Revision in a Nutshell
Pointers for Parents and Pupils: pointersforparents
These Revision in a Nutshell subject guides supplement learning and revision in class. They are organised alphabetically, by subject, and cover the 20 most popular subjects. Please check with your teacher to ensure that the guides are relevant to you. The SQA Specimen Paper and the marking instructions are the most important documents to look at – the BBC Bitesize guides are also really helpful and provide different revision materials. Good luck! Feedback on these is very welcome.
Business Management: N5
Computing Science: N5
Design & Manufacture: N5
Engineering Science: N5
Graphic Communication: N5
Health & Food Technology: N5
Modern Studies: N5
Religious, Moral & Philosophical Studies: N5
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http://www.sparknotes.com - good general revision site with an American slant.
Art & Design
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html More Art resources than you can shake a stick at. Every resource needed for Standard Grade,
Higher, Int 1, Int 2 and Advanced Higher Art is on this mammoth site.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com Good resources for Standard Grade, Int 1, Int 2 and Higher
http://www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective This is a Standard Grade site designed to help drawing in one-point perspective.
http://www.vangoghgallery.com A complete Art site dedicated to the work of Vincent Van Gogh
Standard Grade Biology Bitesize is an excellent source of information
For Higher Biology use Scholar Use your username & password to login
There are some good Higher links on http://www.madras.fife.sch.uk/biology/higher_links.htm which has masses of relevant material on it.
http://www.cellsalive.com Useful site for cell biology at Higher or Standard Grade
http://ebiomedia.com Useful biology resources, bugs and things.
http://www.bized.ac.uk A good resource site for standard grade, int1, int 2 and higher
Standard Grade Chemistry Bitesize is an excellent source of information
For Higher Chemistry use Scholar Use your username & password to login
For Standard Grade, much good material can be had from http://www.gcsescience.com/content.htm
which although written for GCSE, has much to offer Standard Grade pupils.
Great pupil notes from Ardrossan Academy http://www.methyl.freeserve.co.uk
For Higher Chemistry use Scholar Use your username & password to login
http://science.howstuffworks.com/ Does exactly what it says on the address… Information on how various scientific and technological things work. It covers a wide range of topics from atoms to fuels and fertilizers. This site is a useful resource for completing homework assignments.
http://www.hsn.uk.net/courses/Hchem/notes/ Full notes for the entire Higher Chemistry course available to download. The site also provides additional files including sample PPA results, questions with answers and a full glossary, as well as many more interactive features.
evans2chemweb Chemweb is an interactive pupil guide to all levels of Chemistry in Scotland. On this site you will be able to access revision material, tests and homework exercises. Pupil’s results are emailed to the pupil’s teacher.
http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html Web Elements is an interactive Periodic Table. Pupils can click on the table to research elements, uses, properties, structure and history. The site also contains video clips of the reactivity of some elements.
http://www.rsc.org/Education/SchoolStudents/index.asp Royal Society of Chemistry Student zone. This site contains information on careers in Chemistry. The site also contains chemistry games, events and an exam doctor.
http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/periodic_table.html This site contains an interactive Periodic Table. Pupils click on the elements to find out more information about specific elements.
http://www.chemicalconnection.org.uk/ Four subject themes allow you to explore some of the ways chemistry affects us all.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/english/ This is an excellent source of information
Essay writing is an important skill. Much information can be gained from the site http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/study/gloess.htm which is dedicated to essay writing skills.
For help in writing comparing/contrasting essays, visit http://www.mic.ul.ie/lsu/essay_structure_comparative.htm which may help you.
For hints on writing discursive essays, visit http://www.mic.ul.ie/lsu/Essay_Structure_dicsursive.htm which has good advice and hints.
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/merchant good source for essays and so on “The Merchant of Venice”
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth good source for essays and material on “Macbeth”
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/hamlet good source for essays on “Hamlet”
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare a very good source for most of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Belmont_HS/mice is a good site for ideas on “Of Mice and Men”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/eng/lilies/index.shtml This site focuses on the skills and techniques you need to understand and interpret a novel, using “Consider the Lilies” by Iain Crichton Smith as an example.
