https://www.educake.co.uk/ is a revision website that all students have been signed up for where both teacher-directed and independent revision can take place. The website has questions that assess all areas of the curriculum and all styles of question that appears on the exam papers. By completing self-testing, the website will give pupils areas to focus on in their revision and help hone their knowledge and abilities. The more you do, the better the guidance will become.

Recommended Revision Guides: CGP Revision Guide. Available from wisepay. Please check with your class teacher regarding the relevant tier and course.

GCSE English Language - Mr Bruff on youtube - he analyses of all types of texts and he gives guidance on the language papers https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff

AQA revision guide and workbook are available on Wisepay.

GCSE English Literature - Massolit.io All Barr Beacon students can create their own personal account here https://www.massolit.io/users/sign_up for English Literature revision (GCSE and A Level) There are lectures and videos on the literature texts, normally given by university lecturers.

CGP revision guides of Blood Brothers, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Conflict poetry, are all available on Wisepay.

GCSE Language and Literature - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3 There are references to different exam boards questions for language. And for literature there are summaries of plots and key themes of the texts we study.

A Level English Language and Literature - Massolit.io All Barr Beacon students can create their own personal account here https://www.massolit.io/users/sign_up for English Literature revision (GCSE and A Level) There are lectures and videos on the literature texts, normally given by university lecturers.

 

English Literature GCSE Edexcel 
Romeo and Juliet https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt32frd and https://www.litcharts.com/lit/romeo-and-juliet
Blood Brothers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z92gj6f
A Christmas Carol https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgwyk7h
Poetry https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqnx2p3
 

English Language GCSE AQA
Reading skills (fiction: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/language-skills-fiction-reading-52c6

https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/fiction-reading-and-descriptive-writing-7cc5

Creative writing: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/language-skills-fiction-writing-53fd

Non-fiction Reading: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/language-skills-non-fiction-reading-665d

https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/non-fiction-texts-and-view-point-writing-8dd2
Non-fiction writing: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/language-skills-non-fiction-writing-88fc

Grammar for writing: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/grammar-for-writing-c6ed
https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/paragraphing-narratives-for-clarity-using-possessive-pronouns-using-apostrophes
 

 

Has your child been to paper society yet? If not then pop along to the maths department every Thursday night. During the sessions, you can practice your exam technique and get guided help from our team of maths teachers. Sessions are on every Thursday from 3:10 pm until 4:10 pm. The best method to revise maths is to practice exam questions, all of which are provided for you to use during paper society and to take away with you to continue with at the end of the session.

We recommend the CGP revision guide and workbook for Edexcel which can be purchased through wisepay. Once purchased on wisepay these can be collected by talking to your maths teacher.

This is a selection of some of the Maths departments favourite websites to help aid independent work and revision completed at home : 

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

Log onto the system using your unique login and password, once on the system to access questions click on ‘my progress’ at the top of the screen then click on the bar next to the topic you want to work on, if you have trouble with this pop and see your maths teacher. 

http://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html

The GCSE revision tab is particularly useful and has revision notes and model answers with questions along with questions for you to attempt and then also the solutions for these questions. The pdf document attached also gives quick access to each of the topics revision video, questions and mark scheme. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

This is the new version of BBC bitesize which has been updated with the resources for the new specification, it has guided run through on techniques, video clips, activities and tests to complete. This covers all topics on the new GCSE specification.

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcse.htm

This website gives you a while variety of resources from past exam papers (remember these are the old specification papers) to “walking and talking notes”, it also has revision notes on the majority of topics and includes a lot more, it is well worth a look around to see what is available!!

https://corbettmaths.com/

This has questions and practice papers to access on the website along with videos on how to complete some of the practice papers. There is also a “5 a day section” which allows you to practice 5 different questions from 5 different topics for every day of the year. 

http://onmaths.com/

Please remember the predicted paper is only what they think – there is no guarantee that these questions or topics will come up. The computer only awards marks for fully correct answers and not working out and the marks down the side may change for the real exams as they are only rough guides!!!

