GCSE Maths

Some people find maths easy, and others find it very hard. But there’s no reason why anyone can’t do well in their GCSE Maths exams – providing they put in some hard work that is. Maths is all about doing, you can’t simply learn things by rote, you have to practice solving problems. So have a go at some past exam papers, or try to find revision guides which have plenty of example questions.

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Syllabus/Specifications

Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.

Revision Guides

Revision guides are printed books which summarise everything you need to know to do well in the exam, and are an important part of many people's revision. We have reviews of hundreds of revision guides including:

This revision guide was brought out for the new specifications for maths starting from 2006 for the higher level. A broad revision guide which CGP describes as having "everything covered", this book is suitable for all exam boards. Sections are…

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Letts describe this as the ultimate in-depth revision guide designed cover all that might be needed for exam success. Written by GCSE examiners the book includes highlighted key facts, progress check questions, model exam answers to illustrate what…

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Past & Speciman Papers

Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.

Online Resources

As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.

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