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A LEVEL STUDY & REVISION
RESIDENTIAL COURSES

May Half Term 2024

Our residential May Half Term revision and study course is perfect for students who want to maximise their holiday preparations for public examinations and take their revision to the next level. Inclusive group tuition and teaching are delivered alongside expert individual sessions. Knowledge enhancement, curriculum understanding and confidence, alongside exam technique masterclasses are delivered in a supportive and encouraging environment conducive to academic study and rigour. 

With expert subject tuition, there is significant opportunity for participants to demonstrate their passion and commitment to their chosen subjects. Students receive bespoke university application strategy and admission guidance alongside advanced subject tuition. Throughout, participants gain invaluable personalised feedback from our tutors who have studied at leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities. We look forward to welcoming you to the course! 

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Intensive Revision and Exam Preparation Course

Downside School, Bath
Half-Term: 24 May- 2 June 2024 

Our Intensive Revision & Exam Preparation Course is a highly effective programme that has helped many students achieve their academic goals. Students have the opportunity to access timely, individualised support, to help them prepare for their GCSE, A-Level exams, and other public examinations or external tests. All tuition is delivered by experienced tutors from Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL. Our course offers students the opportunity to practice past exam papers, join subject-focused drop-in sessions and improve their exam techniques during the fully supervised intensive revision course. 

To ensure that time is used productively, group tuition sessions that focus on a variety of subjects including Maths, the Sciences and Humanities, as well as on exam techniques and study skills, are scheduled throughout the course. Students can join sessions according to their personalised schedule at no extra cost. Support is provided during self-study times and additional one-to-one mentoring is available upon request. Evening group activities provide a fun and collaborative element to the course; students are encouraged to join every night after dinner to relax and recover from their studies. 

MAXIMISE YOUR HALF TERM WITH US

  • One-to-one meeting with the Academic Director prior to arrival 

  • Personalised intensive study timetable for each student 

  • Over 7 hours a day of scheduled revision time 

  • Past exam papers to practise with from a variety of exam boards 

  • Expert group teaching classes focused on Maths, Sciences, Humanities, IELTS, Business Studies and exam techniques for all major exam boards 

  • Delivered in person by tutors from G5 universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL 

  • Tailored advice from university specialists for A Level selection and application process for all UK universities 

  • Flexibility to include additional one-to-one tuition if required 

  • Supervised study and regular check-ins to provide students with full support, mentorship and encouragement 

  • Individual study space available to maximise uninterrupted self-study time, combined with group study areas to enhance collaboration and shared revision strategies 

  • Online follow up after the course and smooth transition to continued mentorship from Avernus Education 

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Personalised guidance and tuition

Individualised support, excellence achieved 

Each student will be given their own personalised timetable with recommended additional group tuition sessions to attend. Students will also be assigned exercises and past exam papers according to their current level so they can work towards achieving their academic goals. The group tuition sessions are subject-focused and will be led by highly qualified and experienced tutors. Delivered small groups, students will have the opportunity to ask specific questions and gain personal support and advice. Group classes are available for all major GCSE and A-level subjects. If recommended or requested, additional one-to-one tuition can be arranged to complement the course schedule. 

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Advice and expertise beyond the curriculum

Long term univeristy mentorship

Alongside core subject revision and knowledge enhancement, every student on our residential courses has the opportunity to participate in exclusive university preparation masterclass clinics. From degree choice and university selection, to how to craft a compelling Personal Statement and perform during an interview, our range of exciting application mentorship sessions will ensure participants are able to get the edge and stand out from the competition during their university applications and beyond.

Overseen by our Senior University Consultant, students on our Downside course receive exclusive mentorship and insider advice on how to succeed! Student outcomes are a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality educational services and our dedication to helping students achieve their goals.

Downside School: a safe, encouraging and supportive environment 

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What did our students say?

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EXAM BOARDS SUPPORTED

GCE A Level:

  • AQA 

  • Pearson Edexcel 

  • OCR 

  • WJEC 

  • CCEA

EXCLUSIVE GROUP TUITION

  • Maths & Further Maths

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • IELTS

  • Geography

  • Government and Politics

  • Business Studies

  • Exam technique

  • Studying and revision tips

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TIMETABLE

Supervised Revi

24 May

25 May

26 May

27 May

28 May

29 May

30 May

31 May

1 June

2 June

08:30-09:30

Breakfast

09:30-10:30

10:45-11:45

12:00-13:00

IELTS

Geography

Politics

Business

IELTS

Geography

Politics

Business

Chemistry

Maths

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

Maths

Biology

Physics

Maths

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Physics

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Departure

13:00-14:00

14:15-15:15

15:30-16:30

16:45-18:15

Arrival

Lunch

Revision
Tips

Chemistry

Exam
Technique

Further
Maths

Revision
Tips

Chemistry

Exam
Technique

Further
Maths

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Supervised
Revision

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

Own Time/
Tutoring

18:15-19:15

Dinner

19:45-21:15

Evening Activities

21:15-22:00

Snack and Free Time

22:00-22:30

Bedtime