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Advice for Year 11 students preparing for their GCSEs

Hints and tips to help you revise, what to expect and advice from Mr Andrews, Head of Sixth Form and all Directors of Maths, English and Science.

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Art

Websites:
www.pinterest.com
www.deviantart.com
www.studentartguide.com
www.googleartproject.com
www.designinspiration.net
www.art2day.com
www.thisiscolossal.com


Business Studies

Resources:
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business, Second Edition by Ian Marcouse (Year 10)
CGP GCSE Edexcel (9-1) Business – The Revision Guide (Year 10)
GCSE AQA Business Studies Guide ( Year 11)

Websites:
Dynamic learning website (students have individual login details)


Computer Science

Resources:
Learning how to use Python programming
AQA GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (available in school)

Websites:
Dynamic learning website (students have individual login details)
Learning how to use Python programming – textbooks/websites


Design and Technology

Resources:
OCR GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology (Hodder)
Collins GCSE Grade 9-1 Revision: OCR GCSE 9-1 Design & Technology All-in-One Complete Revision and Practice

Websites:
senecalearning.com/en-GB/
www.technologystudent.com
www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zvg4d2p
www.mr-dt.com


Drama

Resources:
WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama – Garry Nichols

Websites:
www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/drama-and-theatre/gcse/
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/drama_wjec/


Engineering Design

Resources:
OCR Cambridge National Level 1/2 Award/Certificate in Engineering Design (Hodder)
Teacher written revision guide

Websites:
www.technologystudent.com
www.mr-dt.com
www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk


English

Resources:
AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Advanced Student Book (Collins)
AQA GCSE English Language Progress Plus Student Book (Cambridge University Press)
CGP Revision Guides
Letts York Notes on key exam texts: A Christmas Carol (Dickens), Macbeth (Shakespeare) and An Inspector Calls (Priestley)
CGP Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar for GCSE (The Workbook)
Scholl provided revision resources

Websites:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature
www.youtube.com/mrbruff
https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
https://bit.ly/DriffY11English
https://massolit.io/ (use school email address to create individual login)


Food Preparation and Nutrition

Resources:
AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (Hodder)
AQA GCSE Food preparation and nutrition – digital book bundle (Illuminate)
Collins GCSE Grade 9-1 Revision – AQA GCSE 9-1 Food Preparation and Nutrition All-in-One Complete Revision and Practice

Websites:
senecalearning.com/en-GB/


French

Resources:
CGP New GCSE French AQA Revision Guide – for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition)
CGP New GCSE French AQA Exam Practice Workbook – for the Grade 9-1 Course (includes Answers)

Websites:
www.pearsonactivelearn.com – key skills, grammar and vocabulary learning, directly linked to our core textbook
www.sentencebuilders.com – practising key structures and vocabulary.
uk.language-gym.com – interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises.
www.wordreference.com – online dictionaries
www.senecalearning.com – topic and grammar revision


Geography

Resources:
Department-made revision booklets
GCSE Geography EDEXCEL A Geography for Enquiring Minds Revision Guide
GCSE Geography EDEXCEL A Geography for Enquiring Minds Exam Practice Workbook
GCSE Geography EDEXCEL A Geography for Enquiring Minds Exam Practice Answer Book

Websites:
qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016


History

Resources (Year 10):
Revise EdExcel GCSE History Anglo-Saxon and Normans Revision Guide
Revise EdExcel GCSE History Medicine in Britain
Revise EdExcel GCSE History The American West
Revise EdExcel GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany

Resources (Year 11):
Revise EdExcel GCSE History Medicine in Britain
Revise EdExcel GCSE History The American West
Revise EdExcel GCSE History Weimar and Nazi Germany


Maths

Resources:
CGP revision guides and workbooks available from school supplies

Websites:
www.vle.mathswatch.co.uk
www.corbettmaths.com
www.bbc.co.uk/education/examspecs/z8sg6fr


Media

Resources:
WJEC Eduqas Media Studies Textbook – Hayley Sheard (illuminate publishing)

Websites:
www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/


Music

Resources:
AQA GCSE Music Study Guide – Andrew S. Coxan ISBN: 978-1785581526
Tenuto App
AQA GCSE Music (9-1) ISBN: 978-1782946144

Websites:
www.musictheory.net


Physical Education

Resources and Websites (GCSE PE):
OCR GCSE 9-1 revision course revision guides- Hodder Press. J Honeybourne
OCR GCSE 9-1 PE student text book – Hodder Press . J Honeybourne

Websites:
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcsephysical-education-j587-from-2016/
www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx


Religious Education

Resources and Websites:
My Revision Notes AQA GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Specification A

Websites:
www.REQUEST.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
http://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
https://www.thenational.academy/


Science

Resources:
CGP 9-1 Trilogy science revision guides or Biology/Chemistry/Physics 9-1

Websites:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a…/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
www.primrosekitten.com
www.gcsepod.com
www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw
www.physicsandmathstutor.com
www.gcsephysicsonline.com
www.focuselearning.co.uk
quizlet.com/en-gb
getrevising.co.uk
passmyexams.co.uk


Spanish

Resources:
CGP New GCSE Spanish AQA Revision Guide – for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition)
CGP New GCSE Spanish AQA Exam Practice Workbook – for the Grade 9-1 Course (includes Answers)

Websites:
www.pearsonactivelearn.com – key skills, grammar and vocabulary learning, directly linked to our core textbook
www.sentencebuilders.com – practising key structures and vocabulary.
uk.language-gym.com – interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises.
www.wordreference.com – online dictionaries
www.senecalearning.com – topic and grammar revision


Sports Studies

Websites:
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/planning-and-teaching/
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/assessment/