DD is doing Geography, she is given a list of "further reading" for independent study at home or in study periods, plus a set of past questions on the current topic so they can get used to the types of things asked for. (they reckon 5 hours a week per subject independent study)
(Oh, I was thinking of posting things like part time job, PS4, certainly not doing extra 5 hours....).
DC doing geography, likes social/human geography more than physical geography. What is National Geographic like for that kind of things? (younger dc used to get Kids NG but seemed to be a lot of advertisements).
I would say that NG is more Human than Physical. This month we have pets, Jane Goodall, Ecology in Dubai, the Rohingya, reindeer herders in the Russian Arctic. They do like a good photo. I'd forgotten that there is a TV channel, too.
DD didn't do any similar topics (not does DS but he's only just started year 12 and copies his sister's work methods!) but she used to write up all the notes and work from class when she got home into a revision format (Flashcards/posters/mindmaps/sometimes just copying them straight up in an A4 format) and then find past paper questions on the topics she'd done, or do extra essays for essay subjects. Also extra reading and research made up quite a lot of her time - especially when coursework came around. Doing all of this meant she had a pretty low-stress exam season, despite having exam clashes meaning she had 4 and a half hours of exams in one day on two occasions!
Oh, all my schools suggested that when the dc were starting with 4 subjects in Yr 12 - just thought! Don't know if the advice is different now it seems to be reverting back to taking 3 subjects...... I presume that means more time available to give to each subject.
Keep in mind though they can study in free study periods in school, it's not like GCSEs when they are fully timetabled, so it might not all be done at home.
My students were from poor deprived backgrounds and didn't always have internet at home A good way to get them to understand and remember facts, names, dates etc was plain and simple post it notes, taken from the boards text book. A sp told me she had no time to do extra study, she posted them all over her flat and replaced them when she understood/had consolidated the information. She reported that she learned most when feeding her baby and washing up She got an A bless her, but it wa Sociology and psychology.