Don’t forget you also have access to maths workout numbers 1 to 8 on the system which can be accessed through the start menu -> maths then clicking on them, they are split into sections as follows :

1 – Number work
2 – Number work
3 – Shape and space work
4 – Shape and space work
5 – Data handling work
6 – Data handling work
7 – Algebra work
8 – Algebra work

Art, Craft and Design curriculum

Throughout Art, practitioners create work using the Visual Elements, also known as Formal Elements. The following website contains knowledge content, videos and quizzes. These have been generated to help break the Visual Elements so pupils can understand them in more depth. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9kmhyc

When completing an Artist analysis the following website allows pupil to break down the key principles. It highlights key discussion points and explains Art terminology in depth. https://www.studentartguide.com/articles/how-to-analyze-an-artwork

We do not recommend a particular revision guide for this subject but instead we recommend the resources above.

Psychology Year 11

Past Papers. Paper 1 – HERE and Paper 2 – HERE

https://quizlet.com/24669925/aqa-gcse-psychology-memory-flash-cards/ is a revision website where you can complete quizzes and view resources on each topic. Make a free account and then search GCSE AQA and the name of the topic you want to revise.

We do not recommend a particular revision guide for this subject but instead we recommend the resources above.

 

Self Quizzing Booklet - Download HERE

Has your child been to Geography Club yet? If not then pop along to the geography department every Monday night. During the sessions, you can practice your exam technique and get guided help from our team of geography teachers. Sessions are on every Monday from 3:20 pm until 4:20 pm. HERE

This is a selection of some of the Geography departments favourite websites to help aid independent work and revision completed at home : 

This website is brilliant for developing your knowledge and understanding.  Once you have done that there are lots of quizzes and revision strategies given.

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

This is a great website for going over the content.  

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

This is great for flashcards and quizzes. 

CGP revision guides are great for Geography as they are detailed yet fun! Visit the CGP website for revision guides for both Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four, ask your Geography teacher if you are unsure which one to get.

https://quizlet.com/en-gb/content/gcse-sociology-revision Use this to access free revision aids and tests to help with sociology revision.

https://www.brainscape.com/subjects/gcse-sociology Use this to access flashcards for topics and exam papers, content and information to help with your exams.

http://www.gojimo.com/gcse-sociology-revision/ Download this app to take quizzes and revise sociology.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociology/gcse/sociology-8192/assessment-resources Access AQA GCSE Sociology exam papers here.

In addition, don’t forget to get yourself a revision guide from the Sociology department at school.

Revision Guide - https://collins.co.uk/collections/revision-gcse-ages-14-16-collins-gcse-9-1-sociology-revision/products/9780008227456 

Exam Board
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j277-from-2020/ - GCSE CS

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/computer-science-h046-h446-from-2015/ - A Level CS

 

KS4
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-4/subjects/computing - Interactive lessons

https://www.youtube.com/c/craigndave/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=1  - Flipped learning videos

https://www.canyoucompute.co.uk/# - Downloadable resources including a 165-page revision booklet

http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_computing/gcse_computing_quizzes.htm  - fun, interactive quizzes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zmtchbk - OCR Bite Size resources

https://www.computerscience.gcse.guru/ - Good additional knowledge

http://www.learncomputing.org/revision.php  - pupils can access component 1 and 2 revision booklets.

https://quizlet.com/gb/topic/science/computer-science/  - revision cards and games

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCiOXwirraUAEhj4TUjMxYm4593B2dUPF – Full playlist of all topics.

 

Programming
https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp - the best place to start

https://www.practicepython.org/  - Python practice

https://www.w3resource.com/python-exercises/python-basic-exercises.php - Problems & solutions

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-sql - SQL practice (GCSE and ALEVEL only)

https://www.w3schools.com/html/ - Web development (GCSE and A LEVEL)

 

KS3
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvc9q6f - Bitesize resources for KS3

Recommended Revision Guides:
CGP GCSE CS OCR Revision Guide / Exam Practice workbook. Available on Wisepay as a bundle package.

CGP GCSE CS Revision Cards. Available on Wisepay individually as well as in a bundle.

