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GCSE, A level and IB exam preparation
At Academic Camp Revision we offer workshops and surgeries at the following levels: GCSE (age 13 to 15 / years 10 and 11), A Level / IB (age 16 to 18 / years 12 and 13) and in the following subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). In the afternoons, you can choose to have supervised independent study or take part in one of our lectures.
Exam preparation tailored to your needs
Plan your own timetable and choose the subjects depending on your individual needs. Enhance your subject knowledge, revise key topicin your chosen subjects, improve your learning skills and exam techniques, develop your higher order thinking skills and much more during our two weeks intensive programme.Or join us just for couple of days/workshops depending on your needs.
Academic Camp Revision and Sidcot School have teamed together to offer you something different in the spring to help you get ready for your exams. Our methodology is centred around CLIL – Content and Language Integrated learning which gives a holistic approach.
We will help you to: •enhance your content knowledge and revise key topic areas in your subjects • understand culture and your role as a global citizen so you can develop a reflective knowledge base in your subject • develop your higher order thinking skills (critical, logical, reflective, metacognitive and creative thinking) • work on your language skills to achieve the highest results. You need to be able to understand what the question is asking and have good writing skills to communicate the best answer • improve your learning skills and exam techniques so you study more effectively • look after yourself and your mental health during stressful times
Subject workshops and surgeries
You will plan your own timetable and choose the subject workshops and surgeries you want to participate in depending on your individual needs. • The workshops cover key subject content that is relevant across the exam boards •In the surgeries you focus on your individual problem areas
We offer workshops and surgeries in the following levels and subjects: •GCSE (age 13 to 15 / years 10 and 11) •A Level / IB - International Baccalaureate (age 16 to 18 / years 12 and 13)
•Art • Biology • Chemistry • Economics • English • Mathematics • Physics • Psychology • Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
You can choose to have supervised independent study or take part in one of our lectures. These include:
• Study skills and revision techniques • Extended essay writing skills • Managing your time and developing your personal study plan • Looking after your mental health and managing exam stress • Careers and UCAS support • Writing your personal statement • How to give a good interview
Students who are not focusing on exams will be able to enjoy a mixture of age appropriate lessons and recreational activities during their Easter break. Keeping their time off productive, enjoyable and relaxing. Lessons will focus on a range of subjects including maths, sciences, social sciences and art using the CLIL methodology. We intend to keep the lessons light, fun and interesting to give them a break from the academic rigour of their term time.
...and how will your day look like?
8.45 Subject workshops
10.45 Subject workshops
13.15 Subject workshops
15.15 Subject surgeries and lectures
19.00 Individual study/free time/swimming pool & sports hall available
In the evenings you can use the library and computers for self-study or you can choose to have some free time, go for a swim or use the sports hall.
If you are with us for two weeks you can join our Saturday trip and on Sunday there are optional activities on campus at Sidcot School.
For students 12+ who are not preparing for their exams recreational activities will include a murder mystery, scavenger hunts, orienteering, outward bounds, bushcrafts and even Scottisch ceilidh. Students will also have access to Sidcot's fantastic sports facilities - swimming pool, tennis courts, sports fields and sports hall.
Sidcot School is located in a beatiful and safe rural campus in the south-west of England. It is only 10 minutes by car from Bristol Airport and 40 minutes to the centre of Bristol. Bristol is one hour by train to London.
Sidcot School is a school for students age 3-18. It is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma and A-Levels in the Sixth Form.
Sidcot School facilities include excellent sports facilities including a swimming pool, good IT facilities and wireless access throughout the campus, a library, an Art Centre with music, drama and art facilities, boarding accommodation with single and double rooms, a modern cafeteria offering three meals a day and horse-riding stables.
There is a coffee shop (Sidcot Hub) for students to buy coffee, tea and snacks.
Academic Camp Revison at Sidcot school
Girls and boys live in separate accommodation. You will stay in a comfortable boarding house with spacious double or triple bedrooms with shared bathrooms.
There is a cosy common room where you can relax, be with your friends, play games or watch TV and a kitchen to get a cup of tea or a snack if you feel like it in evenings.
Work for us
Academic Camp Revision is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.
In the summer we employ a team of teachers who are qualified to teach their subjects and have experience in teaching one of the following: A-Level, IB, Advanced Placement or TEFL.
As well as experience we are looking for teachers that have enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make their subject options interesting and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work.
We also look for enthusiastic camp counsellors/camp leaders. Ideal for this role are active people comfortable leading groups of students through activities and trips. You must be flexible throughout our course and have a few activity ideas up your sleeve!
Staff can work from one to six weeks dependant on their location. Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week and there is the opportunity to take part in additional counsellor work. We offer competitive rates of pay (advertised in the job description).