Revision Information

Year 11 Revision and Study skills Evening - select links below:

The aim of this area is to offer subject-specific guidance for supporting you in preparing for exams. There is a lot of useful advice on how to prepare and plan for exams, such as using revision timetables and various learning techniques.

Select this link for Helpful Hints and Advice for Revising

There are also lots of things you can do to help support your individual subjects. The objective of the area below is to provide more information on each subject area.

For all your subjects:
GCSEPod 20151

Select Sign in with Google - use
your school email and password. (single sign-on)

General useful sites for curriculum topics

Our online Resources - login information

Get Revising

Seneca Learning - a free platform for revision and interactive learning

S-cool revision website


GCSE Past Papers

Exam board websites





It is important to practice past papers
for all subjects.  As well as revising knowledge
it gives a feel for timings and the sort of questions asked. 

Edgbarrow Exam Information



Revision Strategies Personal Learning Checklist


Link to new GCSE information

BBC Bitesize

Independent tasks (Google Classroom) incl. practice questions)

Revision quizzes

A summary of the areas to learn are detailed here Personal Learning Checklists (PLCs). Students are encouraged to use the PLCs to aid revision, monitor their progress and identify specific areas for development. The Business Studies Department has organised revision sessions for students and the timetable will be available soon.




Revision List (Google Classroom)

Independent Learning Guide (Google Classroom)

Link to GCSE information

Link to past papers


***Students have been given school login details***

Practice Paper & taster booklet:

Students have been issued with a bright green revision guide covering both exam papers. They will shortly have access to a bank of practice papers for the new spec. If students complete all of these they could also complete past papers from the older spec on the OCR website as the content is still relevant.

For revision the key points for students to remember are:

  • Learn, and use the correct technical terms accurately
  • Use real examples to support their answers where appropriate
  • Attempt every question (both while practising exam questions and in the GCSE exams) – leave no blanks
  • Use P.E.E. structure for longer questions

Students may attend a session in H6 after school each Wednesday if they have any queries or need some extra support. One extra session will be run weekly in the lead up to exams.

Google Classroom
The ICT department uses Google Classroom and Google Drive. Students can access their notes and any relevant PowerPoints etc. through these applications from anywhere. 

Product Design: Polymers & Textiles (Edexcel), Engineering (WJEC) and Hospitality & Catering (Eduqas)



Hospitality & Catering


Students can find detailed resources and videos on their Google Classroom.

Students should ensure they have a detailed understanding of Blood Brothers (select link) – this is the version used in lessons.




The best revision your child can do is to re-read the literature texts. They will have studied the following: a play An Inspector Calls – J.B. Priestley; a Dickens Novella A Christmas Carol; the Conflict and Power poetry from their AQA Poetry Anthology as well as a Shakespeare text – Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth.


 Mr Bruff

Macbeth - BBC GCSE Bitesize

Macbeth - Sparknotes


Romeo and Juliet - BBC GCSE Bitesize

Romeo & Juliet - Sparknotes


An Inspector Calls - BBC GCSE Bitesize

 An Inspector Calls - Sparknotes

Your English teacher will have given specific tips in class which will all be in his/her exercise book(s).

Revision resources are also available on Google Classroom.


Snap Revision Reading, Papers 1 & 2  Published by Collins

Snap Revision Writing, Papers 1 & 2.  Published by Collins

Linguascope (students have the username and password)

Collins revision guides can be bought from the English department.

Revision resources are also available on Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

GCSE students can find all the help they need on the Geography GCSE Revision classroom. Code is rxpryrm

This includes PLC’s, Revision booklets, past papers, videos of help, self-help and much more.


BBC GCSE Bitesize




Seneca Learning - ask your class teacher for the code


Health and Social Care External Assessments are completed in Year 11.

Sample Assessments are available on:

As an overview. The course content includes going over past papers and the mark scheme. We will go over the style of answering questions. Revision guides will be available from the department. 






Students have a username and password for all two sites (MyMaths and Kerboodle) - any problems students should contact their Maths teacher or email

  • Students can also access Kerboodle and complete the review and assessment sections at the end of each chapter

Other websites that students may find useful are:




The Speaking Exam

How to prepare the oral tasks - French

Google Classroom

Google Classroom has substantial material from Authentik - GCSE practice listening tests and questions.


