A Level Maths Easter Revision Course 2024
(at the University of York)
About the A Level Maths Easter Revision Course
The A Level Maths Easter Revision Course at the University of York will give an overview of the entire A Level Maths specification, helping students identify and fill and consolidate any gaps in knowledge. There will be a particular focus on exam technique whilst simultaneously uncovering many of the sneaky tricks exam boards can throw at students and how to deal with them. Further information can be found in the expanding menus below.
Why an Easter revision course?
By the time the Easter holidays arrive, the revision phase of the learning process should be well underway. But even this late in the academic year, students often have difficulty in knowing how and what to revise, and how to plug the gaps in knowledge that revision uncovers. Consequently, the three main aims of this course are to help students to:
- Learn how to revise
- Learn what to revise
- Fill gaps in and consolidate content knowledge
This will be done with a major emphasis on tackling exam questions across the entirety of the A Level Maths syllabus. Particular attention will be paid to:
- Exam technique
- Targeting the marks (i.e. writing what the examiners want to see)
- What to do when presented with an unfamiliar question (i.e. how not to panic)
Students have commented after past courses that the intensity of the four-day experience, whilst tiring, gave insight into how it was possible to remain productive for long periods of time. This is an experience that can be learnt from and applied across all subjects, increasing productivity at a crucial time of the academic year.
How does the course work?
The course will take place over four days during the school Easter holidays at the University of York, creating a studious and focused atmosphere in which productivity can flourish.
As mentioned previously, the major focus of the course will be on exam question revision across the entirety of the A Level Maths syllabus. A recap of every element of the syllabus will be presented to the students by experienced teachers of A Level Maths. Time will then be spent allowing students to practise questions on individual topics and teachers will circulate the room, helping students with whatever problems they have.
Who delivers these courses?
The courses will be delivered by myself, John Armstrong, the creator of ALevelMathsRevision.com and some carefully selected and trusted colleagues. I am a qualified teacher of Maths with many years of experience working in a sixth form college. I have an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the A Level Maths and Further Maths specifications across all exam boards. I graduated in 2007 from the University of York with a Distinction in MSc. Mathematics with Modern Applications having previously completed an undergraduate BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science. Please visit my YouTube Channel to see examples of my teaching.
How do I know how good your courses are?
A very good question! These courses have been running for many years now. Just check the “testimonials” section above to see the opinions of students who have been on the course in previous years.
Why is this different to other revision courses?
We firmly believe that in order to get the best out of students, you need to do far more than simply “tell them how to do it”. We work on developing the mathematical thought process, adopting a radically different approach than simply “lecturing” students to success. A combination of many years experience of delivering A Level Maths in schools, exam board marking experience and a high teacher to student ratio so students can ask about any problems they encounter as they occur means our approach is very different to those of other providers.
Is there a limit on group sizes?
Yes. In order to ensure that students are able to make the most of the revision course, we have limited the group size to 20. The teacher:student ratio is guaranteed to be at least 1 teacher per 10 students, allowing for questions to be asked an help to be given to individual students on the topics they are struggling with.
How much do your courses cost?
Click the “Dates/Prices” section below for details on price.
What times do the courses run from/until?
Courses run from 9.00am to 4.30pm with regular breaks throughout the day. Students will receive a total of at least 6 hours tuition per day.
How is the course structured?
You can get a detailed description of the course in our prospectus. Just click here to download a copy
Which exam boards does the course apply to?
The course applies to all four of the main specifications sat in England: Edexcel, OCR, OCR-MEI and AQA. When the A Level Maths specification was reformed in 2017, one of the main requirements was for the exam boards to align in the content they teach. Whilst there are some very minor differences in the Statistics content which will be made clear on the day, the Pure and Mechanics content is aligned across all exam boards, making this course applicable whichever of the four syllabuses you study.
The content covered will be an overview of the entire of the A Level Maths syllabus. Each carefully chosen example will highlight key points to do with exam technique, ensuring students not only know the content but also can apply it in an exam situation.
A Level Maths Easter Revision Course at the University of York
The A Level Maths Easter Revision course for Easter 2024 will take place over four days at the University of York during the Easter 2024 school holidays.
- Dates: Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April 2024
- Location: University of York
£600£510 (15% Early Booking Discount)
Whist the course is not residential as such, accommodation can be booked directly through the University of York (specifically the STEM Centre).
For further details please contact contact the STEM Centre at the University of York on 01904 328364 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Level Maths Revision Course Booking
You can purchase a place on the A Level Maths Full Syllabus Easter 2024 A Level Maths Revision Course at the University of York by filling in the form below and completing the registration process.