Easter Revision Course Information

About Our A Level Maths Easter Revision Courses

Our Easter revision courses have been proven to make a real difference to students' grades. We provide students with the best chance of success by:

  • Filling gaps in knowledge; we are experts in the A Level Maths linear specification taught from 2017. We know what topics are new to the A Level and where to look for gaps in knowledge with our vast experience of the current specification.
  • Refining Exam Technique; knowing the maths often isn't enough to do well. Students need to know the hoops they have to jump through in order to target the marks. Our teachers have experience of the exam board marking process and as such are able to pass on tips on how to best obtain marks in a given exam situation.
  • Improving Student Motivation; we show students that they CAN achieve success. We have often received feedback that students finish our courses with a renewed sense of motivation and self-belief.

Our revision courses last four days and typically run in or around the schools' Easter holidays. A typical revision day runs from 9.00am to 4.30pm and consists of 6 hours of tuition from our teachers, all of whom are qualified and experienced A Level Maths classroom teachers. Specific dates for the current academic year can be found here.

Structure Of Our A Level Maths Easter Revision Courses

Our four-day Easter revision courses cover the current A Level Maths syllabus (taught from September 2017) in its entirety; each student is given their own revision pack specific to their own exam board which includes many exam-style practise questions on a topic-by-topic basis and every exam paper released to date for their own intensive practise. Throughout the course of the four days, each topic will be covered by the teacher going through a number of key examples on each topic, then students will be given time to practise each topic and ask questions. Since the group sizes will be no greater than 10, there will be plenty of time for the teachers to help students with their own individual problems. In the section below, a comprehensive list of topics that will be covered is given.

Easter Revision Course Content

Our four-day revision courses cover the syllabus in its entirety and will follow the outline below. Note that specific timings are not given as each group of students have different needs and may need longer/less time on particular topics given their strengths and weaknesses.

Day 1: Pure Maths

  1. Exponentials and Logs
    • Solving exponential equations
    • Solving logarithmic equations
    • Modelling with logarithms
  2. Trigonometry
    • Radians
    • Reciprocal trig functions (sec, cosec and cot)
    • Compound Angle Formulae
    • Double Angle Formulae
    • Small Angle Approximations
  3. Differentiation
    • Differentiation from First Principles
    • Chain, Product and Quotient Rules
    • Second Differential
    • Concave and convex functions
    • Points of Inflection
  4. Integration
    • With Partial Fractions
    • With Rational Functions
    • By parts, by substitution, standard integrals

Day 2: Pure Maths

  1. Proof 
    • Proof by deduction
    • Disproof by Counterexample
    • Proof by Exhaustion
    • Proof by Contradiction
  2. Numerical Methods
    • Change of sign
    • Newton-Raphson
    • Fixed Point Iteration
  3. Parametric Equations
    • Differentiation
    • Integration
  4.  Functions
    • Domain and range
    • The Modulus Function
    • Inverse of Functions
  5. Differential Equations
  6.  Sequences
    • Recurrence Relations
    • Arithmetic
    • Geometric
  7.  Circles
    • Equations
    • Tangents and Normals
    • Circle Sectors
  8. Binomial Expansion

Day 3: Statistics

  1. Statistical Diagrams
    • Histograms
    • Cumulative Frequency Diagrams
    • Other Statistical Diagrams
  2. Statistical Measures
    • Measures of Location
    • Measures of Spread
    • Outliers
  3. Binomial Distribution
    • Calculating Probabilities
    • Performing Hypothesis Tests
  4. Normal Distribution
    • Calculating Probabilities
    • Inverse Normal Distribution
    • Distribution of Sample Mean
    • Hypothesis Tests for Sample Mean
  5. Correlation and Linear Regression
    • Hypothesis tests for correlation
  6. Probability
    • Probability Diagrams
    • Independence and Mutual Exclusivity
    • Conditional Probability

Day 4: Mechanics

  1. Kinematics
    • S-T and V-T Graphs
    • SUVAT equations
    • Variable Acceleration
    • Projectiles
  2. Forces and Motion
    • F = ma
    • Coefficient of friction
    • Connected Particles
    • Forces on a slope
  3. Moments
    • Moments in 1 direction
    • Moments in 2 directions