GCSE Food Technology
Although Design and Technology subjects are mainly practical, there is still an exam to be sat and some dreaded revision to be done. So while you need to put most of your effort into your projects, its important that you don't let yourself down in the exam at the end. You can have a go at some past exam papers, or try to find revision guides to help you learn the basics.
Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.
Revision guides are printed books which summarise everything you need to know to do well in the exam, and are an important part of many people's revision. We have reviews of hundreds of revision guides including:
For courses finishing 2009/10 A broad revision guide CGP describes as having "everything covered", this book is suitable for all exam boards and all levels. Laid out in a friendly, easily accessible note-like format with plenty of diagrams these…[Read more]
A concise book suitable for the GCSE food technology specification, this revision guide offers practice questions, a clean uncluttered design and keyword sections.[Read more]
Past & Speciman Papers
Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.
As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.