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      04.03.2010 23:41
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      Great to revise for every subject.

      BBC Bitesize is a revision resource used my thousands of pupils, which can be found on the BBC homepage. It offers a wide range of school subjects for different year groups. The website was made in 1998 and has been used more and more every year. According to statistics it is placed at number 7 of the most popular websites visited in the UK, and who said we didn't study!

      I am currently sitting my GCSE's and even though I'm having a rather bad case of Dejavu from teachers to visit the website, it does actually prove very helpful. I find it a lot better than just reading from a book as they offer interactive diagrams and miny tests to break up the writing. The website caters for all ages, right from Key Stage One to GCSE's. I used to use the website when I was younger and play the revision and learning games with my parents which helped me with the skills I needed when I was little. However, Bitesize for my age tends to be a bit more challenging now unfortunately, but I don't loose despair because there are still funny games to help you revise.

      The most helpful thing I find about GCSE Bitesize is that the layout is so easy to follow, you simply click the subject you want to revise and you then click on which exam board you are doing your tests with. Once you click that option it takes you into the topics you will have learnt from school, simply click on the one you want to revise. The beauty with this website is that you can read through the information if you need to thoroughly relearn the topic (don't fret, the writing is broken up to no more no than 500 words a page!) you can read all the information that you should have learnt at school. However, if you want to quickly revise the topics, you can click on test to do a tiny ten question multiple choice test.

      They also offer examinations made by the Bitesize team, which are based exactly like the ones you will take. These can be downloaded or just simply read of the website, they are really useful if you are like me and get stressed in tests and want to do a practice before the real thing!

      Overall the website is really friendly, they even have a chat board, which I have used before, to talk and ask any questions you have, to people your age that are about to take the same tests. The website is laid out in ascetically pleasing format which makes you feel better about having to revise.

      The only bad thing I would say about the website is that the questions on the quick tests tend to be repeated each time, and they only offer a few real based test papers. However, I use the AQA website (which is my exam board) to get past papers! Hope this helps. x

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        24.11.2009 21:32
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        BBC Bitesize is a revision resource for school children from Key Stage 1 to GCSE. It offers users up to date study material and quizzes for a wide range of school subjects. The website was first introduced in 1998 and has been a consistently popular resource. Alexa traffic research does not have traffic statistics for Bitesize but does rank the BBC as being the 45th most accessed website in the world. In the United Kingdom it is ranked 7th.

        It has been several years since I sat my GCSE exams but I was a student who throughly hated school. Everything was a burden; the teachers, the other kids, the PE kit, the homework and surely enough the exams at the end of it all. I was someone who just wanted to be done with it all, and received BBC Bitesize as a recommendation in most of my lessons. The resource is said to offer up to date material for current curriculum and does not overwhelm students with "excessive" knowledge. The website may not equip students with the necessities for A* success, as my exam results can attest to, but the "bite size" lessons do offer quick and easy study material for brief revision sessions. Most of my classmates who solely used BBC Bitesize as their revision source managed the minimum C grade in most topics so it could be deemed somewhat successful for its purpose.

        The website has recently received a cosmetic overhaul. Each lesson is currently presented as a standard website with black text on a white background. The lessons themselves are split into short, manageable reading portions which do not tend to exceed 500 words per page. In appropriate areas, such as the Science section, the user will be presented diagrams or photos to assist with his or her experience. This sort of revision is common and may appeal more aptly to a visual learner but I, as an auditory learner, did find the website generally useful in this format. Bitesize lessons also sport various image accents to further engage the reader. The Bitesize mascot frequently appears throughout lessons as a bullet point if used, and is usually a part of any graphic banner design. At the end of each revision section there is a short multiple choice question quiz which drills any previously acquired information. The user can then quickly see if he or she ought to do further reading on a topic or can progress on to the next section.

        As the website is a part of the BBC domain, the load times are very low. Independent testing suggests the "English" section of BBC Bitesize only requires 1.9 seconds to load when using a broadband connection. The speed remains consistent throughout my usage and I have not experienced any obvious slowdown.

        Overall, BBC Bitesize proved to be a valuable resource for me as an apathetic student. While I did not excel in my exams I do feel it provided me with an excellent foundation for passable success. The content does appear similar to what I used in the past, so I do feel the website will continue to be a valuable resource for students. I would recommend it without hesitation.

