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United Kingdom - BBC Bitesize (English)

BBC Bitesize is a learner-focused online study support platform that serves as a repository with materials specifically created for the individual education systems and grades represented in UK education. The initiative was started in 1998, and currently has materials available in both English, Welsh and Gaelic. The platform is tailored to the respective curricula of Wales, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, covering 65 subjects in total. There is a complementary application for students aged 14-16 focusing on revision through flashcards (memory aids) to use on the go. The content on the website is available for free, although a TV license is needed to access the complementary shows in iPlayer and Red Button. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, BBC Bitesize did intentionally not provide ‘lessons’, given the platform’s purpose is not to teach the curriculum. In addition to these features, there is also Bitesize Support which features advice on various student life experiences, including moving to secondary school, jumping into the world of work, starting a new relationship or issues around mental health. Bitesize Careers, lastly, explains the world of work, with advice from people who have found the right path for them, by advising on what to study, on taking exams, or planning a career.


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    Lieshout, Koen van

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    United Kingdom,

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    United Kingdom - BBC Bitesize

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Lieshout, Koen van

United Kingdom - BBC Bitesize (English). Education Continuity Stories Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.