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Study and Revision Resources
Welcome to the study and revision resources area of the Post 16 website. Here you will find various resources to help with your studies, course work and exam revision.
Year 11 Students: A Guide to A Levels and Exam Success
Below you will find a link to a document that will be useful for Year 11 students. It is a guide to starting your A levels and exam success, put together by Tony Breslin and Mike Moores and is a Cambridge University Press Transition Guide.
University Lectures for Secondary Schools
New titles just uploaded
The Faculties is building a library of free, short films of university lecturers speaking on topics directly from the A-level/IB curriculum. This is a stretch and challenge resource intended to help students excel in their assessments, to inspire deeper learning and smooth the transition from school to university. In addition to the films, there are also resources to help students chose a university programme and think about the careers that might follow their degree.
Have YOU seen their resources? There are now approximately 360 podcasts across the six Faculty websites, including over 100 that were uploaded in the last few days:
Implicit Differentiation, Dr. Margit Messmer
Are Traditional Texts Always What They Seem? Dickens' Great Expectations, Dr. Simon Swift
How do Enzyme Inhibitors Work? Dr. Lars Jeuken
Entropy, Dr. Marcelo Miranda
The Extended Essay: How to Conduct an Historical Investigation, Dr. Chris Prior
Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Dr. Gjisbert Stoet
Take a look and see if the lectures can be of use to you...
All SubjectsClick here and brush up on your essay skills and develop more effective revision techniques (google site produced by Ms Lyons)
Revision World http://www.revisionworld.co.uk/alevel
S-cool Revision http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
Click here for a really useful document on plagiarism/referencing guide
Maths Guru http://www.mathsguru.co.uk
My Maths http://www.mymaths.co.uk
Comedy Guide http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/clips.shtml
Classic Sitcoms http://www.classicsitcoms.com
Englishbiz! Grade-boosting tips... that work! http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/#A-level
Novel Guide http://www.novelguide.com/
Podcast Revision http://www.podcastrevision.co.uk/
Transparency Now http://www.transparencynow.com/tablesitcom.htm
How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/
PhET, Colorado http://phet.colorado.edu/
School Science http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/
Learn on the Internet http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com
History Mad http://www.historymad.com
Learn History http://www.learnhistory.org.uk
Learning Curve http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk
School History http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk
Ashcombe School, Languages http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index.htm
A Tantôt http://www.atantot.co.uk/
Languages Online http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/
Music at School http://www.musicatschool.co.uk
Design and Technology
Design and Tech http://www.designandtech.com
Design Technology http://www.design-technology.info
Technology Student http://www.technologystudent.com
Art in the Picture http://www.artinthepicture.com
Art Quotes http://www.artquotes.com
Brainy Quote http://www.brainyquote.com
Google Art Project http://www.googleartproject.com/
Net Museum http://www.netmuseum.org
Art Quotations http://www.quote.robertgenn.com
Saatchi Gallery http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
The Tate Online http://www.tate.org.uk
Teach ICT http://www.teach-ict.com/
BBC, Sports Academy http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportsacademy
Brainmac Demon http://www.brainmac.co.uk
PR Revision.co http://www.perevision.co.uk
Revision Time http://www.revisiontime.com/gCSEPEd.htm
Teach PE http://www.teachpe.com/zone_gcse.htm
BBC, RE Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics
BBC, Religion http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion
Schools Channel 4 http://www.channel4learning.com/
The RE Site http://www.theresite.org.uk
Technology Student http://www.technologystudent.com
Subject: Travel and Tourism
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory http://www.towd.com
Travel Mole http://www.travelmole.com
Travel Weekly http://www.travelweekly.co.uk
World Travel and Tourism Council http://www.wttc.org
Philip Allan Reviews
Phillip Allen Magazines are now available online providing RGS students access to the following digital resources:
Biological Sciences Review
The English Review
Modern History Review/20th Century History Review
Please click here for access go to Google Apps/RGS Student Site/Curriculum area websites/LRC/E-learning Resources
The LRC (Redland Green Learning Community) has researched the Philip Allan Reviews for this year and have found a number of articles which would be helpful to students preparing for the exam season.
