Revision Tips for Exams

Here are our top revision tips!

  • Find a quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Make sure you are away from distractions such as TV
  • Make a revision timetable. Look at the dates of your exams so you can plan your revision times carefully. Work out what subjects you are going to study and when, and put them into a timetable plan
  • Create simple summary notes. Write things that will help you to remember, these could be short notes or drawings
  • Get people to help you. Revise with friends and test each other. This will help to remember things
  • Take some past exam papers. Ask your teacher, or print some from the exam board website.
  • Make sure you take regular breaks. These will help your concentration. Use them to go for a walk or to get a drink
  • Reward yourself, make plans to do something after a day of revision such as going to see a film with friends
  • Eat healthily and drink plenty of water
  • Think positively and don’t put too much pressure on yourself

When you take the exam remember…

  • It’s normal to feel anxious
  • Read each question carefully
  • Pay attention to the number of marks available for each question and spend your time accordingly
  • Focus on what you know rather than what you don’t know. If there’s a question you’re unsure about, don’t worry. Move on to questions you do know and return to the ones you don’t later. There are always topics that appear on exams that we wished we had studied more, but once you actually sitting the exam, there’s nothing you can do about it, so focus on the positives

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Our students have produced some excellent work this year so head to our Art Exhibition to take a look. Wednesday 5th June 2019 at Regent Street. 11am to 4pm.

Student Activities 31st May – 7th June 2019

Here’s the activity schedule for the final week of term. Farewell and Best Wishes to our leavers. See you all at graduation!

Speak to Mr Hilton for more details

Friday 31st MayBasketball and BadmintonKelsey Kerridge Sports Centre1-5pm
Saturday 1st JuneBasketball and BadmintonKelsey Kerridge Sports Centre12-1pm
Sunday 2nd JuneGolfMeet at Station Road2pm
Monday 3rd JuneTennisHills Road Sports and Tennis Centre2pm
Tuesday 4th JunePunting and PicnicSign up with Mr Hilton
Thursday 6th JunePartyRegent StreetTBA
Friday 7th JuneSportsKelsey Kerridge Sports CentreTBA

Know your Marketing Mix


If you are a first year A Level Business student then you’ll need to know about the marketing mix. The marketing mix is a combination of choices that influence a person’s decision to buy. There are 7 elements to the marketing mix known as the 7Ps. Combinations of the 7Ps are used by businesses to influence customers to buy products.

PriceThe price of the product is important. This includes the price charged for different sizes of product. Things like shampoo might come in different sizes such as 100ml, 200ml and 400ml. Payment terms are also important. Things to consider are whether a customer can pay in instalments or can buy now, pay later.
ProductHere you need to think about the product itself. Things like its specification, design, it’s and reliability are important. Is there any after sales service or does the product come with a warranty agreement?
PlacePlace refers to the distribution of the product. How does the product move from the manufacturer to the final customer? in some cases you’ll buy a product direct from the producer and in other cases the product is sold to intermediaries such as retailers who sell to the final customer.
PromotionHow does a business communicate about their product? Advertising – this can include advertisements in magazines and newspapers or on billboards. It includes online advertising and the use of pay per click advertising. Public Relations – a business could try and to get coverage of their product by using the press to interview their CEO. There is also the possibility of sponsorship deals. Sales Promotions – One we see frequently is special offers such as Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF). Sales Teams – Many business have sales teams to contact potential customers.
PeopleThe concerns the people involved in a transaction. This could be the people who take your call or answer your email about a product, the people who serve you in a shop or who cut your hair in a salon. Their skills and approach will affect how you perceive a product.
ProcessThis concerns how you actually buy the product. This could be in a store, on the internet, or in a showroom. A customer’s satisfaction can be affected by their experience of buying the product so improving the buying experience is key to improving customer satisfaction.
Physical EnvironmentThis refers to the physical premises of a business such as a shop or office. If you go to a hair salon, you will look around and see how carefully it’s been designed and laid out. Things like the signage, the reception, desk, and the music playing will all influence a person’s perception of the business.

This is an overview of the 7Ps and you should study this topic in more detail if you are studying Business A Level.

IELTS Newsletter

IELTS Newsletter April

Read our IELTS newsletter written by Jo Medcalf, our Director of Studies. The newsletter is full of hints and tips to pass your exam and useful information on upcoming exam dates and how to book your exam.

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