A Level Revision & Outdoor Activity Residentials – NEW!

The DofE Residential is completed as part of the Gold Award and should be an exciting opportunity, away from home and sharing in an activity with people you haven’t met before. Click here to find out more about the residential section. We are running an exclusive A Level Revision and Activity Residential just for Gold DofE students in May half term (28 May – 1 June). We know that Years 12 and 13 can be very pressurized and quite stressful as you work hard to do well in your A levels as well as complete UCAS applications and gain a place at University. The aim of our residential is for YOU to achieve these 5 things:

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  • gain plenty of exercise in a fun atmosphere and beautiful location
  • eat really well – meals will be an important shared experience for all the group
  • sleep really well – research proves that this aids mental retention and concentration
  • make new friends


The Sleep Council advises teenagers that these 9 things can help you get through revision weeks: being prepared, sleeping well, eating well, getting physical, prioritising, practising relation, changing your scenery, socialising and positive self-talk. Click here to read the full article. We can’t promise you all A*s, but we will do everything we can to give you a productive and confidence boosting 5 days away.

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We will be staying in a modern and spacious converted barn on a working farm in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Sleeping arrangements will be in single sex dorms, all with bedding and towels provided. All of our meals are freshly prepared every day and will be eaten together in a comfortable dining room! All outdoor equipment will be provided and there is a room for wet and muddy kit. Each day will involve a physical activity outside such as mountain biking, trekking and bushcraft skills, a morning or afternoon revision session with Jane and the choice of further quiet revision time in the evening or a shared group activity such a cooking, quiz, games etc…

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If you would like to secure your place please email Emma on info@first4adventure.co.uk. The cost for the full 5 days which includes all accommodation, food, equipment, tuition and activities is £450. A deposit of £100 will be required upon booking with the remaining amount to be paid 14 days prior to the course. Upon booking a kit list will be sent to you along with a medical form and booking sheet to complete, which will also require you to complete some specific information on your English A Level board, topics and areas of concern.

This is the team that will be looking after you during the week:

ANDY ROWLINSON: Andy is one of the company owners and leads expedition all over the UK and worldwide. He is extremely experienced in working with young people and leading DofE expeditions, walking, mountaineering, cycling and climbing trips.

EMMA MARTIN: Emma is the other company owner, with 20 years of teaching experience. She also leads UK trips for DofE and walking expeditions.

JANE ALEXANDER: Jane has over 30 years of teaching experience, both in state and private schools. Her career includes being Head of English, Head of Sixth Form and Head of Careers as well as a Senior AQA English examiner. Following recent retirement, Jane is busier than ever as a careers consultant and enjoying all things sporty and active!