Revision Information

Revision Information

On the run up to 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 links to a range of different resources to help you prepare yourselves for the exams. Here are some key things to do over the next few weeks:

• Make sure you check when your exams are taking place by looking at the Exam Timetable
• Check that you’ve got all the revision guides you need for the summer exams
• Start planning what you need to revise. Look at the Personal Learning Checklists for each subject and RAG (Red, Amber, Green) your each topic to show your confidence in each section of the course. Focus more or your revision time on the red and amber sections!
• Plan out your revision – use the blank revision planner to set yourselves a timetable for revising each subject. Remember, little and often is the key, and make sure you give yourselves breaks!
• Use the Support Class timetable to plan out when you will go and seek out support from your subject teachers at lunchtime or after school
• Have a look at the revision hints and tips to give you ideas about new methods of revising – don’t stick to a method that isn’t working for you; try something different!
• Finally, speak to your teachers! We’re all here to help you and guide you!

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
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
PIXL English App (login available from English teacher) -Apple Appstore|Google 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 2 – BC Revision Guide
PIXL English App (login available from English teacher) -Apple Appstore|Google Play
Useful Revision Videos
Mr Neville’s Podcasts
English Literature

A Christmas Carol Revision Booklet
An Inspector Calls Revision Booklet
Poetry 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.
BC Revision Guide
PIXL Maths App (login available from Maths teacher) -Apple Appstore|Google 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

Your guide to RS Key Teachings

Key Religious Teachings Infographic

GCSE Question Types

YOUR RS PLAYLIST

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

Your guide to RS Key Teachings

Key Religious Teachings Infographic

GCSE Question Types

YOUR RS PLAYLIST

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.
DT Graphics

Design Question -

  • Wedding and events
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Nets
  • Sustainable materials
  • Ergonomics
  • Symbols
  • Joining methods
  • CAD CAM – Software and hardware
  • Vinyl cutting
  • Corporate Branding
  • Orthographic drawing/scale/symbols
  • Smart and modern materials
  • Printing processes and Quality Control
Resistant Materials

Design Question -

  • Public seating
  • Drawing Techniques
  • CAD CAM
  • Jigs, moulds and templates
  • Tools and equipment
  • Thermoplastics and Thermosetting plastics and their properties
  • Woods and their properties
  • Metals and their properties
  • Flow charts
  • Sustainability
  • Composite materials
  • Scales of production
  • Pre manufactured components
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
Textiles

Design Question : India

  • Fibres and fibre blends
  • Structures
  • Smart and modern materials
  • Quality assurance and safety in the workplace
  • Fabric specifications
  • Textiles and the environment/sustainability
  • Patterns and lay plans
  • CAD/CAM
  • Production systems
  • Decorative techniques