Active Revision at GordonstounAn Active GCSE Easter Revision Course
“We know from neuroscience that exercise speeds up brain functioning. If you’ve been out for a run, your reading speed and comprehension goes up by 20%. Interspersing study with exercise also helps encourage reflection, which speeds up learning by promoting synaptical connections in the brain. And perhaps most importantly, exercise is a stress-buster when the pressure of revision gets too much.”
Dr. Eve Poole BA MBA PhD FRSA – Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun
The Revision Course will run from Saturday 7 April 2018 until Friday 13 April 2018, with 24 hours of teacher-led revision, 5 hours of private study, and interspersed with at least 10 hours of structured activity sessions.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that physical activity is important for cognitive function and that exercise benefits teenagers both physically and mentally.
Here at Gordonstoun we are offering a Revision Course which puts into practice this concept; that an active body is an active mind.
The course will deliver dynamic subject specific revision sessions in English Language, Mathematics and Science alongside a selection of active sessions requiring movement, skill and coordination.
Intense teacher-led revision sessions will be interspersed with tasks which involve stimulating other areas of the brain, which is shown to improve concentration.
In addition to the brain-boosting activities, healthy menu and structured revision sessions; there will be a midweek adventure in the form of an expedition in the Scottish wilderness.
This will give students an excellent chance to recharge their bodies and minds.
At Gordonstoun we know how to look after and bring out the best in people, and both students and staff daily live up to the school motto: Plus est en Vous – there is more in you.
This Revision Course aims to help students to find that extra bit inside, to feel more fully prepared mentally, emotionally and physically, and consequently improve on their GCSE grades in the summer.
…increase in reading speed and comprehension following exercise.
...of teens who say they use exercise or walking to help manage stress, say the technique is very or extremely effective.