RevisionPlus

Revision Support for A-Level and GCSE students

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Advertorials can also be printed and presented as an entire newspaper section, inserted the same way within a newspaper as store fliers, comics sections, and other non-editorial content. These sections are usually printed on a smaller type of broadsheet and different newsprint than the actual paper. Many newspapers and magazines will assign staff writers or freelancers to write advertorials, usually without a byline credit. A major difference between regular editorial and advertorial is that clients usually have content approval of advertorials, a luxury usually not provided with regular editorial.

A related practice is the creation of material that looks like traditional media (for instance, a newspaper or magazine) but is actually created by a company to market its products. One familiar example is airline in-flight magazines, which may feature reports about travel destinations to which the airline flies.

RevisionPlus was established by a small group of passionate teachers and examiners with the aim of meeting the ever-growing demand for GCSE and A-level revision support during the pre-exam period. The founders’ combined experience of over 50 years teaching and achieving excellent examination results in state and independent high schools and sixth form colleges is the organisation’s driving force. Similar courses have proved to be very popular in the Home Counties, but until now we have not seen this opportunity for students in the North West.

GCSEs are a huge milestone. With the government-led changes and new specifications, these exams are now even more challenging and gaining a place in a sixth form is becoming increasingly competitive.  The introduction of new linear A Levels too means that university admissions tutors are focusing more on students’ GCSE grades. What’s more, as students who fail to get a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English now have to continue studying these subjects, sensible and planned revision has never been more important.  A GCSE revision course provides content, structure, exam skills and support, all in one.  What better way to kick start exam preparation?

The fierce competition for places at good universities means A-level revision courses too have become an increasingly popular choice for students who want to improve their grades. When university offers are competitive, a thorough, well-planned and targeted revision course can help achieve those grades.

RevisionPlus days offer a fresh look at the key topics in a chosen subject. They provide an intensive overview of the specified core material and teach students how best to tackle exam questions, providing them with a frequently needed confidence boost. What’s more, RevisionPlus teachers can focus on the areas of a subject that are of most concern to students, based on a prior assessment of their requirements.

Bookings are now open for February, Easter and May courses.

www.RevisionPlus.co.uk

 

Advertorials differ from traditional advertisements in that they are designed to look like the articles that appear in the publication. Most publications will not accept advertisements that look exactly like stories from the newspaper or magazine they are appearing in. The differences may be subtle, and disclaimers—such as the word "advertisement"—may or may not appear. Sometimes euphemisms describing the advertorial as a "special promotional feature" or "special advertising section" are used. The tone of the advertorials is usually closer to that of a press release than of an objective news story.

Advertorials can also be printed and presented as an entire newspaper section, inserted the same way within a newspaper as store fliers, comics sections, and other non-editorial content. These sections are usually printed on a smaller type of broadsheet and different newsprint than the actual paper. Many newspapers and magazines will assign staff writers or freelancers to write advertorials, usually without a byline credit. A major difference between regular editorial and advertorial is that clients usually have content approval of advertorials, a luxury usually not provided with regular editorial.

A related practice is the creation of material that looks like traditional media (for instance, a newspaper or magazine) but is actually created by a company to market its products. One familiar example is airline in-flight magazines, which may feature reports about travel destinations to which the airline flies.

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