A/AS Level Computer Science for OCR. Student Book - A Level Comp 2 Computer Science OCR by Alistair Surrall & Adam Hamflett.  Not available on Wisepay, but can be purchased second-hand

GCSE Design and Technology – Textiles:

https://www.technologystudent.com/ is a revision website that Design and Technology pupils can use the create revision resources and attempt exam questions. This website contains numerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of Design and Technology.

The website has questions that assess the core section of the exam paper, NEA guidance and also short revision videos.

The website will give pupils areas to focus on in their revision and help hone their knowledge and abilities. The more you do, the better the guidance will become.

Other useful websites include:

http://www.design-technology.info/home.htm

http://www.design-technology.info/revisionguides/

 

Useful App to download:

GCSE Design and Technology, Pocket Poster App  

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition:

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/blog/gcse-food-preparation-nutrition-revision/ is a revision website for Food Preparation and Nutrition helping you to best prepare for your GCSE exam. The website contains interactive courses with all concepts explained in bitesize chunks, written by subject experts.

 

WJEC Hospitality and Catering

These revision guides have been handpicked to help you with your hospitality and catering studies throughout year 10 and 11. They contain all of the content that you will need to get good grades in Unit 1 and Unit 2. You do not need to purchase both of these revision guides; one is good enough.

Recommended Revision Guide: 

·       WJEC Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2: Study & Revision Guide - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vocational-Award-Hospitality-Catering-Revision/dp/191282017X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wjec+hospitality+and+catering+level+1%2F2&qid=1632398187&qsid=262-9932210-2086969&sr=8-2&sres=1911208640%2C191282017X%2C1510473335%2C191396308X%2C0340986824%2C1510458220%2C1847629881%2C1444153897%2C043550102X%2C1901151182&srpt=ABIS_BOOK

·       My Revision Notes: WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering - https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-Notes-Vocational-Hospitality/dp/1510473335/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=wjec+hospitality+and+catering+level+1%2F2&qid=1632398187&qsid=262-9932210-2086969&sr=8-3&sres=1911208640%2C191282017X%2C1510473335%2C191396308X%2C0340986824%2C1510458220%2C1847629881%2C1444153897%2C043550102X%2C1901151182&srpt=ABIS_BOOK

Has your child attended a catch up with their French teacher – these are available on a Monday and Wednesday and they should arrange these with their French teacher in advance. This will be a great opportunity for them to work through specific content for their MFL GCSE and target particular areas that they feel are causing them an issue.

At home pupils could practise on the following websites:

I want to practice vocabulary:

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.quizlet.com à

www.wordreference.com (Excellent online dictionary)

https://www.senecalearning.com/

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

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

http://platea.pntic.mec.es/cvera/hotpot/chansons/ (practise vocabulary through French songs)

 

I want to practice grammar:

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize - search French GCSE

www.languagesonline.org.uk

 

https://www.bonjourdefrance.co.uk/learn-french-online/grammar/choose-

https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/dnxk4l6bxy77

 

I want to read in French:

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize - search French GCSE

https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/6x1cbz574gv4

http://roble.pntic.mec.es/apadilla/autourdufrancais/contenus/coursdefrancais/4ESO/Litterature/Le%20petit%20Nicolas/le_petit_nicolas.html

 

http://www.culturetheque.com/EXPLOITATION/GBR/jeunesse.aspx

 

I want to listen to French:

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize - search French GCSE

http://platea.pntic.mec.es/cvera/hotpot/chansons/

 

https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/cmygr0sz5xs4

French Extra episodes on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNqp4FXh-s&list=PLoYuwrRY46uasO1lkcRjSn3ef5MwM8HHV

The following free website has a huge amount of lessons, vocabulary and some listening practice

 

French Padlets:

Your child’s French teacher has also set up the below padlets for each module of the GCSE course and also for specific skills they might want to work on. 

Once your child has decided the area they wish to work on, they can follow the links below to find resources to support them in this area.

