GCSE revision

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Revision Resources by Department:

Business Studies

ICT

PE:
Student Overview (PDF)

BBC Bitesize
GCSE PE AQA – Student resource area (Past exam papers)
PE Resource Bank – Website
The PE Classroom – Website

 

Music: 
BBC Bitesize
Illuminate EDUQAS GCSE Music Revision Guide
Rhinegold EDUQAS GCSE Music Revision Guide
Quizlet – search EDUQAS GCSE Music
Kahoot – search EDUQAS GCSE Music
www.abrsm.org/resources/theseMusicExams0607.pdf – ABRSM guide to practical examinations
www.rockschool.co.uk – Rockschool accredited exams
London College of Music / Trinity College – accredited practical exams
There are two prepared extracts in this specification. They are:
Area of study 1 Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik: Movement 3, Minuet and Trio (Mozart, 1787) [Musical Forms and Devices] Recommended score: IMSLP: #01776 Pub – Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1883 (p.7 + 8) and Area of study 4: Since You’ve Been Gone: (Rainbow, 1979) [Popular Music] Recommended score: Sheetmusicdirect.com – Words and Music by Russell Ballard. For piano, guitar chords and vocals
 
Suggested listening for the areas of study – pupils can use youtube, Spotify etc.
Area of Study 1 – Musical Forms and Devices
Binary
Bach Sarabande and Gavotte (‘French’ Suite no.6)
Orchestral Suite no. 3 – Gigue / Gavotte
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks (Minuet/Siciliano ‘La Paix’)
 
Ternary
Beethoven Bagatelle in G minor
Schumann Volksliedchen (Little Folk Song)
Borodin Tartars Dance from Prince Igor
 
Minuet and Trio
Mozart Symphony no 40, movement III
Haydn Minuet and Trio from Piano Sonata no.5
Beethoven Septet in Eb, movement III
 
Rondo
Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 (last movement)
Beethoven Rondo from a Sonatina for piano
Haydn Rondo from Piano Sonata No.37
 
Variation
Handel Harmonious Blacksmith
Mozart Variations on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’
Delibes ‘Theme Slave Varie’ from Coppelia
 
Strophic
Schubert Das Wandern
Schubert Heidenröslein
Schumann Dichterliebe, No.8
Area of Study 2: Music for Ensemble
Chamber Music
Haydn String Quartet No.66, Finale
Beethoven Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano
Schubert ‘Trout’ Quintet
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor 0p.49
Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet op.100
Carl Nielsen Wind Quintet op.43
 
Musical Theatre
Les Misérables One Day More; A Heartful of Love
West Side Story Tonight (Quintet and chorus –end of Act 1)
Miss Saigon I still believe; Last Night of the World
Phantom All I ask of you; ‘Prima donna’ scene
The Little Mermaid If Only – Quartet
Wicked For Good
Witches of Eastwick I Wish I May
 
Jazz
Jelly-Roll Morton Trio Turtle Twist
Louis Armstrong’s Hot 7 Alligator Crawl
Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet Salt Peanuts (featuring Charlie Parker)
Art Tatum Trio I Got Rhythm
Miles Davies Quintet Seven Steps to Heaven
 
Blues
Best of… Ready For The Blues – 22 Vintage Blues Tracks (One HourOf Blues) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRu60tECT9A
B.B. King YouTube: B.B. King Blues Greatest Hits [Full Album 2015] – BB King Blues Best Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcbOu8ff_8I
 
Area of Study 3: Music for Film
Bernard Hermann Vertigo
Elmer Bernstein Magnificent Seven
M. Norman Adele James Bond Theme Skyfall
John Williams Star Wars E.T Close Encounters of the Third Kind Empire of the Sun (featuring Suo Gân)
John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat. Harry Potter
Howard Shore Lord of the Rings
Hans Zimmer Da Vinci Code; Jurassic Park Pirates of the Caribbean; Thin Red Line; The Last Samurai; The Dark Knight Rises
Fernando Velázquez The Impossible
James Howard The Village
Cave and Ellis The Assassination of Jesse James
John Powell How to Train your Dragon
Ilona Sekacz Solomon and Gaenor
Area of Study 4:Popular Music
Catatonia Every Day when I wake up
Beatles Hey Jude; Get Back
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Pulp Common People
The Who Ultimate Collection
AC/DC Back in Black
Sting Englishman in New York
Clapton Layla
Supertramp Breakfast in America
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Elton John Someone saved my life tonight
I’m Still standing
Blur Modern Life is Rubbish
Rainbow Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Stereophonics Dakota, A Thousand Trees
Manic Street Preachers Design for Life, This is my truth tell me yours
Take That Back for Good
Justin Bieber As Long as You love me
Taylor Swift You belong with me
Ellie Golding Love me like you do
The Weeknd The Hills
Pharrell Williams Happy
Justin Timberlake Mirrors
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball
Adele Hometown Glory
Fusion
Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds
Bach arrangements Jacques Loussier
Sister Act Ode to Joy
Horatio Wallbanger with his Rockerstra
Beethoven’s 5th Classical and Rock Fusion
Frederik Magle Polyphony – classical and rock music fusion/crossover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTBz0Mk5n5Y
Andrew Lloyd Webber Variations
Gunther Schuller: Variants on a Theme of Thelonius Monk
Jaipur Beats Indian and Western Music Fusion
Deep Purple/LSO Pictures Of Home Smoke on the Water;
Bohemian Rhapsody/RPO
Mark Anthony Turnage Blood on the Floor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW3Q2nft7uc

 

GCSE Dance:
resources can be purchased from https://arts-pool.co.uk/
Its the only place that sells GCSE Dance stuff. The best thing a parent can do is to enrol their child in dance classes outside of school. I would recommend:
Viv Kelly Dance School
Katie Crossland Dance Centre
Topaz
Roam
GCSE Drama be supported by GCSE BBC Bite size. Although it is  a  different exam board there are tools that will still support our students.

 

MFL useful websites
Vocabulary – www.memrise.com
Listening skills – http://lyricstraining.com
Speaking skills – www.acapela-group.com
AQA exam board website

 

Science:
mrrscience.com or mrrscience.co.uk

 

Maths:
Website
Need
Pupils have their own login for questions, feedback and supporting materials
A free website for video tutorials of key skills and supporting materials.
A website for quick GCSE functional questions (3+ marks) and feedback
A collection of past papers and individual skills questions with solutions
Remember the best way to revise maths is to do maths!