Free GCSE revision podcasts

That’s right, free revision podcasts for English, Geography, History and the ‘old’ science course from the beeb.

Well, not exactly – Bitesize referrs to them as ‘audio-topics’… soundbites, if you will.  And you don’t need iTunes to listen.  Or even the ability to hear, thanks to the free scripts.

With the terminal exams all but upon us it’s time for some serious cramming.  I know for one that unless I’m in a sterile room with nothing but revision materials to distract me then I’m not realistically going to slog through a boring old revision booklet – and let’s be honest, who has a sterile room?

These ‘soundbites’ could be the ideal solution.  You can download single MP3s for specific topics – say, writing to persuade; subtopics such as writing to persuade, argue, advise; or entire subjects.  They’re useful to make notes from by themselves, or as convenient portable revision from your MP3 player.  Useful for bus and car journeys in these critical last few days before the exams, no?

Download free audio revision bites from BBC GCSE Bitesize.

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  1. wow a few mixed comments here! comment if you think i should get this or not because my dad’ll kill me if i get bad grades =)

  2. i’m now in A-levels, and i’ve been always someone whoi needs to listen to study ok.
    it worked 4 me, and i was reallly scared cause i’m not english, im Italian and I was studying in an English school..
    all my grades were C (in art) and above…
    Try it! 😉
    but do not forget studying, the best way is as listen this read your book and get some notes jotted down!
    go ahead and try it, ’cause it wo`’t kill u! 😛

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  4. for those asking how to download them to ur ipod simply downlad to ur computa then clck the expot zip file at the left hand side icons
    it changes it to mp3 format so u can open it to listen the after changing the downloads
    move it into ur itunes and simply download..
    if u have a phone or normal mp3 do the same then connect the device open it to were ur songs are and move it or copy it to the device
    hope itz clear enough

  5. I wanna put it on my phone so i can just listen wherever i go? and it don’t let me download it onto my computer , so thats like no help

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