Password for all padlets is: frenchgcse

 

Topic 1: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/n8qojxx31lrh

Topic 2: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/ufatoa95rdbr

Topic 3: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/hm8kngjolsav

Topic 4: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/ryizf2ex01yb

Topic 5: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/4pdhr4tjaoxu

Topic 6: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/ujuhe6byfcjf

Topic 7:  https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/us4gjqri5i2m

Topic 8:  https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/3a9m37oh87wx

Writing Skills and Practice: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/qgmdv4rf2wc3

Speaking skills and practice: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/crld52zosghw

Translation skills: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/wrz8gpcqj3oz

Literary Texts:  https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/6x1cbz574gv4

Has your child attended a catch up with their German teacher – these are available on a Wednesday and Thursday and they should arrange these with their German teacher. This will be a great opportunity for them to work through specific content for their MFL GCSE and target particular areas that they feel are causing them an issue. At home, pupils could practise on the following websites:

I want to practice vocabulary:

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.quizlet.com à search MissBrazier

www.cram.com à search MissBrazier

www.dict.cc (Excellent online dictionary)

http://www.germanrevision.org.uk/KS4

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/german

http://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/german/

https://lyricstraining.com/de (practise vocabulary through German songs)

http://www.german-games.net

www.seneca.com à Search German GCSE – use the AQA specification (even though we are Edexcel it still works for vocab)

  

I want to practice grammar:

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize - search German GCSE

www.languagesonline.org.uk

 

https://german.net/exercises/

https://www.deutsch-lernen.com/learn-german-online/e_dc.php

http://www.nthuleen.com/teach.html

 

I want to read German:

KS4/KS5 links:

Berliner Zeitung http://www.berlinonline.de/

 

Bild-Zeitung http://www.bild.de/

Bravo http://www.bravo.de/

Bunte http://www.bunte.de/

Der Spiegel http://www.spiegel.de/

Die Tageszeitung http://www.taz.de/

Die Welt http://www.welt.de

Die Zeit http://www.zeit.de/  

Facts Online Magazine http://facts.ch/

 

I want to listen to German:

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize - search German GCSE

Television channels you could watch:

ARD http://www.ard.de/

ZDF http://www.zdf.de/

3sat http://www.3sat.com

Deutsche Welle http://www.dwelle.de/

RTL http://www.rtl.de/

Sport 1 http://www.sport1.de/

WDR http://www.wdr.de/

Programmes:

http://www1.wdr.de/kinder/tv/neuneinhalb/sendungen/rueckschau/index.html

https://www.ndr.de/info/podcast4096.html

 

German Padlets:

Your child’s German teacher has also set up the below padlets for each module of the GCSE course and also for specific skills they might want to work on. 

 

Once your child has decided the area they wish to work on, they can follow the links below to find resources to support them in this area.

 

Password for all padlets is: germangcse

 

Topic 1: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/vm81vwfse4d5

 

Topic 2: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/6fom419h60f9

 

Topic 3: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/xwvzojy49vbp

 

Topic 4: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/x19ikdo7e205

 

Topic 5: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/hayxe06i9050

 

Topic 6: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/dzxzyk4cwm4l

 

Topic 7: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/72iuhpe7ardk

 

Topic 8:  https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/33jux3hdax8r

 

Writing Skills and Practice: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/d5wi4k2q9w20

 

Speaking skills and practice: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/21tcqf0qly6k

 

Translation skills: https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/n2iikentlp5

 

Literary Texts:  https://padlet.com/jbrazier3/n1jymx08cskm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKNGRc1PBFIMlzH6YeYb5A - This YouTube channel has videos to help you revise all of the key concepts from both Media and Film studies. There are also many examples of useful wider reading & contexts saved into labelled playlists.

https://resources.eduqas.co.uk/pages/ResourceByArgs?subId=50 – The Eduqas film website has lots of useful revision resources including Factsheets based on each of the set films, glossaries and tasks to help you revise and practice applying film knowledge to specific films.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/ztnygk7 BBC Bitesize has a range of resources to help you revise and practise the key concepts of Media Studies, including genre, representation, narrative and many more.

