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May Half Term 2024

Our residential May Half Term revision and study course is perfect for students who want to maximise their preparations for public examinations and take their revision to the next level. Knowledge enhancement, curriculum understanding and confidence, alongside exam technique masterclasses are delivered in a supportive and encouraging environment conducive to academic study and rigour. We are delighted to once again be running our intensive study and revision camp at Downside School. We look forward to welcoming you onto the programme. 


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 personalised study schedules allow students to take full advantage of the last school break of the academic year to revise and prepare for their exams. With a fully supervised intensive programme, students are able to practice past exam papers, join exclusive subject-focused group tuition, and improve their exam technique through intensive examination zone workshops. Students receive personalised academic mentorship and subject tuition throughout, ensuring they are able to get ahead in their studies.


  • 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

  • Exclusive group tuition focused on Maths, Sciences, Humanities and exam techniques 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

  • Printing available on-site

  • 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 

In addition to personalised tuition, students are able to access drop-in masterclass clinics lead by experts in that subject. These focus on a variety of subjects, as well as on exam technique and study skills. Supportive self-study time, and additional one-to-one subject tuition ensures students are able to get in the edge in their studies.


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?




  • AQA 

  • Pearson Edexcel 

  • OCR 

  • WJEC


  • Pearson Edexcel 

  • Cambridge

GCE A Level:

  • AQA 

  • Pearson Edexcel 

  • OCR 

  • WJEC 

  • CCEA


  • Maths & Further Maths

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • English and IELTS

  • Geography

  • History

  • Business Studies

  • Exam technique

  • Studying and revision tips

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24th May to 2nd June 2024

Downside School, Bath, UK

Years 9-13 preparing for their upcoming GCSE and A Level examinations or other mock examinations​

£195 per night


Secure your place now!

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