Exam Success Resources

Y11 Mocks Revision Support Booklet

Useful Revision Websites

Create online flashcards and your own quizzes http://www.proprofs.com/

BBC revision podcasts/videos/quizzes http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

Free – mind-mapping software http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

How delaying gratification helps lead to success http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0yhHKWUa0g

The loci method of memory (visual images connected to ideas) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NROegsMqNc

Art & Photography

Computer Studies and IT



Food Technology

Links for Food Preparation & Nutrition Exam Preparation 

Food Tech- Year 11 Summer Assessments

How will you be assessed? - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/specification-at-a-glance

Topic Area checklists:

  1.  Food Nutrition & Health  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/subject-content/food,-nutrition-and-health
  2.  Food Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/subject-content/food,-nutrition-and-health
  3.  Food Safety http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/subject-content/food,-nutrition-and-health
  4. Food Choice http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/subject-content/food-choice
  5. Food Provenance http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585/subject-content/food-choice
  6. Subject Specific Terminology  http://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition/teach/subject-specific-vocabulary

Illuminate Online Textbook - this contains everything needed for the written exam and contains a wide variety of clips, quizzes and exam-style questions which are all useful to help test subject knowledge www.illuminate.digital/aqafood/


Specimen Exam paper & Mark Scheme - http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/AQA-85851-SQP.PDF%20


Please note that as this is a new qualification there is not a full bank of past papers. Pupils have been provided with a booklet containing a large range of exam questions – please contact me if you require a replacement as this is not available electronically

BBC Bitesize – recommended links  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/foodtech/socialenvironmentalissuesrev1

 Other resources students have been provided with 

  •  CGP Revision Guide and Workbook (still available to buy – see Parent pay) 
  •  Exam Question booklet – available from Mrs Lean (not electronically)
  •  Prompt sheets, past examination papers and markschemes are available from Mrs Lean in Room 13 for both Catering and Food Technology.

French & Spanish





Parent guidance on how to support your child with their Music GCSE


GCSE Music Board: Pearson Edexcel

Course Description: The course furthers the key concepts in Music developed in years 7-9. They are split into three essential musical skills of performing (playing your instrument), composing (utilising music technology to write music) and listening (encompassing critical engagement and cultural awareness). Each of these skills are systematically taught and assessed through the study of four areas of study:

1. Instrumental Music from 1700 to 1820

2. Vocal Music

3. Music for Stage and Screen

4. Fusions


Performing (coursework – 30%): You will need to prepare two performances during Year 11 – one solo and one ensemble. These will be performed between January and March.

 Composing (coursework – 30%): Building on your composing exercises in Year 10, you will complete two longer compositions in Year 11. One of these will be from a brief set by the exam board relating to one of the above Areas of Study. The other will be developed from one of your year 10 pieces. Each piece will be around two minutes long. You will complete one in the autumn term and one in the spring term.

Listening (exam – 40%): You will finish analysing the set works for this paper and will continue to practice the short answer exam questions. You will also revisit all of the set works and learn about their context in more detail – the period and culture in which they were composed, where they were performed, how audiences received them and the stylistic trends that they exemplify. This will prepare you for the longer essay-style exam question.

Easter Coursework/Revision: A Easter session will run on Thursday 13 April from 10:10am-12:00pm.

At Redruth School we run the GCSE course in Music offered by the Edexcel Exam Board: www.edexcel.com

Extra support sessions: Students are invited to attend the KS4 GCSE Music revision session after school on Tuesday P6 and Fridays from 3-4pm. Students can also work in the Music Department most evenings after school until 4pm.

 Person to contact: Mr Souter: nsouter@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk

 Useful Websites:

For revision purposes, please use the following websites for some independent learning activities: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

Podcasts of the some of the lessons used as part of the GCSE course can also be found at the following website: www.musicalcontexts.com

The GCSE Music Listening Set Works: https://www.youtube.com/@edexcelgcsemusicsetworks235


Top Tips for a successful exam unit:

• Students will be set regular deadlines, please encourage your child to complete this work by the set deadline. The tasks are often used to help improve research work in preparation for the next practical session in the classroom or will be an extension of work completed at school.

• Encourage your child to listen to the studied set-works as much as possible, to enable them to get used to the different features they may be asked about in the exam.

• Provide a space at home where work can be laid out and worked on.

• Encourage your child to create a diary / checklist of the tasks that need to be completed.

• Encourage them to communicate with their teacher their ideas and any concerns they have.

• Don’t allow your son/daughter to leave their revision until the last minute or their Practical Performance tasks.

Any challenges please do not hesitate to contact: Mr Souter nsouter@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk


Physical Education

Religious Studies


Exam Board Guidance

Official guidance from the awarding bodies, including conduct and equipment expectations. 

Written Examinations Guidance


Information for candidates from the exam boards

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