"I am a great believer in luck, and find the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson


Exams 2018

Exam season is upon us. Here's the list of exam dates for this summer term. Below you'll find lots of help with revision. Good luck!


May Half term revision timetables


Video - TeN Tips to study effectively

Get started with our video of practical tips for making the most of your time spent revising.



Revision sessions

Our teachers run loads of well-attended extra sessions to support students' GCSE revision.



Got a mobile, tablet or desktop? Watch or download podcasts and take them anywhere and improve your grades today. 

Ryburn offers gcsepod because it's such a great tool for independent learning and revision, helping you get organised and tailored to your exams.

Students - Access your account via the VLE. See the presentation linked below to see how.

Parents - What is gcsepod?

Exam Stress and Anxiety

Whilst some stress is normal and can actually help you focus on your exams, sometimes anxiety can get overwhelming and become a big problem. Don't ignore it! There's steps you can take to help yourself, or to support your child.

Check out our guides for help.

Student guide

Parents guide


Family Workshops

Each year we offer a number of workshops for families to help support your child to achieve their potential, whilst helping the whole family to maintain their sanity.

These presentations were part of the most recent event:

Online revision tools powerpoint

Mr Crinnion's Revision tips and timetables powerpoint


revision timetable Template

The best way to maximise your learning and to reduce feelings of stress is to get organised. Use this template to create a revision timetable to plan your time studying at home. Remember to include breaks and time to relax.

Download a template

Further resources

Here are some links to further resources which you might find useful. 

Download our PDF Revision Guide for 2017, including hints and tips for students and parents, and an extensive list of websites specifically for each subject.

Revision sites

Remember - Double check which exam board and course you are studying for each subject and make sure you only use the right revision materials. Don't waste time studying the wrong things!

BBC Bitesize - Great revision and test materials for all subjects. Also available is the Bitesize app.

Get Revising - Lots of revision materials across a wide range of subjects, and a useful revision timetable tool. You can filter by exam board to ensure you don't waste time on the wrong things.

My Maths - Great interactive Maths resources. Access via the VLE or speak to your Maths teacher for access to the Ryburn subscription.

Sam Learning - Lots of fun and engaging exam practice and revision activities to improve your grades.

GCSEpod - Access via the VLE. Great audio and visual podcasts which you can watch or download.