DD303 Revision Pack 2017 


DD303 has now had its final presentation. This revision pack is suitable for the few students sitting their re-sit exam in April 2017. It is an optional resource written for students who need extra guidance preparing for the exam. Written by experienced DD303 tutors and examiners, it is 95 pages and full of revision tips and tried-and-tested exam techniques.  Please note that there are many ways to revise for an exam and our approach may not be shared by members of the module team or other tutors. Our notes are not intended to replace your own, they are simply examples of how you can approach your revision and the exam.

The exam is three hours, the exam paper is divided into three sections and the revision pack is divided accordingly. Each chapter has a descriptive ‘memory jog’ as well as a colour diagram that will hopefully trigger your memory of the main concepts. Essay - type questions, essay plans and notes on the offprints are provided for TMA chapters as well as chapters that will come up in the exam. This will help you make the links between chapters and help you grasp the module as a whole.  Notes are provided on the main methods in the module. There is also a self-monitoring chart where you can check your confidence levels as you progress through your revision.

After expenses are paid we support several charities.  These include sponsoring children through Worldwide Vision and making regular contributions to Cancer Research UK, the World Wide Fund for Nature, Battersea Dogs Home and The National Park Trust. In 2015 some proceeds will be donated to a trust fund for the granddaughters of Erika Cox who wrote the original revision pack with Professor Rob Jarman in 2002.


Student feedback on our revision packs and thanks to those who have sent it.  Also see here & here

Just to say a huge thank you for supplying the revision packs.  I have found them incredibly useful not just for organising my study, but also for emotional support. You obviously put a lot of work and thought into them . Lucette

Thanks for holding our hands in the exam. I enjoyed revising with you beside me (in book form) and the lectures you gave at revision school were very much alive and memorable. Lots of love Margo F

I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for taking the trouble to write the revision guides.  They helped me to keep the focus of my revision on the right track and put themes of the course into place as they are developed in the books. I must admit that I wrote all over the spaces around your notes and made it look such a mess but it then became my revision as opposed to something separate!  Before I was tending to see each book as separate whereas I think actually they need to be looked at as aspects of a whole by the end. Karen K.

I got the pack through today, it is brilliant, thanks. I am quite dyslexic so I have difficulty storing info in a way I can recall so this is a brilliant resource. I think it will become the center of my study and hand off it what I learn from the books and Internet. Thanks, Dave H.

You are good - the packs are brilliant! Kind regards, Lucy B

Revision pack has been a great help..Thanks Hannah D

Thank you so much for putting this together - the pack is just what I need and I have already found it useful. Take care. Sarah

Just in case there is any doubt in your mind, I am finding your revision packs really useful already, and I'm recommending them highly to my tutor. All the best .J

Thank you for doing the notes, I'm sure I'm not the only student who appreciates the work you have put in for our benefit.Thank you again, Ian S

Thank you so much for this booklet - it is amazing! Finally the course and its aims are making some sense. David T


Feeling a lot more prepared for the exam already - Many thanks again and kind regards, Sarah

If you would like to order one:

UK: There is only one version of the Revision Pack. It is £20 and weighs 252 g.

1. Please sign a cheque and make it out to Linda Corlett (or send a postal order or cash)

2. Write DD303 and your address on the back of the cheque.

  1. 3.Include an A4 STAMPED self-addressed envelope with £1.74 stamps.

  2. 4.Write DD303 on the back of the envelope

  3. 5.Send payment and SAE to the address below.

Please ensure your order is stamped with the correct postage otherwise it will not get to me.

Orders may not be processed if any of these requirements are missing!

The value of stamps are:

1st Class = 65p

2nd class = 56p

1st class large = 98p

2nd class large = 76p

Stamps available are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and £1

Non - UK (Europe):

£20+ £5.15 postage = £25.15

1. Use a currency converter for amount in Euros.

  1. 2.Sign a cheque and make it payable to Linda Corlett (or send cash)

  2. 3.Write DD303 and your address on the back of the cheque.

  3. 4. Self address an A4 (large) envelope and write DD303 on the back

  4. 5.Send both to the address below.

Outside Europe:

£20 + £7.45 postage = £27.45. 

  1. 1.Use a currency converter for amount in your currency.

  2. 2.Sign a cheque and make it payable to Linda Corlett

  3. 3.Write DD303 and your address on the back of the cheque.

  4. 4.Self address an A4 (large) envelope and write DD303 on the back

  5. 5.Send both to the address below

We are tutors, not a business, so please forgive us if we can’t offer a wide range of payment services. After negative experiences we cannot accept bank transfers, transfers from finance companies, Paypal nor credit cards.  However postal orders (UK only), Stirling bank drafts and Euros paid in cash have always arrived safely. If you don’t have a cheque book you might be able to get a friend or relative to sign one for you. Most banks will also issue cheques in Stirling. Please do not send by registered post because we may not be able to sign for it and it might be returned undelivered. Normally allow two weeks for delivery. Orders sent within three weeks of the exam will be processed within two days, however please note we will be away between the 19th and 26th August.

Send your order to:   c/o Mr. M. Crane                            

                                  115 Waterside

                  Peartree Bridge

                  Milton Keynes


                  MK6 3DF


Please note. Revision packs take authors several months to write and similarly to books are the intellectual property of the authors and protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act (1988). They must not be scanned, copied, posted to social networking sites or other individuals.

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Please be wary of purchasing old revision packs. Both the module materials and exam format may have changed since they were written. Current copies will ensure you have correct information for your exam.