Independent study for GCSE and iGCSE science classes

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17th March 2020
Independent study for GCSE classes

Independent study resources for science

With science GCSE and iGCSE exams starting in May, most of the syllabus taught and students becoming more dependent on revision, we have drawn together a range of student-led resources to cover all three sciences. From exam questions to knowledge organisers and revision games, there's plenty here to encourage your students to revise biology, chemistry and physics independently.


Edexcel IGCSE Triple Biology Revision Notes

This guide is for Edexcel Triple Award International GCSE (IGCSE) Biology. It's a very similar syllabus to the CIE specifiication, but might need some pruning / editing in places to make it completely compatible. I&'ve also written revision guides for Edexcel AS and A2, which are available on ( Hope it&';s helpful! Tim
By flidz101

FREE GCSE Biology Quiz Generator - 100 Sample Questions!

Produce a printable 10, 15 and 20-question factual recall test from a bank of 100 biology questions!

Paid version consists of over 800 biology questions!

Easy to mark - mark schemes included!

Add your own questions! (paid version)

Topics Covered: (paid version)

Diet & Exercise
Drug Development / Abuse
Exchange In Animals
Transport In Animals
Nervous System
Immune System
Animal Hormones
Cells & Cell Transport
Tissues, Organs & Organ Systems
Organism Distribution
Organism Interactions
Energy Flow
Recycling Waste Materials
Humans & The Environment
Cell Division & Inheritance
Genetic Variation
Exchange In Plants
Transport In Plants
Plant Hormones
By TheQuizGuy

Edexcel CB7 Revision Worksheet

Revision worksheet covering content from the Edexcel science GCSE (9-1) CB7 topic.

Includes content from:
- CB7a Hormones
- CB7b Hormonal Control of Metabolic Rate
- CB7c The Menstrual Cycle
- CB7d Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle
- CB7e Control of Blood Glucose
- CB7f Type 2 Diabetes

Intended to be printed as a double sided A3 worksheet.
All the learning outcomes for the topic are on the reverse side of the worksheet.
By Paul Foster

Revision booklet for AQA GCSE Biology 8461 Topic 3 - Infection and Response.

Revision booklet for AQA GCSE Biology 8461 Topic 3 - Infection and Response. Revision questions and exercises covering the whole topic arranged with reference to the specification points. Mixture of diagrams to draw, short answers and slightly longer answers. To be completed as independent work/revision/homework. 41 Exercises. There are no answers with these questions. I use them as open book work and not as tests. Ideal prep for the mock exams or the real thing.
By juliaf83


Quiz Quiz Trade - Acid Reactions

Quiz Quiz Trade cards for Reactions of Acids with Metals, Bases and Carbonates.
Revision of pH scale.
By dsmithova

Revision worksheets for Chemistry iGCSE

Easy to read worksheet to show the fundamentals of Chemistry GCSE including bonding, atomic structure, metals, periodic table etc. A powerpoint slide to help start revision for each Cambridge iGCSE Chemistry topic, which they can then learn. Can be used for homework or revision.
By mtp99mjr

AQA 1-9 GCSE Chemistry (Science) Quantitative Chemistry Revision Workbook

This resource is a GCSE Chemistry quantitative chemistry revision workbook that will help enable students to revise this topic and has been written to cover all of the key points in the GCSE Chemistry specification in this section. The main areas covered in this work booklet are:

  • Relative formula mass
  • Balancing equations
  • Empirical formula
  • Yield
  • Reacting masses
  • Conservation of mass
  • Limited reactants
  • Concentration
  • Moles
  • Avogadro number

Within the booklet are a range of different activities for students to work through to help them remember the content.

Thanks for looking

By chalky1234567

Sample Exam Papers. Chemistry Edexcel paper 1 (combined and separate) 9-1 spec. Higher

To help my students I wrote these in the style of the new exams. Two versions one for combined one for separate.

Exam analysis sheet included, with what to improve on and where to find help
By pkScienceAndMaths


NEW GCSE PHYSICS 9-1 AQA Ch3 Particle model of matter revision activity

Choice based revision activity sheet. Pages referenced to Collins book.

