Ashbourne has organised a comprehensive programme of Easter Revision Courses for over twenty years and was the first college in London to establish a programme of this kind. Rather than working passively and unsupervised at home, students are directed in their revision in small groups. The result is a high level of enjoyable, effective and efficient revision.
Courses make continual reference to specimen questions, past papers and examiners’ reports. In class, students are encouraged to answer exam questions, make notes, ask questions and share ideas with other students. All of this makes for an active, productive and valuable learning and revision experience.
Following each revision course, students receive a written report on progress with invaluable feedback on performance and how they might improve in the future. Our students find these reports can inspire the necessary focus in the lead up to their final examinations.
Course Dates 2017
Week One: Monday 27th March – Friday 31st March
Week Two: Monday 3rd April – Friday 7th April
Week Three: Monday 10th April – Friday 14th April (Good Friday)
Our courses run either as morning (10am–1pm) or afternoon (2–5pm) sessions. Therefore each course runs for three hours per day for five days. Courses may repeat throughout the three-week period in order to ensure each course is available to as many students as possible. GCSE double award science is an exception, which runs both in the morning and afternoon sessions.
AS/A2/GCSE subject (excluding GCSE double award Science) – £550
GCSE double award Science – £1000
Individual English Literature and History units and Maths and Further Maths modules for A level – £550 per module
Our Easter revision courses are based in our superb facilities in Kensington, London. See our college location map.
We are happy to organise individual tuition over Easter at the rate of £90 per hour. This is offered in blocks for a minimum of 10 hours, but more typically for 15 hours, which costs £1350 and runs alongside the group times. Please contact the College for further information.
Only One Student Registered for a Course
We will commit to running our timetabled Easter revision courses regardless of the number of students registered for the course. We will not reduce the number of contact hours or increase the fees.
Easter Medical Program
Ashbourne has been preparing students for their medical school applications for many years now which is why we understand just how important it is that students are familiar with every stage of the process; from writing their personal statement to attending an interview. With medicine being more competitive now than it ever has been before, Ashbourne has decided to run an Easter Medical program, designed for GCSE and AS students who are considering applying for medicine. The course will address every aspect of the medical school application process including: how to write a powerful personal statement, the different ways in which medical schools deliver the medicine program, BMAT and UKCAT practice, how to secure work experience, the different types of interviews and an insight into what the daily life of a doctor is like by looking at 3 case studies of current doctors. The course costs £750 and has limited places, so if you would like to sign up for this course please get in touch for more information.
Why join an Ashbourne Easter revision course?
- We have one of the longest established Easter Revision course programmes
- Simple format: morning or afternoon, 3 hours per day 5 days a week, £550*
- We guarantee that every course we commit to will run (except in rare cases of tutor illness)
- We never reduce the number of hours offered
- The majority of our Easter tutors are full-time Ashbourne tutors
- Our teachers are vastly experienced and qualified
- We offer board specific courses**
- We will offer a full refund if your course is not up to standard
- Our timetable is fixed. You won’t be asked to change times
- Over 90% of class sizes are less than ten students
- Friendly administration team
- Specific individual unit revision courses offered in Mathematics ***
- Superb London location
* Except GCSE dual award Science (£1000); English Literature, History, Maths and Further Maths courses are run as individual modules (£550 per module).
Student Feedback on our Easter revision course programme
“I found the course really interesting and very useful. I especially liked the course packs, they were really practical, and I feel a lot more prepared for my exams now.” – Mark Proudrout (Westminster School) – Economics Revision
“My son came home happy every evening, and left happy in the morning, which is unusual for him! He has only positive things to say about the course, feels much better prepared and absolutely LOVED his teacher!” – Eamon Tamimi (Ardingly College) – French, Maths & Science GCSE Revision
“I have just had my first mock since attending the Easter Revision at Ashbourne and my tutor has said that she can already see a major improvement. I will definitely come back next year!” – William Owen (Ravens Wood School for Boys) – German & Business Revision
“I wasn’t so happy that my father booked me onto an revision course over Easter but it was amazing! The teachers were excellent, particularly in Chemistry. When I’d finished the course, I understood so much more and the revision ahead seemed so much less daunting. The best thing was the amount of time the tutors are willing to spend patiently explaining areas I didn’t understand. By the end, I was wondering what exactly had seemed so hard!” – Dominic Rassool (Seychelles Polytechnic) – Maths, Physics & Chemistry Revision
“I had a lot of doubts about the course before I started. All the staff were very helpful but I couldn’t see how I could significantly improve my understanding in one week. I found though that the small classes and the clear and practical teaching have made all the difference and I’m really confident of getting A’s now. Exam technique was the best part of the course. It’s surprising how many marks you can pick up just by learning how to answer questions.” – Mangal Dalal (Overseas Student) – Maths, Physics & Economics Revision
“I’ve always struggled with Maths and Science but I actually felt I was top of it after completing the GCSE revision course at Ashbourne. The revision packs are great, with loads of past papers and topic summaries and the tutors make sure that everyone understands everything.” – Andrew Nzeyi (Pangbourne College) – Maths and Double Science GCSE Revision