Tes Maths: Student-led GCSE revision ideas

Craig Barton
17th April 2018
Tes Maths: Student-led revision ideas

Encourage effective, independent revision this exam season with these practice papers and innovative activities

With GCSE exams on the horizon, independent revision is vital to developing students' knowledge of key mathematical topics. To help, I’ve selected some of my favourite student-led revision materials, designed to build learners' confidence and ensure that they make the most of their time in the run up to exams.

As always, a big thank you must go to the Tes Maths community, whose resources continue to inspire teachers across the country and help make lesson planning that little bit easier.

Craig Barton, Tes Maths adviser

Practising key GCSE skills

Unless students are comfortable with the basics, more challenging mathematical concepts may prove to be a struggle. Ensure that their key skills are up to scratch with this selection of enagaging worksheets and activities, guaranteed to help pupils cement their understanding.
 

Infinite Worksheet - Number GYM

20 question worksheet covering all of the NUMBER topics

Ideal as a starter or for form time

Students copying from each other?
Give each students their own bespoke worksheet. All have same question type with different values.

Answers to all questions provided on separate answer sheet.

Press F9 to change all the values in each question

By nickwaldron

Catch Up Questions Sampler

I've been asked a few times what these are like so thought I'd put one of each "Number", "Algebra", "Geometry" and "Data" out there for people to peruse at their leisure. These are worksheets that can be used for either revision, homework or those students who have missed work with each containing a QR code that will scan to a short tutorial video.
By alutwyche

Breakfast Revision: Higher GCSE Workout

These revision activities are for Higher GCSE 9 -1. Students work through the questions on the sheet to revise facts and procedures for a range of topics. There are two sheets: one non-calculator and one calculator.

I designed these for pre-exam breakfast revision sessions for a group of students working at grades 6 - 8. There are four separate workouts, each should take 15 - 30 minutes.

Answers are provided. If you find any errors please let me know.

For a similar but longer version of this task, designed for a one hour revision lesson, visit this link:
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/higher-gcse-revision-workout-calculator-11630772

By Jo Morgan

GCSE Maths 9-1 Revision Masters

We used these as homework for Year 11 covering a half term. New topic Masters aim to get higher paper pupils familiar with some of the new topics and new style of questioning on the new GCSE. Higher/Foundation Masters are aimed at all students to become more confident in some of the cross over topics. Foundation Masters aimed at foundation paper pupils to gain more confidence in number work and money problems. I found that it worked best printed on one A4 sheet for students to stick at the back of their books and leave a page for their workings. The tracker is useful for pupils and teachers to track progress. Created for students sitting AQA specification in 2017.
By Michael Craven

Maths4Everyone revision materials

If you’re on the hunt for new independent revision materials to add to your toolkit then look no further! This collection of practice questions, exam-style papers and worksheets is ideal for learners to print out and complete at home.
 

GCSE Summary Book (Sets)

My students have always loved these summary booklets. This series of booklets, which I am starting to upload, have definitely had a massive impact on their grades.
This one covers <i>sets and Venn diagrams</i> (helpful for GCSE, but extends to cover the IGCSE syllabus too).

This particular booklet is detailed enough to use for teaching as well as for revision. I print it as an A4 booklet and use for three lessons and a homework for full coverage of this topic. Feel free to use just the questions for either work in class or for homework.

By Maths4Everyone

Area of Sectors (GCSE Topic Review)

Ideal for revision, this worksheet contains exam-type questions on Areas of Sectors. Questions gradually increase in difficulty, with the last questions being particularly challenging

Click 👉 tes.com/../topic-reviews to download Review Sheets on other topics.

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These Review Sheets are great to use in class or as a homework. They are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and for interventions.



👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬.

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By Maths4Everyone

Simultaneous Equations (GCSE Topic Review)

One of 50 Revision Sheets with exam-type questions which gradually increase in difficulty, with the last questions having an extra twist. This one is Ideal for students who are revising simultaneous equations

Click 👉www.tes.com/.../revision for similar-style revision sheets on other topics.

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These sheets are great to use in class or as a homework. They are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and for interventions.

Solutions are included.



👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬.

If the rate-resource button on this page does not work, then go to your ratings page by clicking here 👉 www.tes.com/.../rate-resources…
By Maths4Everyone

GCSE Revision (Percentages)

Ideal for GCSE revision, this worksheet contains exam-type questions on various types of percentage calculation. Questions gradually increase in difficulty, with ‘reverse’ and compound percentages included towards the end.
Click 👉 tes.com/../topic-reviews to download Review Sheets on other topics.
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These Review Sheets are great to use in class or as a homework. They are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and for interventions.
👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬.
If the rate-resource button on this page does not work, then go to your ratings page by clicking here 👉tes.com/.../rate-resources…
By Maths4Everyone

Increasingly difficult questions activities

Spanning across a range of topics, this collection of worksheets provide the perfect challenge for more-able pupils in the run up to exams. The ideal antidote to those students who think they can rest on their laurels...
 

Increasingly Difficult Questions - Volume

The Increasingly Difficult Questions are making their way on to the TES!

Low floor, high ceiling tasks with the opportunity for a variety of starting points and a high ceiling. Supporting Material (if applicable) allows for identification of areas for development and greater practise at these questions.

Please leave a review if you like what you’ve downloaded.

By taylorda01

Increasingly Difficult Questions - Vectors

The Increasingly Difficult Questions are making their way on to the TES!

Low floor, high ceiling tasks with the opportunity for a variety of starting points and a high ceiling. Supporting Material (if applicable) allows for identification of areas for development and greater practise at these questions.

Please leave a review if you like what you’ve downloaded.

By taylorda01

Increasingly Difficult Questions - Speed, Distance, Time

The Increasingly Difficult Questions are making their way on to the TES!

Low floor, high ceiling tasks with the opportunity for a variety of starting points and a high ceiling. Supporting Material (if applicable) allows for identification of areas for development and greater practise at these questions.

Please leave a review if you like what you’ve downloaded.

By taylorda01

Increasingly Difficult Questions - Mean Average

The Increasingly Difficult Questions are making their way on to the TES!

Low floor, high ceiling tasks with the opportunity for a variety of starting points and a high ceiling. Supporting Material (if applicable) allows for identification of areas for development and greater practise at these questions.

Please leave a review if you like what you’ve downloaded.

By taylorda01

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