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GCSE Revision Course

What is the GCSE Revision Course?

Despite being well taught and sharing a good grasp of ideas and skills in class, students can sometimes fail to show that learning in the exam situation – because of lack of revision, lack of revision skills or a lack of awareness of how to present answers in an exam that will attract marks.

This four-day residential course is to support students with a visual impairment, in Years 10 and 11, with preparation for their GCSE examinations. There will also be a programme of entertainment and social activities during the evening and the opportunity to socialise with one another and relax after a hard day's studying!

The course covers the main curriculum subjects of Maths, English and Science, looking at particular areas which can prove problematic for students with a visual impairment, such as graph plotting, analysing extended pieces of text and practical assessment in science. There are also sessions looking at study and revision skills along with practice questions from past papers.

As well as learning a range of skills to support their general learning, students will learn specific approaches to revision and exam techniques such as:

  • The use of MP3 files to make revision notes
  • How to access appropriate websites more effectively
  • How to mark up a large print hand out
  • How to work with a scribe or reader
  • How to navigate around a modified Braille paper

By the end of the course students will understand that there are others with the same issues, but that a visual impairment does not need to be a barrier to success. Students enjoy being one of a group, who work together to find their way around the College, socialise together and work together.


Participants on the course will be offered accommodation in the residential houses on site, and meals will be taken in the College dining room.

Relaxation time

In the evenings the students can enjoy a range of activities such as swimming, tandem riding, and ten pin bowling, making new friends and sharing experiences.

Who can benefit

The course is open to all Year 10 and 11 students with a visual impairment in mainstream schools and is mixture of partially sighted and blind students.


The course is free for students and is funded as part of the College’s Outreach programme.


The next Revision Course is from Wednesday 5th April at 3pm to Saturday 8th April 2017 at 3.30pm.

How to Book

For more information call or email Dr Jeanette Normanton Erry on 01905 763933 or to book a place download, complete and return the GCSE Revision Course Application Form and post it to: GCSE Revision Course, New College Worcester, Whittington Road, Worcester WR5 2JX.