We are so happy that you are looking to join us here at Keighley College this September. Our team of experienced tutors and support staff are dedicated to providing a supportive and caring environment for students who want to go further. We believe that you can achieve your goals right here in your local community, where you can access our state-of-the-art facilities and take advantage of our impressive industry links.

We know you are working hard on your studies, but remember to take care of yourself while you’re revising. Check out our tips below.

10 tips for exam success

1Think about what kind of learner you are. If you find it easier to absorb information by listening, why not record your notes and listen back to them? Or if you’re a visual learner, make your notes into a colourful mindmap so you can picture the information. If you prefer to learn by doing, then practising old papers or using flashcards to test yourself can really help.
2Be creative. Put post-it notes where you see them every day, like on the bathroom mirror so you can memorise key information while you’re brushing your teeth. Create funny acronyms or memory tricks to help you remember facts or figures. Use essential oils or scented candles to create a specific scent that you associate with a particular subject or topic.
3Focus on a new topic each day. Switching between topics will leave you distracted. Try and immerse yourself in one area for each study session. Prioritise difficult subjects and spend more time revising subjects that you find more challenging.
4Reflect on your progress. Make a note of each area you need to cover, tick it off when it’s done. Remember to test yourself and see how much you’ve improved. Review your notes frequently to ensure that you are retaining the information.
5Teach other people. Your brain absorbs more information if you explain it to someone else – so enlist the help of a friend, family member or pet and talk them through everything you’ve learned.
6Remove any distractions – and step away from your phone! Put your mobile on ‘do not disturb’ or put it in another room while you’re studying so you can concentrate fully. Only pick it up on your breaks – when you do, why not check out our socials?
7Keep a positive attitude. Stay positive and don’t let setbacks or failures discourage you. Visualise yourself doing well to help boost your confidence and motivation. It’s normal to feel anxious but don’t let these feelings overwhelm you – read more about how to manage your stress here.
8Take care of your wellbeing. You won’t retain information if you’re hungry, tired or stressed. Make sure you’re eating well and taking regular breaks. Remember to stay hydrated – your brain needs water to function properly. Eat a balanced diet – too much sugar and caffeine can cause your energy levels to crash and stop you concentrating. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you feel focused and ready to learn.
9Remember to move! Try and get outside each day to get some fresh air – exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mood, which can help you stay motivated during your revision period. Get some inspiration here.
10Practice mindfulness. Allow yourself space to switch off from revising and give your brain a chance to absorb your knowledge. You can find more resources here.

We know you are working hard on your studies, but remember to take care of yourself while you’re revising. Check out our tips below.

10 tips for exam success

  • 1Think about what kind of learner you are. If you find it easier to absorb information by listening, why not record your notes and listen back to them? Or if you’re a visual learner, make your notes into a colourful mindmap so you can picture the information. If you prefer to learn by doing, then practising old papers or using flashcards to test yourself can really help.

  • 2Be creative. Put post-it notes where you see them every day, like on the bathroom mirror so you can memorise key information while you’re brushing your teeth. Create funny acronyms or memory tricks to help you remember facts or figures. Use essential oils or scented candles to create a specific scent that you associate with a particular subject or topic.

  • 3Focus on a new topic each day. Switching between topics will leave you distracted. Try and immerse yourself in one area for each study session. Prioritise difficult subjects and spend more time revising subjects that you find more challenging.

  • 4Reflect on your progress. Make a note of each area you need to cover, tick it off when it’s done. Remember to test yourself and see how much you’ve improved. Review your notes frequently to ensure that you are retaining the information.
  • 5Teach other people. Your brain absorbs more information if you explain it to someone else – so enlist the help of a friend, family member or pet and talk them through everything you’ve learned.

  • 6Remove any distractions – and step away from your phone! Put your mobile on ‘do not disturb’ or put it in another room while you’re studying so you can concentrate fully. Only pick it up on your breaks – when you do, why not check out our socials?
  • 7Keep a positive attitude. Stay positive and don’t let setbacks or failures discourage you. Visualise yourself doing well to help boost your confidence and motivation. It’s normal to feel anxious but don’t let these feelings overwhelm you – read more about how to manage your stress here.
  • 8Take care of your wellbeing. You won’t retain information if you’re hungry, tired or stressed. Make sure you’re eating well and taking regular breaks. Remember to stay hydrated – your brain needs water to function properly. Eat a balanced diet – too much sugar and caffeine can cause your energy levels to crash and stop you concentrating. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you feel focused and ready to learn.

  • 9Remember to move! Try and get outside each day to get some fresh air – exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mood, which can help you stay motivated during your revision period. Get some inspiration here.
  • 10Practice mindfulness. Allow yourself space to switch off from revising and give your brain a chance to absorb your knowledge. You can find more resources here.
Feeling stressed? Get more ideas about relaxation here. Get more revision tips here and here
Feeling stressed? Get more ideas about relaxation here.
Get more revision tips here and here.

Open Event

We appreciate that this is a time of big changes – to give you some extra reassurance, we’re hosting an open event in June. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your tutors, tour our campus, and get a feel for college life. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have, so you can start feeling confident and prepared for your journey.

Visit us at our next open event, Tuesday 27 June, 4-7pm

Book now

Once you enrol, you will have access to a fantastic range of courses, all taught by our team of experienced tutors who are passionate about helping you succeed. Whether you are interested in T Levels, apprenticeships or A levels, we offer a supportive learning environment that is designed to help you reach your full potential.

What to expect

When we welcome you, you’ll have the opportunity to join in a number of activities around your studies that will make you feel part of a community, and let you explore your interests. We also offer a range of services, including learning support and career guidance. Our aim is to help you achieve your goals, not just in your studies but in your future life as well.

We look forward to welcoming you to Keighley College and supporting you every step of the way as you follow your dreams. Good luck on your journey, and we cannot wait to see you in September!

Open Event

27 June 2023

Exam results day

24 August 2023

Enrolment dates

24 August – 8 September 2023
9.00am – 6.30pm (Monday – Thursday)
9.00am – 3.30pm (Friday)