Shared free as I believe all TES resources should be.
By minimayfair633

IGCSE Electromagnetism Revision Booklet

Revision booklet for the Edexcel IGCSE Magnetism & Electromagnetism unit. Prints double sided and folds to make it A5. Mark scheme now added, along with Publisher version for editing.
By Chris Snewin

GCSE revision activities

Booklets to give a bit of structure to pupils’ revision - activities range from giving word definitions to writing questions for provided answers or simply space for a mind-map - pull out whatever you find useful as worksheets or use the booklet as is.
Topics covered in the order we’ve taught them to our current Year 11s…

By SteveTPearce

AQA GCSE 9-1 Physics P4 Revision Sheets (differentiated)

A set of 5 revision mats for the P4 Electric circuits unit of the new AQA 9-1 GCSE Science/Physics course.

These sheets are divided in to fully differentiated "aiming for Grade 4, 6 and 8" sections with self-assessment for each level. There are activities that encompass skills and knowledge.

I am also completing all Biology, Chemistry and Physics modules so watch out for them.
By lknowles78


AQA 9-1 GCSE Science Revision Plan

I have made a 2 month (March/April) for AQA 9-1 GCSE science, planning out which topics students should study when. Hopefully this will encourage then to start their revsion!!
By pkScienceAndMaths

31 GCSE 1-9 Science Required Practical Method Cards

This resource is a power point containing method cards for the 31 required practicals in the AQA Science specification. The slides can either be printed off for students to use or be used during revision sessions.

Thanks for looking

By chalky1234567

GCSE Science Revision Quizzes

Three multiple choice revision quizzes, each containing 50 questions, for GCSE (Physics, Chemistry and Biology). Ideal class activity testing knowledge and understanding of content from across the specification. Suitable for students who have completed or nearly completed the courses as part of a revision lesson and helps with developing memory recall skills. Contains some higher tier questions which can be edited for lower ability groups. Fully editable with ‘Ask me’ to give all students opportunities to answer.
The quizzes makes use of a 15 second timer to encourage quick thinking and improve speed of knowledge recall, after which the question is covered, only leaving the possible answers. Incorrect answers chosen are highlighted red to provide instant feedback to the students during the quizzes and allowing for opportunities to discuss the correct answer.
When playing the presentation, each quiz is navigated by on-screen buttons to encourage students to answer all questions rather than skipping through to ensure that they are familiar with these topics and consolidate their learning across the courses. This also provides opportunities for students to identify areas of weakness where they need to focus their revision.

By jdlangford1

Complete GCSE Science Revision Game - ARTICULATE!

This board game is based on the hit title "articulate", with a similar playing style to Taboo!
This game was adapted with a focus on Year 11 GCSE Science, with topics from all 3 science disciplines and is applicable to most exam boards.
This activity acts as a great revision tool for whole classes or small intervention groups to ensure they are familiar with all the key words from across all 3 disciplines.
This activity has also been used as both a starter/plenary for classes in Year 9 --> Year 11 and as a reward at the end of a term!

How to use the resource?

(It does work well if a class set has been printed and laminated in advance of play).

1. Students play the game in pairs (this is good for accommodating larger class sizes). There should be a maximum of 4 pairs to each board game template.
2. Each pair takes it in turns to describe as many key words (corresponding to the colour they are on, on the playing board) to their partner but...

a. You cannot SPELL the word, or say how many letters it has.
b. You cannot SAY any part of the word.
c. You cannot use “rhymes with” or “sounds like".

3. If their partner guesses correctly, these cards are kept to the side and another is picked QUICKLY and described until the time is up!
4. Students count up their number of correct cards and move this number of spaces around the playing board.
5. Students can pass if they are unsure on how to describe the word/can not guess it! This saves time!
6. If students land on a star on the playing board - they need to describe and guess ONLY the words with a star next to them on the playing cards (this is a mixture of words from all 3 science disciplines).
7. The winner is the first pair to move their counter to the finish segment!


Please leave a review/feedback once you've used this resource so it can be adapted for others!

(Note: I do not own any of the rights associated with the playing title/game)
By sophie55_hanson

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