Let’s face it, revising for your GSCEs can be pretty boring. Spending all day flicking through textbooks with a pen in your hand might be your idea of hell, but there are far better ways of revising for your GCSEs thanks to the internet.
Not only are they a lot more engaging and interesting than those huge textbooks you’ve got hanging around your bedroom, but there are also some pretty nifty test functions so you can check that the facts you’ve been pouring over are actually sinking in.
Here’s our three favourite revision tools for GCSEs.
We love BBC Bitesize! Its been around for years, but it just keeps getting better and better each year. There’s every possible GCSE subject from English and Art and Design to Engineering and Drama, so you’re sure to find the subject you need easily.
Each subject is broken down into areas of study and contains learner guides, video clips, tests to gauge your knowledge, and you can even sign up for a free account to add all your subjects and have tailored content provided for you – easy!
Plus BBC Bitesize covers learners in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Revision World offers everything you’d expect from an online GCSE tools website, but the great thing about this site is that it also offers loads of resources for coursework too!
There’s plenty of great downloads, a useful links page for each subject and the ability to ask questions on the website if there’s anything you’re not 100% sure of.
You’ll need to create a free account to get access to all of the great resources Revision World has to offer, but its well worth spending a few minutes doing this as you’ll get access to absolutely everything available at that point.
Ideal for both GCSE and A-level revision, S-cool is a good revision website thanks to its Mojo videos that give you visual aids to help you understand and remember important concepts for your main subjects.
Although it doesn’t offer as many subjects as the BBC Bitesize website, it does give you access to revision timetables to help you keep on track of your study plans. There’s also some pretty good blogs on how to boost your brain power while revising and some good career and educational advice on A Levels and apprenticeships that are well worth a quick read.