BBC Bitesize is BBC's free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both school work and, for older students, exams. Over the years we created a plethora of interactive Flash content for Bitesize, so we’ll highlight just a few of the things we’ve made.
Our first game for Bitesize from way back - still available and as enormously popular as ever- is a game called Spherox. Spherox lets you play games whilst revising GCSE maths, science and English.
There are four different planets to explore: Overica - home of fast food and mass consumerism; Populia - home of the underground gadget factory; Maropa - the tacky tourist paradise, and harsh inhospitable Polaria - watch those melting ice caps! Users can create their own levels and send the new games they have created to their friends.
Bitesize Maths and PE are interactive resources that help students revise GCSE subjects in a unique and innovative format. Picture this: Albert Einstein and Wayne the chav having a cuppa with some greeks in togas discussing pythagoras theorem. We didn't think this was possible, but would you believe it? In these activities, it is!
Bitesize GCSE is irreverent, off the wall, entertaining, funny, and very clever. It will keep you engaged and it will make you think. You will be compelled to revise, and then you'll do the exams with ease.
Before you know it, you'll be ten times wiser. And it's just as well, really, given that at least 90% of UK GCSE students will be logging on to the site this spring. And we don't want to bore them to death, do we? No, we want them to pass with flying colours.
So bring on Wayne and Garth, posh prime numbers in a top hat, Flip the skater and dear Albert. (Einstein, that is) Go to Bitesize, choose any topic and click on the activity link.
You’ll never get anywhere without Maths
You'll never get anywhere without Maths is an interactive video extravaganza where you test your maths all the way from pig farming to the very doors of heaven. You will be asked maths questions by a series of great characters such as an idiosincratic market trader, a very dim tanning shop assistant, a wag, a clairvoyant goth, or a rather reckless airline pilot.
Revision Map and Mock exams
We worked with teenagers throughout the design of Revision Map to find ways to improve their revision techniques. The activity focuses on the use of Mindmaps to enhance the experience of revising GCSE curriculum. We took the best of traditional mindmaps and mashed it up with RSS feeds from the BBC Bitesize website. A very successful application, we have repurposed it for different user needs.
Our mock examination system provides an invaluable interactive environment for revising and testing all subjects across the GCSE curriculum. BBC Bitesize asked milo creative to create a mock exam system that reproduced the difficulty, the types of questions (including diagram and graphical questions) and the marking criteria of a real GCSE exam.
An interactive exam can be quickly prepared by teachers and editors from an existing or purpose made PDF file. Once online, students can take either the full or a partial exam, and be marked on their responses. The mock exams provide comprehensive feedback, both regarding the marking rationale, and the areas in need of revision.