yes I know there's some good stuff on there but if I hear another teacher recommend it I think I will scream. Whatever happened to reading your notes and text books, making your own revision notes and then learning them off by hear?
Seriously. Clicking on a few questions that skim the surface of a topic is NOT revision and we seem to be raising a generation that think thirty minutes on the laptop is working really bloody hard. And I wish the teachers would stop telling them that BBC bite size counts as revision when in fact it's no more than a quick whizz through the basics.
I don't know, it's got some nice little revision tools - the mind map feature is useful, IMO. I know most of my kids do the bare minimum of studying anyway so I'd rather they did this than nothing at all.
It does 'skim the surface' so it's not great for the high-achieving kids, but I think a combination of different revision methods can help to keep the less able kids engaged.
I like it but I think SparkNotes is better... and I have my own revision website, which of course is pick of the bunch :P
Yes I agree but it's SOOO useful for getting them started. It's great for finding out the areas they need to revise the most. And also I used it for making my "I don't know anything what's the point" child to realise that he did actually know quite a bit (because it's so easy) and there was indeed a point.
I used GCSE bite size when studying GCSE Spanish as an adult. It wasn't the sum total of my revision by any means but I did find it extremely useful and it gets you used to the way the exam questions are phrased. I got an A* [boast]