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Revision Information

This area is for where students and parents can find help and guidance on ways to help with the upcoming exams. All departments have supplied various materials and resources to help with your revision.

Please click on each subject below to expand and display the relevant materials for their subject area.

English

To access the English Key Stage 4 revision portal, then please click here.

Maths

To access the Maths Department website, then please click here.

Science

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Art and Design

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Business

Pathway 1 Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business
A course companion has been issued to all students in pathway 1, along with writing strips for the various style of questions.

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Business/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/GCSE%20Business%20SAMs_WEB.pdf

Pathway 2 OCR Enterprise and Marketing

Students follow the OCR course a revision guide has been issued to them. Students have also received through FROG/EduLink One their set assignments for RO65 and R066.

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/enterprise-and-marketing-level-1-and-2-certificate-j819

Child Development

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES FOR REVISION PURPOSES:

The NHS website: www.NHS.uk

Preparing a child for hospital: www.nhs.co.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/going-to-hospital.aspx

Dealing with health problems and operations: www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/helping-your-child-prepare-for-an-operation 

NHS immunisation schedule: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-complete-routine-immunisation-scheduleChoices available for delivery: www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/where-can-i-give-birth.aspxHome Birth: www.nhs.uk/video/pages/what-is-a-home-birth-like.aspxAntenatal and parenting classes: www.parentskool.co.ukThe child accident prevention website: www.capt.org.ukThe development matters guidance: www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development –Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf The royal society for the prevention of accidents website: www.rospa.com

Road Safety: http://think.direct.gov.uk/education/early-years-and-primary/parents/3-to-5s/

Computing/iMedia

Creative iMedia

iMedia students aren't sitting an exam this summer unless they choose to resit after they receive their results from the January exam in March. We won't be in a position to put tailored revision in place until we know who those students are, and how they did on their exam (OCR Provide a breakdown by question which we will use to make individualised revision lists).

iMedia students who do choose to resit in the summer will be sitting paper R081 of the course OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia (J817):https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817 This is a 75 minute paper that covers the entirety of the pre-production skills they have been taught. The exam counts for 25% of their overall grade.

Computing

Computer Science students have been given individualised lists of topics to revise based on their performance in their mock exam in December. We have not put together a week-by-week breakdown of these topics as we feel a differentiated approach where pupils revise the topics most relevant to them is a more effective use of their time.

Computer Science students should be making full use of the Smartrevise website:https://smartrevise.onlinefor which we have paid their subscription fee. This will allow them to choose topics to revise (based on their personalised revision list) and answer quick multiple-choice questions to test their understanding. When they can repeatedly answer a question correctly the website considers it mastered and asks that question often. If they answer a question incorrectly, they are given immediate feedback and a link to relevant videos on YouTube that will help correct their misunderstanding. Smart revise is easy to dip in and out of so we recommend pupils use it during otherwise dead time - on their phone whilst waiting for a bus, for example.

Pupils should also be making use of the OCR GCSE Videos available on https://craigndave.org/videos/ These are tailored to their course and provide all the subject knowledge they need in easy to understand form.

We also have a subscription to the Teach ICT website

http://teach-ict.com/

(username: l183hs password: python9) which has theory websites and revision materials for their course.

Lastly ReviseComputerScience:https://revisecomputerscience.com/ has fifty "six-a-day" worksheets pupils can download, print off and complete, each of which has six exam-style questions that will take no more than twenty minutes to complete and provide essential exam practice in the final run up to their exams.

Computer Science students will be sitting papers 01 and 02 of the course GCSE Computer Science (9-1) (J276)https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j276-from-2016Each paper counts for 50% of their final grade.

Paper 01 is 90 minutes long and covers:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Paper 02 is also 90 minutes long and covers:

  • Algorithms (although paper 01 CAN ask algorithms questions too)
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

Design and Technology

Recommended revision guides:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Technology-Complete-Revision-Practice/dp/1782947558/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1541621636&sr=1-3&keywords=aqa+design+technology

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Technology-Revision-Practice-Collins/dp/0008227403/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1541621636&sr=1-6&keywords=aqa+design+technology

Recommended websites:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm

www.technologystudent.com

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse

www.ergonomics4schools.com

www.designoutthebox.com

http://wiki.dtonline.org/index.php/Main_Page

Follow @caldiesDT on Instagram and Twitter

Follow @HorizonTeacher on Twitter for daily revision cards

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Geography

History

Modern Foreign Languages

French Speaking Resources:

French Topic and Grammar Practice PowerPoints

Spanish Speaking Resources

Spanish Topic and Grammar Practice PowerPoints

General MFL Revision Materials

Music

Revision Guide for Music

Photography

GCSE Photography Revision Handbook

Physical Education

Useful links for GCSE PE

The OCR GCSE specification is the link below in which course content & examination materials can be found.

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/assessment/

The link below will send you to a website that will allow you to access a number of past paper and mark schemes, this is a highly recommend revision technique.

https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education/past-papers/ocr-gcse-pe-past-papers​​​​​​​This is a link to the BBC bitesize website which has each unit to study online with practice questions to follow. I’d advise students to aim to complete a few topics per week from now until the run up to their exams.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/ztrcg82​​​​​​​If you would like to purchase a revision guide a new one has become available and can be purchased here:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-Notes-OCR-GCSE/dp/1510405259

Useful Revision Resources:

Paper 1 Revision Booklet/Questions

Paper 2 Revision Booklet/Questions

Religious Studies

There are three exams Papers in RS offered by WJEC Eduaqs Route A. Please see the materials below for more information.

GCSE Revision Booklet

'Last Minute' Revision Slideshow

Sociology