Rydal Penrhos held a GCSE Revision Week during the Easter holidays, which was available to current pupils and candidates from the wider community.
The Easter holidays are typically a key 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.
However, 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.
Revising 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 organised a special revision week from 11-13 April for current pupils and those across the North Wales area to assist with their exam preparations.
This focused on the core exam subjects of Mathematics, English and Science The intensive days also consisted 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.
The incredible opportunity is something that Rydal Penrhos pupils and many others from other schools took full advantage of. They each gained a significant amount of additional knowledge from our exceptional teaching staff that they can take away and use in a positive fashion.
We would like to thank our Rydal Penrhos teachers who took time out of their break to assist, the staff who organised the event and to every pupil for giving their absolute all throughout.