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          09.08.2009 03:06
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          BBC Bitesize Revision is a great way to revise for your upcoming GCSEs

          I have just recently finished all of my GCSEs and I can tell you that they stressed my out to say the least. I can't even imagine what it would of been like without BBC Bitesize Revision! It has revision on almost every GCSE subject, which is a massive bonus as obviously most people can be doing around 10 GCSEs at a time, if not more. Although, there is one or two courses that they do not cover.

          The site is so easy to navigate with every being broke down into its own little categories. There is also things such as "revision bites" which are basically small pieces of revision that are designed to be easily remembered and "test bites" which are quizzes designed to test your knowledge and what you have learnt on a certain subject. These can be extremely beneficial as they can show you what areas you are lacking in and need to revise more in.

          Overall, I think that BBC Bitesize Revision is a great way to revise for your upcoming GCSEs and I would recommend it to any teenager who is stressing out over them.

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          04.08.2009 22:02
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          A good revision site with many resources

          BBC Bitesize is one of the best all round revision sites for 11 to 16 year olds on the net. The website has a great appearance, very colorful and very easy to use.

          The GCSE section tailors for students taking exams under different exam boards, however not every GCSE exam is being covered, for example students taking AQA triple science would have revision material for the first two modules only.

          The audio clips are a great idea, they are good quality and are available to download, BBC Bitesize certainly rules over other sites in active learning.

          The games are excellent if you need a break for revision, but can be a bit to distracting, some kids would spend half an hour of revision and the rest of the day playing the games!

          Some subjects are covered better than others, i found the English section particularly poor, Science and Maths are covered very well though. most of the sections have animations and tests at the end.

          I would recommend this site, but would also suggest other revision sites such as http://www.gcsescience.com/index.html and http://www.s-cool.co.uk/index.html

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          02.05.2009 10:56
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          great website for revision

          Well, when this time of year comes, kids up and down the country are trying their best to remember stuff from year 7. I am going to review the ks3 section of this website.

          *English*
          The english section is fairly good, with reading, writing, listening and shakespeare sections. In all of the sections there are a range of topics that can be revised then tested. To be honest though, i wouldn't use this website for english revision, i personally would look back through old books for english. But if i were to use a website for english this would be the one.

          *Maths*
          An excellent way to revise your maths. Sections are; algebra, number, shape and space, measures and data handling. These again can be revised or tested, and the revision section shows great little diagrams/pictures and look very good. Tests are great because they let have as many goes as you want until you get 100%. Another great maths revision site is mymaths.co.uk

          *Science*
          This is the best out of the three subjects, with so much to be revised, three main sections, biology, chemistry and phyisics, these have loads of topics inside though. Again the revision is great and shows great explainations and diagrams, which are very easy to remember. Tests again are great for similar reason as the maths tests.

          In general, the layout is great too, and really good for kids, as it has lovely pictures and its colours are quite vibrant. I really would use this site for ks3 revision. There is also a GSCE area, but i havent reviewed this.

          Thanks for reading

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          14.06.2008 16:16
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          Highly recommended revision site

          This is by far the greatest revision site that I have ever come across! It breaks all of the topics that you must revise for your exams into little sections. This make revising for and exam a whole lot more efficient! It's not all just written stuff that you need to read in order to absorb the information, it consist of little activities and whats called a "test bite" at the end of it. It works so well for me. I am using the science department at the moment and doing additional science. It has exactly the right stuff that I need to revise! It is truly wonderful.

          The appearance on the website is good, with a orange and yellow colour scheme. It has other features on the website, too, like a forum where you can post messages to other people for help with what you need to learn! I enjoy using this website very much, even if it is revising for a science exam that I'm doing.

          Overall, I would definitely recommend this to people that need a good revision site, as this one is without a doubt the best that there is.
          Thanks for reading! chow! :)

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            20.05.2008 08:50
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            A good way to revise!

            Well at the moment I am parcipitating in that horrible necessity know as GCSEs, and I have been using BBC Bitesize to help with my revision. The site is very easy to navagate, with plenty of usefull options, like "revision bites" (small manageable chunks of revision) "test bites" (short quizzes to check that you "know your stuff") mindmapping programs, podcasts, games, and usefull links to other websites. Bitesize covers Art and Design, Business Studies, Design & Technology, DiDA, Drama, English, English Literature, French, German, Geography, History, ICT, Irish, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Spanish. However in History it does not cover the crime and punishment course, and it does not cover all the poems in English Literature. In Music also, I have found that it is not very useful, as it does not look at the new edexcel course that I follow. Overall however, It is a very usefull aid to revision, and probably the best revision site out there!

            Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

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