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The purpose of this blog post is to share with you what we believe are the best resources websites for students about to take GCSE Physical Education exams: GCSE Bitesize: PE: Let the prowess of top athletes impress you and discover what a triple jump, discus throw or back foot drive looks at, thanks to the handy set of videos on this site. Sports covered include cricket, basketball, football, rugby and even boccia! It’s not all about the visuals, though; this resource also offers useful revision, activities and tests on everything from training skills, tactics and strategies, right through to observation and analysis, applied anatomy and physiology. Students will also benefit from learning about the factors (both negative and positive) that affect performance. The subjects of safety and risk prevention nares lo covered. Class Clips – PE: Teachers will find a host of videos for streaming in class. Topics covered include aquatic activities, combat and dance activities and leadershi

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All that you have to do is watch the news to see that the teaching of History in schools arouses more controversy than just about any other National Curriculum subject. There are varying views on why and how History should be taught, Michael Gove thinks that we should focus on UK History for example. But why is History important? Well, Stacia Deutsch says that History provides identity. Studying history improves our decision making and judgment. History shows us models of good and responsible citizenship.  History also teaches us how to learn from the mistakes of others. History helps us understand change and societal development.  History provides us a context from which to understand ourselves and others . With thousands of history websites on the internet, we have distilled them down into a group of quality BBC resources based websites ideal for GSCE History: Modern World History: One of the most engaging aspects of this resource are its video summaries, which offer students the

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GCSE Citizenship Studies helps students develop skills such as critical thinking, decision making and collaborative working. The purpose of this blog post is to share with you resources that we think are useful in the lead-up to GSCE Citizenship Exam: CitizenX: This site, provided by the BBC, is a good place to start when it comes to preparation for the GCSE Citizenship exam. It is a user-friendly, vibrant source of information which students will enjoy using. The site is divided into four main categories: Being a Citizen (this section tackles the issues of Identity and Rights and Responsibilities), Local Citizen (focusing on Local Democracy, Community Action and Conflict), National Citizen (regarding Crime, and Government and Parliament) and International Citizen (concerning Global Community, the EU, UN and Commonwealth). The site goes into topics particular at greater depth, in a section called the Lowdown area. Links to useful external resources (on topics such as the different Pa

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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has been part of the National Curriculum for schools since 2000. This blog post sets out to share with you what we believe are the best PSHE resource websites available to those taking GCSE PSHE: BBC – PSHE & Citizenship: This resource is useful and entertaining at once. Featuring resources for Economic Wellbeing, Personal Wellbeing and Citizenship, it is rich in informative content (on democracy and justice, identity and diversity, environmental matters, etc.), and contains information on some of the most relevant problems for the youth in the UK. Teachers are invited to use BBC Three’s The Crash: a series of clips about a group of friends whose lives are irremediably changed following a car accident. The resource includes a series of activities which students will undoubtedly find authentically inspiring. Similar content includes BBC Three’s My Murder (focussing on gang cultures and relationships) and BBC Three’s Easte

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Religious Education (RE) is compulsory part of school life in the UK. Many people regard it as important because it promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. Whilst schools have to teach RE, parents can withdraw their children for all or part of the lessons, and pupils can choose to withdraw themselves once they’re 18. This blog post is designed for students taking GCSE Religious Education, and provides them with what we see as the best resource websites on the internet. GCSE Bitesize Religious Education: This site runs through the tenets of various religions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, providing students with revisions of main topics, as well as online tests. The tests not only indicate wrong and right answers, but also provide useful explanations of why an answer is wrong, which is very useful in a subject which delves into definitions and theories that can be quite complex to grasp. This reso

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Secondary school students are required to study Science as part of the National Curriculum. The subject breaks down into three main subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The purpose of this blog post is to share with you our recommended resource websites for GCSE Science. GCSE Bitesize: Science (OCR): The BBC’s Bitesize divides revision material for GCSE Science exams into different sites, depending upon which board the student is preparing for. This site, which is target at the OCR exam, covers the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each main area comprises revision material, activities and tests, which will keep students busy for many fruitful hours. GCSE Bitesize: Science (AQA): Resources for the AQA exam are also branched out in to Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Topics which students can test their skills at include The use and abuse of drugs, Food chains, Evolution and Crude oil and fuels, and heating and cooling. As is the case with Bitesize (OCR), text material, ac

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Business Studies is important as it supports students who want to understand the way in which businesses operate in a dynamic, changing and competitive environment. It helps them develop a critical approach to distinguish between fact and opinion, build arguments and make informed judgements. It also helps them develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in local, national and global contexts. With so many websites on the internet offering students Business Studies resources, the purpose of this blog post is to provide them with what we regard as the best resources available for those taking GSCE Business Studies. GCSE Bitesize: This excellent site by the BBC offers a plethora of information and handy resources, including video tips from business experts, basic (and more advanced) information on the aims and organisation of all successful businesses, marketing, finance, production methods and more. Mock GCSE Business Studies exams and information o

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Stuck looking for Primary School Citizenship resources? This blog post sets out to give you our recommendations on websites to look at.  Citizenship: Using Democracy: This site, offered by BBC Scotland, teaches children about the meaning of democracy. It is meant to be used in class in groups, though kids can also have fun at home with the help of their parents. The site has both Flash and html versions, though we definitely recommend the former for a more dynamic experience. The site teaches children how to solve issues while keeping in mind the good of the entire community. For instance, in the first activity offered, children are asked to decide how money awarded to one particular community for good work, should be spent. Children are encouraged to listen to a number of different groups/businesses, and to come to the most equitable solution – in this way, they discover that being a good citizen often involves the difficult process of decision making! Teachers, meanwhile, are pro

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Welsh is taught in schools in Wales at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Understandably The National Curriculum for Wales focuses on an understanding of Wales and the Welsh Language. Gaelic is also available as an additional language in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Given the focus on the Welsh and Gaelic we have set out what we regard as the best resources for Primary School Welsh and Gaelic languages: Bowns: Part of the Wales Education and Learning section of the bbc.co.uk, this site, aimed at children aged approximately 3 to 6, invites children to join an animated character, Bowns, and take part in games which have been created to develop basic numeracy and literacy skills. Hand-and-eye coordination is also improved through the child’s handling of the mouse. Children can use most of the site by themselves, though they will need help from their parents or teachers to read the story provided. Games hone on an array of skills, including counting, filling in the blanks and singing. Cymru: As