Revision Information

Revision Information

On the run up to both your mock exams and the exams in the summer, it is very important that you revise regularly and effectively to maximise your chances of getting the best grades and also to reduce your stress levels! All of the staff at Brockington are here to support you with your studies, so make use of all the opportunities you are given for guidance and revision for the remainder of the year.

On this page you will find a list of key topics to revise for your mock exams in December with some helpful resources. Make sure you look over the topics carefully and speak to your teachers if you’re unsure about any of them.
Remember, every one of you taking exams this year deserves to do well and with hard work and perseverance all of you will succeed!

Good luck!

 

Subject Paper Revision Focus Recommended Resources/Websites
Computer Science Paper 2 – Computational thinking, algorithms

and programming

• Algorithms *

• Programming techniques

• Producing robust programs

• Computational logic

• Translators and facilities of languages

• Data representation

Students have been set a revision workbook to complete as their homework, which contains all the key areas of study. This is available via student e-mail, the school-shared area and on Moodle.

 

www.teach-ict.com – Course OCR J276. Website requires username and password, which has been emailed to all students.

Drama There will be one paper in which students will be required to answer all sections: Component 1 Understanding Drama

 

•  Section A : Multiple Choice (4 Marks)

•  Section B: Four Questions on a given extract from The Crucible (44 marks)

•  Section C: One Question on the work of theatre makers in a single live theatre production (32 marks)

·      Glossary of roles and responsibilities in the theatre, stage configurations/types – Drama Booklet

·      The Crucible – Arthur Miler Methuen Student Edition

·      BBC Bitesize Drama

·      Brockington GCSE Drama Revision Sheet

·      Brockington GCSE Drama Word Banks

 

 

English Language Paper 1 – Language Component 1

(1 hour 45 minutes)

20th century prose fiction

Section A – Reading (1 hour)

  • A short unseen extract from a book from the 20th century. Five questions to answer.
  • Revision should focus on how to answer different question types.

 

Section B – Writing  (45 minutes)

  • Write a short story from a list of four possible titles.
  • Revision should focus on how to create character, description, structuring narratives and ensuring your written accuracy is good.

 

Paper 1 – BC Revision Guide
Paper 2 – BC Revision Guide
PIXL English App (login available from English teacher) – Apple AppstoreGoogle Play
Useful Revision Videos
Mr Neville’s Podcasts
English Language Paper 2 – Language Component 2

(2 hours)

19th and 21st century non-fiction

Section A – Reading (1 hour)

  • TWO short unseen extracts. One from the 19th and one from the 21st century. Six questions to answer.
  • Revision should focus on how to answer different question types.

 

Section B – Writing (1 hour)

  • TWO writing tasks.
  • Revision should focus on how to write reviews, speeches, letters, articles and reports.
Paper 1 – BC Revision Guide
Paper 2 – BC Revision Guide
PIXL English App (login available from English teacher) – Apple AppstoreGoogle Play
Useful Revision Videos
Mr Neville’s Podcasts
English Literature    

A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet
An Inspector Calls Revision Booklet
Poerty Anthology Revision Booklet
Romeo and Juliet Revision Booklet
Unseen Poetry Revision Booklet
Useful Revision Videos
Mr Neville’s Podcasts

Food Preparation and Nutrition Paper 1 •  Nutrition (Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins and Vitamins)

•  Functions of ingredients (Eggs, Fats and Starches)

•  Dietary needs

•  Food safety

•  Cooking methods

•  Food provenance

 

ICT Paper 1 – Unit 1: Living in the digital world Key Topics

•  Personal Digital Devices

•  Connectivity

•  Operating online

•  Online goods and services

•  Online Communities

Social, Environmental and Legal impacts of technology

Students have been set a revision workbook to complete as their homework, which contains all the key areas of study. This is available via student e-mail, the school-shared area and also on Moodle.

