Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age students in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid students in both schoolwork and, for older students, exams.[1]

Bitesize logo
Bitesize home page
A screenshot of the Bitesize homepage
Type of site
Free online study resource
Available in English, Welsh and Gaelic
Owner BBC
Created by BBC
Launched 1998
Current status Active


England section

The Key Stage 1 section covers 18 subjects: Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, English, French, Geography, , History, Mandarin, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE and Citizenship, Religious Education, Science, and Spanish.[2] The Key Stage 2 site covers the same 18 subjects.[3] The Key Stage 3 section contains 33 sections.[4] The GCSE section of the website contains 37 subjects.[5]

Scotland section

Until 2014, the Standard Grade section of the site had 12 subjects: Biology, History, Chemistry, Computing Studies, Maths, English, Modern Studies, French, Physical Education, Geography, and Physics.[6] The site was updated in 2014 to replace the Standard Grade section with the National 4 and National 5 sections. Gaelic versions of the National 4 and National 5 sections were also added.

Until 2014, in the Higher section, Biology, English, Geography, Maths, Chemistry, History, Modern Studies, Physics and the Scotland-only subject Scottish Gaelic were available. The Higher section was also updated to the new Curriculum for Excellence qualification. Early and 1st level, 2nd level, 3rd level, and 4th level resources were added to bring the site in line with the Curriculum for Excellence.

Wales section

The CS3 and TGAU sections are in Welsh. Links to the English language KS1/KS2/KS3/GCSE sections are included.[7][8]

Northern Ireland section

In 2014, a Northern Ireland section was added to the site. It solely contains links to the English language KS1/KS2/KS3/GCSE sections.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Williams, Peter John (October 2007). "Valid Knowledge: The Economy and the Academy". Higher Education. 54 (4): 511–23. doi:10.1007/s10734-007-9051-y. JSTOR 29735128.
  2. ^ "KS1 Section". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ "KS2 Section". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ "KS3 Section". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  5. ^ "GCSE Section". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Standard Grade Bitesize". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  7. ^ "CA3 Section". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ "BBC Bitesize - TGAU". Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  9. ^ "BBC Bitesize - Home". Retrieved 2015-07-16.

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