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Year 11- Online digital support resources for Post-16 study

The focus for Year 11 students should now be preparing for Post-16 study and whatever plans they have for September.  It is still vital that they continue to study and research relevant areas of interest for whatever courses they will be following next year. To support them with this, we have put together a booklet of Extended Learning Opportunities  (click on link) which students should use to develop their knowledge and skills in the subjects they have chosen to focus on next year and prepare themselves for the next stage of their education. 

Online digital support resources for revision

This page is aimed at providing you with information, help and links to resources that are either online via the internet or in other digital formats.  We encourage students to use these as part of their work and revision towards examinations as part of their GCSE studies.

Please note that many staff also provide resources such as lesson slides and worksheets when setting homework for students, please see class teachers directly for these resources.

Specific information, websites and links to resources useful for revising and preparation in this subject:

Downloadable Revision Resources

Memory & Recall Techniques

Lesson 1:

Year 11 Lesson 1

Capitals 1

Capitals 2


How to skin a rabbit

Key Word Blank Cards


Sounds Like

Three Little Pigs

Lesson 2:

Year 11 Lesson 2

A5 Revision Cards

Bubble Diagram

Cycle Diagram

Exam Command Words

Fishbone Diagram

Flow Diagram 1

Flow Diagram 2

Flow Diagram 3

Key Word Blank Cards

Spider Diagrams


  • Youtube : How to structure responses
  • BBC Bitesize : Content revision  Revision of topics
  • GCSE Pod : Content revision (Literature)  Focus on Language questions  Spelling, punctuation and grammar tips





  • BBC Bitesize : Gives a summary of all the topics covered on the course. Also gives a number of short clips to demonstrate some of the topics 
  • GCSE Pod : Podcasts on most topics covered in the course
  • Youtube Christmas Lectures : Watch the videos to gain a better understanding of computing in the real world
  • Youtube Computer Science Tutor : Watch the videos for a commentary on the different topics covered on the course
  • Past Papers : Past Papers and Mark Schemes for GCSE Computing from 2011 to 2015 



Revision Resources for creating and sharing your own revision resources 

Wordle- help with key words and remembering them 


Memrise- modern foreign languages resources 

Memory and recall games 

Structured revision is crucial and can have a dramatic impact on students' GCSE grades, but we know how difficult it can be to persuade some students to get 'stuck in'.

In support of our year 11 students and their revision process Park Vale Academy has subscribed to GCSEPod. This resource has been provided completely free to your son or daughter and will be of great benefit to them in their preparation and revision for their final GCSE examinations.

GCSEPod has over 3,500 audio-visual podcasts produced specifically for mobile devices, laptops, tablets and PCs and the podcasts can also be downloaded for offline viewing. The podcasts contain all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that learners need for GCSE success. GCSEPod has been proven to have a significant impact on A*-C performance.

Check out this video walkthrough for students on the GCSEpod website: 

The new GCSEpod Parents help section is now live, click the image below to be taken directly to GCSEpod website or copy and paste this URL into your browser:

Here are some of the best revision techniques from past GCSE students who have achieved top class results to help you understand how you can learn better to improve your GCSE results.

1. Create a Revision Timetable

Building a revision timetable can add structure to your revision and help you identify which GCSE subjects you need to prioritise to get better marks. Creating a revision timetable is a great way to organise your study time, plus it also helps boost your motivation to revise for your exams.

ExamTime's Calendar tool is the ideal way to create a revision timetable online which you can easily access at any time. Create your first Online Revision Timetable here.

2. Understand Your Learning Style

Everyone thinks that there is a best way to study but the reality is that each person is different. Once you understand whether you are a visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinaesthetic learner, then remembering and recalling new information will become much easier. Practice will also tell you if you work better studying during the night or in the morning/daytime.

3. Take Regular Study Breaks

Do you feel stressed, tired and that no new information is entering your head? There is no point forcing yourself to study for hours upon hours as this will not result in a positive outcome. Taking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run.

4. Use Mind Maps to Connect Ideas

If you find it difficult to remember tons of new study notes, Mind Maps may be the key to improving your memory. The theory behind mind mapping explains that making associations by connecting ideas helps you to memorise information easier and quicker.

Mind Mapping has many other benefits for students, try this free online tool here.

5. Practice, Practice, Practice

One of the biggest recommendations that past GCSE students recommend is to do as many GCSE past papers as you can. Practicing past papers will help you get familiar with the exam format, question style, time pressure and overall improve your ability to retrieve information quicker.

Practice GCSE exam questions by creating an Online Quiz using ExamTime to make sure you are fully prepared for your exams.

6. Collaborate with Classmates

If you find your coursework to be too much, why not divide the course study notes between trustworthy classmates and share your notes with each other. This will reduce the amount of workload you need to do to prepare for your GCSEs plus you will gain an insight into how other students learn.

ExamTime provides a quick and easy way for students to collaborate using our Groups feature. Work on a class project by hosting discussions and sharing study resources and notes with each other. Try it here!

7. Variety is the Spice of Life!

Mix up your study habits and methods by listening to podcasts, watching videos or documentaries, moving to new study area or even something as simple as using different colours for your study notes.

This is different to the other GCSE revision tips mentioned here as it encourages you to try a few different things to see what fits for you. Your brain will recall where you were or how you revised for a topic which will help you remember more information. Give it a go!

8. Day of Your GCSE Exam

The day of your exam can be the most stressful of the entire examination experience but there are ways which you can minimise your anxiety such as avoiding panicking friends, giving yourself plenty of time to get to the test centre plus don't underestimate the power of eating a healthy breakfast the day of your exams!

Boost your GCSE exam performance with these tips for the day of your exam.

9. Adapt for Different GCSE Subjects

It may seem obvious but many students try to study for different subjects using the same study methods. Your GCSE revision should take account of the difference between your subjects and the challenges they represent.

For example, Flashcards are an ideal study aid to help you prepare for a Spanish, French, German and exam such as GCSE Science where you need to remember key definitions. An Online Quiz is a great way to test your GCSE Maths skills while you would highly benefit from using a Note to study English.

Once you understand that your subjects need to be approached differently, there is no stopping you!

10. Apps for Students

If you want to stay ahead of your friends with the latest technology, get the best student apps before anyone else. Not only will they help you show off to your friends, some apps such as ExamTime are designed to improve your learning. Try these free student apps we recommend!

Free educational apps for iPhone, iPad and Android from ExamTime