GCSE resits: resources for maths

2nd May 2016 at 16:01
Prepare your students for their legacy exams with these handy TES resources

A record number of students aged 17 and above are expected to resit GCSE maths this summer. Students who have not achieved a grade C or higher in GCSE maths and English during their time at school are now required to retake these subjects at college, placing strain on FE institutions across the country.

In preparation for the resits, TES has collected 15 of the best resources to help college teachers support students with revision and exam technique.

  1. Top 20 GCSE skills
    Enable students to identify points to focus on in their revision with this comprehensive resource, which breaks down 20 of the most frequently occurring topics into easy, medium and hard questions.
  2. Quick-fire GCSE revision
    Learners can use this collection of quick-mark questions to practise key skills and exam technique, especially as these are the types of questions on which they can lose easy marks.
  3. Going for gold problem-solving
    Help your students to become more confident at approaching multi-mark, unstructured questions by working through this series of 10 lessons, which focus on consolidation and application.
  4. GCSE maths revision worksheets
    This detailed set of higher and foundation worksheets, complete with answers, is ideal for assessments, homework, or in-class challenges.
  5. Grade C revision cards for numberalgebrashape and data
    In this simple but effective card-based activity, the teacher models the perfect answer to questions on a number of topics in class, leaving students to recreate the answer for homework.
  6. Grade C revision starters
    Aimed at foundation level, these well-presented starter activities contain 20 slides covering everything from Pythagoras to angle facts and come complete with fully worked solutions.
  7. Mega maths presentation
    With just under 100 sets of questions from a range of GCSE topics including fractions, trigonometry and area, this popular resource is ideal for last-minute revision requests from your students.
  8. Revision races
    Challenge students to answer as many questions as possible in this differentiated race game, which is bound to get your class buzzing with enthusiasm.
  9. Revision carousel
    Encourage students to work together when revising key topics with these higher-level carousel activities, containing answers and hints.
  10. Mr Collins' GCSE table sheets
    Engage your learners by pairing them up and getting them to work through a selection of these colourful, information-packed sheets, each containing 10 GCSE questions apiece.
  11. GCSE question prompts
    For a deeper learning experience, get students to devise questions and mark schemes based on given prompts. Then encourage other students to give them a try.
  12. GCSE homework booklet
    Covering a wide range of topic areas, this well-structured, 10-week homework programme allows students to focus on practising key skills.
  13. The language of GCSE maths exams
    Don't let maths jargon prevent your students from understanding exactly what a question is asking them to do. Get around the problem with this concise vocabulary list.
  14. GCSE maths revision cards
    Whether used in the classroom or at home, this thorough and fully-editable set of 250 revision cards can be used to consolidate learning individually or in groups.
  15. Maths facts classroom display
    Reinforce key facts and formulae with these revision posters, which could also be reduced in size and turned into handy revision cards for students.

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