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Revision Tips

  • Plan your time effectively
  • Draw up a revision timetable
  • Revise in short burst for 30-40 minutes each time
  • Use SAM Learning
  • Take regular breaks
  • Work on all subjects, not just your ‘preferred’ subjects
  • Rewrite revision notes, highlighting key points
  • Read aloud
  • Use post it notes and mind maps to note key words. Stick on doors/walls so you see them everyday
  • Ask family and friends to test you
  • Practise past papers, time yourself
  • Look after yourself, eat properly and get plenty of rest


GCSE Pod is one on the school’s online learning sites that supports students, teacher and parents to prepare for qualification examinations.

The site is essentially a revision tool and the GCSE Pods are designed for any device and can be watched both in and out of school. It’s a bit like carrying a huge pile of textbooks with you everywhere!

Each pod has experts reading and explaining everything clearly including all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and diagrams on screen.

Students won’t need to use it for long to feel the impact. Consistent use in brief 10-minute sessions is proven to support achievement right up to A* (0-9). GCSE Pod is used for personal independent study and revision but your subject teachers and Year Teams will also direct you to specific pods they would like you to watch as part of a directed study programme.

GCSE Pod Links for Students

Login: Once students have their signing-up user and password, they can log into their account here:

Quick Start: Video for Students “Quick Start to GCSE Pod”

Forgotten Password?: If you have forgotten your password, click here where you can have it resent to your registered email account. Alternatively, you can ask your Progress Leader or Head of Year to help to reset your password.

GCSE Pod Links for Parents

Revision Resources

Mathswatch VLE -

Sam Learning -
Centre ID = HP18AV
Username = date of birth (ddmmyy) and initials e.g. 100485SW
Password = same as username

MyMaths -

Sam Learning -

Centre ID = HP18AV
Username = date of birth (ddmmyy) and initials e.g. 100485SW
Password = same as username

S-COOL - - a free GCSE revision site

BBC Bitesize - - free GCSE learning materials

BBC Bitesize - Additional Science -

My GCSE - Videos for Core Science, Additional Science and Triple Science

GCSE.COM - - award winning tutorials, tips and advice

Lumosity - - brain training site

Revision Centre - - GCSE revision notes, resources and links.

Vocab Express - - Great MFL revision site

Technology Student - - A great DT site for revision resources.

Mr - DT site for secondary education