GCSE Revision Support
As we are in the mist of the 2019 GCSE window, we would also like to support our current year 10's with thier upcomming assessment week and for their future Pre-public exam and GCSE public exams in 2020.
We would like to provide students with website and revision links to support thier personal revision.
As departments update thier resource , we will update this page for you.
For English Literature we would recommend the CGP Revision Guides – these are available for The Poetry Anthology – Power and Conflict, for Macbeth, for An Inspector Calls and for A Christmas Carol.
CGP also publish revision guides and work books for English Language as do Pearson which are also good.
The BBC Bitesize website is very good for English and students will find a lot there to support them.
If you would like to purchase personal copies of the Set Texts – We would recommend the Wordsworth Editions are very reasonably priced – usually less than £2.00. We have a mixture of editions in school. Please just ask staff if you have any question in relation to these resources.
Staff will of course be providing materials for Year 10 – but the best advice I can give to any of them is to make sure they complete work in detail in lessons as their own exercise books will be the best revision guides for them.
There are revision lists on Edulink for all Y10.
There are videos for each topic – these can be found on Maths Watch – which the pupils have to log in to. They should be aware of this as we have done this for the previous assessments.
The details are vle.mathswatch.co.uk
Login format (Example) AOther@smestow and all passwords are changeme
If any pupils can’t access Maths Watch they can see their maths teacher whoca reset the log in.
In addition another great website is www.corbettmaths.com which is free to access – no log in required and has lots more videos and revision material
This is the revision guide that is recommend by staff for GCSE PE.
This book is the only revision guide for Eduqas at the moment , but please be aware that all students also have access to the Pre-Reading textbook available on computing.smestow.org and all of the resources are accessible from anywhere in the world
The revision materials posted here stand for GCSEs in their entirety.
CPG Revision guides are available to purchase from the science technician in school during breaks. We are encouraging all students to buy these guides which are significantly cheaper than online or high street retailers.
Combined Science costs £6.
Biology costs £3.
Chemistry costs £3.
Physics costs £3.
Free Science Lessons on YouTube are a fantastic resources. Some examples are found below but they cover all subjects for GCSE combined and Triple courses.
Past paper questions can be found on the student shared area at the following location.
Students are encouraged to bring in memory sticks and download the past questions. There are literally hundreds arranged in topics for each science.
Students should be using the specifications to guide their revision. These can be found on the following website. https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse
History & Geography
You will find the link for the Geography revision guide: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/secondary-books/gcse/humanities/geography/gar44-grade-9-1-gcse-geography-aqa-revision-guid
These can also be purchased in school from the Geography department for £3.25.
For History students are able to purchase a revision guide, with all the Year 10 topics in for £8.99 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-Notes-Eduqas-History/dp/1510403825/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eduqas+history+revision&qid=1558279331&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Our topics are:
- The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603
- Germany in Transition, 1919-1939
- The Development of the USA, 1929-2000
- Changes in Crime and Punishment in Britain, c.500 to the present day
However, as a department we will be creating revision workbooks for Elizabeth, America and Germany for students to use.
Recommended Films/TV Series:
Rise of Evil (Hitler Biography) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Odc_rtn68
Nazis a Warning From History
Elizabeth the Virgin Queen Two Part Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmhak-RI67o
Elizabeth’s Secret Agents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnjGSLvl7Po
Elizabeth’s Pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZIrwCylmGo
Tony Robinsons 4 Part Crime and Punishment Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn1gdZMLtrk
The Help, The Butler, Selma and Boycott
The exam board's website for Media Studies - giving details of the course and access to exam board learning materials can be accessed at - https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/gcse/
Additionally, BBC Bitesize is also a very good source of information, see the following link https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/ztnygk7
Also, the text book endoresed by the exam board is an excellent source of information https://www.amazon.co.uk/WJEC-Eduqas-GCSE-Media-Studies/dp/1911208489/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eduqas+gcse+media&qid=1559819786&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Buy WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies by Hayley Sheard (ISBN: 9781911208488) from Amazon's Book Store.
Health and Social Care
Students are encouraged to lregister with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) https://www.scie.org.uk/ where they are able to keep upto date with current Health and social care needs. They can purchase BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care Student Book Paperback – 27 Jun 2017 which can be purchased from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/BTEC-Award-Health-Social-Student/dp/1292200928/ref=sr_1_1?crid=27JU23JEY8WTA&keywords=btec+tech+award+health+and+social+care+student+book&qid=1559849938&s=gateway&sprefix=BTEC+%2Caps%2C261&sr=8-1if they wish, but this is not essential. It is important to keep up todate with everyday health and social care issues. They have already completed their exam for this qualification.