Revision Help


To help with your revision why not try out some of these Revision Websites and general revision advice. Also check out the exam board sites for detailed syllabus information and sample exam papers.

Many of you like using the internet for revision but it is vital that you use specific subject related websites recommended by your teachers as the general revision websites (e.g. BBC bitesize) won't give you the in-depth revision that you need! Listed below the websites or resources recommended by subject teachers marked by an * - please note that some teachers don't recommend specific websites in which case you need to use your notes and any text/work books that they have given you to revise from!

Brain Boosting Tips

Getting Organised (Powerpoint file) or have a look at Common Revision Frustrations (pdf)

Individual Subject Resources & Advice


Week by week guide to exam planning

*Design Technology

There are help pages with activities, videos,  information and revision notes for each of the 2 DT subjects on

Resistant Materials: the exam topic is Seating in Public Areas click on the link to access the specific section for this. Also look on the same website under the 'Resistant Materials' section on the home page for more general  materials and revision cards.

For Product Design the exam context is Design Problems associated with a A Children’s Day Nursery and materials to prepare for this can be found via the hyperlink. Also look on the same website under the 'Product Design' section on the home page for more general  materials and revision cards.


  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. An Inspector Calls
  3. Macbeth

*French Higher Practice Papers:


  1. 2010 sound file
  2. 2010 Listening higher past paper
  3. 2011 sound file
  4. 2011 Listening higher past paper


  1. 2010 Reading higher past paper
  2. 2011 Reading higher past paper
  3. 2012 Reading higher past paper
  4. 2013 Reading higher past paper

*History:  revision folder on school system to which all Y11's have access contains a PDF of every topic, 25+ exam questions with model A* answers and a relevant revision resource (i.e. acronym / mindmap.) All of the past papers and mark schemes are also in this folder. All students have been given (and they are on the system) - a set of flash cards with all of the subject knowledge they need. In the revision resources folder that Mrs Saunders downloaded there is a revision book (OK) and text book (very good).

*Maths: YR11 have been issued with their own foundation or higher tutorial DVD & exam practise workbooks and it is also recommended that students use for which all students have a login & password.

Online Revision Resources


  • BBC Bitesize - All subjects, very helpful and useful
  • GCSE Guide - the chance to revise and test yourself in English and Maths.
  • GCSE help - Mainly Maths, French, Physics and English. Includes practice tests, jokes, and revision tips.
  • Project GCSE - Covers many subjects including Maths, English, Science, History and French.
  • Revision Centre - Here you will find revision notes, links, tips, and many other resources to help you make the most of your revision and get through those exams!
  • S-Cool - provides high quality GCSE revision material and revision tips.
  • Skoool - GCSE revision for Maths and Science
  • Schoolsnet - offers GCSE revision help in most subjects.
  • Topmarks - Links to help in most subjects.

Individual Subject Web Links

Exam Boards

  • My time at Beacon Hill provided a massive range of opportunities which have proved valuable not only whilst studying at sixth form and when applying to university, but also in everyday life.
    Former student, 12 A*-C grade GCSEs
  • When I left Beacon Hill I had a career path in mind; I wanted to teach. This was down to 5 brilliant years at the school. I was inspired by my teachers who encouraged and supported me to believe in myself and my abilities.
    Former Student
  • We are impressed with how both of our children have settled in and are progressing though the school. We find staff understanding & helpful.
    Parent Survey
  • Progress is tracked effectively and extra help given quickly to students who need it.
  • The school has developed a really positive culture for learning, as a result of high expectations of both staff and pupils.
    Local Authority
  • The curriculum meets the needs of individual students particularly well [providing] a balance of academic and vocational courses for students to study at GCSE.
  • Students have good attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
  • Evidence from pupil interviews, work scrutinies and HMI visit indicates that the Stage not Age curriculum is impacting positively on the quality of learning in the school.
    Local Authority
  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum… a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions
  • Teachers know their students extremely well and work is closely tailored to students’ individual needs.