Recommended Revision Guide: 

Study and Revision Guide (WJEC GCSE Film Studies) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/WJEC-Eduqas-GCSE-Film-Studies/dp/1911208020/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=gcse+eduqas+film&qid=1632986726&sr=8-2

Period 6 for Spanish runs on a Thursday with a focus on Foundation revision skills and Higher intervention runs on a Thursday Period 1. These are aimed at invited students but Ms Callanan will make arrangements for any additional pupils who need additional support.

At home pupils could practise on the following websites:

-          Spanishdict.com               (Grammar/pronunciation) 

-          Spanishlistening.org       (Listening activities) 

-          Sporcle.com                       (Culture and Vocabulary quizzes) 

-          BBC.co.uk/bitesize          (Vocabulary and Grammar practice) 

-          Thespanishexperiment.com  (Vocabulary and Grammar explanations) 

-          BBC.com/mundo              (News stories by BBC in Spanish) 

 

Revision resources are also available through Microsoft TEAMS.

We strongly recommend that all pupils have access to the Pearson GCSE Revision Guide, and more importantly the GCSE Revision workbook which practices exam-style questions. There is also access to audio files.

GCSE PE – www.TheEverleaner.com – is a revision resource with video tutorials for each topic on their component 1 and component 2 exams. The website also has quizzes for each topic so pupils can self-quiz. 

 

BTEC Sport – www.TheEverlearner.com – is a revision resource with video tutorials for each topic on their component 2 exams. The website also has quizzes for each topic so pupils can self-quiz.

 

Drama –   BBC Bitesize Drama -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zsf8wmn/revision/3 - Is full of information linked to the topics covered in Drama for both KS3, GCSE and BTEC.  There are also revision activities which you can complete too.

 

GCSE PE – Recommended Revision Guide.

Pearson REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Revision Guide. Available on Wisepay.

Pearson REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physical Education Revision Cards. Available on Wisepay.

Dance – Recommended Revision Guide.

Pearson Revise BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Revision Guide. Not Available on Wisepay.
 

Drama  – Recommended Revision Guide.

Pearson Revise BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Revision Guide. Not Available on Wisepay.
 

To support your revision and retention in Philosophy you could use 

 

 

This website supports your work with Christianity and themes. It enables you to find teachings and access difficult concepts. You can even access A level content to expand  your horizons.

 

For support with Sikhism and Christianity you can use BBC bitesize as they have published religious specific materials.

 

AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity Revision Guide (GCSE Religious Studies for AQA) this is an excellent guide for the revision of Christianity. Unfortunately they have not yet published one for Sikhism. 

Alternatively you could purchase the text books:

GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Christianity ISBN-13 978-0198370338

Religious Studies A Sikhism (GCSE Religious Studies for AQA)  ISBN-13 978-0198370376

BBC Bitesize website is very useful for revising basic beliefs and has a bank of quotes.

We recommend the CGP revision guide and workbook for Edexcel Statistics which can be purchased through wisepay. Once purchased on wisepay these can be collected by talking to your statistics teacher.

Pupils can also use the following website https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/statistics.html for practice exam material.

Any of the data handling topics from GCSE Mathematics will also crossover with the GCSE statistics course if you are unsure if a maths topic crossovers with statistics then please ask your statistics teacher. 

Mr Smith’s History channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYaafb49H7CzbY2redCekFg

 

We also recommend the CGP revision guides and the revision books from Oxford University Press https://global.oup.com/education/content/secondary/series/oxford-aqa-gcse-history/?region=uk

 

Other revision resources are made and given out in school such as knowledge organisers and essay plans.

Level 1 / 2 Health & Social Care Tech Award Revision Resources

Pupil revision guide – Available from either school or online. This is an excellent resource packed with all of the information required for the exam, practice tasks with answers and top tips for answering each section of the exam.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Award-Health-Social-Revision/dp/1292245611

 

You tube – this is an excellent resource that provides a step by step walk through of how to answer the paper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KocNfUYltgg

 

Quizlet – this resource allows pupils to test themselves on the Component 3 content, make their own revision notes and complete matching activities.

https://quizlet.com/gb/403560557/health-and-social-care-component-3-revision-flash-cards/