generally teach students areas to focus on and revise. The aim is that students will be able to feel considerably more confident in their knowledge and abilities come the end of the week
- Examination Technique – understanding that knowledge alone is not enough, the courses will focus heavily on how to interpret questions and write high grade answers according to their individual examination board. The end aim is that students are confident 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. Helping students to identify “what is this question asking me?” is one of the most important areas we focus on throughout the week in all subjects
- Examination Practice – students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge under exam conditions by answering previous exam questions. This exercise will not only improve their essay writing technique, but will also enable students to cope under timed conditions, and learn how long they should spend on questions worth a certain amount of marks. This is important so that students do justice to their abilities under examination conditions. Each practice examination paper will be checked by the course tutor, who will then identify their strengths and weaknesses. Progress will be monitored closely as class tutors assess students’ strengths and weaknesses. Concentration on past examination members allow the class tutors to fully prepare students for the experience of sitting an exam, and helping to alleviate the initial ‘panic’ when students open their examination papers
Why people love our courses…
I just wanted to let you know how much my daughter – Lucy enjoyed the course at Easter. The quality of the tutors was excellent as was the Boarding arrangements. Her only wish was that it could have continued right up to the exams!
Monty is finding the revision course very helpful, particularly the science – he says the tutor is excellent and she makes the sessions interesting. He is also appreciating the small group sizes.
Liberty had the best week and her confidence levels are totally different now to where she was before the course, the benefits of the course have made a big difference to her approach to the exams. I would recommend the course fully and I hope that we can make use of the courses for her A levels. Thanks so much and please pass on our sincere thanks to Sally and Saskia – she had a great time revising – who knew!!!
Brad just to say Sol thoroughly enjoyed his Spanish this week, he particularly liked the teacher and was obviously very fortunate to have the opportunities to spend plenty of 1:1 time with the tutor. He will be back for more, for his full A levels!
The kids loved it! The courses were well-planned, well-structured and very motivating!
My daughter had a very good week, she has definitely increased in confidence. Can you please thank her tutor? The quality of the teaching was excellent & the 1:1 feedback very helpful, fingers crossed for the summer!
I just wanted to write to say how impressed my husband and I were with the Easter Revision Courses. My son (Biology and Chemistry GCSE courses) came back full of enthusiasm and praise for both tutors – as you can imagine it’s quite hard to get any information out of a 16 year old boy – so the fact that he volunteered this shows just how good they were. The notes and guidance they provided were also of a very high standard. No doubt we will be back in a couple of years for the A level revision courses.