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    I've been making revision notes in a question and answer format, using the specification and Hodder textbook (which I don't like either), also adding notes from some of the revision resources my teacher gave us. I have the key words for each section on there too, which I'll probably try to learn later using Quizlet. I've been doing my notes on Google docs, if you want to have a look. My teacher also gave us a collection of past paper questions, in a format where each sheet has six questions and you're supposed to do one sheet each day. I think it also helps to do a past paper and to look really carefully at the mark scheme to work out what they're looking for.

    If you need more resources, Teach-ICT has a section on A451. There is also a Hodder revision guide on Amazon, but it is probably similar to the textbook so if you don't like the textbook, there's not much point getting it.

    I'm lucky enough to have a good computing teacher, but we started with a teacher that didn't really teach us anything relevant to the course. Our teacher has started offering sweets for answering questions correctly in revision lessons.
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    (Original post by Lelanor)
    I've been making revision notes in a question and answer format, using the specification and Hodder textbook (which I don't like either), also adding notes from some of the revision resources my teacher gave us. I have the key words for each section on there too, which I'll probably try to learn later using Quizlet. I've been doing my notes on Google docs, if you want to have a look. My teacher also gave us a collection of past paper questions, in a format where each sheet has six questions and you're supposed to do one sheet each day. I think it also helps to do a past paper and to look really carefully at the mark scheme to work out what they're looking for.

    If you need more resources,Teach-ICT has a section on A451. There is also a Hodder revision guide on Amazon, but it is probably similar to the textbook so if you don't like the textbook, there's not much point getting it.

    I'm lucky enough to have a good computing teacher, but we started with a teacher that didn't really teach us anything relevant to the course. Our teacher has started offering sweets for answering questions correctly in revision lessons.

    thank you very much for this. I checked out the tech-ICT site, it looks really useful. i'll definitely use it to help with revision.

    also, I checked out your google doc revision resource....and wow dude. Wow.
    These notes are like gold - they're perfect, thank you (:
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    (Original post by ZiggyStarDust_)
    thank you very much for this. I checked out the tech-ICT site, it looks really useful. i'll definitely use it to help with revision.

    also, I checked out your google doc revision resource....and wow dude. Wow.
    These notes are like gold - they're perfect, thank you (:
    Hopefully I'll get them finished in the next couple of weeks
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    (Original post by Lelanor)
    There is also a Hodder revision guide on Amazon, but it is probably similar to the textbook so if you don't like the textbook, there's not much point getting it.
    I have the revision guide and it's a lot better than the blue and white textbook, but there isn't anything in it which you can't find online, and it still contains a lot of things that aren't actually on the spec. So probably no point in getting it unless your school provides it


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    Use www.canyoucompute.co.uk it's the best!
 
 
 
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