Revision and learning links

Below are resources and signposting to areas to help you with your revision.

Art

www.bbc.co.uk/education 

www.vam.ac.uk/  - Victoria and Albert Museum

www.artcyclopedia.com/ - good art search engine

Geography

Geography revision at Vandyke
Pupils are advised to obtain a revision guide and workbook to aid their work at home. These can be used for homework tasks or for straight revision purposes. Near to their exams they will be offered a chance to purchase a school case study book which should also help with their revision of specific places within the exam.

Further to this pupils are encouraged to use relevant websites and phone apps which will encourage them to revise or to simply have a greater understanding of the world around them. The list below comprises of both websites and apps.

The exam board websites can be used to find past papers and mark schemes, they also include examiners reports which can identify key things pupils should be doing to reach top marks.
Edexcel geography GCSE - http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-b-2009.html
Edexcel geography A level - http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/geography-2008.html

The BBC is good for general news and bitesize for revision.
BBC news
BBC Bitesize (please bare in mind this website covers many topics we do not study at Vandyke)
Revision buddies (app)

Games to improve general world/map knowledge
Geolinks - http://geolinks.pbworks.com/w/page/11412796/Geography%20Games? 
Jetpunk - http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/how-many-countries-can-you-name.php
Geoguessr - https://geoguessr.com/

For those pupils who wish to do additional research or broaden their knowledge of world geography the following list of documentaries and programs can be found on you tube and often have excellent examples which can be used within their exams.

Unreported World and the Tribe (channel 4)
Megacities and History of the world (Andrew Marr)
Amazon, Arctic, Going tribal, (Bruce Parry)
Galapagos (BBC)
Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Dragons of Galapogos (David Attenborough)

Geography revision sessions for current year 11 pupils are held on a Tuesday after school every week from the start of year 11 until their last exam.

ICT

Particularly useful are:
www.teach-ict.com
 
plus the exam board sites:
 
www.edexcel.com
www.aqa.org.uk
www.ocr.org.uk

And interactive learning material for AQA A Level, OCR Cambridge Nationals and GCSE Computing on:

www.my-dynamic-learning.co.uk

MFL

Useful websites for French, German and Spanish.
www.atantot.com or www.atantot-extra.co.uk – ask your teacher for the username and password. Good for general vocab revision.

www.funwithlanguages.vacau.com - free access to this site for French, German and Spanish.
www.languagesonline.org.uk click on French, German or Spanish flag to access vocabulary & grammar practice.  Good for tenses.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/  or www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/german/ www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/spanish/ great for vocab revision, split into topics.

www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zhsvr82  Try the new GCSE bitesize for modern foreign languages

You can also do practice listening and reading questions at different levels. It guides you through the answers and you can see the scripts of the listening extracts.

www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/02-MFL-resources.shtml Click on the French, German or Spanish flag and then video quizzes for excellent listening & reading practice. The transcripts for these quizzes could be really useful for widening your knowledge of vocabulary.

https://quizlet.com  Free access to lots of different vocab, just type in topic and you will find lots of vocab which you can practise learning.

Click on the following links to access the GCSE vocab list from Edexcel for each language for year 11 GCSE students:

French vocab book

German vocab book

Spanish vocab book

German only
www.lerndeutsch.org.uk  - lots of useful top areas, no password required.
www.klar.co.uk – ask your teacher for the username and password.

AS and A2 French
BBC languages website – Le Mensuel, useful for current affairs, A Level topics. listening and reading practice, also help with key vocab.
www.1jour1actu.com/ news website for French teenagers. Good for current affairs & A level topics and reading practice.
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/news - go to Le Mensuel section and browse by topic for listening and reading practice on current affairs and A Level topics.

For AS and A2 German
www.dw.de  excellent reading and listening exercises on current affairs.
www.sowieso.de news articles on current affairs and A Level topics.

www.funwithlanguages.vacau.com - look at A level section.

Spanish only

www.spanish-games.net - free games and activities

www.cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/mimundo/default.htm (mi mundo en palabras) - interactive material designed for younger children.

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/ - free online resources

www.babbel.com/Spanish - interactive activities

www.tudiscoverykids.com - fun Spanish language website for pre-school children

Science

Follow these direct links to find the most useful revision sites for GCSE science subjects:

http://www.my-gcsescience.com/core/

http://www.my-gcsescience.com/additional/

http://www.my-gcsescience.com/separate/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_aqa/

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

https://quizlet.com/sign-up