Revision Buddies GCSE English Language

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Description

This self-assessment series is designed to ensure that you get to grips with all that you need to know in order to excel in your GCSE English Language exam.

How can you use Revision Buddies to prepare for your GCSE English Language exam?

– Undertake focused revision through key topics that cover the AQA, OCR & Edexcel 9-1 GCSE syllabuses.
– Adapt the app to your needs and requirements.
– Test yourself through 1000s of syllabus specific multiple choice questions with detailed explanations & text extracts.
– Choose to repeat difficult questions or select new questions at random.
– Watch your knowledge improve using inbuilt progress reports & self-assessment graphs.
– Share your results with friends on Twitter & Facebook.
– Benefit from direct links to past papers & mark schemes.
– Share your progress with your teacher through our new Class Management & Reports section or submit your results on Revision Buddies’ leaderboard.
– Enjoy motivational feedback and personalised certificates after each quiz or course if you achieve 80% or more.
– Use Revision Buddies on multiple devices such as laptops, tablets or phones, especially since course progress is synchronised over all devices so that you can pick up where you left off.
– Practice makes perfect! Test yourself for just 10 minutes every day and be amazed at how your results can improve.

How does Revision Buddies GCSE English Language platform benefit students?

Revision Buddies aims to consolidate knowledge, further understanding and boost confidence in the lead up to GCSE exams. The engaging, interactive and effective self-assessment app enables users to revise at their own pace and in their own time. Users simply have to select their syllabus, level and the relevant topics to test their knowledge and once downloaded, can use the app offline.

How does Revision Buddies GCSE English Language platform benefit parents and teachers?

Parents and teachers can monitor a user or group of users’ progress through detailed reports of their scores, answers and time taken to answer each question. This serves as the perfect tool to identify areas of common weakness and pinpoints areas where students need extra help. In particular, these features can greatly improve a teacher’s productivity as it reduces time spent on assessment and marking, giving teachers extra time to focus on resolving any knowledge gaps that have been identified through the report system. Get in touch to find out about our discounted bulk orders for your students!

What is included in Revision Buddies GCSE English Language content?

Key topics covered:
– Terminology
– Vocabulary
– Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation
– Creative & Fictional Writing Skills
– Creative & Fictional Reading Skills
– Transactional & Non-Fictional Writing Skills
– Transactional & Non-Fictional Reading Skills

Why should you use Revision Buddies for GCSE English Language Revision?

Student Testimonials: “Really helpful and fun *****”, “What a great app! I found the explanations especially helpful and the access to past papers meant that I could test my knowledge as I went along. Really helpful and easy to use, would recommend to anyone about to sit their exams as a way of breaking up a day of samey revision!”, “Best revision app on the store *****”, “As a student going into my GCSE exams this is the most helpful revision app series on the App Store”.

Parent Testimonials: “Sooo helpful *****”, “Working whilst with two children doing their GCSEs is not easy so being able to rely on this app is great. I wanted to ensure the quality of the content so went through it myself first, quite enjoyed it really!! Looking forward to a few more topics! Thanks”.

Teacher Testimonials: “Great*****”, “Recommended to my GCSE class for quick revision and reminders. They even added on the Spec’ I asked for. Impressed”, “Your apps are proving very popular with our Y11s including my own nephew”, “Promoting your app to all my year 10s tomorrow…they are going to love it..#A*s”.

Additional information

Exam Board

Edexcel, AQA, OCR

Quizzes

Edexcel
OCR
AQA

Topics Covered

AQA, Edexcel & OCR:

Terminology
The ability to accurately use linguistic and literary terminology. This includes similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeias, juxtaposition, oxymorons, assonance, parenthesis and pathetic fallacy.

Vocabulary
The ability to use and understand a wide range of ambitious vocabulary. This will enable students to analyse how vocabulary contributes to the effectiveness and impact of a text and will enrich creative writing.

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation
The ability to spell and punctuate accurately, and use grammar correctly. This is achieved by incorporating topics such as silent letters, homophones, the 8 parts of speech, verb tenses, sentence structures and punctuation marks.

Creative & Fictional Writing Skills
The ability to respond to a written prompt or scenario to produce an imaginative and original text with a designated audience, purpose or form. This is achieved by structuring the narrative to create deliberate effects, maintaining a consistent viewpoint, and by using vocabulary, punctuation and grammar techniques to influence the reader.

Creative & Fictional Reading Skills
The ability to critically assess literary fiction to evaluate the impact of a text and how it captures the interest of the reader. This includes analysing the narrative, descriptive and structural techniques used to create different points of views, characters, atmospheres and settings.

Transactional & Non-Fictional Writing Skills
The ability to write effectively for different purposes, audiences and forms including to describe, explain, instruct, advise, argue or inform for texts such as newspaper articles, leaflets, biographies, diaries or letters. This includes emphasising facts, incorporating evidence, creating an emotional impact and using persuasive language through devices such as rhetorical questions.

Transactional & Non-Fictional Reading Skills
The ability to read in different ways for different purposes, make inferences that are justified by evidence and evaluate a writer’s choice of vocabulary, grammar, form and structural features. This also includes comparing the usefulness, relevance and presentation of texts such as newspaper articles, autobiographies, reports or travel writing.

All content has been written to the highest standard by Head of Content Justine Tannenbaum. Justine is dedicated to academia & has striven to ensure that this content is in line with the requirements of the Edexcel, OCR & AQA GCSE exam boards.

Past Papers

Our app and website offers revision content for the 9-1 GCSE English Language exams for the OCR, Edexcel and AQA syllabuses. Past papers and mark schemes for this content are also provided below.

2017-June series
2017-November series
2018-June Series
2018-November Series
Specimen Materials