@ Gordonstoun Revision
Important details about the GCSE revision course…
The next Active Revision course...
The next Active Revision Courses will take place in Spring 2024. Students arrive on Monday 8th April in the afternoon, ready for icebreakers and general exam skills before embarking on 5 intense days of subject and course specific sessions with experienced teachers, and physical activities designed to stimulated the brain and body and increase learning potential and memory. (As well as chance to enjoy delicious food and beautiful natural surroundings.) Students depart early on Sunday 14th April.
Examinations Covered & Subjects
Examinations covered: GCSE English, Maths, Combined Science Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The GCSE course offers English Language, Mathematics and Science, and each student will choose two of these subjects which they will revise for the duration of the course.
In order to deliver highly tailored revision sessions please make sure you know which exam board you are using so that staff can have past papers and exam board specific practice questions ready for you.
In order to improve blood flow and oxygen to the brain, students will take part in a number of activities each day, at least one of which will be aerobic. All activities will cater for all students regardless of their experience and level of fitness.
Other quieter activities, such as yoga and climbing, will allow individuals to focus on stamina, balance and building their core strength. These sessions break up the intense revision periods and give everyone’s brain time to absorb the previous learning.
Sometimes the whole group will come together for an activity and at other times students will be able to choose from a variety of different activities, led by qualified instructors, such as cardio tennis, climbing, abseiling, yoga, basketball, swimming, mountain biking and dance.
There will be 24 hours of structured revision time over the course, divided between the two subject areas, and delivered by subject specific teachers to small groups, each with a maximum of eight students.
There will also be a tutor on hand during the private study time to answer questions.
Here at Gordonstoun we have been successfully delivering a holistic curriculum for nearly 90 years. We have an experienced team of staff who are looking forward to getting to know you and supporting your preparation for the most important exams of your life so far.
At Gordonstoun we have always believed in the importance of being outdoors to support student well-being, and with this in mind there will be a half day expedition to a local wild place.
Sitting round the campfire, toasting marshmallows and chatting to new friends on the beach is sure to revive sleepy spirits, re-energise everyone ready to restart revision.