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Plz recommend some GCSE Revision website or the tutorial institutions
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I don't know if you already heard of it but senecalearning.com is good.

BBC bitesize is ok too.
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Plz recommend some GCSE Revision website or the tutorial institutions
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would recommend using sites like bbc bitesize and seneca, if that's your thing.
primarily though, cgp revision guides are the best and some come in a bundle, where you can get exam questions to practice as well.

on yt, you have freesciencelessons, primrose kitten (who is a little inaccurate), and I'm sure you can find many channels by searching.

if your school has it, hegartymaths is great, although he is a bit slow in his videos. they are useful though.

for maths, i'd recommend using corbettmaths just to keep your mind up to speed and fresh. their 5 a day is great and will help you realise where to revise.

my best advice for revision is to look at the spec and kinda make a checklist out of it. revise everything that is on there and be sure to do past papers.
when i was revising for my compsci gcse, I literally did every past paper available and I found that the questions are *effectively* repeated every year, but changed up slightly. this basically meant my mocks were awesome and i got a 9 as my grade

hope this post helps
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would recommend using sites like bbc bitesize and seneca, if that's your thing.
primarily though, cgp revision guides are the best and some come in a bundle, where you can get exam questions to practice as well.

on yt, you have freesciencelessons, primrose kitten (who is a little inaccurate), and I'm sure you can find many channels by searching.

if your school has it, hegartymaths is great, although he is a bit slow in his videos. they are useful though.

for maths, i'd recommend using corbettmaths just to keep your mind up to speed and fresh. their 5 a day is great and will help you realise where to revise.

my best advice for revision is to look at the spec and kinda make a checklist out of it. revise everything that is on there and be sure to do past papers.
when i was revising for my compsci gcse, I literally did every past paper available and I found that the questions are repeated every year, but changed up slightly. this basically meant my mocks were awesome and i got a 9 as my grade

hope this post helps
what exam board for comp science are you doing?
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what exam board for comp science are you doing?
I was supposed to do OCR computer science in june, with spec j276. I did past papers that were specs j276, j275 and a451
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I'm going to be Yr 11 after summer holidays and I'm doing OCR too. How can I find past papers to revise??

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I was supposed to do OCR computer science in june, with spec j276. I did past papers that were specs j276, j275 and a451
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I'm going to be Yr 11 after summer holidays and I'm doing OCR too. How can I find past papers to revise??
i'm going to assume you are doing j276. make yourself familiar with the spec and make a spreadsheet with each topic rated in terms of confidence,so you prioritise the weakest topics for revision
(https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/225975...ience-j276.pdf)

past papers are available online and the ocr ones are located here
(https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualification...16/assessment/)

some might not be available, but revision world and a few sites have them.

this is one page you can use:
(https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revis...ce-past-papers)

google is also your best friend for this. just search the name of the spec, followed by the date then pdf.

as for practice questions, I would recommend using this cgp book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput.../dp/1782946039)

hope this helps you
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i'm going to assume you are doing j276. make yourself familiar with the spec and make a spreadsheet with each topic rated in terms of confidence,so you prioritise the weakest topics for revision
(https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/225975...ience-j276.pdf)

past papers are available online and the ocr ones are located here
(https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualification...16/assessment/)

some might not be available, but revision world and a few sites have them.

this is one page you can use:
(https://revisionworld.com/gcse-revis...ce-past-papers)

google is also your best friend for this. just search the name of the spec, followed by the date then pdf.

as for practice questions, I would recommend using this cgp book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput.../dp/1782946039)

hope this helps you
Wow ty so much
I love computer science and for some papers we have done I get 6, 7 and 8 grades but I just kind of memorise the answer when I'm revising like I don't understand it but just memorise all the complex terms and stuff. I sometimes do well cause I can memorise but not so much understand so I'm worried and I really need help on that. My teacher when he teaches just does it quite generally and I'm not even sure what question I should ask him cause sometimes I'm just not sure what quite I don't understand.
Does the cgp book also contain answers?
Should I buy the first one or the second for revision guide?
1) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Comp.../dp/1292133902
2) https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput.../dp/1782946020
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People on here have suggested the best sites already.

There are some really neat You tubers who focus on GCSE subjects, here are some:

Mr Bruff- English lit and lang
Primrose Kitten- Science (Bio, Chem + Phys)
Primrose Kitten- Maths
Free Science Lessons- Science (All topics both foundation and higher Bio, Chem + Phys)
Mr Mcillian- Religious Studies
The Ever Learner- Spanish
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These are some of my sources that I used during GCSE, it really helped me to achieve top marks!

English Literature-scarp Mr Bruff every student uses it and examiner would feel like they're reading the same thing, definitely use Stacey Reay, she honestly helped!(find her on youtube)
English Language- I would say again use Stacey Reay, honestly helped me to get top marks!
Maths- 100% use https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/ (Maths genie was my life saver) it has tutorial videos and do all the past papers regardless of what year they were
Science- I preferred Primrose Kitten but also give free science lessons a go but definitely use this website https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-science-revision/ and print all their papers!
Language based subjects- Use duolingo!! as well as quizlet to test yourself
Relgious studies- Use Mr Finlayson youtube!!!!!!
History- Watch Matthew Langridge vidoes, it honestly helped me to go from a 3 to 7!
Anyone whose doing pratcial stuff e.g photography(which I did)/art/art textiles- I recommend you to go outside the box, even if it takes more time it will help you, think big and go in depth, if you have a blank book fill it in, if you have a paragraph design it, the examiner will be looking at techniques and style! Creativity and standing out from the rest is the best way to achieve good marks!

I hope this helps anyone! Good luck!! and remember these exams only happen once make the most out of it
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Ty your all GCSE GENIES!!!
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Wow ty so much
I love computer science and for some papers we have done I get 6, 7 and 8 grades but I just kind of memorise the answer when I'm revising like I don't understand it but just memorise all the complex terms and stuff. I sometimes do well cause I can memorise but not so much understand so I'm worried and I really need help on that. My teacher when he teaches just does it quite generally and I'm not even sure what question I should ask him cause sometimes I'm just not sure what quite I don't understand.
Does the cgp book also contain answers?
Should I buy the first one or the second for revision guide?
1) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Comp.../dp/1292133902
2) https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput.../dp/1782946020
I personally haven't tried the Pearson revision guide for CS, so naturally I would opt for the CGP one.

CGP's guide is also quite easy to understand and I personally wouldn't buy the Pearson one, as they are the ones making Edexcel exams, not OCR ones 😐.

I may be wrong in that aspect, but you can never go wrong with CGP 😂

Edit: forgot to mention that the white CGP practice exam question book has answers btw
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