Introduction

Please see below some resources that will help students with their revision for the mock exams but also the GCSE exams in the summer.

Revision Strategies

We all understand the importance of revision. Most work hard at it, but we don’t always work well at it. As with any other aspect of your studies, you need to organise your time and plan your revision in advance. The following information will give you some guidance on how to revise but also how to organise your time effectively.

Revision Techniques and Strategies

Planning

How long to study for

Retrieval practice

Leitner system

Effective flashcard

Concept maps

Elaboration

Subjects

Useful links:

Past papers:

Important Foundation Topics are:

Number:

  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Fractions
  • BIDMAS (order of operations)
  • Percentages (including increase and decrease)

Geometry:

  • Angle facts (angles in a triangle add to 180˚, etc)
  • Transformations
  • Pythagoras
  • Right-angled triangle trigonometry

Algebra:

  • Collecting like terms
  • Expanding single brackets
  • Expanding double brackets
  • Factorising
  • Solving equations
  • Forming and solving equations
  • Linear graphs

Data:

  • Probability
  • Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Averages (Mean, mode, median and range)
  • Averages from frequency tables
  • Scatter graphs

Important Higher Topics are:

Number:

  • Fractions (including mixed numbers)
  • Product of prime factors
  • Standard form
  • Percentages (including reverse percentages, compound interest and depreciation)
  • Powers and roots (including fractional and negative)
  • Proportion
  • Estimation

Geometry:

  • Angle facts (including parallel line facts and angles in a triangle add to 180˚, etc)
  • Transformations
  • Pythagoras
  • Trigonometry (right-angled and non right-angled triangles)
  • Geometric proof
  • Vectors

Algebra:

  • Expanding brackets (single, double and triple)
  • Factorising
  • Solving equations (including simultaneous equations)
  • Forming and solving equations
  • Graphs (linear (parallel and perpendicular graphs), quadratic, cubic and reciprocal and using graphs to make predictions)
  • Rearranging formulae

Data:

  • Probability (including trees)
  • Averages from frequency tables
  • Scatter graphs
  • Cumulative frequency and box plots
  • Histograms

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Useful documents:

Revision:

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All three Science subjects have 2 exams each (six in total). They each include questions on the core practical’s that are completed in class over the three year course. Please use the following booklets for familiarise yourself with the Core Practical’s in each Science. They are becoming increasingly important for the exam so knowing the method and equipment will be of great use.

Double students-

Triple students-

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Year 9

Year 10/11

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Revision guides:

WJEC/Eduqas GCSE PE Introduction to Physical Education – Study and Revision Guide. ISBN-10: 1911208578. Available from the Upper School office (Edexcel)

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