Pupils both in- and outside the Rydal Penrhos community have been full of praise for the school’s Easter GCSE Revision Courses, which took place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April 2023.
GCSE revision season is in full swing across the country, and nowhere is this more true than at Rydal Penrhos, where courses are completed and exams are fast approaching. This time of year can be a stressful and challenging one for many pupils, but with the Easter break upon them, Rydal Penrhos pupils are capitalizing on the opportunity the holiday offers to consolidate their understanding and fill any gaps in their knowledge.
At Rydal Penrhos, we understand the importance of providing pupils with the best revision techniques and resources possible to approach their study effectively. While individual study is a necessary and inescapable part of a good revision regime, collaborative work with peers and teachers can also play an invaluable role in these final stages of preparation for this summer’s all-important exams.
For this reason, we were delighted to offer GCSE Revision Courses over the past two days in the core subjects of English, Maths, and Science. These specialized revision sessions, led by our experienced and dedicated teaching team, many of whom are examiners, have proven hugely successful with Rydal Penrhos pupils and our visitors from other schools across North Wales.
In small classes, pupils enjoyed seven hours of distraction-free immersion in their subjects, punctuated by delicious lunch and snack prepared by our excellent catering team. During the sessions, teachers worked to convey what examiners would be looking for in examination responses, as well as covering key areas of the subject syllabus.
Year 11 pupil Harrison, who attended the GCSE Revision Courses, said, “the best part was the very interactive recounting of the year’s learning from our teachers. I thought it was very helpful to consolidate my knowledge.”
Meanwhile, Alice said the courses were “really helpful, as I had forgotten most of the stuff over the holidays, so it was great having the teacher there to answer questions, rather than sending an email.” This kind of access to expert support is invaluable for pupils during the revision period, helping to boost their confidence and reduce stress levels as exams approach.
Visiting pupil Seren also found the GCSE Revision Courses to be highly worthwhile, and had particularly high praise for the Biology session. “I enjoyed the interaction from the teacher,” said Seren. We were delighted to welcome many pupils from our local community and hope they found our Revision Courses to be an invaluable resource heading into the summer.
At Rydal Penrhos, we are proud to have an incredible track record of exam results in recent years, which have continued to go from strength to strength despite a period of unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. The introduction of the GCSE Revision Courses last year is just one of the many steps the school has taken to achieve sustained improvement in results over time.
We would like to thank everyone involved in the Easter GCSE Revision Courses and wish all GCSE pupils the best of luck in their exams. We hope that the skills they learned during the Revision Courses will stand them in good stead for not just these important assessments, but A-Level and university study later in life.