Giggleswick School will once again host its popular Easter revision courses for GCSE and A Level (AS and A2) subjects over the Easter holidays.

The wide range of courses − open to any GCSE and A Level students in the area – are perfectly timed to follow on from the recent trial exams and the sessions will run from April 3 to 5 and April 10 to 12.

The school was one of the first in the area to offer such a programme and this year will be offering a series of one, two and three day courses for a range of GCSE and A Level (AS & A2) subjects, including maths, English and sciences. Residential options are available and a free bus service for students travelling daily between Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Anna Wood, assistant head, academic, at Giggleswick explained: “Thousands of students across the region will have received the results from their trial exams and now know their areas of weakness. By Easter they will be well on the revision journey and it’s the perfect time for some structured and supported study that could make all the difference.

“The courses are led by a highly qualified team of teaching staff, working in small study groups with plenty of individual attention and supervision for each student. It’s a great opportunity – whatever their current starting point − to hone and improve their revision and exam technique.”

Easter revision courses

With revision time on the horizon for thousands of students, here are some starting point tips from the experts at Giggleswick:

  • Review questions that you struggle with and look back over how your work was marked and what suggestions were given to you.  Make sure you understand what you need to do, and if not remember to make a note so you can ask for advice.
  • Identify a method which worked for you and use it. To do this, see what methods you used for previous tests – do you remember lists, or would a spider diagram be more useful?
  • Make use of free apps such as ‘Quizlet’ to help memorise definitions in science.
  • Ensure you understand the structure of the exam – including how much time should be spent on each question.
  • Take advantage of any extra revision sessions organised by teachers.
  • Never underestimate a good revision plan. Plan to cover each topic at least a few times but also factor in time for relaxing with friends.

Giggleswick School is a 450-pupil, independent, co-educational day and boarding school set in stunning countryside near the market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. Founded in 1512, the school offers a high quality education where personal development is a key focus alongside excellent academic results, providing young people with the skills, positive attitude and self-belief to equip them for happiness and success in today’s world.

For more information about the Easter revision courses and accompanying free minibus service from Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale, please visit or phone 01729 893000.


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