It’s that time of the year, the Easter holidays. And that means revision. And with that, mounting pressure and stress arises as deadlines and exams loom closer and closer.
Try as you might, the words in your CGP Science revision book are not registering. That History mind map you spent an hour on to remember key facts about the Cuban Missile Crisis seems useless. Things are about to get real hard so if you find yourself struggling to absorb the mountains of information, give your eyes a break and open you ears to a podcast.
What are Podcasts?
Podcasts are digital audio files that are downloaded and listened to on a computer or mobile device. They’re also a great way to learn as you can listen to the information, allowing your brain to consume it in a different way. Furthermore, listening to podcasts can help reinforce what you’ve revised through traditional techniques of reading notes and exam paper practice.
We’ve found a few that we hope can help you with your revision so take a look below:
Audiopi is a fantastic educational resource created by passionate teachers, examiners and leading academics. It aims to inspire GCSE and A level students with their coursework and revision. They produce curriculum specific audio tutorials for English Literature, English Language, History, Biology and Science. The podcast also guide you through the course and help prepare you for your exams. You can purchase a series for an individual subject or have access to everything for £5 per month. The first podcast is free so give it a try and see if you like it!
Struggling with your sciences? Launched in 2001, The Naked Sciences was one of the first podcasts and is now one of the world’s popular Science shows with over 50 million downloads in the last five years. Their primary aim is to strip Science down to its bare essentials. So if you need some help in understanding the electromagnetic spectrum or changes to the earth and its atmosphere, it’s a good place to start.
Mr Allsop History is a free History revision website created by University of Cambridge History graduate and current teacher Scott Allsop. The site contains podcasts for GCSE, IGCSE, A Level and IB History which are regularly updated. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn about 19th and 20th Century European History whilst having your eyes closed, you’d be in the right place.
Want to know how you can start the day well to maximise revision or how to deal with exam pressure? The Study Skills Handbook podcasts are all about study skills, providing useful tips and advice to students to be successful at school.