OCR Gateway Science Podcasts?

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Hello,

I'd like to download some podcasts for OCR Gateway Science and was wondering whether there were any I could download from here. I would also like to know which podcasts would be relevant for my course on the BBC Bitesize website. I am sitting exams for B1, B2 and B3; C1, C2 and C3; P1, P2 and P3 in May.

BBC Bitesize Podcasts Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/audio/science/

P.S. I am following the new 2011 specification.

Posted Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 11:54 by Robert
Edited by Robert on Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 11:55

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Hello, I've recently taken all three of those exams.

Biology: Defending against infection, part 1 and 2 should be the most relevant from what i have listened too. Are you taking tripe science, higher tier? if so, the diet and exercise podcasts are fairly irrelevant. I could be of more help if i knew what some of the individual units you are studying are called, for example B2- Keeping Healthy, P3- Radioactive Materials etc.

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 12:57 by Elysia Northall
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To be honest I wouldn't have podcasts as my main revision technique. I did past papers on http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/subjects/science/ and just created revision posters, achieving three A Grades, on the other hand I've never used podcasts before 

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 13:01 by Elysia Northall
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Here are the topics:

B1: Understanding organisms...Fitness and health, human health and diet, staying healthy, the nervous system, drugs and you, staying in balance, controlling plant growth, variation and inheritance

B2: Understanding our environment...Classification, energy flow, recycling, interdependence, adaptations, natural selection, population and pollution, sustainability

B3: Living and growing...Molecules of life, Proteins and mutations, Respiration, Cell division, The circulatory system, Growth and development, New genes for old, Cloning

C1: Carbon chemistry...Making crude oil useful, using carbon fuels, clean air, making polymers, designing polymers, cooking food and additives, smells, paints and pigments

C2: Chemical resources...The structure of the Earth, construction materials, metals and alloys, making cars, making ammonia, acids and bases, fertilisers and crop yields, the chemistry of sodium chloride

C3: Chemical economics...Rate of reaction 1 – Reaction times and rates, Rate of reaction 2 – Reaction rate and changing conditions, Rate of reaction 3 – Explosions and catalysts, Reacting masses, Percentage yield and atom economy, Energy, Batch or continuous?, Allotropes of carbon and nanochemistry

P1: Energy for the home...Heating houses, keeping homes warm, a spectrum of waves, light and lasers, cooking and communication using waves, data transmission, wireless signals, stable Earth

P2: Energy resources...Collecting energy from the Sun, generating electricity, global warming, fuels for power, nuclear radiations, eploring our solar system, threats to the Earth, the Big Bang

P3: Forces for transport... Speed, Changing speed, Forces and motion, Work and power, Energy on the move, Crumple zones, Falling safely, The energy of games and theme rides

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 13:16 by Robert
Edited by Robert on Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 13:27
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I agree that past papers are better revision for triple science, I sat those modules last year and did fairly well with past papers and just reading notes

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 13:27 by Holly
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I would really love to do past papers but unfortunately, because I am sitting a new syllabus, there are no past papers! There is only one specimen paper...

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 13:29 by Robert
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Think i've found some, higher or foundation?

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 17:37 by Elysia Northall
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ohh:/ theres only one paper, specimen. But use all 3 from each science to your advantage as they come with mark schemes and its the best thing to prepare you. If you complete the papers, mark them, and see where you have gone wrong and lost marks.

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 17:42 by Elysia Northall
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Okay, I was planning to do the paper when I got closer to the exam. :) But what should I do in the meantime?

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 18:29 by Robert
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in the meantime, go through your class books and highlight key information you can find. make notes, try to explain a concept from the unit in detail so your really understand, re-write out notes to remember them, make revision cards and posters, use gcse bitesize and sam learning, a;; things like this :) good luck

Answered Sun 15th April, 2012 @ 21:07 by Elysia Northall