Easter GCSE revision courses announced
February 25, 2022

Rydal Penrhos has launched a GCSE Revision Week during the Easter holidays, which is available to current pupils and candidates from the wider community.

Easter is the key revision period for GCSE pupils at Rydal Penrhos and beyond, as schools finish teaching the syllabus and attention now turns to the fast-approaching exams. Mocks will be over, results received, and key targets identified.

Now is the time to consolidate understanding, fill any knowledge gaps and really get to grips with what the examiners are looking for. Many pupils will not have clear techniques for revision and indeed may not have sat examinations for several years in a formal context due to COVID-19 precautions.

Exam sitting, like most things in life, is a skill that can be taught. This is something we are very keen on doing here at Rydal Penrhos.

Similarly revising (i.e. the process of re-reading content to remember and understand it) is a learnt skill. At Rydal Penrhos, we understand that each and every one of our pupils are individuals who learn in different ways and hence they quite often need to use different strategies and tools for revision.

For parents, the assurance that you have done something constructive to prepare your child for their exams, especially if tensions arise when you offer help at home, can also ease a considerable burden.

Rydal Penrhos recognises that it has been a difficult period for learners over the last two years and have officially confirmed a special revision week during the Easter holidays for current pupils and those across the North Wales area to assist with their exam preparations. This will include:-

  • Expert tuition in core subjects from experienced, warm and friendly teachers, some of whom are examiners; all are DBS checked.
  • Small class sizes, with a maximum of 10 pupils.
  • Meeting other pupils who are in the same situation! Revision can be lonely but being with other pupils can offer some reassurance and inspire the kind of peer discussion that can prove a powerful tool for clarifying understanding.
  • Tailored tuition where possible – if pupils can identify the topics they specifically wish to focus on in advance we will try to include these in the days’ schedules.
  • Immersion in the subject, with up to a seven-hour day of distraction-free focus.
  • Teachers will also ensure each pupil understands the assessment objectives for their subject and exam board, and therefore gain a clear understanding of what the examiner is looking for.

The GCSE Revision Week is set to take place over three days from 11-13 April and will focus on the core exam subjects of Mathematics, English and Science. These intensive days will also consist of how to better prepare mentally and practically for exams, providing helpful tips on how to attain peak performance along with essential revision tips and guidance.

This is an incredible opportunity for Rydal Penrhos pupils and GCSE candidates from other schools to get additional support and guidance ahead of their exams. The school is proud to have a rich and proud history of exam results in recent years, which continued to go from strength to strength despite unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.

We understand that keeping stress levels low during examinations is a key factor in performance. Timely preparations can reduce these complications to a great extent and after thorough revision, pupils become more comfortable in an exam setting and are impacted far less by exam stress that can have a detrimental impact on performance. Those who commit heavily to revising a topic before exams help to gain more confidence. We recognise that boosting confidence helps motivation and reduces exam anxiety and stress.

When a comprehensive revision period is undertaken on a topic, pupils become much more able to face the questions in the examination and answer them in a way that will enable them to achieve the best results.

This revision course is excellent value for money at £150 for a full eight-hour day including lessons, revision and exam guidance tuition from 9am to 5pm with breaks for the snacks and meals provided in the cost. This is a can’t miss opportunity for any GCSE pupil sitting exams this year and also highlights the strong connection between Rydal Penrhos and the wider community.

Current GCSE pupils at Rydal Penrhos can book their place for FREE using the Schools Buddy App.

For external pupils, register and book here.

Anyone requiring further information should contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or registering your interest online.

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