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Revision Guide

There is no such thing as too much revision!

In order to aid your child’s revision a quiet space with no distractions will work best.  Phones, TVs and other distractions should be turned off. If possible provide them with resources which include paper, pens, coloured pens and highlighters.

Be organised.

By setting up a revision timetable your child will make better use of their revision times.  Revision should be arranged in small 20-30 minute chunks with short breaks in between. Your child has been spoken to about setting up a revision timetable in assembly and tutor time.  They have been provided with a booklet and overview of the days leading to their exams.

Revision methods.

There are many useful revision techniques but not all can be used for every subject and your child will find their own preferred method.  Please encourage them to try all methods and then pick the ones they feel most comfortable doing.

  • Past Papers: your child should be using past papers to get used to the style of questions they will be asked in an exam.
  • Resources:  They should make their own resources for each subject.  These might be flash cards, revision posters or mind maps.  
  • Read: your child needs to read their books, class notes, revision notes.  At times it helps to read out loud.
  • Ask:  If possible test your child.  They should provide you with questions you can ask them with the answer that matches.  
  • Apps: Apps on phones and Ipads can help.  Online quiz apps such as Quizlet provide banks of questions and your child can set their own questions to practice.  
  • Revision buddy:  If your child is going to study with another person they should be of a similar mindset and ready to work not just use the time as a catch up.  
  • Listen: Your child can be encouraged to list to podcasts on a specific topic.
  • Websites:  there are many useful websites.  Below is a list that have been recommended for use in different subjects.

Maths

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/z8sg6fr

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/  pupils have their own login.  Ask them to see their maths teacher if they do not know it.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/  Pupils have their own login – ask them to see their maths teacher if they do not have a record if it.

English

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/

YouTube has lots of tutorial videos that pupils should be watching.  A search should be made for the following:

Literature – Stacey Reay, Mr Bruff, Mr Salles, Mrs Whelan, Miss Cooper

Language – Mr Bruff, Mr Salles, Mrs Whelan.

Computing

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://quizlet.com/subject/gcse-computing-ocr/

iMedia

https://shmoodle.co.uk/course/view.php?id=676&fbclid=IwAR2kBe5OApO4YfFI8KURlcC76h5kNxRFX8EpP1-pf7GHsWr0y-ljihcS8xw

https://tools.withcode.uk/keywords/subject/imedia_r081_pre_production_skills

https://quizlet.com/subject/imedia-r081/

Geography

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/geography

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography

http://www.gojimo.com/gcse-geography-revision/ (phone app)

Art & Design –Fine & Photography

https://www.pinterest.co.uk

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/

https://www.artsy.net/

http://www.balticmill.com/

http://www.tate.org.uk/

http://www.npg.org.uk/

https://www.studentartguide.com/

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

French & Spanish

https://quizlet.com/en-gb

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z9dqxnb

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z4dqxnb