Easter Revision at Kent’s Top Specialist Independent Sixth form and GCSE College
I felt I learnt more in a week than I had in the whole of my last year at school. I had more exam practice and constructive feedback on the Maths revision course than I’d ever had before.
RIC offers both traditional Easter revision and part-time courses in all subjects as well as ongoing personalised programmes of exam preparation and study leave support to students from local schools who may be on study leave in the run up to their examinations.
Our revision courses are tailored to your needs. Our teachers are all up to speed on the latest changes to the exam board requirements and many are the Assistant and Principal Examiners who set the papers and have helped put the newly reformed GCSE and A level exams together.
RIC Easter Revision Fast Facts
• Very small classes
• Full College facilities including supervised boarding with evening study club and activity programme
• Tutors are the College’s own experienced permanent teachers with proven track records of exam success
• Initial assessment and discussion to ascertain areas requiring attention. Local students encouraged to visit in advance, meet their tutor and discuss problem areas in detail.
• Essential examination skills taught and model answers demonstrated
• Shorter one or two module topic specific courses can be arranged
• Optional mock examination and feedback at no extra cost
• Course report with constructive help and advice for revision at home or during follow-up lessons
• 30 years’ experience teaching specialist intensive courses
Intensive revision courses provide an opportunity to gain an overview of the syllabus and a chance to practice applying knowledge to real examination questions. This helps with recall of facts and hones skills required for accurate question interpretation and structuring full and concise answers. Most importantly, as many past students have commented, the courses give a real confidence boost at a crucial time.
Many students are hardworking and committed to their studies yet still find the top grades elusive due to poor revision techniques, inadequate examination preparation and practice as well as a general lack of confidence. Our Easter and Study Leave courses are designed to remove these barriers and help students from other schools realise their potential. Exam board specific courses give the opportunity to spend time with a new teacher when students can ask the questions they really want to ask and revisit parts of the syllabus they need to revise.
The courses allow students to concentrate exclusively on structured revision without distraction in an environment in which they can easily obtain help with any problems. Although it is of course impossible to measure the improvement in examination results achieved by students who have taken revision courses, past students consistently comment that they felt very much better prepared and that they have approached their examinations with far greater confidence. Our courses are far more effective and enjoyable than solitary home based revision.
Uniquely at Rochester Independent College, because we already have a well-established provision for part time students, further support is available after the Easter revision time from our team of subject specialists. Students are welcome to join weekly after school classes or to attend for additional lessons or revision help during the day in their study leave. This support is available right through the examination period.
A level: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Government and Politics, Graphic Design, History, History of Art, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Philosophy, Physics, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre Studies
GCSE: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Government and Politics, Graphic Design, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Philosophy, Physics, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Science, Statistics, Theatre Studies
Information and booking
All subjects and options are subject to availability. Please be advised that RIC’s Easter Revision Courses are very popular so early application is advised.
Caroline Dutton, RIC’s Easter Courses Manager will be happy to talk through options with you on 01634 828115.
Part-time after school tuition
Since first opening in 1984, Rochester Independent College has taught students from the local area who require additional help with the subjects they are studying at school in part-time after school classes. The classes supplement school work and students are often recommended to come for this invaluable extra help by their school teachers who may not have the time to be able to give all the help they feel their students need. Part-time after school classes run between 4.30 and 6.00 pm on weekdays.
£45 per 11/2 hour session. Fees are charged on a half termly basis.
We decided to book our son in for residential GCSE revision courses at RIC. His main problem was lack of confidence. His teachers at school said he was definitely bright enough to pass but it all seemed to go wrong once he was under exam conditions. The week at RIC changed everything. It was really hard work but he made massive progress. In maths the teacher quickly discovered where the problems were and worked through them on a one to one basis. George was then given lots and lots of practice. Each time his confidence grew as they went through the papers together, ensuring that each mistake was corrected and fully understood. He went from an E to a B in French (mock grade and final grade) and a D to a B in Maths. We were absolutely delighted and would recommend Easter revision courses at RIC to everyone.
Get On Top Form In Year 13- RIC’s A level Easter Revision- Day and Residential Courses
Attending RIC’s Easter Revision courses can help maximise your potential. Getting an A rather than a B grade at A level can make the difference between winning a place at your university of choice or having to compromise in clearing. University entry remains highly competitive and the best grades at A level are your passport to the more selective and prestigious institutions.
Intensive IGCSE and GCSE Easter Revision- Day and Residential Courses
GCSE grades matter. Getting a C rather than a D at GCSE can make the difference between a sixth form or college place and having to retake. Increasingly schools are looking for students to meet minimum GCSE grade requirements at sixth form, sometimes asking for a top grade in chosen A level options. Some universities use GCSEs to judge academic potential. Some courses such as Medicine specify the number of As and A*s applicants must offer. Maths is one of our most popular GCSE Easter courses. According to the LSE a GCSE Grade C in Maths reduces the likelihood of unemployment by 7% and increases earnings by roughly 18%. It’s also crucial for students wanting to do most courses at university!
The College gave me a different perspective on all three of my Science GCSE subjects, and on how education can work in general! The boarding staff and teachers were all very nice, even the food was great! It was helpful to have a structured course to follow and I know I achieved a lot more than I would have done sat in my bedroom at home with all the distractions!
RIC’s Easter Revision Course Teaching Team
RIC is fortunate in having teachers who work also work as examiners in most subjects resulting in our students receiving the very best preparation for their GCSEs and A levels from professionals who are really in the know about what is required.
Our GCSE and A level Easter revision courses are taught by our own full time members of staff who have established track records of exam result success. We do not use agency or supply teachers, or temporary staff contracted in from other schools for our Easter courses.
RIC’s Dr Rachel Woolley is a Principal examiner in English Literature for one of the boards and says: “Every year I will probably mark, monitor or review the marking of over 800 students. Marking for 10 years has dramatically enhanced my understanding of what students need to learn and helps me and my colleagues in the department enable students to hone their skills for literary study. It instils a sense of confidence that our year’s work is on course for success. Teachers who mark are in a better position to diagnose ‘problem areas’. It helps me keep in mind a maximum marks answer so that I can better help the students and keep motivating them to improve.”