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How to Revise

Please see information below by subject for support in how to revise, useful links and past papers.

Maths 

 

How to revise in your subject?

Exam Board: Edexcel

The best way to revise Maths is to do Maths! 

Answer questions and check if they are correct.

 

Do Hegarty, use your Knowledge Quiz books and complete maths work little and often.

Maths is broadly split into:

Number

Algebra

Data

Geometry

 

A useful summary of all the skills needed is located in the ‘downloads’ section of Hegarty Maths.

https://hegartymaths.com/student-resources

Useful Links

hegartymaths.com has every topic with videos.

corbettmaths.com has a range of content and videos to support understanding.

mathsgenie.co.uk 

https://www.piximaths.co.uk/revision-booklets Has targeted grade videos.

Past Papers

All past papers with solutions are on:

https://mathsgenie.co.uk/papers.html

English 

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in English, regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your revision guide and your knowledge organisers. To do this you can either use the links below like Seneca or the Mr Bruff videos or you can make your own flashcards. Ensure that you plan your English revision carefully so that you are spreading out and regularly revisiting the topics.

 

Useful approaches for Literature revision:

 
  • For the set texts, create plot and character timelines for Macbeth, ACC, AIC.

  • Write flashcards of key themes, keywords, key events.

  • For poetry, summarise each Power and Conflict poem in five words. Then, add five quotations to fit those words.

 

Useful approaches for Language revision:

 
  • For Language, take a photograph and then describe it using an interesting narrative voice.

  • Read fiction texts and quiz yourself on the use of narrative voice, language and structure.

  • Read non-fiction texts and quiz yourself on the purpose, tone, mood and language.

  • The best revision for Language is to download past papers.

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge, practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM2vdqz-7e4HAuzhpFuRY8w

https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/

https://getrevising.co.uk/

https://www.commonlit.org/?force_unsupported_browser=true

Commonlit is useful for non-fiction texts and analysis.

Past Papers

https://www.aqa.org.uk/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

Science 

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in science, regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your revision guide and your knowledge organisers. To do this you can either use programs like Educake or Senaca or you can make your own flashcards. Ensure that you plan your science revision carefully so that you are spreading out and regularly revisiting the topics.

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge, practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links

https://www.educake.co.uk/

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8r997h

 

Past Papers

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464/assessment-resources

Geography
 

 

Exam board

Exam board AQA – be careful not to use other exam board information as they do not cover the same topic or content as will be in your GCSE

Paper 1 – Section C - We do not do Glaciers

                  Section B - We do not do hot environments

Paper 2 – Section C - We do not do energy or water

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in Geography, regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your revision guide and your knowledge organisers. To do this you can either use programs like Seneca or you can make your own flashcards. Ensure that you plan your Geography

revision carefully so that you are spreading out and regularly revisiting the topics. There are also some fantastic flash cards produced by Pearson which cover the content for AQA. Use these regularly to get the core knowledge needed to support in the extended answers

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links for key knowledge

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc 

Reading around the subject

https://geographical.co.uk/

Past Papers

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/assessment-resources

History 

 

Exam board

Exam board Edexcel - be careful not to use other exam board information as they do not cover the same topic or content as will be in your GCSE

Paper 1 – Medicine Through Time

Paper 2 – The American West and Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in History, regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your revision guide and your knowledge organisers. To do this you can either use programs like Seneca or you can make your own flashcards. Ensure that you plan your History

revision carefully so that you are spreading out and regularly revisiting the topics.

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links for key knowledge

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zw4bv4j

https://www.historyhit.com/podcasts/dan-snows-history-hit/

Reading around the subject

https://www.historyhit.com/podcasts/dan-snows-history-hit/

Past Papers

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

RS 

 

Exam board

Exam board AQA A – be careful not to use other exam board information as they do not cover the same topic or content as will be in your GCSE

Paper 1

Christianity , beliefs and practises

Buddhism - beliefs and practises

 

Paper 2

Themes in religion 

Religion and life

Existence of God

Religion, crime and punishment

Religion war and peace.

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in RS, regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your revision guide and your knowledge organisers. To do this you can either use programs like Seneca or you can make your own flashcards. Ensure that you plan your RS

revision carefully so that you are spreading out and regularly revisiting the topics.

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links for key knowledge

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zjgx47h

 

Reading around the subject

https://thepanpsycast.com/panpsycast

You Tube – Middle Ground

Past Papers

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062/assessment-resources

Sport 

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in Sport studies regularly quiz yourself on the key subject knowledge outlined in your knowledge organisers. To do this you might write down key topics and then show that you can list all the keywords associated.

 

Build up to adding in examples and seeing that you have the correct one for each topic

 

When you are confident on the key knowledge, practice past paper questions in exam conditions to ensure that you are practising and refining your exam technique.

Useful Links

 

 None as yet

Past Papers

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/assessment/  

Enterprise
 

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in business enterprise complete tasks on the key financial indicators. Once the three key formula are imbedded (revenue, total costs and profit) move on the more complex financial components of cash flow forecasting, balance sheets, breakeven, profit and loss accounts and liquidity ratios. Understanding how to construct and then interpret them is the key to success. 

 

Once you feel that knowledge is imbedded use the revision guide to practice the longer answer questions which require an opinion. Being able to answer why a business makes a choice on finance and promotion is the key to unlocking the higher grades. Use the models that will be in the revision guide and the ones I created for class lessons. 

 

 Study the examiner’s report after the mock to acquire and revise the skills that are need to achieve high grades in the high mark opinion questions. 

Useful links

Below are youtube tutorials and revision to the major topics in the enterprise exam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh7BJtV72z8&t=440s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW2XcPuKgkM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_hxHd4gh_c&t=220s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3LhayXD10

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

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

Past papers

As a new exam there aren’t any spare past papers available. I have made a revision work book that students can work through with exam type questions. Also in the Enterprise revision guide there are exam skills tests at the back of the book.  

Health & Social Care 

 

How to revise in your subject?

To revise effectively in health and social care it all about practice as we know what the questions will be in the exam just not what case study those questions will be based on. 

 

Once you have understood the content of the 6 key questions it’s about practising the exam technique with a wide range of differing case studies. 

 

 Use the wide range of case studies I have created to acquire a range of opinions and suggestions to give you confidence to be able to answer a range of patient needs. 

  

Study the examiner’s report after the mock to acquire and revise the skills that are need to achieve high grades in the high mark opinion questions. 

Useful links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/specification-and-sample-assess 

tamfordwellandacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Y11-HS-Revision-Guide-2018-2019.pdf

Past papers

As a new exam there aren’t any spare past papers available. In the health and social care revision guide there are exam skills tests at the back of the book.  Work through these. I have also created spare case studies that you can work through the questions that will be in the exam.