Take a look below at the following articles and reviews. If you would like to read them please visit the Hub and ask one of the LRC staff to help you locate them.
20th Century History Review
Vol 6 No 4 April 2011, pp 30-31 ‘AQA Exam focus, Tsarist Russia 1855-1917’
Vol 24 No 4 April 2011, pp 11-13 ‘Question and Answer – Synoptic Questions’
Vol 20 No 4 April 2011
pp 18-21 ‘Young modulus and written communication’
pp 28-29 ‘Physics online – Revision’
Vol 20 No 4 April 2011, pp 6-8 ‘Answer back – What comes out of your kettle’
Biological Sciences Review
Vol 23 No 4 April 2011, pp 27-29 ‘Upgrade – Been there, done that’
A-level Law Review
Vol 6 No 3 April 2011, ‘Examination focus’:
pp 5-7 The system of precedent
pp 8-9 Murder
pp 13-15 Cracking problem questions
pp 16-19 Concepts
pp 28-29 Preparing for the AS exams
pp 31-33 How to revise
Vol 17 No 4 April 2011, ‘Upgrade’
pp 6-7 A* performance at AQA Unit 3
pp 22-23 Get those evaluation marks
pp 26-27 Revision strategies
Vol 6 No 3 April 2011, pp 7-9 ‘Planning your answer for AQA PHED 1 Question 7’
Vol 20 No 4 April 2011, pp 32-33 ‘Exam matters – Revision techniques: Mobilise your mobile’
Vol 20 No 3 February 2011, pp 6-7 ‘Exam success – Revision and exam technique’
Vol 20 No 4 April 2011, pp 22-23 ‘Success at AS – How to write a good AS essay’
[this is based on OCR Govt & politics, but I think it’s generally applicable]
Issue 50 December 2010, pp 55-57 ‘No Accommodation? The language of Stanley and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire’
Useful Careers Resources
UCAS – a one-stop shop for everything you might need to know about applying to British Universities. The section on writing a personal statement is particularly helpful.
Connexions West – a really good website with information about apprenticeships, jobs, money, health and housing.
Kudos – don’t know what direction to take your life in? This website (for which you will need a login from the library staff) might give you some inspiration. Answer a questionnaire and you will get a range of career choices based on your answers.
Issues OnLine: It is also available as ‘Issues’, a photocopiable resource in the RGS Main Library (The Vista). Brilliant, accessible resource if you are doing research on modern social issues. A list of current titles available in the Learning Resource Centre is sited above the photocopier in The Hub and Vista (@RGS). General subject headings are as below:
- Crime and Justice
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Economics and Welfare
- Environmental and Global Issues
- Family and Relationships
- Health and Wellbeing
- Citizenship and Participation
- Rights and Discrimination
- Science and Health
Get a login from the library staff to access all the titles on line.
To access Issues Online really good selection of sites to dip into for writing skills and referencing click here.
Students need to be familiar with the Harvard Referencing System. In the HUB we have booklet guides to help with this. Below is a link to the excellent guide provided by UWE, which you can access from outside the Post-16 Centre.
Bristol Library Services Online
To get the best out of this we would really recommend that you join the Public Library Service and get a membership card and a PIN number. To find out how please click here: Bristol City Council Library services: How to - join and use the library
The Bristol Library Services website is a really useful site containing:-
- Online Catalogue (recently revamped, easy to use but Library staff will be happy to help with any searches).
- Downloadable audio books (at the time of going to press 600 and growing). This service is only available to library members who have registered online.
- Online resources such as Oxford Reference Online Naxos, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online, Custom Journal Database available though the 24-Hour Library Portal with your membership no and PIN.
- Taking your driving theory test? Use ‘Driving Theory Test Pro’ available though the 24-Hour Library.