# Tes Maths: GCSE revision resources

## Ensure students feel confident going into GCSE and iGCSE exams with these hand-picked revision resources

With the 2020 GCSE and iGCSE exams looming in the not so distant future there really is no rest for the wicked. In order for students to feel fully prepared for the unknown, I've brought together this collection of engaging revision resources, complete with old favourites and brand-new ideas tailored to distinct areas of the new specification.

As ever, thanks must go to the generous and talented members of the Tes maths community for sharing these top-notch lessons and activities, which are sure to keep pupils focused and on track until the minute they enter that exam hall.

Happy revising!

Craig Barton, Tes Maths adviser

**General revision resources**

#### GCSE Maths Revision Race (Grades 4-5)

Answers and instructions are included, all you need to do is print the questions. The questions could also be used as a quiz or treasure hunt-type activity.

Get our GCSE Maths Revision Race for grades 1-3!

Get our GCSE Maths Revision Race for grades 6-9!

#### Revision Races - Revision Aid - GCSE

#### Going for gold! - GCSE problem solving papers

These papers test skills that appear on both foundation and higher tier papers.

Each paper has three versions to choose from: Bronze, Silver and Gold. They are the same questions, but the amount of scaffolding is adjusted in each.

There are worked solutions to accompany every paper.

The Platinum paper is an extension to further challenge your students.

Full preview available at http://www.JaggersMaths.co.uk/going-for-gold

#### GCSE (EDEXCEL) Foundation preparation

Inspired by Graham Cumming’s shadow papers, I set to work after marking my year 11 mock papers where they lost crucial early marks on their exam papers. Huge thank you to Graham for allowing me to host these on TES.

These have been designed to prepare students to make a positive start on the exam papers. For each exam paper, there are four papers for the students to attempt, building up to the actual questions from that years exam.

I am using them as starters every lesson with my year 11s. The structure looks like this:

A4 sheets are folded vertically so that the “My notes” sheet is facing students as they sit down. I get them to work in pairs initially (certainly for the first two papers), getting them to write down strategies they will employ to answer the style of question in front of them. This takes 5 – 10 minutes. I use the visualiser to show good practice and may even guide the whole class to help remind them the approach they have been previously taught.

I then get them to work in silence for approximately 10 minutes to answer the questions independently. When students are ready, I allow them to mark their own work. For questions they have got wrong, I am encouraging them to learn from their mistakes and add to their notes sheet, ready for their next lesson.

I do not collect in scores, but I do go round and ask students how they have got on (it helps that students finish at different times to allow me to work more individually with them). We file these at the back of our books.

In the next lesson I give out a new practice paper and ask the students to fill in the notes section without, initially, using their notes from last lesson. This acts as good retrieval practice and I get to see how much they have retained.

As we progress through the practice papers I try and encourage them to reduce their reliance on their notes, or the helpsheet. Some students fold their paper so it is not visible. It has gone down well and my students now feel more assured about starting their paper with confidence.

If you have any questions/suggestions, please get in contact using my twitter handle @billyads_47

#### GCSE Revision Pub Quiz - Higher and Foundation

#### GCSE revision non calculator

The final answer is 27.

This task can be ran with students working individually.

**Low-stakes quizzes**

#### OCR Maths: Higher GCSE - Check In Test 6.03 Algebraic equations

Topics include:

Solve linear equations in one unknown algebraically.

Set up and solve linear equations in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts, including those with the unknown on both sides of the equation. (Examples may include manipulation of algebraic fractions.)

Interpret solutions in context.

Solve quadratic equations with coefficient of x2 equal to 1 by factorising.

Know the quadratic formula.

Rearrange and solve quadratic equations by factorising, completing the square or using the quadratic formula.

Set up and solve two linear simultaneous equations in two variables algebraically.

Set up and solve two simultaneous equations (one linear and one quadratic) in two variables algebraically.

Use a graph to find the approximate solution of a linear equation.

Use graphs to find approximate roots of quadratic equations and the approximate solution of two linear simultaneous equations.

Know that the coordinates of the points of intersection of a curve and a straight line are the solutions to the simultaneous equations for the line and curve.

Find approximate solutions to equations using systematic sign-change methods (for example, decimal search or interval bisection) when there is no simple analytical method of solving them.

Specific methods will not be requested in the assessment.

Visit http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/mathematics/ for more resource ideas.

#### Brockington College Maths homework booklets

Obviously cannot post answers here, but happy for people to email me for them - a DM on twitter with your email address is the best way to get them.

Note there are a few images borrowed from different places. Apologies for any infringement and please just let me know and I am happy to credit or change as required.

#### GCSE Maths 9-1 Revision Masters

#### Quick mark Mathematics GCSE questions

I put this booklet together to help students practice them. It is aimed at those taking the Higher paper although Foundation students may well still find quite a bit of it useful for revision.

I would love to hear your feedback @MrsHsNumeracy

**New specification topics**

#### Error Intervals and Truncation Full Lesson

#### Gradient and Area Under Graphs - NEW GCSE - Sequence of lessons

#### Capture Recapture - NEW GCSE

I've also included the joke codebreaker I got my Year 11s to do, seeing as they seem to enjoy doing these! The joke should be "How do you keep an idiot in suspense?"

#### GCSE Maths Specification Sheet - Higher

A student friendly version of the specification to allow for identification of skills gaps - Higher Tier