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 13th to Friday 17th April 2020. Welcoming students from all across the country, the Easter Revision Courses have received glowing reviews from parents and students alike over the years, helping students to reach their potential.
All subjects offered are organised and taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors, carefully recruited and selected from not only Clifton College, but other great schools in the UK. Many of our tutors are are experienced A Level or GCSE examiners, but all are familiar with the demands made upon examination candidates.
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