Here are some of our GCSE Maths revision tips and tricks
You are reaching the end of your school year and those GCSEs are not far away. However, you’re struggling with your revision. Well… at primus education we’re here to help you prepare effectively for your GCSE Maths exams. We can prevent you from staring endlessly at your textbooks completely lost on where to start.
Don’t leave revising last minute
You can’t become great at maths overnight. However, revising whenever you can whether that be watching videos or reading exam papers can prepare you for your upcoming GCSE’s. There are various videos and reading materials available online to help you cover the topics you are finding hard to understand at the moment. Revising these materials can help you understand and be more comfortable tackling the topic at hand. Using practise papers can test your knowledge and understanding. There a various online resource’s you are able to use.
When you’ve attempted a few questions, compare your answers to the mark schemes. You’ll be able to see if you made any mistakes and what you’ve done wrong. It’s important to remember that there is not only one way to answer a question. There are several possible ways of answering the questions. After you have had a go at some exam questions, you can go and have a look at some areas that you need to revise a bit more on.
Don’t rely on your notes too much
When you first start your GCSE maths revision, it’s fine to keep your notes handy. On the other hand, it’s important not to rely on them too much. You are not going to be able to have them with you during your exams. Try also challenging yourself to attempt some exam questions without your flash cards. Creating your own flashcards can help you understand the questions easier than using someone else’s.
Always explain how you got your answer
When you’re taking your exams it’s always important to explain your calculations on the paper. This makes it easier for the examiner to follow your reasoning and provide you with the marks. Explaining your calculations can sometimes help you gain extra marks.
When you come across a multi choice question you don’t know the answer to, don’t leave it blank. Even if you don’t know the answer it’s always best you guess. This gives you a 1-4 chance of getting it right. In addition, if you find yourself struggling with a question, move onto the next one and come back to it later. The last thing you want in your exam is for you to be rushing and making mistakes.
You won’t achieve anything by studying for hours upon hours a day. You can revise for your GCSE maths for an hour or two, but make sure you take 10-minute breaks throughout. By doing this, you will give your brain a chance to rest.
At primus education we want to help our students succeed in their GCSEs. In order for you to accomplish this, we are here to help you find the most effective revision techniques you can use in your own revision time. We want to help you overcome any challenging topics within the subject your finding hard. Therefore, this blog has provided you with some tips and tricks you can use to improve your understanding of the subject.
If your interested in getting your GCSE maths this year but need the extra help to pass, we at primus are here to help you.