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade Geography
For Standard Grade, the site http://www.scalloway.org.uk is well worth a look. This covers a whole host of useful concepts, all geared to the Standard Grade syllabus. Another good Standard Grade site is http://www.geographyhigh.connectfree.co.uk/s4revision.html
which also has much to commend it for study. http://www.georesources.co.uk a very good site for photographs and other resources connected with Geography and Geology.
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade history http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history/1890_1... This is a good starting point for studying World War 1 in Standard Grade History. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone This is a much more detailed website covering World War 1 with much information for Standard Grade or Higher History. http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history/german... is good starting point for Standard Grade History on Hitler’s rise to power.http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history/1930_1... This is a good Standard Grade History website on the causes and run up to World War 2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo This is a much more detailed website covering World War 2 for Standard Grade or Higher History. http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history/russia... A revision site for the Russian Revolution in Standard Grade. http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/wwi/objectives_wwi.html This is a site which details the causes of World War 1 and checks your knowledge and understanding. http://www.historyonthenet.com various history topics http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishhistory/middleages/index.asp Scottish History of the middle ages
Useful site for Food & Nutrition, diet, etc in Home Economis.
Useful facts and background on food, diet, hygiene, etc.
Another useful site on food technology.
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade Maths
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade Trigonometry Algebra & Statistics http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/mathsII/
For Higher maths use Scholar Use your username & password to login.
For all mathematics courses, S1 to S6, a huge amount of information is available from http://www.madras.fife.sch.uk/maths/homelearning/index.html
which is a first class site. For Standard Grade (S3) Credit Mathematics, visit
http://www.madras.fife.sch.uk/maths/homelearning/S3courseC.html which has the entire S3 Credit Mathematics course, with revision. For Standard Grade (S4) Credit Mathematics, go to http://www.madras.fife.sch.uk/maths/homelearning/S4courseC.html which has everything for Standard Grade S4 work.The site http://www.walter-fendt.de/m11e contains some good illustrations of mathematics principles with moving graphics. Excellent browsing.There are good interactive mathematics examples at http://wims.unice.fr/wims/wims.cgi
Some of them might be too difficult even at Higher, but worth looking at items like graphs of derivatives. (S5/6) For Higher Mathematics http://www.madras.fife.sch.uk/maths/homelearning/S5courseH.html
is a site you simply cannot miss. http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-a.cfm a site for MATHS at all levels – but mainly credit level and higher
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade French http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/french/
For Advanced Higher French use Scholar Use your username & password to login
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade Modern Studies http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/modern/ For Standard Grade, try http://www.modernstudies.org.uk which seems a useful source of information.
http://fcweb.fcasd.edu/~traugh/imrp1.html This is a site offering advice to instrumental music pupils. http://pianoeducation.org This is a site dedicated to piano education. http://bubl.ac.uk/link/m/musiceducation.htm This is a good resource for Standard Grade and Higher Grade music information and background. http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide/ Pictures, sounds & stories of the symphony orchestra http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/music.shtml The BBC's music learning home page http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/discoveringmusic/audioarchive.shtml BBC archive and analysis of musical perfomances http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml A fun guide to the orchestra http://www.musicatschool.co.uk Music @ school http://www.liberton.edin.sch.uk/Music/index.htm Music resources, worksheets & games
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade PE http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/pe/
This is an excellent source of information for Standard Grade Physics http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/physics/ For Higher Physics use Scholar Use your username & password to login For Standard Grade, try browsing http://www.gcsescience.com/pcontent.htm andfor Standard grade & higher try http://www.helpmyphysics.co.uk as a useful source of good materials. http://www.jsharkey.oneuk.com/Advanced%20Higher%20Physics.htm This is an excellent site for Advanced Higher Physics concepts. Many of the themes are also very useful for a fuller understanding of Higher Physics concepts.
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion An excellent site for background on the main religions and ethical issues. This contains a lot of material for essays on issues like euthanasia, ethics of war, human cloning, genetic engineering, etc.
www.graphiccommunication.org.uk for CAD etc