 

Maths Paper 1 •  All non-calculator Topics HegartyMaths – an online revision tool available for all pupils. Students have been given their login and password by their teachers.

https://hegartymaths.com/

 

BC Revision Guide

PIXL Maths App (login available from Maths teacher) – Apple AppstoreGoogle Play

Paper 2 •  All calculator-allowed topics
Paper 3 •  All calculator-allowed topics
Music (GCSE) Listening and Appraising Music •  Concerto through time

•  Conventions of Pop

•  World music

•  Film and computer game music

 

•  Rhinegold OCR GCSE Music study and revision guide

•  OCR GCSE Music (9-1 Spec) Virtual Textbook Youtube playlists

 

Music (BTEC – Award & Certificate) Unit 1: The Music Industry •  All areas covered in Unit 1 lessons

 

•  Revision guide and workbook provided for all pupils in class

 

Music (BTEC – Certificate only) Unit 8: Music analysis and production techniques •  All music genres covered in lessons •  Revision guide and workbook provided for all pupils in class

 

Religious Studies Paper 1 – Study of Religions You may be examined on any topic from the following key topics

Christianity beliefs:

• The nature of God

• The Oneness of God and the Trinity

• The incarnation of Jesus

• Crucifixion, resurrection and ascension

• The afterlife and judgment

• Heaven and hell

• Sin and salvation

Christianity practices:

•  Worship and prayer

•  Sacraments: baptism

•  Sacraments: Holy communion

•  Pilgrimage

•  Festivals/celebrations

•  The role of the Church

•  Church growth

•  Mission and evangelism

•  Persecution

•  Church’s response to poverty

Buddhist beliefs:

•  The Buddha’s life and its significance

•  The Four Noble Truths

•  The Concept of Dhamma (Dharma)

•  The Concept of dependent arising

•  The Three Marks of Existence

•  The human personality

•  Buddhahood and the Pure Land

 

 

Buddhist practises:

•  The nature, use and importance of Buddhist places of worship

•  Puja

•  Meditation, the different aims, significance and methods of meditation

•  Festivals and retreats and their importance to Buddhists in Great Britain today, including the celebration, origins and significance of

•  The five moral precepts (pancha/sila

•  The Six Perfections in the Mahayanan tradition

 

Christianity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zc46nbk

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zq7vrdm

 

 

Buddhism

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zss8qty

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z8tb4wx

 

 

Religious Studies Paper 2 – Thematic Studies Relationships and families

•  Human sexuality

•  Sex before and outside of marriage

•  Contraception and family planning

•  Divorce and remarriage

Religion, peace and conflict

•  Violent protest and terrorism

•  Reasons for war

•  The just war

•  Holy War

•  Pacifism and peace-making

•  Responses to victims of war

Religion and life

•  Origins of the universe

•  Use and abuse of the environment

•  Abuse of animals

•  Abortion

•  Euthanasia

•  Death and the afterlife

 

BBC Bitesize:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zgc6nbk

 

 

History Paper 3 – The Rise of Nazi Germany, 1919-39 You may be examined on any topic from the following key topics

• The Weimar Republic, 1919-29

• Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1919-33

• Nazi Control and Dictatorship, 1933-39

• Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-39

BBC Bitesize: Nazi Germany

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zymqwxs

Paper 1 – Medicine through time, c1250-present Section A:

• The Historic Environment: the British Sector of the Western Front during WWI

 

Section B:

Key time periods:

•  Medieval Medicine c1250-1500

•  Renaissance Medicine c1500-1750

•  Medicine in 18th and 19th Century Britain

•  Medicine in Modern Britain, c1900-present

The main points of change and continuity in each time period from 1250 onwards including:

•  Ideas of the cause of disease

•  Approaches to treatment and prevention of disease

•  The role of individuals (e.g. William Harvey)

•  The key case study for each period

BBC Bitesize: Medicine through time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/shp/

 

Be aware that the content of this website is designed for the old syllabus, so you do not need to revise “Ancient Medicine”

Science (Separate) Biology, Chemistry and

Physics

•  Students should revise all content for their exams (one in Biology, one in Chemistry and one in Physics)

•  Biology: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, and Bioenergetics.

•  Chemistry: Atomic structure and the periodic table, Structures and bonding, Using resources, Chemistry of the atmosphere, Chemical changes and Chemical analysis.

•  Physics: Electricity, Forces, Waves, Energy and Particle Model.

Useful Website:

•  Moodle Course

Useful Website:

•  https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

Useful Websites:

•  https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

•  https://sites.google.com/view/scienceteacher

Science (Combined Science) Biology •  Biology: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response, and Bioenergetics Useful Websites:

•  Moodle Course

•  https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

•  https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

•  https://sites.google.com/view/scienceteacher

•  http://www.docbrown.info/gcsescience.htm

 

 

Chemistry •  Chemistry: Atomic structure and the periodic table, Structures and bonding, Using resources, Chemistry of the atmosphere, Chemical changes and Chemical analysis.
Physics •  Physics: Forces, Waves, Energy and Particle Model.