Understanding how to help your child prepare for their exams can be a minefield.
Conflicting advice from well-meaning family and friends, even Google can leave you feeling confused.
One aspect of exam preparation that there is a consensus is revision.
Revision is vital for your child to achieve the highest grades they possibly can for
National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher exams.
1. Target revision effectively.
Ensure that your child becomes familiar with the format of the National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher exams that they will be sitting by looking at past papers. This not only gives you a flavour of how the questions are phrased but also the key topic areas that the examinations tend to focus on assessing. Target your child’s revision to these areas to maximise exam success.
2. Don’t cram.
It is vital that your child’s life does not become dominated by revision and that they have plenty of time to enjoy their own interests. Too much revision can cause unnecessary stress. By setting up a structured weekly timetable for revision, you will ensure that your child is retaining the relevant knowledge and information as well as having all important down time.
3. Find a system that works.
Different strokes for different folks has never been a more apt phrase than when talking about revision. Be active and not passive when learning. Some children revise by making small cue cards, some write notes highlighting keywords and others are more visual and construct their own mind maps or diagrams. Just looking and trying and memorise from a textbook will not aid the learning process.
4. Encourage mistakes
In order to maximise learning in the long-term, children must explore and experiment when trying to find answers. By encouraging this freedom of learning and making it acceptable to fail, your child will become more resilient and be willing to try again if revision sessions do not always seem successful.
5. Structured Revision
Revision is a highly personal process and the time management and self-discipline that it requires will benefit your child beyond their exams. By booking a place on revision courses you are ensuring that your child will receive well structured, expertly delivered teaching that will cater to your child’s revision needs. Our revision courses offer an in-depth look at exam knowledge and techniques.
“Graeme of Scholar Tutoring, said ‘As a parent, it can be difficult to help your children when they come up against some of the more academic challenges. Subjects are often taught differently from when you were at school, so it can hard to help in the way that you want to.”
“Scholar Tutoring runs Revision Course at key points in the academic year, we are always on hand to help with their revision keeping it on the right track, iron out any little difficulties and build their confidence in the run-up to their exams.”
As specialists in providing revision courses, we understand the importance of ensuring your child is as prepared and as confident as possible prior to sitting their exams. By attending high-quality revision courses throughout the academic year, our students improve their chances of attaining their target grades.
Our Glasgow Revision course offers structured revision, led by a qualified and experienced school teachers. Many of the teachers on our staff are also SQA markers, and offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of exam technique to our students.
For each subject, the teachers have put together a course which covers all the main key topics that they feel the students need to concentrate on in preparation for their exams.
Scholar Tutoring has been providing revision course over the last seven year and one 2 one tutoring for fourteen years. Over this time revision courses have certainly grown in popularity, and they can be a really effective way for students to initiate their revision. In the same token, these courses offer content, structure and exam practice all in one go!
Many students who take these courses might already be set to pass, but might also be hoping to use their revision course to boost them into the top grades, rather than just coasting through.
An Revision course cannot suddenly convert school terms of neglect into top grades, but- of course- these revision sessions can be of huge benefit in boosting marks and potential grades.
Teachers of our courses are enthusiastic and experienced: they can fill in any gaps that students may have, as well as reiterate the learning students will previously have covered. These teachers can inform students of what examiners want, and will help to develop exam skill- with plenty of past-paper practice.
Unit in a Day Revision
Short, intensive 3-hour revision course where students work in small classes led by an experienced subject specialist, helping students increase their knowledge and understanding by reinforcing fundamental concepts and practising exam style questions.
Classes begin Saturday 27th January, please see link below to find the start date for the unit your teen needs support
All Class run from Grand Central Hotel, within Glasgow Central railway station.
Our 8 Hour Easter Revision Classes run over the Two weeks of the Easter break you have the option which week suits you best
Week One Monday 2nd April – Thursday 5th April 2018
Week Two Monday 9th April – Thursday 12th April 2018
All Class run from Strathclyde University located in Glasgow City Centre a short walk from George Square.
Scholar Tutoring has been working to deliver better exam results through home tuition since 2003, with all our tutors recommend qualified teachers, who are (GTC) General Teaching Council registered. We cater for all ages of pupils from primary to National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher students. With Glasgow Revision classes in operation since 2012.
Many of the teachers on our staff are also SQA markers, so offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of exam technique to our students
To discover more about Scholar Tutor’s Revision Schools, please contact Graeme, on 0141 280 2521 or email
Words from Past Students...
The way we covered the whole course in a few days was helpful with the assistance of tutors / teachers.Easter School 2015
I liked how the course was handled - we covered everything in-depth, but still at a quick pace.Easter School 2017
The approach used to tutor us with the use of PowerPoints was very useful. The questions and answers books are also good for revisionEaster School 2017
I enjoyed the in-depth explanations of certain aspects of the course.Easter School
Very helpful, went over a lot of the course and quickly covered everything I was worried about, was asked what we wanted to go over and got to take home PowerPoint on USB.Easter School 2017
Very concise and concentrated learning. A good revision of everything. Also, small classes felt like there was more attention from the teacher.Easter School 2017
I love the way things were described (especially in Chemistry). The teachers were all enthusiastic about teaching their subject which helped a lot because my teachers at school aren't like that.Easter School 2017
Good teachers, learnt a lot, nice class.
Very helpful teachers, willing to answer any questions, concise and informative teaching.
The material handed out are excellent and not too simplistic which is great. The key areas covered really hit the nail on head with regards to where students struggle most. I left feeling I could achieve a much higher RUAE.Easter School
The teachers enhanced my understanding of how to answer questions better.
It helped me to understand the questions better and feel more confident.Easter School 2017
We went over every aspect of the RUAE paper in-depthEaster School 2017
The location was easy to access from the train station. I obtained assistance with work and explanations.Easter School 2017
Helped improve understanding and how to tackle exam style questions.Easter School 2017