Student Care - Active Revision

Student Care@ Gordonstoun GCSE Revision

Students will make new friends and be made to feel welcome and included in a warm family environment.

Pastoral Care

The wellbeing of all students on the revision course will be closely monitored by an experienced pastoral team who will be in constant dialogue with the teaching staff, instructors and refectory personnel to ensure that everyone is fully supported at all times.

Sleeping

A good night’s sleep is absolutely essential for retention of the facts, skills and ideas which have been firing in the students’ brains all day. It is with this in mind that bedtime is at 22:15. The use of devices is discouraged as it is proven to have a negative impact on sleep. Students will be accommodated in a boarding house in single or twin rooms. There is a boys’ wing looked after by a Housemaster and a girls’ wing with a Housemistress.

Food

The Gordonstoun refectory has an excellent reputation for providing healthy and tasty food and there will be a special menu on offer for the duration of the revision week which aims to boost focus and memory, and all dietary requirements will be catered for by our experienced team.

Sample Menu

Breakfast

Blueberries and muesli

Full Scottish breakfast or boiled eggs and toast

Snack

Oranges and hot chocolate

Lunch

Beef fajitas with rice and avocado salad

Apple and rhubarb crumble

Snack

Dark chocolate brownies and tea

Dinner

Minestrone soup

Salmon, dauphinoise potatoes, and broccoli

Kiwis and yoghurt

 

Kit List

As students will be doing so much more than sitting at a desk, here is a kit list for the Active Revision Course to ensure everyone is well-prepared.

Kit List

  • Indoor and outdoor trainers
  • Walking boots or trekking shoes (available to hire on arrival)
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Sweatshirt
  • T-shirts
  • Torch
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle
  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks

Also: Formal attire for final graduation supper (which parents are also invited to attend).

Mobile Phone Policy

The use of mobile devices such as phones and tablets is discouraged to enable students to take full advantage of the learning and social opportunities on this Revision Course.

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