Is Gcse bitesize good?

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would you say that gcse bite size if a good revision for science, if not what where do you revise from????
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For science, hmm. It hasn't really been sufficient for me, I usually use the exam board's textbook as well as the CGP revision guide which comfortably gets me a high grade.
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Thanks, I have one science exam next week, I'll buy the cgp book. Do you think it can get me an A grade with one week of good revison (3-4 hours a day with breaks). Thanks
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Yeah, I'd agree, it's a bit mixed - it often skims over things that are quite important and goes into quite a lot of detail for things that aren't. It is useful but I definitely wouldn't rely on it only, you'll miss things.
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I used it and it helps me.

It depends on your personal preference.

But it doesn't cover everything , which is why it is best to use a variety of sources
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its alright good for revising
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Thanks, I have one science exam next week, I'll buy the cgp book. Do you think it can get me an A grade with one week of good revison (3-4 hours a day with breaks). Thanks
Did 2 days of hardcore revision of chemistry and it got me an A*
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IMO, BBC Bitesize teaches you the bare minimum. I think if you revise just from there you're likely to be capped at the potential of a B. Revision guides are so good! I have the AQA ones for science but clearly from this thread the CGP ones are just as good. I have CGP Geography and Of Mice and Men and they're brill - although their attempts at humour are appalling
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For me, Bitesize has been fantastic. Infact, my opinion may be biased, but most of the BBC's stuff is fantastic in my opinion when it comes to education. It covers everything that you will need to know for your GCSE's and gives you a proper structure for revising.
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Thanks guys, I'll probably be using a mixture of stuff, I find bite size is good as it got me an A in one science exam but a C in the other, but then I probably got a C because I only had two days to revise from it and I need a good week.
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I like watching their videos
Also, their tests are pretty useful too.
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their tests are extremely easy, I would say the notes are a C grade sorta level. They explains things in a clear way so its good if your stuck! But CGP books defaintly and AQA for sciences are very good
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Bitesize is a great revision guide and supplement. However, I would not recommend learning directly from it or relying on it to cover the entire specification (especially as specifications can slightly change for different boards). But Bitesize has a lot of good points - it is more interactive and can be more "fun" for some people. Remember that it's important to diversify your learning and revision.

If you want a really solid way of boosting your grades and revising - I would simply recommend a (book) revision guide or a textbook (preferably one produced by the exam board you will sit). These often go above and beyond the required detail and there are normally plenty of examples and summaries.
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Thanks, I have one science exam next week, I'll buy the cgp book. Do you think it can get me an A grade with one week of good revison (3-4 hours a day with breaks). Thanks

Don't rely on the CGP book for the entire of your revision It words some of the specification so badly that it doesn't fit the mark scheme in places and misses some parts. My school relied on it so badly that for the second half of the GCSE they took the books off us :mad:

The Collins Revision book is very useful, however
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not really if you're going for an A/A*
bbc bitesize gives you the fundamental understanding but doesn't go further than that
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would you say that gcse bite size if a good revision for science, if not what where do you revise from????
It is quite good to revise for science but its gives you quite a lot of unneccessary information that you don't need to know for the exam. When I revise I watch videos from mygcsescience YouTube channel,or go onto this website for end of topic tests: http://www.chantry.worcs.sch.uk/inde...cience-year-10
or go onto this one for past papers and mark schemes,they even have the papers from January 2013!
http://www.noadswoodscience.com/
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Specific revision or course books are best. Although bitesize isn't bad, as others have said, it's not sufficient. Personally I find S-Cool to be pretty good as far as online revision goes.

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
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i find it quite useful for science.
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It's excellent. Has all the information you possibly need.
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It's good sometimes. It doesn't always match your specification though. It is by far most useful for science.
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