Our KS4 Micro-site | Revision Guidance page provides you with a range of sources of information in order to support you with your revision at Key Stage 4.
Also, don’t forget the other information, revision support and materials that are available for access on the following two web pages:
- KS4 Micro-site – provides general information about KS4, in-school revision sessions available, examination timetables and much more…
- KS4 Micro-site | Extra Revision Materials – a password protected library of premium subject specific revision resources and aids.
General Revision Resources & Aids
The table below gives you some sources of great general information and resources to help you prepare and do the best that you can when your exams come around:
|Web Link||Description of Resource|
|ExamTime||ExamTime is your place for Revision Tips/Sample Resources/Study Tools and much much more|
|Get Revising||Everything you need to find, create, and share study resources|
|BBC Bitesize||A home of both study guides and class clips|
|S-cool||GCSE revision site with guides and question banks|
|Flashcards+ on iTunes||This app is free and is a highly rated one for making your own flashcards (i.e. cue cards) for revision.|
The Mind Set is a group of twelve young people, from a range of social backgrounds, with mixed GCSE and Nationals results. What they have in common is the belief that they performed to their full potential, by developing the right mental attitude and taking practical steps to revise effectively.
Across twelve short films and infographics, they offer advice on a range of topics, including getting started with revision, seeking support, keeping motivated, and maintaining self-confidence. Their advice is supported by an experienced team including a leading educationalist, a GP and a high-profile psychologist.
|Surviving Exams||NHS tips on surviving exams and coping with exam anxiety|
The ultimate key to success in your exams is to do the best that you can in your coursework and begin revising early so that you feel prepared and ready.
Those of you that have Mr Bennett for either Study Skills or Extra Support lessons will already be familiar with these resources but he would like to make them available to all:
|Click to Download||Description of Resource|
|Download Revision Techniques Booklet||A booklet in a Word document format that gives you tips and templates for a range of revision techniques (i.e. mind-mapping, cue cards and annotating)|
|Download Revision Game Board||A blank board for a revision game where you write revision questions and answer them to progress in the game|
|Download Questions Template for Game||A blank questions template for a revision game where you write revision questions and answer them to progress in the game|
The following table shows a number of learning techniques that people use for revision and how effective they have been found to be through a study carried out by Dunlosky et al (2013). Have a go at the high effectiveness techniques for better outcomes from revision.
Subject Specific Revision Resources
The following table contains sources of revision resources for a range of specific subjects:
|Subject||Resource & Description|
If you’re wanting to develop your flair for English Language & Literature, and do better in your exams, the following texts are a recommended read – GCSE English Reading List
Thanks to Mrs Timms for sourcing the following guide to revising for English – Approaches to Revision – English
A fantastic Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar resource can be downloaded here via the SATScompanion.com website – SPaG Placemat
A brilliant Poetry: Power & Conflict revision guide can be downloaded here – Poetry: Power & Conflict Revision Guide
|Maths||OnMaths.com provides a huge range of practice papers for Higher and Foundation entry levels in Maths. “Topic Busters” give you opportunity to identify and develop your areas for improvement.
Many revision resources available on MOODLE. Log in and then click on the “Maths” department’s button to access them.
Six-Week Programmes Using MathsWatch
We use MathsWatch with students in order to provide extra support in developing mathematical skills. The following are six-week programmes, using MathsWatch, that prepare you for your Foundation or Higher paper Maths examinations:
|Science||Many revision resources available on MOODLE. Log in and then click on the “Science” department’s button to access them.
A YouTuber called “Primrose Kitten” has a channel that provides a huge number of AQA Science revision material. The following link takes you to their channel with an “AQA GCSE” search filter applied to it to provide you with a list of Biology, Chemistry and Physics videos – Primrose Kitten AQA Science Videos
Please see the KS4 Micro-site | Extra Revision Materials web-page for a fantastic revision guide from Primrose Kitten for all AQA Sciences.
|Computer Science||Access the “Computer Science Support & Resources” page here – Computer Science Support & Resources|
|MFL – French/German/Spanish||Many revision resources available on MOODLE. Log in and then click on the “MFL” department’s button to access them.
To download Mrs Healey’s “Complete Revision Schedule and Resources” for GCSE German – Click Here
|Child Development||Many revision resources available on MOODLE. Log in and then click on the “Health & Social Care” department’s button to access them.|
|Physical Education||Many revision resources available on MOODLE. Log in and then click on the “PE” department’s button to access them.|
|Physical Education||Make use of the list of approved online revision resources provided by the PE department – Online Revision Resources for GCSE PE|
Recommended Revision Guides
The following are revision guides that are recommended by our course leaders at Tytherington School. Each link takes you to the Amazon web-page for the guide:
|Subject||‘Legacy’ A*-G GCSEs||‘New’ 1-9 GCSEs|
|English||No longer delivered||The following is a revision guide for the New English Language GCSE qualification (graded 9-1, for students in Years 9 & 10 from the 2015-16 academic year onwards). Please access the link to the guide through the following:
The following are texts that are being studied for the New English Literature GCSE qualification (graded 9-1, for students in Years 9 & 10 from the 2015-16 academic year onwards). Please access links to guides for them through the following:
Students will also be studying one of the following (please check with them and their teacher):
|Biology||CGP GCSE Biology AQA Revision Guide|
|Chemistry||CGP GCSE Chemistry AQA Revision Guide|
|Physics||CGP GCSE Physics AQA Revision Guide||New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physics: AQA Revision Guide|
|Geography||CGP GCSE Geography AQA A Revision Guide||New 1-9 GCSE CGP Geography AQA A Revision Guide|
|History (Yr10)||CGP GCSE History – Modern World History Revision Guide||New 1-9 GCSE CGP History AQA Revision Guide|
|MFL – French||Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE French Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel MFL)|
|MFL – German||Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE German Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel MFL)||REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) German Revision Guide|
|MFL – Spanish||Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE Spanish Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel MFL)||REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Spanish Revision Guide|
|Child Development||Child Development: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials)||Not released yet|
|Music||AQA GCSE Music Revision Guide|
|Religious Education||Mrs Wearne provides revision guides that she has developed for students at a small cost|
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