Recommended Revision Guides

Business Studies

GCSE Business Studies revision guide Published by CGp ISBN 1841463094 – the workbook which accompanies this revision guide will be provided for students through school.

 

Computing

OCR Computing for GCSE – my revision notes Author: Sean O’Byrne and George Rouse

Publisher: Hodder Education ISBN 978-1444193848 RRP: £7.99

 

Creative Media

BTEC past exam papers and revision guides will be provided for students in December for students to prepare for their Jan 9th 2015 examination. Please download the PDF resource to assist with revision Revision_For_the_Creative_Digital_Media_Exam

 

Design Technology

GCSE Graphic Products, AQA Specification – The Revision Guide ISBN 9781847623560

To go along with this is the Student Workbook – Exam Practice Workbook ISBN 9781847623928

 

Drama

There is not a revision guide available however  BBC Bitesize is very good with lots of useful information

 

Economics

The Economics revision guide is produced in school which students can access via the intranet along with a workbook.
A591 and A592 can be located in the Year 10 folder on the school intranet.

Year 11 students are aware of the location for revision material and save this to their own area.

Revision guide for A593 module will be produced on the case study is issued in February.

 

Electronics

Electronic Products: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials) Paperback – 6 Mar 2009

Electronic Products: Revision Workbook (Collins GCSE Essentials) Paperback – 6 Mar 2009

 

English and English Language

CPG revision guide – ISBN-10: 1847621090

 

English Literature

Blood brothers study guide –ISBN-10: 1907175954

A Christmas Carol study guide – ISBN-10: 1921411910

Online literature guides that are student friendly Sparknotes etc)

Film Studies

http://www.amazon.co.uk/WJEC-GCSE-Film-Studies-Revision/dp/1908682205

There are lots of set texts available on Clickview Online as well as information on the WVA intranet. Students can play this from home & watch films for the exam such as: Amelie, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Wave, The Devils Backbone and Persepolis

The exam board that we use, WJEC has some suggested books and some paper 2 ( non Hollywood films) PDF study guides available to download from their website. These can be viewed by following the link: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/film-studies/film-studies-gcse/

There are lots of set texts available on Clickview Online as well as information on the WVA intranet

 

Food Technology

GCSE D&T Food Technology AQA Specification     The Revision Guide   ISBN 978 1 84762 358 4

 

Geography

Geography-Revise Edexcel GCSE Geography B Pearson- all students given a copy, £2 contribution plus in house revision guide

History

History- Revise Edexcel GCSE History B Pearson- all students given a copy – £2 contribution plus in house revision guide and blog

Maths

The Maths revision Guide we recommend is ISBN number 978-0-00-734099-6, which is suitable for the higher and foundation level papers.  All Year 11 students have been provided with a copy.
Modern Foreign Languages
French

Collins Revision GCSE French Essentials – Mostly vocabulary + some exam practice. Normally £5.99 but £2.50 from the Department.

CGP GCSE French: Essential Revision and Practice (includes audio CD). Normally £14.99 but £7.50 from the Department.

Spanish

Collins Revision GCSE Spanish Essentials – Mostly vocabulary + some exam practice. Normally £5.99 but £2.50 from the Department.

CGP GCSE Spanish: Essential Revision and Practice (includes audio CD). Normally £14.99 but £7.50 from the Department.

 

Music

GCSE Music Edexcel Areas of study (2009 onwards)

Edexcel GCSE Music: Student Book (John Arkell and Jonny Martin)

GCSE Music Complete Revision & Practice with Audio CD (2011)

 

PE

Students in Years 10 and 11 are given the following book to use, keep and then return at the end of the course:

Letts and Lonsdale – Essentials – GCSE Physical Education (ISBN 978-1-906415-39-6

Students could also look in to using/buying the following book:

Oxford revision guides – GCSE Physical Education through diagrams by RoseMarie Gallagher, Sally Fountain and Linda Gee (ISBN 978-0-19-913399-4

 

RE

RE- in house revision guide produced, all students given copy and can refer to the RE blog

 

Science

Science revision guides are £3.00 each and the Key Stage 3 revision/ study book is £5.50 (which covers Years 7, 8 & 9). All can be purchased from the department.

CGP publications for GCSE Edexcel Science:

Core Foundation Revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84146 716 0

Core Foundation Workbook ISBN: 978 1 84146 717 7

Core Higher Revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84146 719 1

Core Higher Workbook ISBN: 978 1 84146721 4

Additional Foundation Revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84762 765 0

Additional Foundation Workbook ISBN: 978 1 84762 766 7

Additional Higher Revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84762 768 1

Additional Higher workbook ISBN: 978 1 84762 769 8

Biology revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84762 606 6

Biology workbook ISBN: 978 1 84762 607 3

Chemistry revision guide ISBN:  978 1 84762 618 9

Chemistry workbook ISBN: 978 1 84762 619 6

Physics revision guide ISBN: 978 1 84762 630 1

Physics workbook ISBN: 978 1 84762 631 8

KS3 Science Complete Study & practice ISBN: 978 1 841463858 (£5.50)

More details can be found for revision on the Science blog at;

wva-science.blogspot.com for KS4 and wva-science-ks3.blogspot.com for KS3.
Sociology

Collins Revision: GCSE Sociology by Pauline Wilson.

Health and Social Care

Pearson: Revise BTEC: Health and Social Care – Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development, Unit 9 Healthy Living (both in one book)