Tips for success

  • Practise, practise, practise exam questions. Do not just read, revision must be active. You need to be able to link the theory you have learnt to what the question is asking. At the end of each revision session try a few exam questions to test yourself.
  • Use information in different ways to ensure it goes into your long term memory.
  • Use "mind maps"/"spider diagrams" to display revision notes.
  • Make flash cards - these can help summarise key notes/phrases & in turn you'll be able to visualise the card in an exam.
  • Use Acronyms - making a word that's made up of the initial letters of other words.
  • Mnemonics - Think up a sentence, song or rap that helps you to remember the subject content. It may feel silly doing this but it's surprising how easily you'll remember key info in an exam using this method!

Revision links

Revision links - Mathematics
  • Corbett Maths - Home to video tutorials, 5-a-day, practice questions and much more.
  • Method Maths - online supporting resources to improve GCSE exam preparation.
  • Maths - GCSE Maths on the BBC Bitesite website.
  • Collins Revision Apps - for revising GCSE Maths anywhere with these Apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android from Collins Education.
  • Hegarty Maths - past paper solutions and other resources tailored to your GCSE and A-Level Maths exams PLUS 1015 free videos, guiding you through various topics at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level Maths.