The exam is Unit 1: Listening to and Appraising Music - 1 hour; 80 marks; 20% of GCSE

Students will respond to questions based on short musical excerpts drawing on music from all five Areas of Study: Rhythm & Metre; Harmony & Tonality; Texture & Melody; Timbre & Dynamics; Structure & Form.

Key Revision points:
• Remember all keywords
• Read the question carefully
• Look at how many marks each question is worth and make sure you make the required number of points e.g. if it is 2 marks, make sure you make 2 points.


General Listening (lots of things to do):

Instruments of the orchestra:

Major and minor:

N.B. full cadence = perfect cadence, half cadence = imperfect cadence

Books: CDG books (handed out in class).


The AQA PE exam is assessed over 2 papers. Both papers are 1 hour and 15 minutes long and split into 3 assessment objectives:

  • AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport (multiple choice and recall questions)
  • AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport (short answer questions)
  • AO3: Analyse and evaluate the factors that underpin performance and involvement in physical activity and sport (Extended answer questions- 6 & 9 marker)

Practice exam papers and mark schemes can be found on the AQA website and google classroom. When practising exam papers students should allow one minute per mark - use the time, don’t rush as that is when silly mistakes are made.

To revise students should read through the list of topics and cover ALL topics using their exercise books. Follow the revision schedule. Use the topic booklets. Make good use of acronyms to trigger key information (SPORTFITT). Students should attend all revision sessions!

Revision websites


CDG Revision Guides -
available to buy (£6.50)
from the PE office

Revision Schedule

Topic Booklets


Specification: OCR GCSE Psychology new 1-9 specification ( from 2017)

Some useful revision websites:

Paper One:

Useful revision books:

Revision Guide - can be purchased from the school £9

In addition, there will be a revision section on the GCSE Psychology Google Classroom


New GCSE Specification (from September 2016)

GCSE textbook you use in lessons - use this to help form your revision
and make notes from. Below are your revision guides for the New GCSE RE specification from 2016.  Please use these to enhance your revision.

Philosophy and Ethics
Life after Death
Good and Evil
Human Rights Beliefs

Christian Beliefs
Christian Practices

Islam Beliefs
Islam Practices

Christianity Workbook

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Practice Papers

Christian Beliefs- paper 1
Christian Beliefs- paper 2

Christian Practices- paper 1
Christian Practices- paper 2

Victoria Gray - Practice Paper

Life and Death
Good and Evil
Human Rights

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Life after Death

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Relationships

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Good and Evil

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Human Rights

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Christian Practices
Christian Beliefs
Islamic Beliefs
Islamic Practices

Exam Practice Session

Questions of Christian Practices

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Christian Beliefs

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

 Exam Practice Session

Questions on Islamic Beliefs

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Exam Practice Session

Questions on Islamic Practices

Exam Paper 1

Exam Paper 2

Personalised Learning Checklists
Philosophy and Ethics


Life and Death

Good and Evil

Human Rights

Christian Beliefs

Christian Practices

 Islamic Beliefs

Islamic Practices



On the GCSEPod website select browse content followed by ‘Arts, Humanities and Business Studies’. Within this category select ‘Religious Studies’’

The podcasts relevant to our GCSE studies are all those under the categories of ‘Christianity’, ‘Islam’ and ‘Belief and Morality’. Under the category of ‘Current Religious Issues’ the podcasts which are relevant are ‘Issues in Modern Society’ and ‘Matters of life and Death’.

Some of the information here may be really beneficial to your revision and independent work in the subject of RE so happy listening!

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TOP TIPS for the Final Exam


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 MyGCSE - individual subscriptions.

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Help on Required Practicals

The Science department has available for purchase the revision guides for your child’s course in either Triple Science or Core/Additional Science. The guides include revision material, exam questions and answers.


Kerboodle gives access to useful lessons, revision materials and worksheets (and ISA homework).

Login details are as follows:
Username:  First initial and surname – all lowercase i.e. Joanna Smith would be jsmith
Password:  the same as username i.e. jsmith. (note: if they have logged on before they may have changed their password and will need to use this instead)
Institution code: dl3
The system will invite them to change their password to save and use this next time they log on.

If students have difficulty with their passwords they need to get their passwords reset by contacting staff in the E-Learning Office.

AQA Past Papers

The link below gives you access to past papers and the AQA exam board.

Spec codes for the GCSEs:
Combined Science - 8464
Biology - 8461
Chemistry - 8462
Physics - 8463