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Richard Smith - Maths Leader, Harris Boys’ Academy, London
“ Harry was marvellous - The lessons were really focused with lots of examiners insight which was just spot on. Harry also coped very well with 5 pretty taciturn 15/16 year old boys and managed to keep injecting the energy and enthusiasm into the session that they lacked! ”
Parent, Essex - Easter Revision Course April 2023
“ Martha did brilliantly in her GCSEs and in the subjects where she got extra help from Ivy Education she exceeded expectations, she got two 9s in Science and a 9 in Maths! ”
Parent, London - 2022


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Course Information

This February Half-Term Online GCSE  Course allows students a valuable opportunity to reflect on their winter mock exams and establish clear revision objectives ahead of the upcoming exam season.


  • Available in core subjects: Mathematics, English and Triple Science
  • Content tailored to the post mocks, Spring term, early stages of revision.
  • Focusing on skills allows students to access school-taught content at a greater depth.
  • Students will finish the course with a clear outline of how to structure their revision.
  • Personalised feedback on mock performance and revision strategies.

Why is this the right course for your child?

Reflecting: what can be learned from mock exam results

February half term is a great opportunity to reflect on the results of the winter mock exams and set personal goals for improvement. Our group classes offer a friendly environment to discuss with peers how to improve time management, favourite revision techniques and general tips for staying motivated.

Refining skills: harnessing school-taught skills and levelling up

Students will have the chance to get ahead by dedicating time to specific skills, and identifying the gaps, through targeted group teaching that consolidates and improves the skills taught in school.

Looking ahead: making a proactive revision plan

We offer a specific focus on creating a revision plan for February until the beginning of exam season, using our bespoke templates. Our scaffolded support within the course, means that students will finish the course with a clear plan for how to continue to manage their revision independently.

Our Expert Tutors

Our courses have been designed to ensure students can sit their exams shortly after with confidence and refined examination technique.

We are supported by our wonderful team of GCSE Specialists -
click here to find out who they are and what they do.

If you are unsure whether this course is right for your child, please submit an enquiry, and our Family Education Team will be able to discuss the contents of this course in further detail.

Subjects Offered


This course will focus on supporting students in the skills required for the English examinations, relevant across all exam boards. Students will identify and develop transferable skills through the reading and analysis of Unseen texts as well as real exam questions, to meet the Assessment Objectives required. No specific text knowledge will be required for this course. Feedback will be available by email for writing tasks set relevant to individual exam boards.

This course will cover the following topics:

1. Unseen non-fiction texts: how to analyse and explore two linked sources from different time periods and genres in order to consider how each presents a perspective or viewpoint to influence the reader. Students will focus on how to craft a response under examined conditions.

2. Descriptive/Narrative writing: how to plan and create impactful texts in response to a stimulus with a close focus on accuracy, purpose, audience, and form under examined conditions.

3. Transactional writing: how to plan and create impactful texts with a close focus on accuracy, purpose, audience, and form under examined conditions.

4. Unseen poetry: understanding assessment objectives, difference between language and structure, identifying poetic techniques in an unseen poem, structuring and writing a comparative paragraph to peer review.

5. Shakespeare: how to revise efficiently and strategically, including key themes and features of Shakespearean language and style; how to analyse a passage to unpack different aspects of the text such as characters, tension and imagery; how to structure a paragraph to achieve the assessment objectives.

6. 19th & 20th Century fiction texts: establish a toolkit of useful essay openers, formal words and structural devices; how to talk about structure and tension in drama; focussing on how to structure an answer that fulfils the assessment criteria through peer marking; how to write introductions and conclusions that convince the examiner you know your stuff!


The focus for this course is to reflect on mock performance and create a strategic revision plan moving forward. Students will be encouraged to share tricky questions and explain the techniques that helped them to peers. Students will finish the course equipped with a range of study techniques, that can be employed alongside exam question practice, to ensure they can make the most out of revision season.

This course will cover the following topics:

1. Number

2. Algebra

3. Ratio and Proportion

4. Geometry

5. Probability

6. Statistics

Over the course of the four days, through a combination of tutor-led demonstration of mathematical concepts, techniques and methods, and independent and small group work, students will:

1. Develop an understanding of mathematical principles and techniques and be able to better apply these to exam questions.

2. Develop confidence in the subject matter.

3. Develop a positive attitude towards mathematics and a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment.

4. Analyse and solve problems.

5. Check and interpret data.

Equipment needed: Pen, pencil, paper, calculator, and general maths equipment (compass, protractor, ruler)

Triple Science*

This course will focus on building confidence in the skills required to score highly across all Science papers, specifically focused on the vocabulary, calculations, and structure of experiment answers. Using a range of exam questions, from Biology, Chemistry and Physics papers, students will establish a bank of transferable techniques that will allow them to focus their revision and boost their exam performance.

Equipment needed: pen, pencil, scientific calculator, graph paper

Course Structure

Day 1: Introduction

Introduction to Course & Student warm-up

Diagnostics & Addressing Areas of Strengths & Weaknesses, based upon student input and mocks feedback

General discussion of exam technique and technical Science vocabulary

Crash course of Scientific calculations: formulae practice

Day 2: Biology

Diagnostics & revision skills building: Biology

Crash course of subjects covered in mock exam

Vocabulary for Biology experiments and exam technique for written questions

Day 3: Chemistry

Diagnostics & revision skills building: Chemistry

Crash course of subjects covered in mock exam

Vocabulary for Chemistry experiments and exam technique for written questions

Physics 4: Physics

Diagnostics & revision skills building: Physics

Crash course of subjects covered in mock exam

Vocabulary for Physics experiments and exam technique for written questions

Course summary and final questions

*While this course is best suited for Triple Science students, we are able to accommodate students taking Double Science on a case-by-case basis. If you are unsure as to whether your child is suitable for this course, please do get in contact with us at courses@ivyeducation.co.uk

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